8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip itinerary planner

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Turku
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
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Turku

— 5 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Family-friendly places like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and stroll through The Archipelago Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary tool.

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Kimito Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik gard and then stroll through Oro.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:

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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