8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Salo
— 1 night
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Turku
— 5 nights
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Uusikaupunki
— 1 night
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Salo

Salo is a town and municipality of Finland.It is in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teijo National Park. Keep things going the next day: get some fabulous bargains at Muurla Design Marketing Oy, then don't miss a visit to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat, then experience rural life at Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mathildedalin Kylapanimo.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Salo online journey planner.

Tampere to Salo is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. July in Salo sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Salo

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

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5
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Turku

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: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, and get your game on at Moomin World.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salo to Turku takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 9:

1
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Uusikaupunki

Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church, then see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Uusikaupunki day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Uusikaupunki takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Museums · Historic Sites
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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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