5 days in Bruges & Normandy Itinerary

5 days in Bruges & Normandy Itinerary

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Start: Charlottetown, Canada
+2
Fly + Train + Bus:  14 h 15 min
1
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Bayeux, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Rouen, France
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Charlottetown, Canada

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck Monument, stroll around Minnewaterpark, take in the spiritual surroundings of De Vos Almshouse (Godshuis de Vos), take an in-depth tour of Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The English Convent, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Walburgakerk. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Brugge Sint Jacobskerk, stroll around Arentshof, appreciate the history behind The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, then witness the site of a historic battle at Battle of Polygon Wood, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at WW1 Battlefields Alive.

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Charlottetown, Canada to Bruges is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. Traveling from Charlottetown to Bruges, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlottetown in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Bruges. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Battle of Polygon Wood, WW1 Battlefields Alive
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Sint-Walburgakerk ©
Sint-Walburgakerk
Battle of Polygon Wood ©
Battle of Polygon Wood
The English Convent ©
The English Convent

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Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lace Conservatory in Hotel du Doyen (Dentelle de Bayeux), look for gifts at Cave a Vin - Le Volet qui penche, make a trip to Monument des Deportes, don't miss a visit to Ardenne Abbey, then pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, and finally appreciate the history behind Croix de Guerre 5th Engineer Special Brigade.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip builder website.

You can drive from Bruges to Bayeux in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daytime highs in Bayeux are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, Croix de Guerre 5th Engineer Special Brigade
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Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye ©
Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye

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Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours and then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Monumental.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rouen trip planning tool.

Getting from Bayeux to Rouen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Rouen sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours
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Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours
Cimetiere Monumental ©
Cimetiere Monumental

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