5 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

5 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

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Lille
— 1 night
Drive
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Calais
— 1 night
Drive
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Amiens
— 1 night
Drive
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Plailly
— 1 night
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Lille

— 1 night

Cultural Heart of Northern France

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy, and then shop like a local with Vieux-Lille. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, then don't miss a visit to Grande Place, then contemplate the long history of Old Stock Exchange, and finally get to know the resident critters at Lille Zoo.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lille road trip tool.

Paris to Lille is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in July, you will find days in Lille are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Calais.

Things to do in Lille

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

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Calais

— 1 night

Gate to the North

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): look for gifts at Calais Wine Superstore, meet the residents at Nausicaa, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage De Boulogne Sur Mer.

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Traveling by car from Lille to Calais takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Calais are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Amiens.

Things to do in Calais

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches

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Amiens

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Maison de Jules Verne, then admire the natural beauty at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, and finally wander the streets of St-Leu.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Amiens vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Calais to Amiens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Amiens are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Plailly.

Things to do in Amiens

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
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Plailly

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Chateau de Chantilly, get in on the family fun at Parc Asterix, and then relax and rejuvenate at Cils Design Oise.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Plailly itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Amiens to Plailly takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Plailly, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Plailly

Museums · Theme Parks · Spas

Side Trips

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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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