9 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

9 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

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9 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly + train:  5​h 30​min
1
Lille
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
Boulogne-sur-Mer
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Amiens
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Plailly
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Berlin

2
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.
On the 1st (Fri), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de Carvin, see the interesting displays at Musée du Louvre-Lens, then wander the streets of Vieux-Lille, then don't miss a visit to Grande Place, and finally explore the world behind art at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lille attractions planner.

Berlin, Germany to Lille is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Lille are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Boulogne-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Lille

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Arras, Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy, Musée du Louvre-Lens, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de Carvin
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Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille ©
Grande Place ©
Grande Place

3
nights
Boulogne-sur-Mer

Boulogne-sur-Mer ©
Get out of town with these interesting Boulogne-sur-Mer side-trips: Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie (in Berck), Calais (Calais Wine Superstore & Calais Town Hall) and Le Touquet Beach (in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage).

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Boulogne-sur-Mer road trip planning tool .

Getting from Lille to Boulogne-sur-Mer by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Amiens.

Things to do in Boulogne-sur-Mer

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Calais, Chapelle Saint-Nicolas de l'hotel-Dieu, Le Touquet Beach, La Coupole, Eglise Saint-Martin
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Calais Wine Superstore ©
Calais Wine Superstore
Nausicaa ©
Nausicaa
Le Touquet Beach ©
Le Touquet Beach

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.
On the 7th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, then wander the streets of St-Leu, and finally contemplate the long history of Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Maison de Jules Verne, explore the different monuments and memorials at Australian National Memorial, then see the interesting displays at Musee Somme 1916, and finally pause for some photo ops at Thiepval Memorial.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Amiens attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Boulogne-sur-Mer to Amiens takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November in Amiens, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Plailly.

Things to do in Amiens

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Musee Somme 1916, Thiepval Memorial, Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, Australian National Memorial
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens ©
Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©

1
night
Plailly

Plailly ©
On the 9th (Sat), get in on the family fun at Parc Asterix and then explore the world behind art at Chateau de Chantilly.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Plailly attractions website .

You can drive from Amiens to Plailly in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Plailly

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

Chateau de Chantilly
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Parc Asterix ©
Parc Asterix
Chateau de Chantilly
Chateau de Chantilly