8 days in Southwest Finland & Central Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland & Central Finland Itinerary

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Kimito Island
— 1 night
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Indira Gandhi International Airport


Kimito Island

— 1 night
On the 7th (Tue), go for a stroll along the water at Helsingholm Guest Harbour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

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New Delhi, India to Kimito Island is an approximately 96-hour travel. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in July, expect Kimito Island to be colder, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife
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— 3 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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— 3 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, then see the interesting displays at Toivolan Vanha Piha, then see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, and finally gain insight at The Craft Museum of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Old Church of Keuruu, then admire the landmark architecture of Petajavesi Old Church, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and finally go for a walk through Tourujoen Luontopolku.

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

You can drive from Turku to Jyvaskyla in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Southwest Finland travel guide

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.


Central Finland travel guide

Specialty Museums · History Museums · Military Museums
Central Finland is a region in Finland. It borders the regions of Päijät-Häme, Pirkanmaa, Southern Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, Northern Ostrobothnia, Pohjois-Savo, and Etelä-Savo.Jyväskylä is the regional centre and by far the largest city in the area.Historical provincesFor history, geography and culture see: Tavastia, Savonia, Ostrobothnia