8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland route maker

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Pernio
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Pernio
— 1 day
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive

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Pernio

— 1 day
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Teijo National Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pernio holiday builder site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Pernio is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in June: highs in Pernio hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Pernio

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Kurjenrahka National Park and Vepsa Island. There's still lots to do: trek along The Archipelago Trail, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, stroll through Kultaranta Garden, and brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Turku attractions planner.

You can drive from Pernio to Turku in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Kimito Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik gard and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oro.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island holiday builder app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 30th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · 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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