7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland travel planner

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Turku
— 5 nights
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Pernio
— 1 night
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Turku

— 5 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Turku trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

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Pernio

— 1 night
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Teijo National Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Pernio trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pernio takes 1.5 hours. In November in Pernio, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pernio

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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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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