7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip planner

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Fly to Turku Airport, Drive to Naantali
— 5 nights
Drive to Turku Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport



— 5 nights
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Visit Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island for some beach relaxation. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Castle and Archangel Michael's church. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, get engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Naantali trip site.

New York City, USA to Naantali is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for slightly colder days in Naantali, with highs around 70°F, while nights are colder with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naantali

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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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.