8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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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 to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Indianapolis International Airport

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Pernio

Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. On the 2nd (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Teijo National Park.

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Indianapolis, USA to Pernio is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Pernio. In May, Pernio is little chillier than Indianapolis - with highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Pernio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at Naantali Old Town and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take a tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and get engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

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Getting from Pernio to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. May in Turku sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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Kimito Island

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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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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