6 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

6 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Uusikaupunki
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Sault Ste Marie Airport

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Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then browse the exhibits of Louhisaari Manor, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally stroll around Kupittaa Park.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Turku online itinerary builder.

Sault Ste. Marie, Canada to Turku is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Sault Ste. Marie to Turku. Traveling from Sault Ste. Marie in September, things will get little chillier in Turku: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Uusikaupunki

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church, see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Uusikaupunki tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Uusikaupunki takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

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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