45 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

45 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

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Saint-Valery-sur-Somme
— 11 nights
2
Calais
— 9 nights
3
Lille
— 11 nights
4
Compiegne City
— 12 nights

11
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Saint-Valery-sur-Somme

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme ©
Saint-Valery-sur-Somme is a commune in the Somme department. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tours et Remparts de Saint Valery sur Somme and Rando-Nature en Somme. Explore Saint-Valery-sur-Somme's surroundings by going to Amiens (Horloge Dewailly et Marie-sans-chemise, Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, &more), Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie (in Berck) and Fort-Mahon-Plage (Dune de l'Authie & Golf de Belle Dune). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle des Marins, explore the historical opulence of The Citadel, contemplate the waterfront views at Baie de Somme, and get outside with L'Herbarium.

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Missoula, USA to Saint-Valery-sur-Somme is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Missoula in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, with lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Calais.

Things to do in Saint-Valery-sur-Somme

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Amiens, Abbeville, Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, Le Crotoy, Montreuil-sur-Mer
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Tours et Remparts de Saint Valery sur Somme ©
Rando-Nature en Somme ©
Rando-Nature en Somme
Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie ©
Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Calais Beach and The Burghers of Calais. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Calais: Le Touquet – Paris-Plage (Le Touquet Beach & Marche Couvert), Cap Gris Nez (in Audinghen) and Boulogne-sur-Mer (Beffroi, Crypte de la Basilique Notre-Dame, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to l'Hotel de Ville de Calais, meet the residents at Nausicaa, stroll the grounds of Etaples Military Cemetery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint-Omer Cathedrale.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Calais day trip website.

Traveling by car from Saint-Valery-sur-Somme to Calais takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Calais sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Lille.

Things to do in Calais

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Boulogne-sur-Mer, Dunkirk, Saint-Omer, Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, Collegiale Saint-Pierre
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The Burghers of Calais
The Burghers of Calais
Calais Beach ©
Calais Beach
l'Hotel de Ville de Calais ©
l'Hotel de Ville de Calais

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Place aux Oignons and LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lille: Rancourt German Military Cemetery (in Rancourt), Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial (in Beaumont-Hamel) and Ulster Memorial Tower (in Thiepval). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Koezio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Brebieres, wander the streets of Vieux-Lille, and partake in some friendly competition at L'Echappee Biere.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lille trip maker.

You can take a train from Calais to Lille in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Lille sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Compiegne City.

Things to do in Lille

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Arras, Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, Roubaix, Lens, Fromelles
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Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
Place aux Oignons ©
Place aux Oignons
Koezio ©
Koezio

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Compiegne City

Compiegne City ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Foret de Compiegne and Memorial de l'Armistice. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Compiegne City: Soissons (Cathedrale Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais & Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes), Chateau of Coucy (in Coucy-le-Chateau-Auffrique) and Franco-Australian Museum (in Villers-Bretonneux).

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You can drive from Lille to Compiegne City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Compiegne City can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Compiegne City

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Golf

Side Trips

Saint-Quentin City, Noyon, Compiegne, Soissons, Belleau
Find places to stay May 23 — Jun 4:
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Australian National Memorial ©
Australian National Memorial
Foret de Compiegne ©
Foret de Compiegne
Memorial de l'Armistice ©
Memorial de l'Armistice