8 days in Southwest Finland & Central Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland & Central Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Uusikaupunki
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Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Isokari Lighthouse, then see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Uusikaupunki holiday builder.

Rome, Italy to Uusikaupunki is an approximately 10.5-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. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for cooler days in Uusikaupunki, with highs around 23°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums
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— 2 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland), see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and finally stroll around Tourujoen Luontopolku. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Punnitse & Saasta, brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, don't miss a visit to University of Jyvaskyla, then explore the world behind art at Jyvaskyla Art Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Jyvaskyla trip planner.

Traveling by car from Uusikaupunki to Jyvaskyla takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Shopping · Parks
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— 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, take a memorable tour with Bike Rental - by Carfield, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · 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.


Central Finland travel guide

Specialty Museums · History Museums · Military Museums
Central Finland is a region in Finland. It borders the regions of Päijät-Häme, Pirkanmaa, Southern Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, Northern Ostrobothnia, Pohjois-Savo, and Etelä-Savo.Jyväskylä is the regional centre and by far the largest city in the area.Historical provincesFor history, geography and culture see: Tavastia, Savonia, Ostrobothnia