5 days in Lille & Ghent Itinerary

5 days in Lille & Ghent Itinerary

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Lille, France
— 1 night
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Ghent, Belgium
— 3 nights

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Lille, France

Lille ©
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.
On the 19th (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lille Zoo, take a stroll through Vieux-Lille, make a trip to Place du Theatre, then don't miss a visit to Grande Place, and finally explore the world behind art at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle Dune Marchand, admire the landmark architecture of Chambre de Commerce, and then admire the landmark architecture of Old Stock Exchange.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lille itinerary builder site.

Paris to Lille is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. March in Lille sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ghent.

Things to do in Lille

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Reserve Naturelle Dune Marchand
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Lille Zoo ©
Lille Zoo
Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille ©
Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille
Grande Place ©
Grande Place

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nights
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
On the 21st (Sun), steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, then contemplate the long history of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, then identify plant and animal life at Molsbroek, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Ghent City Center.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ghent trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lille to Ghent takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. On the 23rd (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Bruges, Molsbroek
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

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