7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Start: Lyon
Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Pernio
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Lyon

1
day
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island route planning website .

Lyon, France to Kimito Island is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lyon in August, expect Kimito Island to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get a sense of the local culture at Naantali Old Town and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Cathedral and Turku Castle. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, stroll through The Archipelago Trail, step aboard Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip website .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Pernio

Pernio ©
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teijo national park. On your second day here, experience rural life at Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pernio trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Pernio takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Pernio can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pernio

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy ©
Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy

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