4 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

4 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland attractions planner

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Fly to Turku Airport, Drive to Naantali
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Naantali
— 1 night
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Naantali

— 1 night
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, and then stop by Naantali Old Town.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Naantali holiday site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Naantali is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Naantali. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in February: high temperatures in Naantali hover around 0°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Naantali

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
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Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Bike Rental - by Carfield, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary planner.

Turku is just a stone's throw from Naantali. In February, daytime highs in Turku are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors
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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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