7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Drive
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Kimito, Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Pernio
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Fly

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Kimito, Kimito Island

— 1 night
On the 22nd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Oro.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito trip planner.

Valletta, Malta to Kimito is an approximately 47.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Valletta to Kimito is 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Valletta in December: high temperatures in Kimito hover around 1°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Kimito

Parks · Wildlife
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Pernio

— 1 night
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Pernio trip planning website.

Drive from Kimito to Pernio in an hour. In December in Pernio, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Pernio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Escape the urban bustle at Bike Rental - by Carfield and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through The Archipelago Trail, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

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Drive from Pernio to Turku in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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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