7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Pernio
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Pernio
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Rosala
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Milan

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Pernio

— 1 night
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. On the 8th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teijo National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pernio online road trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Pernio is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Milan in August; daily highs in Pernio reach 24°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Pernio

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bike Rental - by Carfield and Boat Tours & Water Sports. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Pernio to Turku in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Kimito Island

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip builder app.

Drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Rosala

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rosala online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Rosala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Rosala are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rosala

Historic Sites
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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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