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
Train to Paris CDG, Fly to Chennai

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Plailly — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Chateau de Chantilly, then find something for the whole family at Parc Asterix, and then relax and rejuvenate at Cils Design Oise.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Plailly online day trip planner.

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. While traveling from Chennai, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Plailly, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can 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 6th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Maison de Jules Verne, then admire the natural beauty at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, and finally take a stroll through St-Leu.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Amiens road trip planner.

You can drive from Plailly to Amiens in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Amiens can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Boulogne-sur-Mer.
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Boulogne-sur-Mer — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): learn about all things military at La Coupole, hike along Promenade des Remparts, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Nausicaa. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Le Touquet Beach.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Boulogne-sur-Mer trip planner.

You can drive from Amiens to Boulogne-sur-Mer in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Boulogne-sur-Mer can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) 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.
On the 9th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then brush up on your military savvy at Carriere Wellington. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, 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 see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lille trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Boulogne-sur-Mer to Lille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Lille are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Fun & Games
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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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