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: Porto
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Berck
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Calais
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Ovillers-la-Boisselle
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Porto

3
nights
Berck

Berck ©
Berck, sometimes referred to as Berck-sur-Mer, is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau Fort de Rambures and Etaples Military Cemetery. Step out of the city life by going to Plage de Mers les Bains and Rando-Nature en Somme. Step out of Berck to go to Saint-Valery-sur-Somme and see Tours et Remparts de Saint Valery sur Somme, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of The Citadel, look for all kinds of wild species at Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and relax in the rural setting at Escargotiere du Marquenterre.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Berck journey planner.

Porto, Portugal to Berck is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Berck due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto in August, you will find days in Berck are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Calais.

Things to do in Berck

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Montreuil-sur-Mer, Etaples, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, Escargotiere du Marquenterre, Plage de Mers les Bains
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Chateau Fort de Rambures ©
Chateau Fort de Rambures
Etaples Military Cemetery ©
Etaples Military Cemetery
Les remparts de Montreuil-sur-mer ©

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Calais

Calais ©
Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
Get a sense of the local culture at Musee Dunkerque 1940 and Blockhaus d'Eperlecques. You'll get in some beach time at Wissant Beach and Plage De Boulogne Sur Mer. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Calais: Plage de Malo-les-Bains (in Dunkirk), Cap Gris Nez (in Audinghen) and Saint-Omer Cathedral (in Saint-Omer). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Cran d'Escalles, hike along Promenade des Remparts, take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame de Boulogne, and contemplate the long history of Town Hall.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Calais trip planner.

Drive from Berck to Calais in an hour. In August in Calais, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ovillers-la-Boisselle.

Things to do in Calais

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Boulogne-sur-Mer, Audinghen, Dunkirk, Cran d'Escalles, Saint-Omer Cathedral
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Cran d'Escalles ©
Cran d'Escalles
Wissant Beach ©
Wissant Beach
Saint-Omer Cathedral ©
Saint-Omer Cathedral

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night
Ovillers-la-Boisselle

Ovillers-la-Boisselle ©
Ovillers-la-Boisselle is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.GeographyThe commune of Ovillers-la-Boisselle is situated 22km northeast of Amiens and extends to the north and south of the D 929 Albert–Bapaume road.The constituent village of Ovillers-la-Boisselle (commonly shortened to "Ovillers") lies on the north of the D 929 road, north-east of Aveluy and south-west of Pozières.The constituent village of La Boisselle, which had in 1914, lies across the D 929, to the south-west of Ovillers at the junction of the D 104 to Contalmaison.HistoryThe village of La Boisselle is a settlement dating back to pre-Roman times, and the D 929 Albert–Bapaume road follows the course of a Roman road. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Historial de la Grande Guerre, contemplate the long history of Lochnagar Crater, contemplate the long history of Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, then don't miss a visit to Ulster Memorial Tower, and finally take in the history at Thiepval Memorial.

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You can drive from Calais to Ovillers-la-Boisselle in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Ovillers-la-Boisselle can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ovillers-la-Boisselle

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Thiepval, Historial de la Grande Guerre, Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
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Lochnagar Crater ©
Lochnagar Crater
Historial de la Grande Guerre ©
Historial de la Grande Guerre
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©