28 days in Calvados Itinerary

28 days in Calvados Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Calvados tour planner

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Honfleur
— 14 nights
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Bayeux
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Honfleur

— 14 nights
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pont de Normandie and Deauville Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honfleur: Cabourg (Thalazur de Cabourg, Hippodrome Cabourg, &more), Golf Club de Cabourg Le Home (in Varaville) and Dives-sur-Mer (Le Marche Les Halles, Les Halles Medievales, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Grace, steep yourself in history at Satie House and Museum (Maisons Satie), make a trip to Centre Historique de Beuvron-En-Auge, and take some stellar pictures from Panorama Mont-Joli.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Honfleur trip planner.

Paris to Honfleur is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Paris in July; daily highs in Honfleur reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Honfleur

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Bayeux

— 13 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Explore hidden gems such as Pointe du Hoc and Remains Mulberry Harbour. Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Caen (Quartier du Vaugueux, Frac Basse Normandie, &more), Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in La Ferriere-Harang) and Ouistreham (Thalazur Ouistreham, Ouistreham Beach, &more). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Pegasus Memorial, admire the masterpieces at Musee Baron Gerard, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bayeux trip planner.

Getting from Honfleur to Bayeux by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

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Calvados travel guide

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History Museums · Cemeteries · Military Museums
Taking its name from a cluster of rocks off the English Channel coast, Calvados caters to your every holiday whim in its prestigious seaside resorts, but the department is most famous as the landing site of Allied troops on the beaches of the Bay of the Seine on the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944. Located in the Lower Normandy region and created during the French Revolution, this department belongs to the Basse-Normandie region where the Battle of Normandy took place. Agriculture dominates the economy of Calvados, with specialties you can try at nearby shops and restaurants, including butter, cheese, hard cider, and Calvados, the apple-based liqueur that takes its name from the area. The department is one of the most-touristed destinations and biggest vacation hot spots in Normandy thanks to its seaside resorts with luxurious hotels and casinos, manor houses, castles, and quiet chalk cliffs all along the green countryside.