12 days in Western Europe Itinerary

12 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Lille
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Lille
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Dunkirk
— 1 night
Drive
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Calais
— 1 night
Drive
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Le Touquet – Paris-Plage
— 2 nights
Drive
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Abbeville
— 1 day
Drive
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Amiens
— 1 night
Drive
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Dieppe
— 1 night
Drive
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Le Havre
— 1 night
Drive
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Rouen
— 1 night
Drive
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Paris
— 1 night
Drive
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Plailly
— 1 night
Drive
12
Lille
— 1 night
Train to Paris CDG, Fly to Krakow

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Lille

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lille tour itinerary builder app.

Krakow, Poland to Lille is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Krakow in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 10°C in Lille. You will leave for Dunkirk on the 4th (Tue).
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Dunkirk — 1 night

Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. Your day by day itinerary now includes La Coupole. On the 4th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Saint-Éloi Church, make a trip to Belfry of Dunkirk, learn about all things military at Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bio-Topia - Fort Mardyck Dunkerque, and finally learn about all things military at La Coupole.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dunkirk trip planner.

Drive from Lille to Dunkirk in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Calais.
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Calais — 1 night

Gate to the North

Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cap Gris-Nez, Fort de la Creche, Phare de Calais, and other attractions you added. On the 5th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Monument Yvonne et Charles De Gaulle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame, visit a coastal fixture at Phare de Calais, then enjoy breathtaking views from Le Beffroi de Calais, then make a trip to l'Hotel de Ville de Calais, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Burghers of Calais.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Calais online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Dunkirk to Calais takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Calais can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage.
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Le Touquet – Paris-Plage — 2 nights

Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, commonly referred to as Le Touquet, is a commune near Boulogne-sur-Mer, in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. Your day by day itinerary now includes Cathedrale Notre-Dame Boulogne-Sur-Mer, Office de Tourisme de Berck-sur-Mer and Promenade des Remparts. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get some jogging in at Promenade des Remparts and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame Boulogne-Sur-Mer. On the next day, stroll the grounds of Etaples Military Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Rue St. Jean, enjoy the sand and surf at Le Touquet Beach, then steep yourself in history at Les remparts de Montreuil-sur-mer, then get all the information you need at Office de Tourisme de Berck-sur-Mer, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Le Touquet – Paris-Plage travel route planner.

Drive from Calais to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Abbeville.
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Abbeville — 1 day

Abbeville is a commune in the Somme department and in Hauts-de-France region in northern France.It is the chef-lieu of one of the arrondissements of Somme. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Tours et Remparts de Saint Valery sur Somme, then take a memorable tour with Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme, then wander the streets of St-Leu, and finally admire the natural beauty at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read Abbeville tour website.

Getting from Le Touquet – Paris-Plage to Abbeville by car takes about an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Abbeville can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sat) before leaving for Amiens.
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Amiens — 1 night

City of Canals

Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
On the 8th (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at Carriere Wellington, contemplate the long history of Fortifications of Vauban, then explore the ancient world of Les Fortifications de Vauban, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Quarry Cemetery, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Zivy Crater.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Amiens trip builder tool.

Getting from Abbeville to Amiens by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Abbeville in October, Amiens is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. On the 9th (Sun), you'll travel to Dieppe.
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Dieppe — 1 night

Dieppe, famous for its scallops, is a seaside resort lively all year round.
You've added Bois de Moutiers, Les Falaises, Chateau de Miromesnil, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get great views at Vue Panoramique, pause for some photo ops at Le Memorial du 19 Aout 1942, explore the world behind art at Musee de Dieppe, get answers to all your questions at Office de tourisme de Dieppe-Normandie, then admire the striking features of Eglise Saint Jacques, and finally get outside with Les Falaises.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dieppe trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amiens to Dieppe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Dieppe are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Le Havre.
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Le Havre — 1 night

Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel in Upper Normandy.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cathedrale Notre-Dame, Le Havre Etretat Normandie Tourisme and Parc de Rouelles. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de Bon Port, then kick back and relax at Plage de Saint-Valery-en-Caux, and then get great views at Falaises d'Etretat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): stroll around Parc de Rouelles, get answers to all your questions at Le Havre Etretat Normandie Tourisme, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Joseph, then explore the landscape on two wheels at La Plage du Havre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and finally snap pictures at Pont de Normandie.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Le Havre trip itinerary site.

Getting from Dieppe to Le Havre by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Le Havre can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rouen.
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Rouen — 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Gros-Horloge has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Gros-Horloge, take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then don't miss a visit to Vieux Rouen, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rouen road trip site.

Traveling by car from Le Havre to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Rouen, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Paris.
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Paris — 1 night

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Chateau de Chantilly has been added to your itinerary. On the 13th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Chateau de Chantilly, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Theatre de Poseidon, and then see the interesting displays at Pavillon de Manse.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paris trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Paris sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Plailly.
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Plailly — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique de Saint-Quentin and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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You can drive from Paris to Plailly in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lille.
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Lille — 1 night

Cultural Heart of Northern France

Your day by day itinerary now includes Eglise St Martin as well as Parc de la Citadelle.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lille travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Plailly to Lille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Hauts-de-France travel guide

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Hauts-de-France is a region of France created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014, from a merger of Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardy. The new region came into existence on 1 January 2016, after the regional elections in December 2015. France's Conseil d'État approved Hauts-de-France as the name of the region on 28 September 2016, effective 30 September 2016.The region covers an area of more than 31813km2, and has a population of 5,973,098.ToponymyThe region's interim name Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie was a hyphenated placename, created by hyphenating the merged regions' names—Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardie—in alphabetical order.On 14 March 2016, well ahead of the 1 July deadline, the Regional council decided on Hauts-de-France as the region's permanent name,. The provisional name of the region was retired on 30 September 2016, when the new name of the region, Hauts-de-France, took effect.GeographyThe region borders Belgium (Flanders and Wallonia) to the northeast, the English Channel to the northwest, as well as the French regions of Grand Est to the southeast, Île-de-France to the south, and Normandy to the southwest. It is connected to the United Kingdom (England) via the Channel Tunnel.

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