3 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

3 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland travel route maker

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Salo
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Salo
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Lyon

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Salo

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Salo is a town and municipality of Finland.It is in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then get your bearings at Turku City Library, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read Salo journey builder site.

Lyon, France to Salo is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lyon to Salo due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lyon in October, with highs in Salo at 10°C and lows at 1°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salo

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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