11 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

11 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Turku
— 7 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Singapore Changi Airport

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Turku

— 7 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel will appeal to history buffs. Kids will enjoy Turku Cathedral and Uto. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Nagu Church (in Nagu) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Turku tour itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Turku is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Turku. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Turku at 1°C and lows at -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Uusikaupunki

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church, see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum. On your second day here, enjoy the sea views from Isokari Lighthouse.

Plan a Uusikaupunki trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Turku to Uusikaupunki in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Uusikaupunki are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums
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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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