11 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

11 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rosala
— 5 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Pune

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Turku

— 3 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, make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and get advice or help at Turku City Library.

Find out how to plan Turku trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Pune, India to Turku is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Pune to Turku due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Rosala

— 5 nights
Rosala is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse and see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rosala road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Rosala takes 2.5 hours. February in Rosala sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. On the 10th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · Historic Sites
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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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