7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Uusikaupunki
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Uusikaupunki
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 5 nights
Fly

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Uusikaupunki

— 1 night
On the next day, see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum and then visit a coastal fixture at Isokari Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Uusikaupunki trip tool.

Zurich, Switzerland to Uusikaupunki is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Zurich in August, things will get little chillier in Uusikaupunki: highs are around 23°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Turku

— 5 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Helsinki (Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki Cathedral, &more) and Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka (in Espoo). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, and brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Turku day trip website.

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Turku in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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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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