4 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

4 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Turku Airport, Drive to Naantali
— 3 nights
Drive to Turku Airport, Fly to Barcelona International Airport



— 3 nights
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Cathedral and Turku Castle. Get some cultural insight at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Change things up with a short trip to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya (about 54 minutes away). There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and hike along The Archipelago Trail.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Naantali online driving holiday planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Naantali is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Naantali due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in September: highs in Naantali hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Naantali

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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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.