Hauts-de-France trip planner
Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free
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.Plan the details of your Hauts-de-France holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use France tour builder.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Hauts-de-France
Get a personalized planA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top Hauts-de-France tours
WWI Private Day Trip with Belleau Wood & Museum of the Great War from Paris BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $564
Duration: 10 hours
Places to visit in Hauts-de-France
See all ›
See all ›
See all ›
Hidden gems in Hauts-de-France
See all ›
Parks in Hauts-de-France
Recently planned trips to Hauts-de-France
16 days in France BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in France BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Lille & Ghent BY A USER FROM FRANCE March, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: March, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 1 day in Senlis BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 23 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC September, culture, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy