9 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

9 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Pernio
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Pernio
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rosala
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport

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Pernio

— 1 night
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teijo National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pernio trip planning app.

Amritsar, India to Pernio is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Amritsar to Pernio, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amritsar in April, expect Pernio to be cooler, temps between 9°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Pernio

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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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: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, admire the natural beauty at Turku University Botanical Garden, stroll through The Archipelago Trail, and learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku holiday planning website.

Getting from Pernio to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 28:

Rosala

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre, then enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse, and then head off the coast to Rosala.

Plan my day in Rosala using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Turku to Rosala takes 2.5 hours. In April in Rosala, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rosala

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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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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