27 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

27 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

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Lille
— 6 nights
Train
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Calais
— 5 nights
Drive
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Amiens
— 6 nights
Drive
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Laon
— 5 nights
Drive
5
Plailly
— 4 nights
Drive to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Fly to Newcastle Airport

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Lille

Cultural Heart of Northern France

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: Centre Historique Mnier (in Lewarde), Cimetiere Militaire Portugais (in Richebourg) and Musée du Louvre-Lens (in Lens). There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Grande Place, wander the streets of Vieux-Lille, and steep yourself in history at Old Stock Exchange.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lille holiday maker.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Lille is an approximately 5.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Lille is 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Lille can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Calais.

Things to do in Lille

Side Trips

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Room Escape Game
Room Escape Games
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Grande Place ©
Landmark
Grande Place
4.5

5
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Calais

Gate to the North

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 out of town with these interesting Calais side-trips: Monument a Mariette-Bey (in Boulogne-sur-Mer), Le Touquet Beach (in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage) and Etaples Military Cemetery (in Etaples). There's much more to do: stop by Calais Wine Superstore, head outdoors with Cap Gris Nez, don't miss a visit to l'Hotel de Ville de Calais, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Nausicaa.

To find ratings and other tourist information, use the Calais trip planner.

You can take a train from Lille to Calais in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Calais sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Amiens.

Things to do in Calais

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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Nausicaa ©
Aquarium
Nausicaa
3.7

6
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amiens: Thiepval (Mill Road Cemetery & Ulster Memorial Tower), Thiepval Memorial (in Authuille) and Musee Somme 1916 (in Albert). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, admire the natural beauty at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, take an in-depth tour of Maison de Jules Verne, and make a trip to Mametz War Memorial.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Amiens online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Calais to Amiens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Calais in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Amiens. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Laon.

Things to do in Amiens

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

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5
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Laon

Laon is the capital city of the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France, northern France. Venture out of the city with trips to La Hotte du Diable (in Coincy), Le Silo U1 (in Chateau-Thierry) and Fere-en-Tardenois (Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial & Halle aux Bles). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon, look for gifts at Cavavin, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Trelon, and stroll around Parc d'Isle.

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Traveling by car from Amiens to Laon takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Plailly.

Things to do in Laon

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf · Parks

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Architectural Building
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon
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Porte d'Ardon ©
Historic Site
Porte d'Ardon
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Le Silo U1 ©
Landmark
Le Silo U1
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Plailly

Explore Plailly's surroundings by going to Prieure de Longpre (in Haramont), Belleau (Aisne Marne American Cemetery, Aisne-Marne Memorial & Cemetery, &more) and Chateau de Pierrefonds (in Pierrefonds).

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Plailly day trip tool.

Getting from Laon to Plailly by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Plailly are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Plailly

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife

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Theme Park
Parc Asterix
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Chateau de Chantilly
Art Museum
Chateau de Chantilly
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