13 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hauts-de-France attractions planner
Make it your trip
Fly to Paris Orly, Train to Amiens
— 3 nights
Le Touquet – Paris-Plage
— 3 nights
— 4 nights
— 2 nights
Drive to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Fly to Pittsburgh


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 Amiens' surroundings by going to Australian National Memorial (in Fouilloy), Lochnagar Crater (in Ovillers-la-Boisselle) and Thiepval Memorial (in Authuille). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, admire the masterpieces at Musee de Picardie, wander the streets of St-Leu, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Brebieres.

Planning Amiens trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Pittsburgh, USA to Amiens is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In September, Amiens is a bit cooler than Pittsburgh - with highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

Le Touquet – Paris-Plage — 3 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: Nausicaa (in Boulogne-sur-Mer), Calais Wine Superstore (in Calais) and Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique (in Audinghen). On the 16th (Fri), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Le Touquet Beach. It doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at Be Baie and brush up on your military savvy at La Coupole.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Le Touquet – Paris-Plage trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Amiens to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Lille.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:

Lille — 4 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Lille: Cambrai Tank 1917 (in Flesquieres), Musee departemental Matisse (in Le Cateau-Cambresis) and Arras (Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery & Grand Place). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, browse the fresh offerings at Le Marche de Vieux Lille, admire the striking features of Old Stock Exchange, and admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lille online vacation planner.

Getting from Le Touquet – Paris-Plage to Lille by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. September in Lille sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Plailly.
Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21:

Plailly — 2 nights

On the 22nd (Thu), find something for the whole family at Parc Asterix, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Cils Design Oise, then admire the masterpieces at Chateau de Chantilly, and finally browse the exhibits of Pavillon de Manse.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Plailly road trip app.

You can drive from Lille to Plailly in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Plailly are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.
Museums · Theme Parks · Spas · Casinos
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Hauts-de-France travel guide

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.