6 days in France Itinerary

6 days in France Itinerary

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6 days in France Itinerary

Start: Exeter
Drive:  12 h
1
Caubios-Loos
— 1 night
Drive:  9 h 30 min
2
Bethune
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
3
Lille
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Calais
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
End: Exeter

1
night
Caubios-Loos

Caubios-Loos ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos. On the 24th (Sun), stroll the grounds of Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Momas, then learn about all things military at Musee des parachutistes, and finally find something for the whole family at Acrojungle.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Caubios-Loos road trip planning app.

Exeter, UK to Caubios-Loos is an approximately 15-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Exeter to Caubios-Loos, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Bethune.

Things to do in Caubios-Loos

Historic Sites Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Chateau de Momas, Acrojungle, Musee des parachutistes
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Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos ©
Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos
Acrojungle ©
Acrojungle
Chateau de Momas ©
Chateau de Momas

1
day
Bethune

Béthune is a city in northern France, sub-prefecture of the Pas-de-Calais department.GeographyBéthune is located in the former province of Artois. On the 25th (Mon), make a trip to Le Beffroi de Bethune, pause for some photo ops at Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Vaast.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bethune online travel planner.

Drive from Caubios-Loos to Bethune in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Caubios-Loos, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Bethune, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lille.

Things to do in Bethune

Spas Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy
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Spas
Eglise Saint-Vaast ©
Eglise Saint-Vaast

2
nights
Lille

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 26th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Saint Maurice, get to know the fascinating history of Place aux Oignons, admire the striking features of Old Stock Exchange, admire the landmark architecture of Chambre de Commerce, then make a trip to Grande Place, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Etienne. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, shop like a local with Vieux-Lille, then get to know the resident critters at Lille Zoo, and finally see the interesting displays at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lille trip maker tool.

Getting from Bethune to Lille by car takes about an hour. In May, daytime highs in Lille are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Calais.

Things to do in Lille

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Old Stock Exchange ©
Old Stock Exchange
Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille ©
Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille
Grande Place ©
Grande Place

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night
Calais

Calais ©
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.
On the 28th (Thu), don't miss a visit to l'Hotel de Ville de Calais, visit Place d'Armes, then meet the residents at Nausicaa, and finally stop by Calais Wine Superstore.

Plan my trip to Calais with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by train from Lille to Calais takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Calais

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trip

Nausicaa
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Calais Wine Superstore ©
Calais Wine Superstore
Nausicaa ©
Nausicaa
l'Hotel de Ville de Calais ©
l'Hotel de Ville de Calais

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