4 days in France & Belgium Itinerary

4 days in France & Belgium Itinerary

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4 days in France & Belgium Itinerary

Start: Bristol, United Kingdom
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Dunkirk, France
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Colleville-sur-Mer, France
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Train + Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Bristol, United Kingdom


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Dunkirk, France

Dunkirk
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): kick back and relax at Plage de Malo-les-Bains.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dunkirk trip itinerary planner .

Bristol, UK to Dunkirk is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bristol to Dunkirk. In August in Dunkirk, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Beaches Outdoors Parks

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, take in the pleasant sights at Walplein, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, then look for gifts at Carpentier-Goegebeuer, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bruges tour planning app .

Traveling by car from Dunkirk to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Bruges are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
The Markt ©
The Markt
Carpentier-Goegebeuer ©
Carpentier-Goegebeuer

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Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre as well as Atelier des Lumieres. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Atelier des Lumieres and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip builder app .

You can drive from Bruges to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Bruges in August, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums
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Atelier des Lumieres ©
Atelier des Lumieres

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Colleville-sur-Mer, France

Colleville-sur-Mer ©
Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. You've now added American Cemetery & Memorial to your itinerary. On the 14th (Wed), stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial, appreciate the history behind Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach.

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You can drive from Paris to Colleville-sur-Mer in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in August, you will find days in Colleville-sur-Mer are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Omaha Beach
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

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