9 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

9 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland travel planner

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Drive
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Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Salo
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Brussels Airport

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Kimito Island

Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kimito Island tour builder tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Kimito Island is an approximately 28-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Kimito Island. In June in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums
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4
nights
Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Get outdoors at Bike Rental - by Carfield and Kurjenrahka National Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and stroll around Kultaranta Garden.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Turku sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Salo.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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2
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Salo

Salo is a town and municipality of Finland.It is in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Teijo National Park. Keep things going the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mathildedalin Kylapanimo and then make a trip to Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Salo online journey builder.

Drive from Turku to Salo in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salo

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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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