50 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

50 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hauts-de-France travel route planner

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Fly to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Drive to Plailly
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Plailly
— 4 nights
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Amiens
— 9 nights
Drive
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Le Touquet – Paris-Plage
— 7 nights
Drive
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Saint-Omer
— 7 nights
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Lille
— 22 nights
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Plailly

— 4 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Belleau (Aisne-Marne Memorial & Cemetery, Aisne Marne American Cemetery, &more).

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Plailly day trip planning website.

Toronto, Canada to Plailly is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Plailly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Amiens.

Things to do in Plailly

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 16:

Amiens

— 9 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amiens: Hebuterne (Sheffield Memorial Park and Railway Hollow Cemetery & Serre Road Cemetery No.2), Beaumont-Hamel (Ancre British Cemetery & Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial) and Mametz (Mametz War Memorial, Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, admire the natural beauty at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, contemplate the long history of Le Cachot, and explore the world behind art at Musee de Picardie.

Discover how to plan a Amiens trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Plailly to Amiens by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. October in Amiens sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage.

Things to do in Amiens

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 25:

Le Touquet – Paris-Plage

— 7 nights
Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, commonly referred to as Le Touquet, is a commune near Boulogne-sur-Mer, in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. Get out of town with these interesting Le Touquet – Paris-Plage side-trips: Wimereux Cemetery - Commonwealth War Graves (in Wimereux), Boulogne-sur-Mer (Fish Market, Nausicaa, &more) and Audinghen (Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique & Cap Gris Nez). On the 27th (Wed), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Le Touquet Beach. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Samaris, make a trip to Chinese Cemetery Nolette, stroll the grounds of Etaples Military Cemetery, and examine the collection at Mareis.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Le Touquet – Paris-Plage trip planner.

Drive from Amiens to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Saint-Omer.

Things to do in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 25 — Nov 1:

Saint-Omer

— 7 nights
Saint-Omer in the Pas-de-Calais department is the starting point for the canals radiating out from the river Aa with a diverse population.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Omer: Calais (Calais Wine Superstore, Calais Beach, &more), Tour de L'horloge (in Guines) and Cap Blanc-Nez (in Escalles). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at La Coupole, stroll the grounds of La Kreule Military Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Blockhaus d'Eperlecques, and explore the galleries of Steenmeulen.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Omer itinerary tool.

Getting from Le Touquet – Paris-Plage to Saint-Omer by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Saint-Omer can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lille.

Things to do in Saint-Omer

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 8:

Lille

— 22 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lille side-trips: Neuville-Saint-Vaast (Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Maison Blanche & Necropole Nationale de la Targette), Somme American Cemetery and Memorial (in Bony) and Arras (Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, St Vaast Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Arras, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, witness the site of a historic battle at Fromelles and Flanders Battlefield Tours, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lille Zoo, and examine the collection at Musee La Piscine.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lille road trip app.

Drive from Saint-Omer to Lille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Lille can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lille

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 30:

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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