8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Uusikaupunki
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Uusikaupunki
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Turku
— 5 nights
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Uusikaupunki

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): examine the collection at Bonk Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum and then enjoy the sea views from Isokari Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Uusikaupunki online driving holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Uusikaupunki is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Uusikaupunki. While traveling from New York City, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Uusikaupunki, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Cathedral and Pargas Church. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Louhisaari Manor in Askainen, approximately Askainen away. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Turku day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Uusikaupunki to Turku takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

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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