10 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

10 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage
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Le Touquet – Paris-Plage
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint-Omer
— 1 night
Drive
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Lille
— 2 nights
Train
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Amiens
— 2 nights
Drive
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Plailly
— 1 night
Drive to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Fly to Jeddah

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Le Touquet – Paris-Plage — 3 nights

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Le Touquet – Paris-Plage: Boulogne-sur-Mer (Promenade des Remparts & Nausicaa), Calais Wine Superstore (in Calais) and Be Baie (in Saint-Valery-sur-Somme). On the 29th (Mon), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Le Touquet Beach. It doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mareis and stroll the grounds of Etaples Military Cemetery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Le Touquet – Paris-Plage online trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Jeddah in August, things will get much colder in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saint-Omer.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips
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Saint-Omer — 1 night

Saint-Omer in the Pas-de-Calais department is the starting point for the canals radiating out from the river Aa with a diverse population.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint-Omer Cathedrale, then see the interesting displays at Blockhaus d'Eperlecques, and then learn about all things military at La Coupole.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Saint-Omer trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Le Touquet – Paris-Plage to Saint-Omer takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Saint-Omer are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lille.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Lille — 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Northern France

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.
On the 1st (Thu), appreciate the history behind Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut, take a stroll through Vieux-Lille, then make a trip to Grande Place, and finally get to know the resident critters at Lille Zoo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lille day trip planning app.

You can drive from Saint-Omer to Lille in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Lille sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can take a train to Amiens.
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Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks
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Amiens — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, take a stroll through St-Leu, then get engrossed in the history at Maison de Jules Verne, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jacques. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Australian National Memorial, steep yourself in history at Lochnagar Crater, then steep yourself in history at Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Thiepval Memorial.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Amiens trip maker app.

You can take a train from Lille to Amiens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Plailly.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Plailly — 1 night

On the 5th (Mon), find something for the whole family at Parc Asterix.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Plailly travel route planner.

Drive from Amiens to Plailly in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.
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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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