7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Murtala Muhammed International Airport

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Turku online tour itinerary planner.

Lagos, Nigeria to Turku is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lagos to Turku is 1 hour. In January, Turku is much colder than Lagos - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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2
nights
Kimito Island

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard, then don't miss a visit to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Mathildedalin Kylapanimo.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

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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