8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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

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Pernio

Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Teijo National Park.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Pernio itinerary planner.

Cork, Ireland to Pernio is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cork to Pernio is 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Pernio are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Pernio

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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Highlights from your trip

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Bike Rental - by Carfield and The Archipelago Trail. Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip tool.

You can drive from Pernio to Turku in 1.5 hours. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Kimito Island

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kimito Island trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums

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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