8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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

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Kimito Island

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kimito Island: Rosala (Rosala Viking Centre & Bengtskar Lighthouse). Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island online sightseeing planner.

Taipei, Taiwan to Kimito Island is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Taipei Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Taipei in August: high temperatures in Kimito Island hover around 24°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side 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.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, get your game on at Moomin World, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip builder.

Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

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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