46 days in Bruges, Normandy & Brittany Itinerary

46 days in Bruges, Normandy & Brittany Itinerary

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1
Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
2
Rouen, France
— 5 nights
3
Etretat, France
— 4 nights
4
Honfleur, France
— 4 nights
5
Caen, France
— 4 nights
6
Bayeux, France
— 4 nights
7
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France
— 4 nights
8
Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France
— 4 nights
9
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 4 nights
10
Saint-Malo, France
— 7 nights

5
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Ghent City Center, &more), Antwerpen-Centraal (in Antwerp) and Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, make a trip to The Markt, and admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Bruges is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Bruges, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in May, you will find days in Bruges are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are cooler (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, Antwerpen-Centraal, Menin Gate Memorial
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

5
nights
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Explore Rouen's surroundings by going to Le Jardin Potager de Miromesnil (in Tourville-sur-Arques), Varengeville-sur-Mer (Cimetiere Marin & Bois de Moutiers) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, make a trip to Vieux Rouen, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Jumieges.

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Traveling by car from Bruges to Rouen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Etretat.

Things to do in Rouen

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Varengeville-sur-Mer, Dieppe, Le Jardin Potager de Miromesnil, Eglise Saint-Etienne, Parc de Cleres
Highlights from your plan
Golf du Champ de Bataille ©
Golf du Champ de Bataille
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

4
nights
Etretat, France

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Veules-les-Roses (Le Fleuve La Veules & Atelier2). There's much more to do: get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, get outside with Cap Fagnet, admire the striking features of Palais Benedictine, and make a trip to Chemin des Douaniers.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Etretat trip itinerary site.

Drive from Rouen to Etretat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Etretat can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Honfleur.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fecamp, Veules-les-Roses, Le Tilleul, La Ferme aux Escargots
Highlights from your plan
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Chemin des Douaniers ©
Chemin des Douaniers
Porte d’Aval ©
Porte d’Aval

4
nights
Honfleur, France

Honfleur ©
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Explore Honfleur's surroundings by going to Cerza (in Hermival-les-Vaux), Sanctuaire Sainte Therese (in Ville de Lisieux) and Ferme Nature Chez Poly (in Caorches-Saint-Nicolas). There's much more to do: make a trip to Vieux Bassin, learn about winemaking at Calvados Boulard, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, and see the interesting displays at Les Dominicaines, Espace Culturel & Artotheque.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Honfleur trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Etretat to Honfleur in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Honfleur are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Caen.

Things to do in Honfleur

Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Pont-L'Eveque, Hippodrome de Clairefontaine, Deauville Beach, Eglise St-Joseph, Cerza
Highlights from your plan
Deauville Beach ©
Deauville Beach
Vieux Bassin ©
Vieux Bassin
Saint Catherine's Catholic Church ©
Saint Catherine's Catholic Church

4
nights
Caen, France

Caen ©
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Get out of town with these interesting Caen side-trips: Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise), Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery (in Cintheaux) and Les Halles Medievales (in Dives-sur-Mer). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Memorial de Caen, take in the views from Pegasus Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye aux Dames, and take in nature's colorful creations at La Colline aux Oiseaux.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Caen journey website.

You can drive from Honfleur to Caen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Caen, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ranville, Merville-Franceville-Plage, Norman'Air, Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant ©
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
Memorial de Caen ©
Memorial de Caen
Abbaye aux Dames ©
Abbaye aux Dames

4
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jardins en Hommage a Jacques Prevert (in Saint-Germain-des-Vaux), Grottes de Jobourg (in Jobourg) and Cite de La Mare (in Cherbourg-Octeville). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, and admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Bayeux sightseeing planner.

Bayeux is just a stone's throw from Caen. In June, daytime highs in Bayeux are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Juno Beach Centre, Jardins en Hommage a Jacques Prevert, Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer
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

4
nights
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer ©
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. When in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, make a side trip to see Chateau de la Riviere in Saint-Fromond, approximately Saint-Fromond away. There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, take in the history at Omaha Beach, make a trip to Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, and relax in the rural setting at La Grange au Mohair.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer vacation planning website.

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is very close to Bayeux. June in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sainte-Mere-Eglise.

Things to do in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Grandcamp-Maisy, Musee D-Day Omaha, Golf Omaha Beach, Ferme Sainte Claire
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

4
nights
Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France

Sainte-Mere-Eglise ©
Sainte-Mère-Église is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in northwestern France. Change things up with these side-trips from Sainte-Mere-Eglise: La Maison du Biscuit (in Sortosville-en-Beaumont), Tatihou Island (in Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue) and Cap Carteret (in Barneville-Carteret). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Airborne Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale de Coutances, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Sainte-Mère-Église, and take some stellar pictures from Pointe D'Agon.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sainte-Mere-Eglise attractions planner.

Getting from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer to Sainte-Mere-Eglise by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer in June, expect nights in Sainte-Mere-Eglise to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Sainte-Mere-Eglise

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Coutances, La Maison du Biscuit, Dunes d'Hattainville, German War Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Cap Carteret ©
Cap Carteret
Airborne Museum ©
Airborne Museum
La Maison du Biscuit ©
La Maison du Biscuit

4
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mont-Saint-Michel: Zoo de Champrepus (in Champrepus), Granville (Les iles Chausey & Pointe du Roc) and Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel (in Genets). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, don't miss a visit to Abbaye de Hambye, identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, and see the interesting displays at Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel travel planning app.

You can drive from Sainte-Mere-Eglise to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Granville, Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel, Zoo de Champrepus, Abbaye de Hambye, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel ©
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel

7
nights
Saint-Malo, France

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Malo: Ploumanac'h LIghthouse (in Ploumanac'h), Reserve Naturelle de la Baie de Saint-Brieuc (in Hillion) and Cote de Granit Rose (in Lannion). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, gain insight at Univers du Poete Ferrailleur, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Sillon, and enjoy the sights with a stroll at Sentier des douaniers.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Malo travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Saint-Malo in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Saint-Malo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Dinard, Rennes, Perros-Guirec, Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, Centre Historique
Highlights from your plan
Cote de Granit Rose ©
Cote de Granit Rose
Les Remparts de Saint-Malo ©
Les Remparts de Saint-Malo
Sentier des douaniers ©
Sentier des douaniers

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