7 days in France, Bruges & Brussels Itinerary

7 days in France, Bruges & Brussels Itinerary

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Dunkirk, France
— Few hours
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Bruges, Belgium
— Few hours
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Lille, France
— Few hours
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Le Mans City, France
— Few hours
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Caen, France
— 1 night
8
Le Havre, France
— 1 night
9
Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, France
— 2 nights


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Dunkirk, France

Dunkirk ©
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Malo-les-Bains.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dunkirk trip itinerary maker app.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Lille-Lesquin Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Dunkirk can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Plage de Malo-les-Bains ©
Plage de Malo-les-Bains
Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo ©
Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo

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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 7th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Oude Griffie.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bruges route planner.

Drive from Dunkirk to Bruges in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Brussels.
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Oude Griffie ©
Oude Griffie

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Brussels road trip planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You will leave for Lille on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Brussels

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Chambre de Commerce and then don't miss a visit to Grande Place.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lille road trip site.

You can drive from Brussels to Lille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Lille, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Paris.
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Grande Place ©
Grande Place

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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.
On the 8th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paris visit planner.

Getting from Lille to Paris by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Le Mans City.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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Le Mans City, France

Le Mans City ©
Located on the Sarthe River, Le Mans has beautiful gothic cultural reminders of the past with a gloriously restored old city made popular as the backdrop for movie production.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Le Mans City online tour planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Le Mans City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Caen.

Things to do in Le Mans City

Museums
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24 Hours of Le Mans Museum ©
24 Hours of Le Mans Museum

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Caen, France

Caen ©
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
On the 9th (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, thenwitness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Caen road trip planning app.

You can drive from Le Mans City to Caen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Le Mans City in August, you will find days in Caen are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Le Havre.

Things to do in Caen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy American Cemetery, Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

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Le Havre, France

Le Havre
Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel in Upper Normandy.
To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Le Havre trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Caen to Le Havre by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 11th (Tue), you're off to Saint-Valery-sur-Somme.

Things to do in Le Havre

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

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Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, France

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme ©
Saint-Valery-sur-Somme is a commune in the Somme department. On the 11th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle des Marins, thenget outside with L'Herbarium, and then take a leisurely stroll along Tours et Remparts de Saint Valery sur Somme. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Vaa en Baie, thenrelax in the rural setting at Reve de Bisons, and then explore the world behind art at Chateau-Musee.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Valery-sur-Somme online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Le Havre to Saint-Valery-sur-Somme takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Valery-sur-Somme

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Chapelle du Saint-Esprit, Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie, Chateau-Musee, Reve de Bisons
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Tours et Remparts de Saint Valery sur Somme ©
Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie ©
Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie
Vaa en Baie ©
Vaa en Baie

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