22 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

22 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Halifax
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  11 h 15 min
1
Lille
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Le Touquet – Paris-Plage
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Amiens
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Laon
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Charly-Sur-Marne
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Halifax

5
nights
Lille

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.
Popular historic sites such as Old Stock Exchange and Eglise du Sacre-Coeur are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vieux-Lille and Place du Theatre. Get out of town with these interesting Lille side-trips: Plage de Malo-les-Bains (in Dunkirk), Wormhoudt Massacre Site (in Esquelbecq) and Brasserie du Steph (in Rosult). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, sample the tasty concoctions at Brasserie Artisanale Dreum, examine the collection at Musée du Louvre-Lens, and have some family-friendly fun at Les Cognees - Lancer de haches.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lille tour planning app.

Halifax, Canada to Lille is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and train. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Lille are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage.

Things to do in Lille

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Arras, Lens, Site Ornithologique des Cinq Tailles, Ors Communal Cemetery, Plage de Malo-les-Bains
Highlights from your plan
Vieux-Lille ©
Vieux-Lille
Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille ©
Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille
Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery ©
Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery

4
nights
Le Touquet – Paris-Plage

Le Touquet – Paris-Plage ©
Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, commonly referred to as Le Touquet, is a commune near Boulogne-sur-Mer, in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. Do some cultural sightseeing at La Coupole and Etaples Military Cemetery. Popular historic sites such as Chapelle Saint-Nicolas de l'hotel-Dieu and Eglise Saint-Martin are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Le Touquet – Paris-Plage: Calais (Calais Beach & Calais Wine Superstore), Aa Saint-Omer Golf Club (in Lumbres) and Boulogne-sur-Mer (Plage De Boulogne Sur Mer & Nausicaa). There's lots more to do: stroll through Le Touquet Beach, kick back and relax at Wissant Beach, make a trip to Abbatiale Saint-Saulve, and tee off at Golf du Touquet.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Le Touquet – Paris-Plage day trip site.

You can take a train from Lille to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can take a train to Amiens.

Things to do in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Calais, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Montreuil-sur-Mer, La Coupole, Etaples Military Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Le Touquet Beach ©
Le Touquet Beach
Etaples Military Cemetery ©
Etaples Military Cemetery
La Coupole ©
La Coupole

4
nights
Amiens

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 some historical perspective at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens and Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Maison de Jules Verne and Le Cachot. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amiens: Musee Somme 1916 (in Albert), Abbaye Royale du Moncel (in Pontpoint) and Beaumont-Hamel British Cemetery (in Beaumont-Hamel). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of St-Leu, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, look for gifts at La Cave du Houblon, and step into the grandiose world of Parc et Vestiges du Chateau Royal.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Amiens day trip website.

You can take a train from Le Touquet – Paris-Plage to Amiens in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Amiens, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Laon.

Things to do in Amiens

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chantilly City, Senlis, Beaumont-Hamel, Musee Somme 1916, Cathedrale Saint-Pierre
Highlights from your plan
Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens ©
Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial

4
nights
Laon

Laon ©
Laon is the capital city of the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France, northern France. Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon and Somme American Cemetery and Memorial will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau de Pierrefonds and Ensemble abbatial Saint-Martin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Laon: Eglise Saint-Martin de Jeantes (in Jeantes), Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes (in Soissons) and Abbaye Saint-Jean Aux Bois (in Saint-Jean-aux-Bois). The adventure continues: play a few rounds at Golf de l'Ailette, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique de Saint-Quentin, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Medard de Parfondeval.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Laon day trip planner.

You can take a train from Amiens to Laon in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. September in Laon sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Charly-Sur-Marne.

Things to do in Laon

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Quentin City, Eglise Saint-Martin de Jeantes, Chateau de Trelon, Golf de l'Ailette, Somme American Cemetery and Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Pierrefonds ©
Chateau de Pierrefonds
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon
Somme American Cemetery and Memorial ©
Somme American Cemetery and Memorial

3
nights
Charly-Sur-Marne

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. Visit Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de Belleau and Chateau de La Ferte-Milon for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Champagne Fallet-Dart and Champagne Alain Mercier et Fils. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charly-Sur-Marne: Champagne Sourdet-Diot (in La Chapelle-Monthodon), Musee Regional du Machinisme Agricole (in La Ferte-Milon) and Les Fantomes de Landowski (in Oulchy-le-Chateau). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Champagne Dechelle Henri et Fille, pause for some photo ops at British Cemetery - Montreuil-aux-Lions, stroll the grounds of Aisne-Marne Memorial & Cemetery, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Conde.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Charly-Sur-Marne road trip app.

Traveling by car from Laon to Charly-Sur-Marne takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charly-Sur-Marne

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Belleau, La Ferte-Milon, Chateau de Conde, British Cemetery - Montreuil-aux-Lions, Champagne Sourdet-Diot
Highlights from your plan
Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de Belleau
Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de Belleau
Aisne-Marne Memorial & Cemetery ©
Aisne-Marne Memorial & Cemetery
Champagne Fallet-Dart ©
Champagne Fallet-Dart