8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Turku Airport, Drive to Naantali
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Naantali
— 4 nights
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Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport

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Naantali

Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Get some historical perspective at Turku Cathedral and Turku Castle. Do some cultural sightseeing at Naantali Old Town and Naantali Church. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, and deepen your understanding at Abo Akademi.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Naantali trip planner.

Porto, Portugal to Naantali is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Naantali is 2 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Porto in February: high temperatures in Naantali hover around 0°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Kimito Island

Step out of Kimito Island with an excursion to VMB Fishing in Salo--about 1 hour away. Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Naantali to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in February, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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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