46 days in Bruges, Normandy & Brittany Itinerary

46 days in Bruges, Normandy & Brittany Itinerary

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46 days in Bruges, Normandy & Brittany Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly + train:  9​h 30​min
1
Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Rouen, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Etretat, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Honfleur, France
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
5
Caen, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Bayeux, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
10
Saint-Malo, France
— 7 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  10​h
End: Tel Aviv, Israel


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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)), Antwerpen-Centraal (in Antwerp) and Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Ghent City Center, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, don't miss a visit to The Markt, and explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bruges trip itinerary app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Bruges is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Bruges is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tel Aviv in May, expect nights in Bruges to be colder, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, Menin Gate Memorial, Antwerpen-Centraal
Find places to stay May 18 — 23:
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

5
nights
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rouen: Le Jardin Potager de Miromesnil (in Tourville-sur-Arques), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Varengeville-sur-Mer (Cimetiere Marin & Bois de Moutiers). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, stroll around Parc de Cleres, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and make a trip to Rue Eau de Robec.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rouen trip planner .

Getting from Bruges to Rouen by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Rouen are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Rouen

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dieppe, Varengeville-sur-Mer, Le Jardin Potager de Miromesnil, Parc de Cleres, Eglise Saint-Etienne
Find places to stay May 23 — 28:
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Golf du Champ de Bataille ©
Golf du Champ de Bataille
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet

4
nights
Etretat, France

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Get out of town with these interesting Etretat side-trips: Veules-les-Roses (Le Fleuve La Veules & Atelier2). There's still lots to do: stroll through Falaises d'Etretat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite), don't miss a visit to Chemin des Douaniers, and admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins D'Etretat.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Etretat vacation builder site .

Getting from Rouen to Etretat by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Honfleur.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fecamp, Le Tilleul, Veules-les-Roses, La Ferme aux Escargots
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 1:
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Chemin des Douaniers ©
Chemin des Douaniers
Musee des Pecheries ©
Musee des Pecheries

4
nights
Honfleur, France

Honfleur ©
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Explore Honfleur's surroundings by going to Cerza (in Hermival-les-Vaux), Sanctuaire Sainte Therese (in Lisieux) and Ferme Nature Chez Poly (in Caorches-Saint-Nicolas). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Vieux Bassin, examine the collection at Les Dominicaines, Espace Culturel & Artotheque, kick back and relax at Deauville Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Grace.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Honfleur trip planner.

You can drive from Etretat to Honfleur in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Caen.

Things to do in Honfleur

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Pont-L'Eveque, Hippodrome de Clairefontaine, Calvados Boulard, Deauville Beach, Eglise St-Joseph
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Deauville Beach ©
Deauville Beach
Vieux Bassin ©
Vieux Bassin
Calvados Experience by Pere Magloire ©

4
nights
Caen, France

Caen ©
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Get out of town with these interesting Caen side-trips: Les Halles Medievales (in Dives-sur-Mer), Ferme de Canon (in Mezidon-Canon) and Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, take in the views from Pegasus Bridge, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetières Militaires, and look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Ornithologique Du Gros Banc.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Caen trip planner .

You can take a bus from Honfleur to Caen in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Caen, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ranville, Merville-Franceville-Plage, Le Grand Bunker Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 9:
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Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant ©
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
Memorial de Caen ©
Memorial de Caen
Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery ©

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Cite de La Mare (in Cherbourg-Octeville), Grottes de Jobourg (in Jobourg) and Jardins en Hommage a Jacques Prevert (in Saint-Germain-des-Vaux). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, take an in-depth tour of Juno Beach Centre, learn about all things military at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, and examine the collection at Musee du debarquement.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux travel planner.

Bayeux is very close to Caen. In June in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, Cite de La Mare, Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, Juno Beach Centre
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 13:
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery
Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame

4
nights
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer ©
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Step out of Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer with an excursion to Chateau de la Riviere in Saint-Fromond--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, experience rural life at La Grange au Mohair, and take in the pleasant sights at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer road trip planning site .

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is just a stone's throw from Bayeux. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sainte-Mere-Eglise.

Things to do in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Grandcamp-Maisy, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, Maison Lebrec, Chateau de la Riviere
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

4
nights
Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France

Sainte-Mere-Eglise ©
Sainte-Mère-Église is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in northwestern France. Change things up with these side-trips from Sainte-Mere-Eglise: Cap Carteret (in Barneville-Carteret), Chateau Fort de Pirou (in Pirou) and La Maison du Biscuit (in Sortosville-en-Beaumont). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Airborne Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Sainte-Mère-Église, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des plantes, and take in the history at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sainte-Mere-Eglise trip planner .

You can drive from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer to Sainte-Mere-Eglise in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer in June, expect nights in Sainte-Mere-Eglise to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Sainte-Mere-Eglise

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Coutances, Chateau Fort de Pirou, D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum), German War Cemetery
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21:
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Cap Carteret ©
Cap Carteret
Airborne Museum ©
Airborne Museum
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

4
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mont-Saint-Michel: Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel (in Genets), Granville (Les iles Chausey & Pointe du Roc) and Zoo de Champrepus (in Champrepus). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Mont Saint-Michel, make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest, look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, and see the interesting displays at Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel itinerary app .

Getting from Sainte-Mere-Eglise to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Granville, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches, Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel, Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 25:
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel ©

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Malo: Ploumanac'h LIghthouse (in Ploumanac'h), Cote de Granit Rose (in Lannion) and Reserve Naturelle de la Baie de Saint-Brieuc (in Hillion). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, get great views at Cap d'Erquy, get to know the fascinating history of Pointe du Grouin, and stroll around Parc du Thabor.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Malo itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Saint-Malo in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Rennes, Perros-Guirec, Dinard, Cote de Granit Rose, Temple de Mars, Corseul
Find places to stay Jun 25 — Jul 2:
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Cote de Granit Rose ©
Cote de Granit Rose
Les Remparts de Saint-Malo ©
Les Remparts de Saint-Malo
Sentier des douaniers ©
Sentier des douaniers

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