5 days in Calais & French Alps Itinerary

5 days in Calais & French Alps Itinerary

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5 days in Calais & French Alps Itinerary

Start: London
train:  1​h 45​min
1
Calais
— 1 night
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Tourrettes-sur-Loup
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Castellane
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
End: London

1
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 24th (Wed), look for gifts at Calais Wine Superstore. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Le Touquet Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Calais trip itinerary builder app .

London, UK to Calais is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Calais is 1 hour. In July in Calais, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tourrettes-sur-Loup.

Things to do in Calais

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Le Touquet Beach
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Le Touquet Beach ©
Le Touquet Beach
Calais Wine Superstore ©
Calais Wine Superstore
P&O Ferries Dover ©
P&O Ferries Dover

1
day
Tourrettes-sur-Loup

Tourrettes-sur-Loup is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France. On the 26th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then delve into the distant past at Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon, and finally learn about winemaking at Vignoble Rasse.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tourrettes-sur-Loup itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Calais to Tourrettes-sur-Loup in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Calais in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Tourrettes-sur-Loup: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Castellane.

Things to do in Tourrettes-sur-Loup

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vignoble Rasse, Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Vignoble Rasse ©
Vignoble Rasse
Tourrettes-sur-Loup ©
Tourrettes-sur-Loup

2
nights
Castellane

Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then explore the striking landscape at Les Gorges du Verdon, and then see the interesting displays at Maison Nature & Patrimoines. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Pont du Roc, don't miss a visit to Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Castellane trip itinerary site .

Getting from Tourrettes-sur-Loup to Castellane by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Tourrettes-sur-Loup in July, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Castellane: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Castellane

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Les Gorges du Verdon
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River Rafting & Tubing
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Climbing Tours

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