16 days in Brittany, Normandy & Bruges Itinerary

16 days in Brittany, Normandy & Bruges Itinerary

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Saint-Malo, France
— 2 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 2 nights
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Bayeux, France
— 3 nights
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Rouen, France
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Fort La Latte, then enjoy the sea views from Cap Fréhel, and then steep yourself in history at Saint-Malo Cathedral. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Promenade du Clair de Lune, then take in panoramic vistas at Les Remparts de Dinan, and then browse the fresh offerings at Marche aux Huitres.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Malo trip itinerary maker.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Saint-Malo is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Tel Aviv in May, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Saint-Malo: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

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Fort La Latte
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Cap Fréhel
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-des-Champs, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Fougeres, and finally stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel online vacation planner.

You can drive from Saint-Malo to Mont-Saint-Michel in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Museums

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Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer and Pegasus Memorial. Normandy American Cemetery and Le Phare de Gatteville will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Eglise Saint-Pierre (in Caen), D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum) (in Saint-Come-du-Mont) and Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, and brush up on your military savvy at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip planner.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites

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Rouen, France

Rouen

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Eglise St-Joseph and Abbaye de Jumieges. Popular historic sites such as Notre Dame de Grace and Saint Catherine's Catholic Church are in your itinerary. Explore Rouen's surroundings by going to Abbey of Bec-Hellouin (in Le Bec-Hellouin) and Etretat (Falaises d'Etretat, Les Jardins d'Etretat, &more). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Gros-Horloge and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rouen trip maker website.

Getting from Bayeux to Rouen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Abbaye de Jumieges
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Abbey of Bec-Hellouin
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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Bottle Shop and Salvador Dali Exhibition. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St Michael's Bridge and St. Annakerk (St Anne's Church). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery (in Poperinge), Ieper (Ypres) (Hooge Crater Museum, Saint George's Memorial Church, &more) and Cogels Osylei (in Antwerp). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, sample the tasty concoctions at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Walplein, and enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bruges takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bruges are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 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 · Shopping

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