8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Kimito, Kimito Island
— 1 day
— 1 night
— 5 nights
Fly to Manchester Airport, Drive to Birmingham


Kimito, Kimito Island

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Oro.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kimito trip itinerary planning app.

Birmingham, UK to Kimito is an approximately 33-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In July in Kimito, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Kimito

Parks · Wildlife
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— 1 night
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy and then stroll through Teijo National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pernio attractions planner.

You can drive from Kimito to Pernio in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Pernio are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Pernio

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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— 5 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from the city and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield and The Archipelago Trail. Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Naantali Old Town. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Pargas). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and take in the exciting artwork at Gallery A.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku vacation tool.

Drive from Pernio to Turku in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

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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.