60 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

60 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

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Fly to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Drive to Laon
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Laon
— 8 nights
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Trelon
— 7 nights
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Douai
— 8 nights
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Saint-Omer
— 9 nights
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Etaples
— 8 nights
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Amiens
— 9 nights
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Chantilly City
— 9 nights
Drive to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Fly to General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport

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Laon

Laon is the capital city of the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France, northern France. Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon and Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee Franco Americain and Village des Metiers D'antan & Musee Motobecane. Explore Laon's surroundings by going to Belleau (Aisne Marne American Cemetery, Aisne-Marne Memorial & Cemetery, &more), Chateau of Coucy (in Coucy-le-Chateau-Auffrique) and Soissons (Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes & Cathedrale Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Porte d'Ardon, step into the grandiose world of Chateau-Fort de Guise, witness the site of a historic battle at Chemin des Dames, and play a few rounds at Golf de l'Ailette.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Laon trip itinerary builder app.

Boston, USA to Laon is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Boston to Laon due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Boston in September; daily highs in Laon reach 68°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Trelon.

Things to do in Laon

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Trelon

Trélon is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.Trélon forms the western edge of the Calestienne region. Chateau de Trelon and Eglise Saint-Martin de Jeantes will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at AMV Atelier-Musee Du Verre and Musee des Bois Jolis. Venture out of the city with trips to Eglise Saint-Medard de Parfondeval (in Parfondeval), Musee departemental Matisse (in Le Cateau-Cambresis) and Maison Familiale d'Henri Matisse (in Bohain-en-Vermandois). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at MTVS - Musee du Textile et de la Vie Sociale, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Thierache, contemplate the long history of Avesnes sur Helpe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Trelon trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Laon to Trelon takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Laon in October, Trelon is slightly colder at night with lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Douai.

Things to do in Trelon

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Douai

Douai is a commune in the Nord département in northern France. Get some cultural insight at Carriere Wellington and Centre Historique Mnier. Appreciate the collections at Musee de la Chartreuse and Lens' 14-18 - Centre International d'Histoire de la Première Guerre Mondiale. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Douai: Arras (Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery & Room Escape Games), Philosophe British Cemetery (in Mazingarbe) and Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette (in Ablain-Saint-Nazaire). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiale Saint Pierre, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bailleul Road East Cemetery, appreciate the history behind Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy, and gain a rich perspective with Beffroi de Douai.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Douai vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Trelon to Douai takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Douai can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Saint-Omer.

Things to do in Douai

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Saint-Omer

Saint-Omer in the Pas-de-Calais department is the starting point for the canals radiating out from the river Aa with a diverse population.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Coupole and Blockhaus d'Eperlecques. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo and Tour de L'horloge. Venture out of the city with trips to Cap Blanc-Nez (in Escalles), Wormhoudt Massacre Site (in Esquelbecq) and Calais (Phare de Calais, Calais Wine Superstore, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint-Omer Cathedrale, put a fun spin on your tour with Les Enigmes de Vissery, admire the landmark architecture of La Motte Castrale Et Sa Prison, and take an in-depth tour of Medieval History Center of Azincourt.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Saint-Omer day trip app.

Traveling by car from Douai to Saint-Omer takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Etaples.

Things to do in Saint-Omer

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Etaples

Étaples or Étaples-sur-Mer is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. Chantier de Construction Navale Traditionnelle and Mareis are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Maison de la Miniature and Maison de la Baie de Somme will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Etaples: Audinghen (Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique & Cap Gris Nez), Boulogne-sur-Mer (Basilique Notre Dame de Boulogne-sur-Mer, Promenade des Remparts, &more) and Parc du Marquenterre (in Saint-Quentin-en-Tourmont). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Etaples Military Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Saint-Nicolas de l'hotel-Dieu, stop by BiBoViNo, and explore the world behind art at Verrerie, Centre Culturel du Manoir de Fontaine.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Etaples journey planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Omer to Etaples takes 1.5 hours. In November in Etaples, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Amiens.

Things to do in Etaples

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Amiens

City of Canals

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 some historical perspective at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens and Cimetiere de la Madeleine. Museum-lovers will appreciate Maison de Jules Verne and Musee Somme 1916. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Mesnieres (in Mesnieres-en-Bray), Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial (in Beaumont-Hamel) and Dieppe (Fishing Charters & Tours, Chateau-Musee, &more). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through St-Leu, examine the collection at V1 Site at Val Ygot, make a trip to Horloge Dewailly et Marie-sans-chemise, and admire the masterpieces at Musee de Picardie.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Amiens tour planner.

Traveling by car from Etaples to Amiens takes 1.5 hours. In November in Amiens, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chantilly City.

Things to do in Amiens

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Chantilly City

Chateau de Chantilly and Pavillon de Manse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Chateau de Pierrefonds and Vieille Ville de Senlis for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Chantilly City: L'Allee Couverte De Dampsmesnil (in Les Andelys), Parc Saint Paul (in Saint-Paul) and Chateau de La Roche-Guyon (in La Roche-Guyon).

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Chantilly City trip planner.

You can drive from Amiens to Chantilly City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chantilly City

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hauts-de-France travel guide

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Theme Parks · Landmarks · Room Escape Games
Hauts-de-France is a region of France created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014, from a merger of Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardy. The new region came into existence on 1 January 2016, after the regional elections in December 2015. France's Conseil d'État approved Hauts-de-France as the name of the region on 28 September 2016, effective 30 September 2016.The region covers an area of more than 31813km2, and has a population of 5,973,098.ToponymyThe region's interim name Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie was a hyphenated placename, created by hyphenating the merged regions' names—Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardie—in alphabetical order.On 14 March 2016, well ahead of the 1 July deadline, the Regional council decided on Hauts-de-France as the region's permanent name,. The provisional name of the region was retired on 30 September 2016, when the new name of the region, Hauts-de-France, took effect.GeographyThe region borders Belgium (Flanders and Wallonia) to the northeast, the English Channel to the northwest, as well as the French regions of Grand Est to the southeast, Île-de-France to the south, and Normandy to the southwest. It is connected to the United Kingdom (England) via the Channel Tunnel.

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