8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland attractions planner

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

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Naantali

— 6 nights
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Naantali is known for fun & games, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and explore the galleries of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Naantali trip planner.

New York City, USA to Naantali is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in June; daily highs in Naantali reach 64°F and lows reach 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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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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