7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Uusikaupunki
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Bangor

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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.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, and get advice or help at Turku City Library.

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Bangor, USA to Turku is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Bangor in June, expect Turku to be little chillier, temps between 64°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 1:

Uusikaupunki

— 1 night
To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Uusikaupunki journey planner.

Getting from Turku to Uusikaupunki by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Uusikaupunki are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:

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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