29 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

29 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

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29 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

Start: Rajahmundry
Fly + Drive:  22 h 30 min
1
Plailly
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Amiens
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Boulogne-sur-Mer
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Dunkirk
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Lens
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Rajahmundry

7
nights
Plailly

Plailly ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plailly: Compiegne (Palais de Compiegne & Clairiere de l'Armistice), Chateau de Pierrefonds (in Pierrefonds) and La Grande Arche de La Defense (in Puteaux).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Plailly online sightseeing planner .

Rajahmundry, India to Plailly is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Rajahmundry to Plailly due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Plailly can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Amiens.

Things to do in Plailly

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Senlis, Belleau, Chantilly City, Chateau de Pierrefonds, Musee de l'Air et de l'Espace - National Air and Space Museum of France
Highlights from your plan
Parc Asterix ©
Parc Asterix
Chateau de Chantilly
Chateau de Chantilly
Chateau Gaillard ©
Chateau Gaillard

7
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 out of town with these interesting Amiens side-trips: Australian National Memorial (in Villers-Bretonneux), Thiepval Memorial (in Thiepval) and Musee Somme 1916 (in Albert). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, admire the masterpieces at Musee de Picardie, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in nature's colorful creations at Le jardin des vertueux.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Amiens road trip site .

Getting from Plailly to Amiens by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 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

Side Trips

Villers-Bretonneux, Thiepval Memorial, Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, Musee Somme 1916, Chateau-Musee
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens ©
Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens
Maison de Jules Verne ©
Maison de Jules Verne

5
nights
Boulogne-sur-Mer

Boulogne-sur-Mer ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Boulogne-sur-Mer: Le Touquet – Paris-Plage (Le Touquet Beach & Rue St. Jean), Calais (Calais Town Hall & Calais Beach) and Cap Blanc-Nez (in Escalles).

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Boulogne-sur-Mer road trip site .

Traveling by car from Amiens to Boulogne-sur-Mer takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Boulogne-sur-Mer can reach 19°C, while at night they dip 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

Side Trips

Calais, Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie, Cap Blanc-Nez, Chapelle Saint-Nicolas de l'hotel-Dieu
Highlights from your plan
Nausicaa ©
Nausicaa
Crypte de la Basilique Notre-Dame ©
Crypte de la Basilique Notre-Dame

2
nights
Dunkirk

Dunkirk ©
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. On the 26th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint-Éloi Church, don't miss a visit to Belfry of Dunkirk, admire the striking features of Mairie de Dunkerque, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Malo-les-Bains, then brush up on your military savvy at Musee Dunkerque 1940, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Musee Portuaire. On the next day, 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, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dunkirk online tour planner .

Getting from Boulogne-sur-Mer to Dunkirk by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Dunkirk sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lens.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Calais Wine Superstore
Highlights from your plan
Calais Wine Superstore ©
Calais Wine Superstore
Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo ©
Musee Portuaire ©
Musee Portuaire

5
nights
Lens

Lens ©
Lens is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. Venture out of the city with trips to Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery and Memorial (in Vis-en-Artois), Somme American Cemetery and Memorial (in Bony) and Centre historique minier - Musee de la Mine (in Lewarde). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Musée du Louvre-Lens, make a trip to Grand Place, explore the different monuments and memorials at Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, and appreciate the history behind Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lens road trip planner.

You can drive from Dunkirk to Lens in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lens

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Arras, Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, Point-du-Jour-Cemetery, Avesnes sur Helpe, Somme American Cemetery and Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery ©
Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery
Musée du Louvre-Lens ©
Musée du Louvre-Lens
Les Terrils Jumeaux du 11/19 ©
Les Terrils Jumeaux du 11/19