32 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

32 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hauts-de-France itinerary planner
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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Lille
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Lille
— 14 nights
Drive
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Boulogne-sur-Mer
— 5 nights
Drive
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Compiegne
— 5 nights
Drive
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Amiens
— 6 nights
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Lille — 14 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: Bellicourt Monument (in Bellicourt), Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette (in Ablain-Saint-Nazaire) and Musee des Dentelles et Broderies de Caudry (in Caudry). Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale de la Treille, admire the striking features of Old Stock Exchange, and shop like a local with Vieux-Lille.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lille trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Lille is an approximately 25.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect Lille to be much colder, temps between 7°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Boulogne-sur-Mer.
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Boulogne-sur-Mer — 5 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boulogne-sur-Mer: Calais (l'Hotel de Ville de Calais, Calais Wine Superstore, &more), Le Moulin de la Montagne (in Watten) and Distillerie Persyn (in Houlle). On the 23rd (Mon), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Le Touquet Beach.

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Getting from Lille to Boulogne-sur-Mer by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. January in Boulogne-sur-Mer sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Compiegne.
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Compiegne — 5 nights

Compiègne is a commune in the Oise department in northern France. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Compiegne: Tour d'observation du General Mangin (in Villers-Cotterets), Soissonnais caves (in Berny Riviere) and Soissons (Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes & Cathedrale Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Le Cachot, learn about winemaking at Champagne Alain Navarre, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Pierrefonds, and get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de ville de Compiegne.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Compiegne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Boulogne-sur-Mer to Compiegne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Amiens.
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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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Amiens: Fouilloy (Sir John Monash Centre & Australian National Memorial), Beaumont-Hamel (Ancre British Cemetery & Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial) and Mametz (Devonshire Cemetery & Dantzig Alley British Cemetery). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jacques, admire the masterpieces at Musee de Picardie, and hunt for treasures at Grande Rederie d'Amiens.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Amiens day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Compiegne to Amiens takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January in Amiens, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll 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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