16 days in Dover & Dunkirk Itinerary

16 days in Dover & Dunkirk Itinerary

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Train to London Euston, Train to Dover
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Dover, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Dunkirk, France
— 9 nights
Drive

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Dover, United Kingdom

— 6 nights
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dover: Rye (Landgate, Dengate's Farm Stall, &more), Leeds Castle (in Maidstone) and Lindt Chocolate Shop (in Ashford). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Dover Castle, don't miss a visit to Secret Wartime Tunnels, examine the collection at Dover Transport Museum, and take a stroll through Old Town Hastings.

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Manchester to Dover is an approximately 5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dunkirk.

Things to do in Dover

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Dunkirk, France

— 9 nights
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dunkirk: Chapelle Saint-Nicolas de l'hotel-Dieu (in Montreuil-sur-Mer), Boulogne-sur-Mer (The Beuriere House, Nausicaa, &more) and Le Touquet Beach (in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at La Coupole, steep yourself in history at Wormhoudt Massacre Site, have some family-friendly fun at Laser Game Evolution Dunkerque, and take an in-depth tour of Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo.

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Getting from Dover to Dunkirk by car takes about 2 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dover to Dunkirk due to the time zone difference. In May in Dunkirk, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips