4 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

4 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland holiday planner

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Turku travel route builder tool.

Jaipur, India to Turku is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. In June, Turku is much colder than Jaipur - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · 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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