25 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

25 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

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25 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  16 h
1
Chantilly City
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Amiens
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Boulogne-sur-Mer
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h
4
Lille
— 7 nights
Train + Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Washington DC

4
nights
Chantilly City

Chantilly City ©
Explore Chantilly City's surroundings by going to Parc Asterix (in Plailly), Champagne Fallet-Dart (in Charly-Sur-Marne) and Parc Saint Paul (in Saint-Paul).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Chantilly City trip builder website .

Washington DC, USA to Chantilly City is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In August, Chantilly City is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Amiens.

Things to do in Chantilly City

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Senlis, Compiegne, Aisne Marne American Cemetery, Foret d'Ermenonville, Parc Saint Paul
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Parc Asterix ©
Parc Asterix
Chateau de Chantilly
Chateau de Chantilly
Chateau de Pierrefonds ©
Chateau de Pierrefonds

6
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.
Explore Amiens' surroundings by going to Albert (Musee Somme 1916 & Musee de L'Epopee et de l'Industrie Aeronautique), Australian National Memorial (in Fouilloy) and Ulster Memorial Tower (in Thiepval). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, and steep yourself in history at Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Amiens road trip planning app .

You can take a train from Chantilly City to Amiens in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Boulogne-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Amiens

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Laon, Albert, Villers-Bretonneux, Beauvais, Spas
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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

6
nights
Boulogne-sur-Mer

Boulogne-sur-Mer ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boulogne-sur-Mer: Le Touquet Beach (in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage), Calais (Calais Wine Superstore, Calais Beach, &more) and Escalles (Cran d'Escalles & Cap Blanc-Nez).

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Boulogne-sur-Mer holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Amiens to Boulogne-sur-Mer takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can take a train to Lille.

Things to do in Boulogne-sur-Mer

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

7
nights
Lille

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lille: Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy (in Givenchy-en-Gohelle), Arras (Grand Place, Place des Heros, &more) and Ablain-Saint-Nazaire (Anneau de la Memoire & Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Grande Place, get lost in a book at Librairie Furet du Nord, see the interesting displays at Musée du Louvre-Lens, and get your game on at Drone Arena.

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Getting from Boulogne-sur-Mer to Lille by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. September in Lille sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lille

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Arras, Dunkirk, Roubaix, Douai, Ablain-Saint-Nazaire
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