9 days in Southwest Finland & Levi Itinerary

9 days in Southwest Finland & Levi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Turku
— 5 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Levi
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Berlin

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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, get your bearings at Turku City Library, and browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku online road trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Turku is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 9:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Levi visit website.

Getting from Turku to Levi by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Turku in August, things will get little chillier in Levi: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

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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