4 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

4 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Uusikaupunki
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Uusikaupunki
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly

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Uusikaupunki

Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): examine the collection at Bonk Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Uusikaupunki trip planner.

Richmond, USA to Uusikaupunki is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Richmond in November: highs in Uusikaupunki hover around 40°F, while lows dip to 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Museums
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 1st (Sun), examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Turku in 1.5 hours. In November in Turku, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 32°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Neighborhoods · Beaches · Spas · Parks

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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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