7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip itinerary planner

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

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Uusikaupunki

— 2 nights
On the 20th (Fri), enjoy the sea views from Isokari Lighthouse and then pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Automobile Museum and then see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum.

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Bilbao, Spain to Uusikaupunki is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Bilbao to Uusikaupunki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Uusikaupunki is slightly colder than Bilbao - with highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Museums · Historic Sites
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Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Kylamaki Village of Living History. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ett Hem Museum and Louhisaari Manor. And it doesn't end there: hike along The Archipelago Trail, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Uusikaupunki to Turku takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 25th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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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