9 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

9 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland attractions planner

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Naantali
— 4 nights
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Kimito Island
— 3 nights
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Pernio
— 1 night
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Naantali

— 4 nights
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Take a break from the city and head to Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Step out of Naantali to go to Pargas and see Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Naantali Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Naantali online road trip planner.

Helsinki to Naantali is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Naantali are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Naantali

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Nature

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Kimito Island

— 3 nights
Take a break from the city and head to Archipelago National Park and Oro. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kimito Island: Salo (VMB Fishing & Muurla Design Marketing Oy).

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kimito Island trip planner.

Getting from Naantali to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

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Pernio

— 1 night
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teijo National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pernio trip planner.

Drive from Kimito Island to Pernio in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Pernio can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pernio

Nature · Parks · 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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