15 days in Calais & Avignon Itinerary

15 days in Calais & Avignon Itinerary

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15 days in Calais & Avignon Itinerary

Start: London
Drive + Train:  2 h
1
Calais
— 6 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h
2
Avignon
— 8 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: London

6
nights
Calais

Calais ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Calais side-trips: Etaples Military Cemetery (in Etaples), Eu (Briga - Site Archeologique du Bois l'Abbe, Musee Louis - Philippe, &more) and Le Treport (Le Kahl Burg, Eglise Saint-Jacques, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Calais Wine Superstore, brush up on your military savvy at La Coupole, meet the residents at Nausicaa, and examine the collection at La Cite De La Dentelle Et De La Mode De Calais.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Calais trip builder website .

London, UK to Calais is an approximately 2-hour combination of car and train. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May in Calais, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Calais

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Eu, Le Treport, Etaples Military Cemetery, Le Touquet Beach, Rando-Nature en Somme
Find places to stay May 15 — 21:
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Calais Wine Superstore ©
Calais Wine Superstore
Nausicaa ©
Nausicaa
Le Touquet Beach ©
Le Touquet Beach

8
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Change things up with these side-trips from Avignon: Calanques (in Cassis), Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Cours Mirabeau, &more) and Marseille (Cathédrale La Major, Le Vieux Port, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Palais des Papes, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, take an in-depth tour of Musee Calvet, and have some family-friendly fun at RS ONE Simulations Salle de Jeux en Realite Virtuelle.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Avignon attractions planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Calais to Avignon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Calais in May, expect nights in Avignon to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Avignon

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Calanques, Laser game Evolution, The Best Vintage
Find places to stay May 21 — 29:
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Wine Tours & Tastings

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