21 days in Nord Itinerary

21 days in Nord Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nord journey planner

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Cassel
— 3 nights
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Lille
— 5 nights
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Douai
— 3 nights
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Valenciennes
— 3 nights
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Maubeuge
— 3 nights
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Cambrai
— 3 nights
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Cassel

— 3 nights
Cassel is a commune in the Nord départment in northern France. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like La Coupole and Saint-Omer Cathedrale. Step out of Cassel to go to Lumbres and see Aa Saint-Omer Golf Club, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Flander Museum, explore the activities along Etangs de Romelaere, explore the different monuments and memorials at La Kreule Military Cemetery, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Public de Saint-Omer.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cassel trip itinerary planning tool.

Saint-Omer to Cassel is an approximately half hour car ride. In June, daytime highs in Cassel are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lille.

Things to do in Cassel

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:

Lille

— 5 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grande Place and Lille Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Vieux-Lille, admire the landmark architecture of Old Stock Exchange, get in on the excitement at Footsal, and see the interesting displays at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lille attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Cassel to Lille takes an hour. June in Lille sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Douai.

Things to do in Lille

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 16:

Douai

— 3 nights
Douai is a commune in the Nord département in northern France. Family-friendly places like Musee de la Chartreuse and Grand Place will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Lens (Les Terrils Jumeaux du 11/19 & Mairie de Pont-a-Vendin), Bailleul Road East Cemetery (in Saint-Laurent-Blangy) and Arras (Heroes Square, Le Beffroi d'Arras, &more). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame (St Maurand St Ame), don't miss a visit to Parlement de Flandre, and admire the landmark architecture of Porte de Valenciennes.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Douai trip tool.

Drive from Lille to Douai in an hour. In June in Douai, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Valenciennes.

Things to do in Douai

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:

Valenciennes

— 3 nights
Valenciennes is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.It lies on the Scheldt river. Bring the kids along to Pure Aventure and Parc de La Porte du Hainaut. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Valenciennes: Ors (Ors British Cemetery, Ors Communal Cemetery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts Valenciennes, contemplate the waterfront views at Etang du Vignoble, play a few rounds at Golf de Mormal, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de la Rhonelle.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Valenciennes trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Douai to Valenciennes in an hour. June in Valenciennes sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Maubeuge.

Things to do in Valenciennes

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:

Maubeuge

— 3 nights
Maubeuge is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.It is situated on both banks of the Sambre, 36km east of Valenciennes and about 9km from the Belgian border.HistoryMaubeuge owes its origin to Maubeuge Abbey, a double monastery, for men and women, founded in the 7th century by Saint Aldego, the relics of whom are preserved in the church. Bring the kids along to ValJoly and Zoo de Maubeuge. Venture out of the city with trips to Amusement park TERRALTITUDE (in Charleville-Mezieres), Eglise Saint-Medard de Parfondeval (in Parfondeval) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Givet). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Les Fortifications de Vauban, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade de Blangy, take an in-depth tour of Forum Antique de Bavay, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japonais.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Maubeuge online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Valenciennes to Maubeuge takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Maubeuge are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cambrai.

Things to do in Maubeuge

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:

Cambrai

— 3 nights
Cambrai is a commune in the Nord department and in the Hauts-de-France region of France on the Scheldt river, which is known locally as the Escaut river.A sub-prefecture of the department, Cambrai is a town which had 32,518 inhabitants in the Census of 2009. Bring the kids along to Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens and Musee de Picardie. Venture out of the city with trips to Amiens (St-Leu, Maison de Jules Verne, &more), Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial (in Beaumont-Hamel) and Thiepval Memorial (in Authuille). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musee Somme 1916, take in the dramatic natural features at Les Puits Tournants de Frechencourt, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and get engrossed in the history at Franco-Australian Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cambrai trip planner.

You can drive from Maubeuge to Cambrai in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cambrai

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:

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