7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Pernio
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Pernio
— Few hours
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 3 nights
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Pernio

Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teijo National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pernio trip planning site.

San Francisco, USA to Pernio is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Pernio due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in August, Pernio is slightly colder at night with lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Pernio

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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Highlights from your trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then take a spin around town with Bike Rental - by Carfield. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, then take a tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Pernio to Turku takes 1.5 hours. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Kimito Island

Get in touch with nature at Oro and Archipelago National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Soderlangvik Gard and Rosala Viking Centre.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kimito Island trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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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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