60 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

60 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lille
— 15 nights
2
Calais
— 14 nights
3
Saint-Valery-sur-Somme
— 15 nights
4
Compiegne City
— 13 nights

15
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Parc du Heron and Sourceane. Step off the beaten path and head to Centre Historique Mnier and Koezio. Explore Lille's surroundings by going to Arras (Citadelle d'Arras, Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, &more), Monchy-le-Preux Newfoundland Memorial (in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage) and Basilique Notre-Dame de Brebieres (in Albert). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut, have some family-friendly fun at Le Waf, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye de Vaucelles, and admire the architecture and history at VirtualRoom.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lille trip itinerary website.

Sydney, Australia to Lille is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Lille due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in May; daily highs in Lille reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Calais.

Things to do in Lille

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Arras, Douai, Thiepval, Roubaix, Lens
Highlights from your plan
Lochnagar Crater ©
Lochnagar Crater
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
Centre Historique Mnier ©
Centre Historique Mnier

14
nights
Calais

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 your shopping at Marche Couvert and Cite Europe. Step off the beaten path and head to Blockhaus d'Eperlecques and Basilique Notre Dame de Boulogne-sur-Mer. Get out of town with these interesting Calais side-trips: Saint-Omer (Jardin Public de Saint-Omer, Eglise Saint-Denis, &more), Dunkirk (Saint-Éloi Church, Belfry of Dunkirk, &more) and Boulogne-sur-Mer (Chateau-Musee, Beffroi, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Etaples Military Cemetery, don't miss a visit to l'Hotel de Ville de Calais, visit a coastal fixture at Phare de Calais, and examine the collection at La Cite De La Dentelle Et De La Mode De Calais.

Plan my day in Calais using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can take a train from Lille to Calais in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Calais sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Valery-sur-Somme.

Things to do in Calais

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Boulogne-sur-Mer, Dunkirk, Saint-Omer, Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, Ardres
Highlights from your plan
l'Hotel de Ville de Calais ©
l'Hotel de Ville de Calais
Blockhaus d'Eperlecques ©
Blockhaus d'Eperlecques
Etaples Military Cemetery ©
Etaples Military Cemetery

15
nights
Saint-Valery-sur-Somme

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme ©
Saint-Valery-sur-Somme is a commune in the Somme department. Relax by the water at Plage de Mers les Bains and Plage les Combots. Mareis and Musee Picarvie will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Valery-sur-Somme side-trips: Mers-les-Bains (Casino de Mers Les Bains & Mers les Bains Equitation), Le Parc de la Bouvaque (in Abbeville) and Chateau Fort de Rambures (in Rambures). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle des Marins, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Valloires, head outdoors with L'Herbarium, and identify plant and animal life at Rando-Nature en Somme.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Valery-sur-Somme road trip planner.

Getting from Calais to Saint-Valery-sur-Somme by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Saint-Valery-sur-Somme can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Compiegne City.

Things to do in Saint-Valery-sur-Somme

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montreuil-sur-Mer, Abbeville, Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, Berck, Fort-Mahon-Plage
Highlights from your plan
Tours et Remparts de Saint Valery sur Somme ©
Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie ©
Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie
Maison de la Baie de Somme ©
Maison de la Baie de Somme

13
nights
Compiegne City

Compiegne City ©
Australian National Memorial and Abbaye de Vauclair will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Aisne Marne American Cemetery and Chateau of Coucy. Get out of town with these interesting Compiegne City side-trips: Saint-Quentin City (Patinoire Bul, Basilique de Saint-Quentin, &more), Franco-Australian Museum (in Villers-Bretonneux) and Sir John Monash Centre (in Fouilloy).

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Compiegne City online vacation planner.

You can drive from Saint-Valery-sur-Somme to Compiegne City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. June in Compiegne City sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Compiegne City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Quentin City, Amiens, Beauvais, Soissons, Compiegne
Highlights from your plan
Australian National Memorial ©
Australian National Memorial
Aisne Marne American Cemetery ©
Aisne Marne American Cemetery
Sir John Monash Centre ©
Sir John Monash Centre

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