10 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

10 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Riyadh
Fly + Drive:  11 h
1
Chantilly City
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Lille
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
3
Calais
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Amiens
— 1 night
Fly:  12 h
End: Riyadh

2
nights
Chantilly City

Chantilly City ©
For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chantilly City trip app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Chantilly City is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Chantilly City. When traveling from Riyadh in January, plan for colder days in Chantilly City, with highs around 8°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Lille.

Things to do in Chantilly City

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Eglise Saint-Pierre-des-Minimes, Chateau de Pierrefonds, Cathedrale Saint-Pierre
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Chateau de Pierrefonds ©
Chateau de Pierrefonds
Chateau de Chantilly
Chateau de Chantilly
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre ©
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Vieux-Lille and LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut. Get out of town with these interesting Lille side-trips: Musée du Louvre-Lens (in Lens) and Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy (in Givenchy-en-Gohelle). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, examine the collection at Musee La Piscine, steep yourself in history at Old Stock Exchange, and look for gifts at Souvenirs Lille.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lille trip planner.

You can take a train from Chantilly City to Lille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Calais.

Things to do in Lille

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Musée du Louvre-Lens, Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy, Musee La Piscine
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Vieux-Lille ©
Vieux-Lille
Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille ©
Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille
Musée du Louvre-Lens ©
Musée du Louvre-Lens

2
nights
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.
Visit Le Touquet Beach and Calais Beach for some beach relaxation. When in Calais, make a side trip to see Rue St. Jean in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, approximately Le Touquet – Paris-Plage away. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Cap Blanc-Nez and meet the residents at Nausicaa.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Calais trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Lille to Calais takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Calais can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Amiens.

Things to do in Calais

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, Cap Blanc-Nez, Nausicaa
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Le Touquet Beach ©
Le Touquet Beach
Cap Blanc-Nez ©
Cap Blanc-Nez
Calais Beach ©
Calais Beach

1
night
Amiens

Amiens ©
Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
On the 19th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, thentake a stroll through St-Leu, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, and finally take an in-depth tour of Maison de Jules Verne.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Amiens trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Calais to Amiens in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amiens

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
St-Leu
St-Leu
Maison de Jules Verne ©
Maison de Jules Verne