8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Pernio
— 1 day
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Drive to Turku Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kimito Island
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 5 nights
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Pernio

Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Teijo National Park.

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Helsinki to Pernio is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In September, daytime highs in Pernio are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Pernio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Highlights from your trip

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Kimito Island

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Archipelago National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a stroll along the water at Helsingholm Guest Harbour and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

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

Explore your travel options from Pernio to Kimito Island with the Route module. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

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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.
Turku Castle and Naantali Church will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Aavameri and The Archipelago Trail. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pedal to the sights with Bike Rental - by Carfield, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Turku day trip site.

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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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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