9 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

9 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland vacation builder

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Turku
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Fly

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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: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Turku trip builder.

Savonlinna to Turku is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Turku are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Kimito Island

— 3 nights
Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. November in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · 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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