9 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

9 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Turku Airport, Drive to Naantali
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Naantali
— 5 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 3 nights
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Naantali

— 5 nights
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Change things up with a short trip to Kuusisto Manor in Kaarina (about 44 minutes away). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, make a trip to Naantali Church, steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, and browse the exhibits of Turku Castle.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Naantali trip planning website.

Berlin, Germany to Naantali is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Naantali. July in Naantali sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Uusikaupunki

— 3 nights
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): go for a stroll along the water at Katanpaa and then visit a coastal fixture at Isokari Lighthouse. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum, then see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church.

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Drive from Naantali to Uusikaupunki in 1.5 hours. August in Uusikaupunki sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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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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