3 days in Dunkirk, Boulogne-sur-Mer & Calais Itinerary

3 days in Dunkirk, Boulogne-sur-Mer & Calais Itinerary

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Dunkirk
— 1 night
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Boulogne-sur-Mer
— 1 day
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Calais
— 1 day
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Dunkirk

— 1 night
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Dunkirk trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Dunkirk is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In August in Dunkirk, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 10th (Tue), you'll travel to Boulogne-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Boulogne-sur-Mer

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre Dame de Boulogne-sur-Mer, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage De Boulogne Sur Mer, then identify plant and animal life at Pointe aux Oies, then take an in-depth tour of Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique, and finally head outdoors with Cap Gris Nez.

To find out how to plan a trip to Boulogne-sur-Mer, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Dunkirk 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Calais.

Things to do in Boulogne-sur-Mer

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Calais

— 1 day

Gate to the North

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 11th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Cap Blanc-Nez, enjoy the sand and surf at Calais Beach, and then examine the collection at La Cite De La Dentelle Et De La Mode De Calais.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Calais trip builder site.

You can drive from Boulogne-sur-Mer to Calais in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Calais

Parks · Nature · Museums · Beaches

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