60 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

60 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

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60 days in Hauts-de-France Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Laon
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Trelon
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Douai
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Saint-Omer
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Etaples
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Amiens
— 9 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Chantilly City
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Boston

8
nights
Laon

Laon ©
Laon is the capital city of the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France, northern France. Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon and Porte d'Ardon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation and Aisne-Marne American Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Laon side-trips: Soissons (Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes & Cathedrale Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais), Chateau of Coucy (in Coucy-le-Chateau-Auffrique) and Abbaye de Vauclair (in Bouconville-Vauclair). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Porte de Soissons, see the interesting displays at Village des Metiers D'antan & Musee Motobecane, get engrossed in the history at Caverne du Dragon, and head outdoors with La Hotte du Diable.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Laon trip website .

Boston, USA to Laon is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Laon is 6 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Boston in September: high temperatures in Laon hover around 68°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Trelon.

Things to do in Laon

Historic Sites Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Quentin City, Soissons, Fere-en-Tardenois, Belleau, Chamouille
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon
Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes ©
Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes
Chateau of Coucy ©
Chateau of Coucy

7
nights
Trelon

Trelon ©
Trélon is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.Trélon forms the western edge of the Calestienne region. Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau de Trelon and MusVerre. Eglise Saint-Medard de Parfondeval and Eglise Notre-Dame de Plomion will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Eglise Saint-Martin de Jeantes (in Jeantes), Musee departemental Matisse (in Le Cateau-Cambresis) and Maison Familiale d'Henri Matisse (in Bohain-en-Vermandois). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at AMV Atelier-Musee Du Verre, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Thierache, have fun and explore at Musee de la Thierache, and explore the world behind art at Musee des Bois Jolis.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Trelon trip tool .

Traveling by car from Laon to Trelon takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Laon in October, Trelon is little chillier at night with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Douai.

Things to do in Trelon

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ors, Vervins, Hirson, Fourmies, Felleries
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Musee departemental Matisse ©
Musee departemental Matisse
Chateau de Trelon ©
Chateau de Trelon
Musee des Bois Jolis ©
Musee des Bois Jolis

8
nights
Douai

Douai ©
Douai is a commune in the Nord département in northern France. Visit St Peter's Collegiate Church and Lens' 14-18 - Centre International d'Histoire de la Première Guerre Mondiale for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musée du Louvre-Lens and Musee de la Chartreuse. Explore Douai's surroundings by going to Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette (in Ablain-Saint-Nazaire), Vermelles (Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe & St. Mary's A.D.S. Cemetery, Haisnes) and Arras (Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Carriere Wellington, & more). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Centre historique minier - Musee de la Mine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame (St Maurand St Ame), explore the different monuments and memorials at Point-du-Jour-Cemetery, and make a trip to Beffroi de Douai.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Douai online journey planner .

Getting from Trelon to Douai by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Douai are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saint-Omer.

Things to do in Douai

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arras, Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, Fromelles, Vermelles, Richebourg
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Musée du Louvre-Lens ©
Musée du Louvre-Lens
Carriere Wellington ©
Carriere Wellington

9
nights
Saint-Omer

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.
Get some historical perspective at Saint-Omer Cathedral and Wormhoudt Massacre Site. Appreciate the collections at La Coupole and Musee Sandelin. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Omer: Abbaye de Belval (in Troisvaux), Calais (Phare de Calais, Calais Wine Superstore, & more) and Cap Blanc-Nez (in Escalles). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Blockhaus d'Eperlecques, explore the ancient world of Ruines de l'Abbaye Saint-Bertin, brush up on your military savvy at Musee Dunkerque 1940, and explore the engaging exhibits at Musee Portuaire.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Omer day trip app .

You can drive from Douai to Saint-Omer in 1.5 hours. October in Saint-Omer sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Etaples.

Things to do in Saint-Omer

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Calais, Dunkirk, Guines, Blockhaus d'Eperlecques, Wormhoudt Massacre Site
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Saint-Omer Cathedrale ©
Saint-Omer Cathedrale
Blockhaus d'Eperlecques ©
Blockhaus d'Eperlecques
Cap Blanc-Nez ©
Cap Blanc-Nez

8
nights
Etaples

Etaples ©
Étaples or Étaples-sur-Mer is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. Etaples Military Cemetery and Musee De La Verrerie are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Collegiale Notre-Dame et Saint-Laurent and The Citadel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Etaples: Boulogne-sur-Mer (Notre Dame de Boulogne, Promenade des Remparts, & more), Parc du Marquenterre (in Saint-Quentin-en-Tourmont) and Audinghen (Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique & Cap Gris Nez). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mareis, see the interesting displays at Chateau d'Hardelot, identify plant and animal life at Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie, and kick back and relax at Le Touquet Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Etaples online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Saint-Omer to Etaples takes 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Etaples can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Amiens.

Things to do in Etaples

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Boulogne-sur-Mer, Montreuil-sur-Mer, Audinghen, Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, Blangy-sur-Bresle
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Etaples Military Cemetery ©
Etaples Military Cemetery
Nausicaa ©
Nausicaa
Musee De La Verrerie ©
Musee De La Verrerie

9
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.
Maison de Jules Verne and V1 Site at Val Ygot will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens and Musee de Picardie. Get out of town with these interesting Amiens side-trips: Chateau de Mesnieres (in Mesnieres-en-Bray), Musee Somme 1916 (in Albert) and Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial (in Beaumont-Hamel). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, explore the different monuments and memorials at Australian National Memorial, steep yourself in history at Parc Samara, and get engrossed in the history at Historial de la Grande Guerre.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Amiens travel itinerary 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) to allow time to take a train to Chantilly.

Things to do in Amiens

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Dieppe, Thiepval Memorial, Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, Chateau de Mesnieres
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Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens ©
Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©

9
nights
Chantilly City

Chantilly City
Chateau de Chantilly and The Living Museum of the Horse will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Pierrefonds and Pavillon de Manse. Change things up with these side-trips from Chantilly: Chateau de La Roche-Guyon (in La Roche-Guyon), L'Allee Couverte De Dampsmesnil (in Les Andelys) and Parc Saint Paul (in Saint-Paul).

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Chantilly trip planning app .

Getting from Amiens to Chantilly by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In November, daytime highs in Chantilly are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chantilly City

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Senlis, Normandy, Compiegne City, Chateau de La Roche-Guyon, Royaumont Abbey
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Chateau de Chantilly
Chateau de Chantilly
Parc Asterix ©
Parc Asterix
Chateau de Pierrefonds ©
Chateau de Pierrefonds