1 day in Southwest Finland Itinerary

1 day in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Salo
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Tel Aviv



Salo is a town and municipality of Finland.It is in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Salo trip maker site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Salo is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in December, with highs in Salo at 1°C and lows at -4°C. You will leave for home on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in Salo

Shopping · Wildlife · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
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Southwest Finland travel guide

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.