8 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

8 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

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8 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

Start: Omaha
Fly + Drive:  15​h 30​min
1
Amiens
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Boulogne-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Lille
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Plailly
— 1 night
train + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Omaha

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Amiens side-trips: Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial (in Beaumont-Hamel), Thiepval Memorial (in Thiepval) and Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy (in Vimy). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, get engrossed in the history at Maison de Jules Verne, admire the natural beauty at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, and see the interesting displays at Musee Somme 1916.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Amiens itinerary tool .

Omaha, USA to Amiens is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Omaha in October, expect nights in Amiens to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are little chillier, around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Boulogne-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Amiens

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Villers-Bretonneux, Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy, Musee Somme 1916, Thiepval Memorial, Image d'Arras
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens ©
Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens

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nights
Boulogne-sur-Mer

Boulogne-sur-Mer ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Nausicaa, stop by Calais Wine Superstore, and then steep yourself in history at Calais Town Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Etaples Military Cemetery, then kick back and relax at Le Touquet Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Martin.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Boulogne-sur-Mer trip planner .

You can drive from Amiens to Boulogne-sur-Mer in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Lille.

Things to do in Boulogne-sur-Mer

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Fri), shop like a local with Vieux-Lille, then make a trip to Grande Place, then explore the world behind art at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lille online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Boulogne-sur-Mer to Lille in an hour. Another option is to drive. October in Lille sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Plailly.

Things to do in Lille

Fun & Games Neighborhoods Shopping
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Room Escape Games
Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille ©
Grande Place ©
Grande Place

1
night
Plailly

Plailly
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stop by Le Comptoir des Jeux, then steep yourself in history at Chateau de Chantilly, and then see the interesting displays at Musee de la Memoire des Murs.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Plailly vacation builder .

You can drive from Lille to Plailly in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Plailly sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Plailly

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Chantilly City, Musee de la Memoire des Murs
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Chateau de Chantilly
Chateau de Chantilly
Le Comptoir des Jeux ©
Le Comptoir des Jeux