8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Turku
— 5 nights
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
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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 plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Turku vacation planner.

Jaipur, India to Turku is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Traveling from Jaipur in January, expect Turku to be cooler, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

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Kimito Island

— 2 nights
On the 16th (Sun), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, then don't miss a visit to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat, and then take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik Gard.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kimito Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Kimito Island sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

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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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