8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland route planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Pernio
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Pernio
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kustavi
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Linton

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Pernio

— 1 night
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Teijo National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pernio route planning website.

Linton, UK to Pernio is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Linton in May, Pernio is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Pernio

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Bike Rental - by Carfield and The Archipelago Trail. Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Naantali Old Town. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum, get your bearings at Turku City Library, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip planning site.

You can drive from Pernio to Turku in 1.5 hours. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kustavi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Kustavi

— 1 night
Kustavi is a municipality of Finland.It is in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): go for a stroll along the water at Katanpaa.

Plan a Kustavi trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Turku to Kustavi by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kustavi

Nature · Parks
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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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