8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland travel planner

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Turku
— 5 nights
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
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Turku

— 5 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Outdoors

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Kimito Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Archipelago National Park. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik gard and then stroll through Oro.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kimito Island road trip app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
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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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