27 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

27 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

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27 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
train:  5​h 15​min
1
Lille
— 6 nights
train:  45​min
2
Calais
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Amiens
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Laon
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Plailly
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

6
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.
Explore Lille's surroundings by going to Centre historique minier - Musee de la Mine (in Lewarde), Musée du Louvre-Lens (in Lens) and Cimetiere Militaire Portugais (in Richebourg). There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Grande Place, get to know the resident critters at Lille Zoo, and have some family-friendly fun at Le Waf.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lille trip planner .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Lille is an approximately 5.5-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Lille, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows 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

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arras, Roubaix, Eglise Saint-Vaast, ValJoly, Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy
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Room Escape Games
Grande Place ©
Grande Place
Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille ©

5
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Calais: Etaples Military Cemetery (in Etaples), Le Touquet Beach (in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage) and Saint-Omer (La Coupole & Saint-Omer Cathedral). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Calais Wine Superstore, examine the collection at Blockhaus d'Eperlecques, identify plant and animal life at Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie, and meet the residents at Nausicaa.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Calais trip planner .

Take a train from Lille to Calais in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Calais sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Amiens.

Things to do in Calais

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Boulogne-sur-Mer, Saint-Omer, Cap Gris Nez, Le Touquet Beach, Blockhaus d'Eperlecques
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Calais Wine Superstore ©
Calais Wine Superstore
Nausicaa ©
Nausicaa
Le Touquet Beach ©
Le Touquet Beach

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Amiens side-trips: Musee Somme 1916 (in Albert), Fromagerie du Crotoy (in Le Crotoy) and Thiepval (Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval Memorial, & more). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, steep yourself in history at Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, admire the natural beauty at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, and identify plant and animal life at Parc du Marquenterre.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Amiens road trip app .

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

Things to do in Amiens

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Thiepval, Abbatiale Saint-Pierre de Corbie, Lochnagar Crater, Parc du Marquenterre, Thiepval Memorial
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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

5
nights
Laon

Laon ©
Laon is the capital city of the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France, northern France. Change things up with these side-trips from Laon: La Hotte du Diable (in Coincy), Fere-en-Tardenois (Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial & Halle aux Bles) and Le Silo U1 (in Chateau-Thierry). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon, look for gifts at Cavavin, contemplate the long history of Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes, and make a trip to Porte d'Ardon.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Laon online vacation builder .

Traveling by train from Amiens to Laon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Laon can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Plailly.

Things to do in Laon

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Saint-Quentin City, Fere-en-Tardenois, Soissons, Fort De La Malmaison, Le Silo U1
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon
Porte d'Ardon ©
Porte d'Ardon

4
nights
Plailly

Plailly ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Pierrefonds (in Pierrefonds), Prieure de Longpre (in Haramont) and Aisne-Marne American Cemetery (in Chateau-Thierry).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Plailly trip tool .

Getting from Laon to Plailly by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Plailly, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plailly

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Belleau, Senlis, Chantilly City, Les Beaux Monts, Chateau de Pierrefonds
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Parc Asterix ©
Parc Asterix
Chateau de Chantilly
Chateau de Chantilly
Chateau de Pierrefonds ©
Chateau de Pierrefonds