9 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

9 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland route planner

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Fly
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Turku
— 6 nights
Drive
2
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Miami International Airport

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Louhisaari Manor in Askainen, about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take a spin around town with Bike Rental - by Carfield, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary maker.

Miami, USA to Turku is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Miami to Turku due to the time zone difference. In December, Turku is colder than Miami - with highs of 34°F and lows of 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 31:

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Kimito Island

Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mathildedalin Kylapanimo.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Kimito Island online trip maker.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in December, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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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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