10 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

10 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

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Train
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Lille
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Plailly
— 1 night
Drive
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Amiens
— 3 nights
Drive
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Boulogne-sur-Mer
— 3 nights
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Lille — 2 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.
Explore Lille's surroundings by going to Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy (in Givenchy-en-Gohelle), Musee de Cambrai (in Cambrai) and Bellicourt Monument (in Bellicourt). The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get in on the family fun at Koezio, admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, and examine the collection at Musée du Louvre-Lens.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lille day trip tool.

London, UK to Lille is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Lille is 1 hour. In October in Lille, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Plailly.
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Plailly — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Les Etangs de Commelles, get in on the family fun at Parc Asterix, then relax and rejuvenate at Les Pauses Bien Etre, and finally see the interesting displays at Pavillon de Manse.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Plailly holiday planner.

Getting from Lille to Plailly by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Amiens.
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Amiens — 3 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Amiens: Australian National Memorial (in Fouilloy), Musee Somme 1916 (in Albert) and Saint-Valery-sur-Somme (Be Baie & Eglise Saint-Martin). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, appreciate the history behind Thiepval Memorial, steep yourself in history at Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, and wander the streets of St-Leu.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Amiens trip app.

Traveling by car from Plailly to Amiens takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Boulogne-sur-Mer.
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Boulogne-sur-Mer — 3 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boulogne-sur-Mer: Le Touquet Beach (in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage), Cran d'Escalles (in Escalles) and Calais (La Cite De La Dentelle Et De La Mode De Calais & Calais Wine Superstore).

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Boulogne-sur-Mer trip site.

You can drive from Amiens to Boulogne-sur-Mer in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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Hauts-de-France travel guide

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Theme Parks · Room Escape Games · Specialty Museums
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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