12 days in France & Ieper (Ypres) Itinerary

12 days in France & Ieper (Ypres) Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 1 day
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Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
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Dunkirk, France
— 2 nights
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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
— 7 nights

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Paris, France

Paris ©

City of Light

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): make a trip to Eiffel Tower, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, then take an in-depth tour of Memorial De La Shoah, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Paris Plage.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paris travel route planning tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Paris. In July, daytime highs in Paris are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Memorial De La Shoah ©
Memorial De La Shoah

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Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen, make a trip to Eglise Saint-Pierre, then take an in-depth tour of Musée de Normandie, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Normandie Savoir-Faire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Musee D-Day Omaha, contemplate the long history of Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, examine the collection at Lace Conservatory in Hotel du Doyen (Dentelle de Bayeux), then awaken your taste buds at Cave Cidricole Lecornu, and finally don't miss a visit to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux route planning site.

Drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Paris in July, expect Bayeux to be a bit cooler, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dunkirk.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

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Memorial de Caen ©
Memorial de Caen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Musee D-Day Omaha ©
Musee D-Day Omaha

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Dunkirk, France

Dunkirk ©
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): stroll the grounds of Commonwealth War Graves Dunkirk, then get engrossed in the history at Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo, then browse the exhibits of LAAC - Lieu d’Art et Action Contemporaine, and finally examine the collection at Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Mairie de Dunkerque, have fun and explore at Musee Portuaire, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint-Éloi Church, then make a trip to Belfry of Dunkirk, then kick back and relax at Plage de Malo-les-Bains, and finally get outside with Mer Et Rencontre.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dunkirk day trip website.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Dunkirk takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Ieper (Ypres).

Things to do in Dunkirk

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:
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Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo ©
Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo
Plage de Malo-les-Bains ©
Plage de Malo-les-Bains
LAAC - Lieu d’Art et Action Contemporaine ©

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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium

Ieper (Ypres) ©

Wipers

Boasting remnants from the Middle Ages, the ancient city of Ieper in West Flanders offers attractions that are as historically significant as Ghent and Bruges, but with fewer crowds.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tyne Cot Cemetery and Sanctuary Wood Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at In Flanders Fields Museum and Hooge Crater Museum. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Hill 60, appreciate the history behind Menin Gate Memorial, examine the collection at Plugstreet 14-18 Experience, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Martin's Church.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ieper (Ypres) trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dunkirk to Ieper (Ypres) takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Ieper (Ypres) sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ieper (Ypres)

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 8:
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In Flanders Fields Museum ©
In Flanders Fields Museum
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Hooge Crater Museum ©
Hooge Crater Museum

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