43 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

43 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

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Fly to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Drive to Bouconville-Vauclair
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Bouconville-Vauclair
— 5 nights
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Douai
— 8 nights
Drive
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Dunkirk
— 8 nights
Drive
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Montreuil-sur-Mer
— 8 nights
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Amiens
— 10 nights
Drive to Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport, Fly to Hobart

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Bouconville-Vauclair

— 5 nights
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Caverne du Dragon and Cathedrale Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais. Let the collections at Musee Jeanne d'Aboville and Musee la Maison de Marie-Jeanne capture your imagination. Explore Bouconville-Vauclair's surroundings by going to Fere-en-Tardenois (Chateau de Fere-en-Tardenois & Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial), Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes (in Soissons) and Chateau of Coucy (in Coucy-le-Chateau-Auffrique).

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bouconville-Vauclair trip itinerary builder app.

Hobart, Australia to Bouconville-Vauclair is an approximately 33-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Hobart to Bouconville-Vauclair due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hobart in June, things will get a bit warmer in Bouconville-Vauclair: highs are around 27°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Douai.

Things to do in Bouconville-Vauclair

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 14:

Douai

— 8 nights
Douai is a commune in the Nord département in northern France. Musee La Piscine and Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Vieux-Lille or La Ferme du Pont des Loups. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Douai: Abbaye de Vaucelles (in Les Rues-des-Vignes), Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette (in Ablain-Saint-Nazaire) and Le Musee Du Touage (in Bellicourt). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Centre Historique Mnier, explore the world behind art at Musee des Bois Jolis, don't miss a visit to Heroes Square, and gain a rich perspective with Beffroi de Douai.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Douai travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Bouconville-Vauclair to Douai takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Dunkirk.

Things to do in Douai

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 22:

Dunkirk

— 8 nights
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Calais Beach and Cran d'Escalles. Head to Calais Wine Superstore and Majestic Wine Calaisfor plenty of shopping. Explore Dunkirk's surroundings by going to Calais (Tour du Guet, Philippe Olivier, &more), Boursot Vins (in Ardres) and Parc Saint Joseph Village (in Guines). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Blockhaus d'Eperlecques, learn about all things military at La Coupole, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Public de Saint-Omer, and stroll through Wissant Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dunkirk tour planning app.

You can drive from Douai to Dunkirk in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Dunkirk can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Montreuil-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 30:

Montreuil-sur-Mer

— 8 nights
Montreuil or Montreuil-sur-Mer is a sub-prefecture in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. Head to La Cave de Montreuil and La Manufacture du Touquetfor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique and Maison de la Baie de Somme. Explore Montreuil-sur-Mer's surroundings by going to Plage de Mers les Bains (in Mers-les-Bains), Boulogne-sur-Mer (Plage De Boulogne Sur Mer, Basilique Notre Dame de Boulogne-sur-Mer, &more) and La chapelle des marins (in Cayeux-sur-Mer). On the 2nd (Tue), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Le Touquet Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Les remparts de Montreuil-sur-mer, contemplate the long history of Tours et Remparts de Saint Valery sur Somme, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Valloires, and admire the landmark architecture of The Citadel.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Montreuil-sur-Mer visit planner.

Drive from Dunkirk to Montreuil-sur-Mer in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Amiens.

Things to do in Montreuil-sur-Mer

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 8:

Amiens

— 10 nights

City of Canals

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Maison de Jules Verne and St-Leu. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee Somme 1916 and Historial de la Grande Guerre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amiens: Beaumont-Hamel (Ancre British Cemetery & Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial), Thiepval Memorial (in Authuille) and Lochnagar Crater (in Ovillers-la-Boisselle). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, get a tailor-made plan with Chemins d'Histoire Battlefield Tours, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Fort de Rambures, and see the interesting displays at Village des Metiers D'antan & Musee Motobecane.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Amiens trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Montreuil-sur-Mer to Amiens takes 1.5 hours. July in Amiens sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amiens

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 18:

Hauts-de-France travel guide

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Theme Parks · Specialty Museums · Room Escape Games
Hauts-de-France is a region of France created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014, from a merger of Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardy. The new region came into existence on 1 January 2016, after the regional elections in December 2015. France's Conseil d'État approved Hauts-de-France as the name of the region on 28 September 2016, effective 30 September 2016.The region covers an area of more than 31813km2, and has a population of 5,973,098.ToponymyThe region's interim name Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie was a hyphenated placename, created by hyphenating the merged regions' names—Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardie—in alphabetical order.On 14 March 2016, well ahead of the 1 July deadline, the Regional council decided on Hauts-de-France as the region's permanent name,. The provisional name of the region was retired on 30 September 2016, when the new name of the region, Hauts-de-France, took effect.GeographyThe region borders Belgium (Flanders and Wallonia) to the northeast, the English Channel to the northwest, as well as the French regions of Grand Est to the southeast, Île-de-France to the south, and Normandy to the southwest. It is connected to the United Kingdom (England) via the Channel Tunnel.

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