8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland tour itinerary planner

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Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pernio
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Chennai

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Kimito Island

— 1 night
On the 8th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip builder tool.

Chennai, India to Kimito Island is an approximately 120-hour travel. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Kimito Island. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Chennai in April; daily highs in Kimito Island reach 9°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Shop till you drop at Kauppakeskus Mylly and Galleria Joella. Appreciate the collections at Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Turku route planning site.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:

Pernio

— 1 night
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Teijo National Park.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Pernio trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pernio takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Pernio are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pernio

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:
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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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