8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kimito Island
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Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pernio
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Los Angeles International Airport

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Kimito Island

Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mathildedalin Kylapanimo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island itinerary app.

Los Angeles, USA to Kimito Island is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Kimito Island. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Kimito Island at 37°F and lows at 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Castle and Naantali Old Town. You'll get in some beach time at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, take a memorable tour with Tours, examine the collection at Turku Biological Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip planning app.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°F in December, and nighttime lows around 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:

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Pernio

Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teijo National Park.

Before you visit Pernio, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Turku to Pernio in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in December, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pernio

Wildlife · 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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