15 days in Belgium & Normandy Itinerary

15 days in Belgium & Normandy Itinerary

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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Train to Paris CDG, Fly to Mont-Saint-Michel
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Honfleur, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rouen, France
— 2 nights
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Train to Saint-Lazare, Train to Paris Orly, Fly to Munich

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Bruges, Belgium — 3 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Centre of Brugge and For Freedom Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bruges Art Route and Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges. Venture out of the city with trips to Ghent (Post Plaza, Ghent City Center, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, make a trip to The Markt, take in the spiritual surroundings of Brugge Sint Jacobskerk, and sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges driving holiday planning website.

Munich, Germany to Bruges is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Munich in November, Bruges is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Brussels.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Trails
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Brussels, Belgium — 4 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Place and St. Rumbold's Cathedral. Museum-lovers will get to explore Atomium and René Magritte Museum. Step out of Brussels with an excursion to Fondation Folon in La Hulpe--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Mont des Arts, make a trip to Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Brussels day trip planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In November in Brussels, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 24th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Maison de l'Artichaut, don't miss a visit to Tour de L'Arcade, then don't miss a visit to Tour Gabriel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and finally make a trip to Grand Degre.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Brussels to Mont-Saint-Michel in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In November, Mont-Saint-Michel is a bit warmer than Brussels - with highs of 55°F and lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux, France — 2 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, witness the site of a historic battle at Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee Baron Gerard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, get engrossed in the history at Musee D-Day Omaha, then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and finally relax in the rural setting at Ferme de la Haizerie.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Honfleur.
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Honfleur, France — 2 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Musee Maison de L'Armateur, then examine the collection at Appartement Temoin, and then explore the galleries of Abbaye de Graville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Leonard, then contemplate the long history of Lieutenance d' Honfleur, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Honfleur tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Bayeux to Honfleur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in November, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.
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Rouen, France — 2 nights

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 29th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and finally admire the masterpieces at Ceramics Museum (Musee de la Ceramique). Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Musee national de l'Education, take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, and then contemplate the long history of Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rouen day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Honfleur to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Rouen, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.
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Normandy travel guide

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Monuments · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.
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