20 days in Johannesburg & Hauts-de-France Itinerary

20 days in Johannesburg & Hauts-de-France Itinerary

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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Charly-Sur-Marne, France
— 2 nights
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Lille, France
— 4 nights
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Calais, France
— 3 nights
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Amiens, France
— 5 nights

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Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Apartheid Museum and South African National Museum of Military History are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Johannesburg: Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom) and Pretoria (Voortrekker Monument & Union Buildings). Spend the 29th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct, try your luck at Montecasino, and learn insider's secrets on Time Anchor Distillery.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg vacation planning tool.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiports are O R Tambo International and Pilanesberg International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Charly-Sur-Marne.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Pretoria, Lion and Safari Park, Montecasino
Highlights from your plan
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

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Charly-Sur-Marne, France

Charly-Sur-Marne ©
Charly-sur-Marne is a commune in the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.Charly was an old fortified city dating from 9th century Burgundy, it was renamed Charly-sur-Marne in 2006.GeographyThe old city lies to the north of the Marne River. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): learn about all things military at Musee de la Memoire de Belleau 1914-1918, awaken your taste buds at Champagne Pierre Laurent, then do a tasting at Champagne Gioria Latizeau, and finally do a tasting at Champagne Fallet-Dart. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Champagne Dechelle Henri et Fille, do a tasting at Champagne Alain Mercier et Fils, then learn about winemaking at Champagne Sourdet-Diot, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de Belleau.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Charly-Sur-Marne holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Johannesburg to Charly-Sur-Marne. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Charly-Sur-Marne, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Lille.

Things to do in Charly-Sur-Marne

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Belleau, Saulchery, Champagne Sourdet-Diot, Champagne Dechelle Henri et Fille, Champagne Alain Mercier et Fils
Highlights from your plan
Champagne Gioria Latizeau ©
Champagne Gioria Latizeau
Champagne Fallet-Dart ©
Champagne Fallet-Dart
Champagne Alain Mercier et Fils ©
Champagne Alain Mercier et Fils

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Lille, France

Lille ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille and Old Stock Exchange. Get out of town with these interesting Lille side-trips: Arras (Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery & Carriere Wellington), Saut en Parachute Merville (in Merville) and Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy (in Givenchy-en-Gohelle). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Vieux-Lille, appreciate the history behind The Bullecourt Digger, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Hunt Lille, and don't miss a visit to Place aux Oignons.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lille online visit planner.

Getting from Charly-Sur-Marne to Lille by car takes about 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Lille can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Calais.

Things to do in Lille

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Arras, Saut en Parachute Merville, Escape Hunt Lille, The Bullecourt Digger, Musee La Piscine
Highlights from your plan
Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille ©
Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille
Musee La Piscine ©
Musee La Piscine

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Calais, France

Calais ©
Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
Do some cultural sightseeing at La Coupole and Blockhaus d'Eperlecques. Step out of Calais to go to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage and see Le Touquet Beach, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stop by Calais Wine Superstore, brush up on your military savvy at Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique, and meet the residents at Nausicaa.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Calais trip builder website.

Take a train from Lille to Calais in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Amiens.

Things to do in Calais

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Blockhaus d'Eperlecques, Nausicaa, La Coupole, Le Touquet Beach, Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique
Highlights from your plan
Le Touquet Beach ©
Le Touquet Beach
La Coupole ©
La Coupole
Blockhaus d'Eperlecques ©
Blockhaus d'Eperlecques

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Amiens, France

Amiens ©
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 a sense of the local culture at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens and St-Leu. Get out of town with these interesting Amiens side-trips: Australian National Memorial (in Fouilloy), Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial (in Beaumont-Hamel) and Lochnagar Crater (in Ovillers-la-Boisselle). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, explore the world behind art at Chateau de Chantilly, witness the site of a historic battle at Tank Corps Memorial, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Pierrefonds.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Amiens trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Calais to Amiens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Amiens when traveling from Calais in October, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amiens

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Villers-Bretonneux, Chateau de Chantilly, Thiepval Memorial, Musee Somme 1916, Delville Wood War Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
Australian National Memorial ©
Australian National Memorial

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