8 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

8 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hauts-de-France trip planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Plailly
— 1 night
Drive
2
Amiens
— 1 night
Drive
3
Boulogne-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Lille
— 3 nights
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Plailly — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Chateau de Chantilly, find something for the whole family at Parc Asterix, and then relax and rejuvenate at Cils Design Oise.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Plailly online holiday maker.

Chennai, India to Plailly is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Chennai to Plailly, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chennai in August, plan for colder days in Plailly, with highs around 28°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Amiens.
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Amiens — 1 night

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.
On the 9th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Maison de Jules Verne, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, and finally wander the streets of St-Leu.

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You can drive from Plailly to Amiens in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, daytime highs in Amiens are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Boulogne-sur-Mer.
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Boulogne-sur-Mer — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): learn about all things military at La Coupole, then trek along Promenade des Remparts, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Nausicaa. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Le Touquet Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Boulogne-sur-Mer trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amiens to Boulogne-sur-Mer takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lille.
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Lille — 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then learn about all things military at Carriere Wellington. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, then make a trip to Grande Place, then take a stroll through Vieux-Lille, and finally see the interesting displays at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lille tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Boulogne-sur-Mer to Lille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Lille sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can 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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