17 days in Calais, Dunkirk & Normandy Itinerary

17 days in Calais, Dunkirk & Normandy Itinerary

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Calais
— 1 day
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Dunkirk
— Few hours
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
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Sainte-Marie-du-Mont
— 3 nights
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Saint-Aubin-Sur-Mer
— 1 night
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Asnelles
— 2 nights

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Calais

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take a stroll through Place d'Armes and then make a trip to l'Hotel de Ville de Calais.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Calais attractions planning site.

Columbia, USA to Calais is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Columbia in May, you will find days in Calais are much colder (61°F), and nights are slightly colder (48°F). You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Dunkirk.

Things to do in Calais

Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
l'Hotel de Ville de Calais ©
l'Hotel de Ville de Calais

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hours
Dunkirk

Dunkirk ©
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): learn about all things military at Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo and then stroll through Plage de Malo-les-Bains.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dunkirk trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Calais to Dunkirk takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Dunkirk are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Malo-les-Bains ©
Plage de Malo-les-Bains
Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo ©
Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo

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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot, look for gifts at Normandie Savoir-Faire, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Hommes, and finally admire the natural beauty at La Colline aux Oiseaux. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then learn about all things military at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, and then learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux travel route planning site.

Drive from Dunkirk to Bayeux in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery
Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): make a trip to La Grande Rue, don't miss a visit to Tour du Nord, then pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and finally admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, head outdoors with Avel Char, then make a splash at Alligator Bay, and finally make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel road trip site.

You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel Bay ©
Mont Saint-Michel Bay
Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel ©

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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer ©
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, appreciate the history behind Les Braves, make a trip to Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, and learn about all things military at Musee D-Day Omaha.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer route planner.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Mont-Saint-Michel to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Sainte-Marie-du-Mont.

Things to do in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

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Sainte-Marie-du-Mont

Sainte-Marie-du-Mont ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): head outdoors with Utah Avel Mor and then learn about all things military at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the fine beverages at Ferme De La Commanderie, stop by La Maison du Biscuit, then learn about all things military at D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Notre-Dame de Sainte-Marie-du-Mont.

You can plan Sainte-Marie-du-Mont trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Sainte-Marie-du-Mont is very close to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer. In May in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saint-Aubin-Sur-Mer.

Things to do in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
Airborne Museum ©
Airborne Museum
La Maison du Biscuit ©
La Maison du Biscuit

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Saint-Aubin-Sur-Mer

Saint-Aubin-Sur-Mer ©
On the 14th (Thu), snap pictures at Pegasus Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Pegasus Memorial, then take an in-depth tour of Juno Beach Centre, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Juno Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Musee de la Batterie de Merville and then see the interesting displays at Le Grand Bunker Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Saint-Aubin-Sur-Mer vacation website.

Traveling by car from Sainte-Marie-du-Mont to Saint-Aubin-Sur-Mer takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Asnelles.

Things to do in Saint-Aubin-Sur-Mer

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Juno Beach Centre ©
Juno Beach Centre
Pegasus Memorial ©
Pegasus Memorial
Pegasus Bridge ©
Pegasus Bridge

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Asnelles

Asnelles ©
Asnelles is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region of north-western France.The inhabitants of the commune are known as Asnellois or Asnelloises.GeographyAsnelles is located at the seaside some 13 km north-east of Bayeux and 10 west of Courseulles-sur-Mer. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): look for gifts at H2O Parapluies and then brush up on your military savvy at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer. On your second day here, take a memorable drive along Les Falaises d'Arromanches, see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, then see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Kunstlicher Hafen.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Asnelles online day trip planner.

Asnelles is just a stone's throw from Saint-Aubin-Sur-Mer. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 47°F. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in Asnelles

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema ©
Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema
Musee du debarquement ©
Musee du debarquement
Remains Mulberry Harbour ©
Remains Mulberry Harbour

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