8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Kimito Island
— 1 day
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 1 night
Drive
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Poytya
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Ahmedabad

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Kimito Island

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Archipelago National Park.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip maker website.

Ahmedabad, India to Kimito Island is an approximately 108-hour travel. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Traveling from Ahmedabad in November, expect Kimito Island to be cooler, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 27th (Tue), make a trip to Naantali Old Town, then don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get your bearings at Turku City Library. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Turku online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Turku, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas

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Uusikaupunki

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church, examine the collection at Bonk Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Uusikaupunki travel planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Uusikaupunki takes 1.5 hours. In November in Uusikaupunki, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Poytya.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Museums · Historic Sites
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Poytya

— 2 nights
Pöytyä is a municipality of Finland located in the Southwest Finland region.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo, see the interesting displays at Jokioinen Museum Railway, and then appreciate the history behind Alpo Jaakola Statuary Park.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Poytya holiday planner.

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Poytya in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Poytya can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Poytya

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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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