28 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

28 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

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Fly to Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport, Drive to Amiens
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Amiens
— 6 nights
Drive
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Le Touquet – Paris-Plage
— 5 nights
Drive
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Saint-Omer
— 5 nights
Drive
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Lille
— 5 nights
Drive
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Chateau-Thierry
— 6 nights
Drive to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Fly to Cape Town

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Amiens — 6 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), Chateau de Pierrefonds (in Pierrefonds) and Chantilly City (Pavillon de Manse, Chateau de Chantilly, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, see the interesting displays at Musee Somme 1916, admire the natural beauty at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, and explore the world behind art at Musee de Picardie.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Amiens day trip planning site.

Cape Town, South Africa to Amiens is an approximately 24.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage.
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Le Touquet – Paris-Plage — 5 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Boulogne-sur-Mer (Plage De Boulogne Sur Mer & Nausicaa), Saint-Valery-sur-Somme (Be Baie & Tours et Remparts de Saint Valery sur Somme) and Le Parc de la Falaise (in Le Portel). On the 23rd (Fri), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Le Touquet Beach. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Rue St. Jean, look for all kinds of wild species at Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie, explore the different monuments and memorials at Etaples Military Cemetery, and get great views at Les remparts de Montreuil-sur-mer.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Le Touquet – Paris-Plage holiday planner.

Drive from Amiens to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Saint-Omer.
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Saint-Omer — 5 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.
Explore Saint-Omer's surroundings by going to Cap Blanc-Nez (in Escalles), Calais (Calais Wine Superstore, The Burghers of Calais, &more) and Plage de Gravelines (in Gravelines). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at La Coupole, get engrossed in the history at Musee Portuaire, examine the collection at Blockhaus d'Eperlecques, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruines de l'Abbaye Saint-Bertin.

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Drive from Le Touquet – Paris-Plage to Saint-Omer in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Lille.
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Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 2:

Lille — 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lille: Arras (Carriere Wellington, Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, &more), Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy (in Givenchy-en-Gohelle) and Neuville-Saint-Vaast (Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Maison Blanche & Necropole Nationale de la Targette). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, hunt for treasures at La Grande Braderie de Lille, get a taste of the local shopping with Vieux-Lille, and see the interesting displays at Musee La Piscine.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lille tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Saint-Omer to Lille by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Lille are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Chateau-Thierry.
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Chateau-Thierry — 6 nights

Château-Thierry is a French commune situated in the department of the Aisne, in the administrative region of Hauts-de-France and in the historic Province of Champagne.The origin of the name of the town is unknown. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chateau-Thierry: Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes (in Soissons), Donjon de Septmonts (in Septmonts) and Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial (in Fere-en-Tardenois). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Le Silo U1, appreciate the history behind Chateau-Thierry Monument, do a tasting at Champagne Fallet-Dart, and stop by Champagne Sourdet-Diot.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chateau-Thierry trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Lille to Chateau-Thierry takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Chateau-Thierry are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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Hauts-de-France travel guide

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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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