9 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

9 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kimito Island
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Kimito Island
— 1 day
Drive
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Turku
— 5 nights
Drive
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Pernio
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Ben Gurion International Airport

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Kimito Island

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kimito Island is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. When traveling from Tel Aviv in July, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Kimito Island: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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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.
Relax by the water at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Step out of the city life by going to Kurjenrahka National Park and The Archipelago Trail. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella, and take an in-depth tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Pernio

Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. On the 23rd (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Teijo National Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pernio trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Turku to Pernio in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 24th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Pernio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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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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