17 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

17 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hauts-de-France vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Lille
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Lille
— 5 nights
Drive
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Boulogne-sur-Mer
— 4 nights
Drive
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Amiens
— 5 nights
Drive
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Chantilly City
— 2 nights
Drive to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Fly to Toronto

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lille: Centre Historique Mnier (in Lewarde), Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy (in Givenchy-en-Gohelle) and Musée du Louvre-Lens (in Lens). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Grande Place, admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, take a stroll through Vieux-Lille, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lille Zoo.

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Toronto, Canada to Lille is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In June, Lille is a bit cooler than Toronto - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Boulogne-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Lille

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Boulogne-sur-Mer

— 4 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Calais (Calais Beach & Calais Wine Superstore), Le Touquet Beach (in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage) and Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie (in Berck).

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Boulogne-sur-Mer trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lille to Boulogne-sur-Mer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Amiens.

Things to do in Boulogne-sur-Mer

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Amiens

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Amiens side-trips: Parc Asterix (in Plailly), Musee Somme 1916 (in Albert) and Windmill Memorial (in Pozieres). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, appreciate the history behind Thiepval Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at Australian National Memorial, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Pierrefonds.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Amiens holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Boulogne-sur-Mer to Amiens takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Amiens, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chantilly City.

Things to do in Amiens

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Chantilly City

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Pavillon de Manse, stop by Le Comptoir des Jeux, try to win big at Hippodrome Princes de Conde, then explore the world behind art at Chateau de Chantilly, and finally examine the collection at The Living Museum of the Horse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Cils Design Oise, then contemplate the waterfront views at Les Etangs de Commelles, then see the interesting displays at Musee de la Memoire des Murs, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise saint Samson.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Chantilly City trip planner.

Getting from Amiens to Chantilly City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chantilly City

Museums · Spas · Parks · Casinos

Side Trips

Hauts-de-France travel guide

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Theme Parks · Specialty Museums · Room Escape Games
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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