8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Drive to London Heathrow Airport, Fly to Turku
— 4 nights
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport, Drive to London



— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. And it doesn't end there: get your game on at Moomin World, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

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London, UK to Turku is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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— 2 nights
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Teijo National Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pernio trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Pernio in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pernio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Southwest Finland travel guide

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.