17 days in Normandy, Brittany & Paris Itinerary

17 days in Normandy, Brittany & Paris Itinerary

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17 days in Normandy, Brittany & Paris Itinerary

Start: Rome
+2
Fly + bus + train:  10​h 15​min
1
Honfleur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 3 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
4
Brest
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Paris
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Rome


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2
nights
Honfleur

Honfleur ©
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Attractions like Cerza and Golf miniature make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Honfleur side-trips: Falaise d'Etretat (in Etretat) and Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Grace, take in the views from Pont de Normandie, and examine the collection at Les Dominicaines, Espace Culturel & Artotheque.

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Rome, Italy to Honfleur is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in August, expect nights in Honfleur to be slightly colder, around 15°C, while days are cooler, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Honfleur

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Rouen, Falaises d'Etretat, Les Dominicaines, Espace Culturel & Artotheque, Golf miniature, Cerza
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Cerza ©
Cerza
Golf miniature ©
Golf miniature
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

3
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Attractions like Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant and Festyland Parc make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Zoo de Jurques (in Jurques), Caramels d'Isigny (in Isigny-sur-Mer) and Clecygliss (in Clecy). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and make a trip to Reporters Memorial.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux itinerary app .

Drive from Honfleur to Bayeux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Caramels d'Isigny, Normandy American Cemetery, Clecygliss, Festyland Parc
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant ©
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
Caramels d'Isigny ©
Caramels d'Isigny

3
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Family-friendly places like Zoo de Champrepus and Beach of Genets will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James) and Parc Ange Michel (in Saint-Martin-de-Landelles). There's more to do: make a trip to Mont Saint-Michel and cool off at Alligator Bay.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

You can take a train from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brest.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Zoo de Champrepus, Parc d'Attractions et de Loisirs, Beach of Genets, Alligator Bay
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Alligator Bay ©
Alligator Bay
Zoo de Champrepus ©
Zoo de Champrepus
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

1
night
Brest

Brest ©
Brest is a city in the Finistère département in Brittany. On the 25th (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oceanopolis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then appreciate the views at Vallon du stang Alar, and then learn about all things military at Musee Memoires 39-45.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Brest trip planner.

Take a train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Brest in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Brest

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

Musee Memoires 39-45
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Oceanopolis ©
Oceanopolis
Musee Memoires 39-45 ©
Musee Memoires 39-45
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5
nights
Paris

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Paris and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of The Catacombs of Paris, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Paris trip planner .

You can fly from Brest to Paris in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. While traveling from Brest, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

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