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 day
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pernio
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Chennai International Airport

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Kimito Island

Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip planner.

Chennai, India to Kimito Island is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Chennai in April, with highs in Kimito Island at 9°C and lows at -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

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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 cultural insight at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. You'll explore and learn at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Galleria Joella. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and stop by Naantali Old Town.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Turku travel route app.

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Turku are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Shopping · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:

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Pernio

Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teijo National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Pernio holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pernio takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pernio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:
Highlights from your trip

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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