17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Bologna
Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
1
Beauvais
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
2
Amiens
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
3
Arras
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Dunkirk
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
5
Calais
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
6
Boulogne-sur-Mer
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Dieppe
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
8
Rouen
— 4 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Train + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Bologna

1
night
Beauvais

Beauvais ©
Beauvais archaic English: Beawayes, Beeway, Boway, is a city and commune in northern France. To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Beauvais trip planner.

Bologna, Italy to Beauvais is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In August, Beauvais is little chillier than Bologna - with highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Amiens.

Things to do in Beauvais

Historic Sites Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Gisors
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Eglise Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais Gisors ©
Eglise Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais Gisors
Parc Herouval ©
Parc Herouval
Plan d'Eau du Canada ©
Plan d'Eau du Canada

1
night
Amiens

Amiens ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): look for gifts at Carnet de Voyages, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, then visit St-Leu, and finally get engrossed in the history at Maison de Jules Verne.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Amiens driving holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Beauvais to Amiens takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Amiens, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Arras.

Things to do in Amiens

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
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Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens ©
Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
Maison de Jules Verne ©
Maison de Jules Verne

4
nights
Arras

Arras ©
Arras is just small enough for you to enjoy over a leisurely walk along the two great squares providing a splendid collection of 155 unique façades of Flemish baroque architecture, with stop at the many bars and cafés along the way for refreshments.
Explore Arras' surroundings by going to Paris (Champs-Elysees, Louvre Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Heroes Square.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Arras day trip planning website.

You can take a train from Amiens to Arras in an hour. Another option is to drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dunkirk.

Things to do in Arras

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees
Luxembourg Gardens ©
Luxembourg Gardens

1
night
Dunkirk

Dunkirk ©
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. On the 20th (Thu), have some family-friendly fun at Laser Game Evolution Dunkerque, kick back and relax at Plage de Malo-les-Bains, then get engrossed in the history at Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo, and finally have fun and explore at Musee Portuaire.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Dunkirk road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arras to Dunkirk takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Dunkirk are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Calais.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Museums Beaches Fun & Games
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Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo ©
Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo
Plage de Malo-les-Bains ©
Plage de Malo-les-Bains
Musee Portuaire ©
Musee Portuaire

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): appreciate the history behind The Burghers of Calais, then look for gifts at Calais Wine Superstore, and then examine the collection at La Cite De La Dentelle Et De La Mode De Calais.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Calais day trip website.

Calais is just a short distance from Dunkirk. In August in Calais, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Boulogne-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Calais

Shopping Museums
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Calais Wine Superstore ©
Calais Wine Superstore
The Burghers of Calais
The Burghers of Calais
La Cite De La Dentelle Et De La Mode De Calais ©

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Boulogne-sur-Mer

Boulogne-sur-Mer ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Etaples Military Cemetery, then get outside with Le Char a Voile Club de la Cote d'Opale, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Nausicaa.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Boulogne-sur-Mer tour planner.

Traveling by car from Calais to Boulogne-sur-Mer takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Boulogne-sur-Mer are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dieppe.

Things to do in Boulogne-sur-Mer

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Etaples Military Cemetery
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Nausicaa ©
Nausicaa
Etaples Military Cemetery ©
Etaples Military Cemetery

3
nights
Dieppe

Dieppe, famous for its scallops, is a seaside resort lively all year round.
Dieppe is known for museums, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, pause for some photo ops at Le Memorial du 19 Aout 1942, admire the landmark architecture of St Jacques Church, and head outdoors with Les Ailes d'Albatre.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dieppe trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Boulogne-sur-Mer to Dieppe in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Dieppe sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rouen.

Things to do in Dieppe

Outdoors Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Le Fleuve La Veules
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Le Memorial du 19 Aout 1942 ©
Le Memorial du 19 Aout 1942
Chapelle Notre Dame de Bonsecours ©
Chapelle Notre Dame de Bonsecours

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nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Venture out of the city with trips to Carre du Theatre de l'Hotel de Ville (in Le Havre), Eglise Saint-Pierre (in Caen) and Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, see the interesting displays at Historial Jeanne d’Arc, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rouen trip builder site.

Traveling by train from Dieppe to Rouen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Carre du Theatre de l'Hotel de Ville, Eglise Saint-Pierre, Falaises d'Etretat, Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, Fondation Claude Monet
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

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