11 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

11 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

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11 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

Start: Boracay
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  28​h
1
Amiens
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Boulogne-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Lille
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Plailly
— 1 night
+3
train + Fly + foot + ferry:  27​h
End: Boracay

2
nights
Amiens

Amiens ©
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: Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial (in Beaumont-Hamel), Lochnagar Crater (in Ovillers-la-Boisselle) and Thiepval Memorial (in Thiepval). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, stroll the grounds of Adelaide Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Maison de Jules Verne, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Pierrefonds.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Amiens online itinerary planner .

Boracay, Philippines to Amiens is an approximately 28-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Philippines Time (PHT) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Boracay in October, with highs in Amiens at 18°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Boulogne-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Amiens

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Villers-Bretonneux, Chateau de Pierrefonds, Thiepval Memorial, Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, Lochnagar Crater
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens ©
Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens
Maison de Jules Verne ©
Maison de Jules Verne

2
nights
Boulogne-sur-Mer

Boulogne-sur-Mer ©
On the 19th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Calais Town Hall, look for gifts at Calais Wine Superstore, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Nausicaa. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Etaples Military Cemetery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Touquet Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Martin.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Boulogne-sur-Mer trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Amiens to Boulogne-sur-Mer in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Lille.

Things to do in Boulogne-sur-Mer

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Calais, Eglise Saint-Martin, Etaples Military Cemetery, Le Touquet Beach
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Calais Wine Superstore ©
Calais Wine Superstore
Nausicaa ©
Nausicaa
Le Touquet Beach ©
Le Touquet Beach

3
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lille: Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy (in Vimy), Musée du Louvre-Lens (in Lens) and Arras (Carriere Wellington & Place des Heros). Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, examine the collection at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut, and get lost in a book at Librairie Furet du Nord.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lille trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Boulogne-sur-Mer to Lille takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Lille, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Plailly.

Things to do in Lille

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Arras, Musee La Piscine, Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy, Musée du Louvre-Lens, Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery
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Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille ©
Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille
Grande Place ©
Grande Place

1
night
Plailly

Plailly
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Musee de la Memoire des Murs and then admire the masterpieces at Chateau de Chantilly.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Plailly day trip app .

Traveling by car from Lille to Plailly takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Plailly

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau de Chantilly, Musee de la Memoire des Murs
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Chateau de Chantilly
Chateau de Chantilly