29 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

29 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hauts-de-France trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Drive to Plailly
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Plailly
— 7 nights
Drive
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Amiens
— 7 nights
Drive
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Boulogne-sur-Mer
— 5 nights
Drive
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Dunkirk
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lens
— 5 nights
Drive to Lille-Lesquin Airport, Fly to Rajahmundry

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Plailly

— 7 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Plailly: La Grande Arche de La Defense (in Puteaux), Chateau de Pierrefonds (in Pierrefonds) and Palais de Compiegne (in Compiegne).

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Plailly online holiday planner.

Rajahmundry, India to Plailly is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Rajahmundry to Plailly, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Plailly can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Amiens.

Things to do in Plailly

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Amiens

— 7 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amiens: Australian National Memorial (in Fouilloy), Musee Somme 1916 (in Albert) and Thiepval Memorial (in Authuille). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, take in nature's colorful creations at Parc Saint-Pierre, stop by St-Leu, and get your game on at Archery Arena.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Amiens driving holiday site.

You can drive from Plailly to Amiens in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Amiens are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Boulogne-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Amiens

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Boulogne-sur-Mer

— 5 nights
Explore Boulogne-sur-Mer's surroundings by going to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage (Le Touquet Beach & Rue St. Jean), Cap Blanc-Nez (in Escalles) and Calais (l'Hotel de Ville de Calais & Calais Beach).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Boulogne-sur-Mer online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amiens to Boulogne-sur-Mer takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dunkirk.

Things to do in Boulogne-sur-Mer

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dunkirk

— 2 nights
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint-Éloi Church, make a trip to Belfry of Dunkirk, ponder the world of politics at Mairie de Dunkerque, then kick back and relax at Plage de Malo-les-Bains, then brush up on your military savvy at Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo, and finally examine the collection at Musee Portuaire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): look for gifts at Calais Wine Superstore, then get to know the resident critters at Parc Zoologique de Fort-Mardyck, and then have some family-friendly fun at Laser Game Evolution Dunkerque.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Dunkirk attractions site.

You can drive from Boulogne-sur-Mer to Dunkirk in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lens.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lens

— 5 nights
Lens is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lens: Somme American Cemetery and Memorial (in Bony), Centre Historique Mnier (in Lewarde) and Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery and Memorial (in Haucourt). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Musée du Louvre-Lens, enjoy breathtaking views from Le Beffroi d'Arras, make a trip to Heroes Square, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Les Terrils Jumeaux du 11/19.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lens vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Dunkirk to Lens takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lens

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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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