4 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

4 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip planner

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Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Family-friendly places like Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre will thrill your kids. Let the collections at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Louhisaari Manor capture your imagination. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary planning tool.

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum and then examine the collection at Bonk Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Uusikaupunki online travel planner.

You can drive from Turku to Uusikaupunki in 1.5 hours. In July in Uusikaupunki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

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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.