45 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

45 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Missoula
Fly + Drive:  23 h 45 min
— 11 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
— 9 nights
Train:  45 min
— 11 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
Compiegne City
— 12 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Missoula


Saint-Valery-sur-Somme ©
Saint-Valery-sur-Somme is a commune in the Somme department. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tours et Remparts de Saint Valery sur Somme and Chapelle des Marins. Explore Saint-Valery-sur-Somme's surroundings by going to Amiens (Horloge Dewailly et Marie-sans-chemise, Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, &more), Fort-Mahon-Plage (Dune de l'Authie & Golf de Belle Dune) and Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie (in Berck). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Rando-Nature en Somme, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Mers les Bains, get great views at Les remparts de Montreuil-sur-mer, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Mareis.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Valery-sur-Somme online trip itinerary maker.

Missoula, USA to Saint-Valery-sur-Somme is an approximately 24- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Missoula to Saint-Valery-sur-Somme is 8 hours. Traveling from Missoula in April, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Calais.

Things to do in Saint-Valery-sur-Somme

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Amiens, Abbeville, Montreuil-sur-Mer, Le Crotoy, Etaples
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
Tours et Remparts de Saint Valery sur Somme ©
Tours et Remparts de Saint Valery sur Somme
Rando-Nature en Somme ©
Rando-Nature en Somme


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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Calais Beach and l'Hotel de Ville de Calais. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Calais: Boulogne-sur-Mer (Beffroi, Crypte de la Basilique Notre-Dame, &more), Cap Gris Nez (in Audinghen) and Le Touquet – Paris-Plage (Le Touquet Beach & Marche Couvert). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at The Burghers of Calais, meet the residents at Nausicaa, stroll the grounds of Etaples Military Cemetery, and kick back and relax at Plage de Malo-les-Bains.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Calais day trip website.

Traveling by car from Saint-Valery-sur-Somme to Calais takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Calais sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Lille.

Things to do in Calais

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Boulogne-sur-Mer, Dunkirk, Saint-Omer, Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, Cap Gris Nez
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Calais Beach ©
Calais Beach
The Burghers of Calais
The Burghers of Calais
l'Hotel de Ville de Calais ©
l'Hotel de Ville de Calais


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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Koezio and Librairie Furet du Nord. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lille: Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial (in Beaumont-Hamel), Ulster Memorial Tower (in Thiepval) and Rancourt German Military Cemetery (in Rancourt). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut, make a trip to Grande Place, partake in some friendly competition at L'Echappee Biere, and appreciate the history behind Thiepval Memorial.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Lille trip planner.

Getting from Calais to Lille by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Lille, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Compiegne City.

Things to do in Lille

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Arras, Roubaix, Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, Lens, Albert
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Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
Koezio ©

Compiegne City

Compiegne City ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Foret de Compiegne and Hotel de ville de Compiegne. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Compiegne City: Soissons (Cathedrale Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais & Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes), Franco-Australian Museum (in Villers-Bretonneux) and Chateau of Coucy (in Coucy-le-Chateau-Auffrique).

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Compiegne City tour builder site.

You can drive from Lille to Compiegne City in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Compiegne City, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 46°F at night. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Compiegne City

Historic Sites Theme Parks Golf

Side Trips

Saint-Quentin City, Noyon, Soissons, Laon, Belleau
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Australian National Memorial ©
Australian National Memorial
Foret de Compiegne ©
Foret de Compiegne
Les Beaux Monts ©
Les Beaux Monts