16 days in Dover & Dunkirk Itinerary

16 days in Dover & Dunkirk Itinerary

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16 days in Dover & Dunkirk Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
+2
Train + Foot + Train:  4 h
1
Dover, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Dunkirk, France
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

6
nights
Dover, United Kingdom

Dover ©
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. Change things up with these side-trips from Dover: Maidstone (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Leeds Castle), Lindt Chocolate Shop (in Ashford) and Rye (Landgate, Dengate's Farm Stall, &more). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Dover Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church, visit a coastal fixture at South Foreland Lighthouse, and contemplate the long history of Secret Wartime Tunnels.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dover trip planning website .

Manchester to Dover is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dunkirk.

Things to do in Dover

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Rye, Deal, Hastings, Maidstone, Lindt Chocolate Shop
Find places to stay May 9 — 15:
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Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle
The White Cliffs of Dover ©
The White Cliffs of Dover
Leeds Castle ©
Leeds Castle

9
nights
Dunkirk, France

Dunkirk ©
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. Venture out of the city with trips to Chapelle Saint-Nicolas de l'hotel-Dieu (in Montreuil-sur-Mer), Le Touquet Beach (in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage) and Boulogne-sur-Mer (The Beuriere House, Nausicaa, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Calais Wine Superstore, get your game on at Laser Game Evolution Dunkerque, look for all kinds of wild species at Parc du Marquenterre, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cap Blanc-Nez.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dunkirk tour website .

Traveling by car from Dover to Dunkirk takes 2 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dover to Dunkirk due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Boulogne-sur-Mer, Etaples, Saint-Omer, Cap Blanc-Nez, Ecomusee du Bommelaers Wall
Find places to stay May 15 — 24:
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Calais Wine Superstore ©
Calais Wine Superstore
Nausicaa ©
Nausicaa
Le Touquet Beach ©
Le Touquet Beach

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