38 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Amiens
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Amiens
— 6 nights
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Le Touquet – Paris-Plage
— 6 nights
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Saint-Omer
— 6 nights
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Lille
— 11 nights
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Chateau-Thierry
— 6 nights
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Plailly
— 1 night
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Amiens — 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amiens: Chateau de Pierrefonds (in Pierrefonds), Palais de Compiegne (in Compiegne) and Mémorial de l'internement et de la déportation-Camp de Royallieu (in Compiegne City). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, get engrossed in the history at Maison de Jules Verne, stroll the grounds of Australian National Memorial, and brush up on your military savvy at Sir John Monash Centre.

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Perth, Australia to Amiens is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Perth in August, things will get a bit warmer in Amiens: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage.
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Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 6:

Le Touquet – Paris-Plage — 6 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Le Touquet – Paris-Plage: Le Portel (Phare du Parc d'Alprech & Le Parc de la Falaise), Audinghen (Cap Gris-Nez & Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique) and Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie (in Berck). On the 9th (Sat), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Le Touquet Beach. Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Nausicaa, experience rural life at Asinerie du Marquenterre, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Jeanne d'Arc, and relax and rejuvenate at Be Baie.

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Drive from Amiens to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saint-Omer.
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Saint-Omer — 6 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Omer side-trips: Escalles (Cap Blanc-Nez & Cran d'Escalles), Calais (Place d'Armes, l'Hotel de Ville de Calais, &more) and Wormhoudt Massacre Site (in Esquelbecq). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at La Coupole, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Public de Saint-Omer, admire the striking features of La Motte Castrale Et Sa Prison, and explore the activities along Etangs de Romelaere.

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Drive from Le Touquet – Paris-Plage to Saint-Omer in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Saint-Omer, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Lille.
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Lille — 11 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.
Explore Lille's surroundings by going to La Maison du Textile (in Fresnoy-le-Grand), Somme American Cemetery and Memorial (in Bony) and Cambrai (Beffroi de Cambrai & Chateau de Selles). There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of Old Stock Exchange, take a stroll through Vieux-Lille, and get in on the family fun at Koezio.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lille online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saint-Omer to Lille in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Lille, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Chateau-Thierry.
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Chateau-Thierry — 6 nights

Château-Thierry is a French commune situated in the department of the Aisne, in the administrative region of Hauts-de-France and in the historic Province of Champagne.The origin of the name of the town is unknown. Change things up with these side-trips from Chateau-Thierry: Donjon de Septmonts (in Septmonts), Soissons (Crypte de l'Abbaye Saint-Medard, Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes, &more) and Fere-en-Tardenois (Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial & Monument a la gloire de la 42e Rainbow US). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Chateau-Thierry Monument, learn about winemaking at Champagne Gioria Latizeau, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Riomet, and examine the collection at Musee du Tresor de l'Hotel-Dieu.

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Traveling by car from Lille to Chateau-Thierry takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Plailly.
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Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 5:

Plailly — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Mont-l'Eveque, get in on the family fun at Parc Asterix, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Les Pauses Bien Etre, and finally admire the masterpieces at Chateau de Chantilly.

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Traveling by car from Chateau-Thierry to Plailly takes 1.5 hours. October in Plailly sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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Hauts-de-France travel guide

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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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