15 days in France, Mons & Arnhem Itinerary

15 days in France, Mons & Arnhem Itinerary

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Mons, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Dieppe, France
— 3 nights
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Albert, France
— 2 nights
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Sedan, France
— 1 night
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Dunkirk, France
— 3 nights
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Mons, Belgium

Not far from Brussels, Mons is home to a World Heritage Site, the former home of Van Gogh, and Roman ruins.
Get out of town with these interesting Mons side-trips: Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk en de Gravenkapel (in Kortrijk), Tyne Cot Cemetery (in Zonnebeke) and Parc communal (in Tournai). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at St Symphorien Military Cemetery, relax and rejuvenate at Alter Ego Dream Spa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nicolas-en-Havre, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Pairi Daiza.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mons trip planner.

London, UK to Mons is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Dieppe.

Things to do in Mons

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Dieppe, France

Dieppe, famous for its scallops, is a seaside resort lively all year round.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dieppe: Honfleur (Notre Dame de Grace, Pont de Normandie, &more) and Etretat (Chemin des Douaniers, Falaises d'Etretat, &more). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Le Memorial du 19 Aout 1942, don't miss a visit to Chapelle Notre Dame de Bonsecours, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Cressonnieres, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dieppe trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Mons to Dieppe in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Dieppe are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Albert.

Things to do in Dieppe

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Albert, France

Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Australian National Memorial, then stroll the grounds of Pozieres Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Thiepval Memorial, and finally stroll the grounds of Bapaume Post Military Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, examine the collection at Musee Somme 1916, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de Brebieres, then steep yourself in history at Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, and finally make a trip to Lochnagar Crater.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Albert tour itinerary builder site.

Drive from Dieppe to Albert in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Albert sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Sedan.

Things to do in Albert

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Sedan, France

Sedan is a commune in France, a sub-prefecture of the Ardennes department in northern France.GeographyThe historic centre is built on a peninsula formed by an arc of the Meuse River. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Abbatiale Notre Dame de Mouzon, do a tasting at Cave de la Grande Brosse, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere militaire Allemand, then get a taste of the local shopping with galerie Stacklr, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castle of Sedan.

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You can drive from Albert to Sedan in 3 hours. Traveling from Albert in July, expect nights in Sedan to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are little chillier, around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dunkirk.

Things to do in Sedan

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Dunkirk, France

Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. Get out of town with these interesting Dunkirk side-trips: Le Touquet Beach (in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage), Calais Wine Superstore (in Calais) and Nausicaa (in Boulogne-sur-Mer). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo, don't miss a visit to Belfry of Dunkirk, get a sense of history and politics at Mairie de Dunkerque, and relax and rejuvenate at Le Spa Espace Beaute.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dunkirk travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Sedan to Dunkirk in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Dunkirk can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Arnhem.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

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Arnhem, The Netherlands

Little Hague of the East

Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II.
Step out of Arnhem to go to Kaatsheuvel and see Efteling, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, admire the landmark architecture of Arnhem Central Station, stroll the grounds of Airborne Cemetery, and brush up on your military savvy at Arnhem War Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Arnhem road trip site.

You can drive from Dunkirk to Arnhem in 4 hours. In July in Arnhem, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arnhem

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.