7 days in Southwest Finland & Central Finland Itinerary

7 days in Southwest Finland & Central Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Pernio
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Pernio
— 1 night
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Milan

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Pernio

— 1 night
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stroll through Teijo National Park.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Pernio itinerary builder app.

Milan, Italy to Pernio is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Pernio due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Milan in August; daily highs in Pernio reach 24°C and lows reach 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kimito Island.

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Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Kimito Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Pernio to Kimito Island in an hour. Another option is to drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Bike Rental - by Carfield and Boat Tours & Water Sports will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

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Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 13th (Fri), examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Jyvaskyla in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
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Southwest Finland travel guide

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Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
Southwest Finland, also known in English as Finland Proper is the region in south-western Finland that borders the regions of Satakunta and Tavastia Proper. Its capital and biggest city is Turku with 182,000 inhabitants and metro population of 316,000. Turku was also the most important city in Finland from its establishment around the 13th century until the 1840s.The area comprising the southwest is largely the same as the historical province of Finland Proper, so named because it is the original home of the tribe known as the Finns. 5.7% of population of the region speaks Swedish natively.Origin of the nameThe name of Finland Proper has a historical function. In historic times, in the area of the present southern Finland lived three tribes, which were the Finns, the Tavastians and the Karelians. The southwestern part of the country, the province where the Finns lived, was called simply Finland (Finnish: Suomi). In the 17th century the name began to be used to refer to the whole land and a specified name for the lesser Finland was required. The first notes Fennigia specialiter dicta and Fennigia presse dicta were recorded in Latin in the 1650s and the Swedish Finland för sig sielft and Egenteliga Finland later in the 18th century the modern form Egentliga Finland being in official use at the end of the century. The Finnish term Varsinais-Suomi became established only around the 1850s.

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Central Finland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Room Escape Games
Central Finland is a region in Finland. It borders the regions of Päijät-Häme, Pirkanmaa, Southern Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, Northern Ostrobothnia, Pohjois-Savo, and Etelä-Savo.Jyväskylä is the regional centre and by far the largest city in the area.Historical provincesFor history, geography and culture see: Tavastia, Savonia, Ostrobothnia

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