8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip planner

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Kimito Island
— 1 day
— 4 nights
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Logan International Airport, Drive to Boston


Kimito Island

— 1 day
On the 21st (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Archipelago National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kimito Island trip itinerary planner.

Boston, USA to Kimito Island is an approximately 108-hour travel. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Boston in July; daily highs in Kimito Island reach 71°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visit Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral for their historical value. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Naantali Old Town and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, look for all kinds of wild species at Vepsa Island, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and trek along The Archipelago Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Turku travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

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— 1 night
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Teijo National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pernio tour planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pernio takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pernio

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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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.