7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Kimito Island
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Fly

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Kimito Island

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip app.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Kimito Island is an approximately 36.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hanko Water Tower. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Helsinki (Kamppi Chapel of Silence, Temppeliaukio Church, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, and step aboard Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Turku day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:

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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