8 days in Normandy & Brittany Itinerary

8 days in Normandy & Brittany Itinerary

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1
Rouen
— 1 night
2
Etretat
— 1 night
3
Bayeux
— 2 nights
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
5
Brest
— 1 night

1
night
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 8th (Sat), admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rouen online day trip planner.

London, UK to Rouen is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and train. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. August in Rouen sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Etretat.

Things to do in Rouen

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parc du Bocasse
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Parc du Bocasse ©
Parc du Bocasse

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night
Etretat

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Porte d’Aval, stroll through Falaises d'Etretat, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Plage Du Tilleul, and finally examine the collection at Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Etretat trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Etretat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Rouen in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Etretat: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Plage Du Tilleul, Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Porte d’Aval ©
Porte d’Aval
Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre ©
Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre

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nights
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 11th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, thentake in the history at Omaha Beach, thenstroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally go for a walk through Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Zoo de Jurques, thenfind something for the whole family at Festyland Parc, thenget outside with Norman'Air, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Etretat to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Bayeux are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Zoo de Jurques, Norman'Air, Omaha Beach, Festyland Parc
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant ©
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mont Saint-Michel, thendon't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest, and then make a splash at Alligator Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, thenmeet the residents at Zoo de Champrepus, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel.

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You can take a train from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 4 hours. In August in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brest.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, Alligator Bay, Zoo de Champrepus
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Zoo de Champrepus ©
Zoo de Champrepus
Alligator Bay ©
Alligator Bay

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night
Brest

Brest ©
Brest is a city in the Finistère département in Brittany. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oceanopolis.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Brest vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Brest by train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brest

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Oceanopolis ©
Oceanopolis

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