5 days in Normandy, Saint-Malo & Nantes Itinerary

5 days in Normandy, Saint-Malo & Nantes Itinerary

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Start: Milan
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Bus:  9 h
1
Honfleur
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Saint-Malo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Nantes
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Milan

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Honfleur

Honfleur ©
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): try your luck at Casino Barriere de Deauville and then stroll through Deauville Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Honfleur trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Honfleur is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Honfleur

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Deauville City
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Deauville Beach ©
Deauville Beach
Casino Barriere de Deauville ©
Casino Barriere de Deauville

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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.
On the 8th (Thu), stop by Fantastic Attic, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and then take in the history at Omaha Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux travel route app.

You can drive from Honfleur to Bayeux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Omaha Beach
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Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery
Fantastic Attic ©
Fantastic Attic

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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 9th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest, take in the local highlights with Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours, and then see the interesting displays at Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel road trip planning site.

You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. December in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Tours Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel, Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours

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Saint-Malo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Promenade du Clair de Lune, then steep yourself in history at Fort National, and then kick back and relax at Plage du Sillon.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Malo online travel route planner.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Saint-Malo by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nantes.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Promenade du Clair de Lune
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Plage du Sillon ©
Plage du Sillon
Promenade du Clair de Lune
Promenade du Clair de Lune
Fort National ©
Fort National

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Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
On the 11th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, then make a trip to Le lieu unique, then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Cimetiere Parc, and finally take a stroll through Passage Pommeraye.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nantes trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Saint-Malo to Nantes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nantes

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Passage Pommeraye ©
Passage Pommeraye
Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul ©
Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul
Le lieu unique ©
Le lieu unique

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