4 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

4 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then take in nature's colorful creations at Turku University Botanical Garden, and finally examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Turku travel itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Turku is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Turku is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in June, things will get much colder in Turku: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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Southwest Finland travel guide

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.