16 days in Brittany, Normandy & Bruges Itinerary

16 days in Brittany, Normandy & Bruges Itinerary

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16 days in Brittany, Normandy & Bruges Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
+2
Fly + bus + train:  10​h
1
Saint-Malo, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bayeux, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Rouen, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel


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2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Fort La Latte, visit a coastal fixture at Cap Fréhel, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint-Malo Cathedral. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Promenade du Clair de Lune, then enjoy breathtaking views from Les Remparts de Dinan, and then browse the fresh offerings at Marche aux Huitres.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Malo trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Saint-Malo is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Saint-Malo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in May, expect nights in Saint-Malo to be cooler, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Plevenon, Les Remparts de Dinan, Marche aux Huitres, Promenade du Clair de Lune
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Fort La Latte ©
Fort La Latte
Cap Fréhel ©
Cap Fréhel
Saint-Malo Cathedral ©
Saint-Malo Cathedral

2
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, steep yourself in history at Mont Saint-Michel, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-des-Champs, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Fougeres, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel day trip planner.

You can drive from Saint-Malo to Mont-Saint-Michel in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Eglise Notre-Dame-des-Champs, Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches, Chateau de Fougeres, Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Chateau de Fougeres ©
Chateau de Fougeres

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer and Remains Mulberry Harbour. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Normandy American Cemetery and Pegasus Memorial. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise), Le Phare de Gatteville (in Gatteville-le-Phare) and D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum) (in Saint-Come-du-Mont). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, witness the site of a historic battle at Croix de Guerre 5th Engineer Special Brigade, brush up on your military savvy at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, and stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Bayeux trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. In May in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Pegasus Memorial, Eglise Saint-Pierre, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, Remains Mulberry Harbour
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Pegasus Memorial ©
Pegasus Memorial

3
nights
Rouen, France

Rouen
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Step off the beaten path and head to Eglise St-Joseph and Abbaye de Jumieges. Popular historic sites such as Notre Dame de Grace and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rouen: Saint Catherine's Catholic Church (in Honfleur), Etretat (Falaises d'Etretat, Les Jardins D'Etretat, & more) and Abbey of Bec-Hellouin (in Le Bec-Hellouin). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Gros-Horloge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rouen trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Rouen sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Etretat, Honfleur, Eglise St-Joseph, Abbaye de Jumieges, Abbey of Bec-Hellouin
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Abbaye de Jumieges
Abbaye de Jumieges
Notre Dame de Grace ©
Notre Dame de Grace
Abbey of Bec-Hellouin ©
Abbey of Bec-Hellouin

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Torture Museum Oude Steen and Essex Farm Cemetery. For shopping fun, head to Salvador Dali Exhibition or The Bottle Shop. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ieper (Ypres) (Hooge Crater museum, Saint George's Memorial Church, & more), Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery (in Poperinge) and St Michael's Bridge (in Ghent). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges, sample the tasty concoctions at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, and appreciate the history behind Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck Monument.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bruges takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Ieper (Ypres), Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, St Michael's Bridge, Cogels Osylei
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Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges
Torture Museum Oude Steen ©
Torture Museum Oude Steen

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