28 days in Calvados Itinerary

28 days in Calvados Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Calvados route planner

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Honfleur
— 14 nights
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Bayeux
— 13 nights
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Honfleur

— 14 nights
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Explore hidden gems such as Pont de Normandie and Notre Dame de Grace. Get out of town with these interesting Honfleur side-trips: Cabourg (Thalazur de Cabourg, Hippodrome Cabourg, &more), Dives-sur-Mer (Le Marche Les Halles, Les Halles Medievales, &more) and Golf Club de Cabourg Le Home (in Varaville). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Personnalites, make a trip to Galerie Jean Fontan, kick back and relax at Deauville Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Naturospace.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Honfleur trip itinerary maker.

Paris to Honfleur is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Paris, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Honfleur, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Honfleur

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Bayeux

— 13 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Step off the beaten path and head to Omaha Beach and Bayeux War Cemetery. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in La Ferriere-Harang), Ouistreham (Thalazur Ouistreham, Ouistreham Beach, &more) and Caen (Quartier du Vaugueux, Frac Basse Normandie, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, examine the collection at Musee du debarquement, and get engrossed in the history at Musee Baron Gerard.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Bayeux trip planner.

Drive from Honfleur to Bayeux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Calvados travel guide

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Military Museums · Art Museums · Cemeteries
Taking its name from a cluster of rocks off the English Channel coast, Calvados caters to your every holiday whim in its prestigious seaside resorts, but the department is most famous as the landing site of Allied troops on the beaches of the Bay of the Seine on the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944. Located in the Lower Normandy region and created during the French Revolution, this department belongs to the Basse-Normandie region where the Battle of Normandy took place. Agriculture dominates the economy of Calvados, with specialties you can try at nearby shops and restaurants, including butter, cheese, hard cider, and Calvados, the apple-based liqueur that takes its name from the area. The department is one of the most-touristed destinations and biggest vacation hot spots in Normandy thanks to its seaside resorts with luxurious hotels and casinos, manor houses, castles, and quiet chalk cliffs all along the green countryside.