28 days in Calais, Normandy & Amiens Itinerary

28 days in Calais, Normandy & Amiens Itinerary

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Drive
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Calais
— Few hours
Drive
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Dieppe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rouen
— 5 nights
Train to Caen, Bus to Mont-Saint-Michel
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 5 nights
Train to Caen, Bus to Honfleur
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Honfleur
— 4 nights
Drive
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Le Havre
— 2 nights
Drive
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Etretat
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint-Valery-en-Caux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amiens
— 4 nights
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Calais

Gate to the North

Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Calais trip planner.

Ostend, Belgium to Calais is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of tram and bus. In August in Calais, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 16th (Sun), you'll travel to Dieppe.

Things to do in Calais

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

2
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Dieppe

Dieppe, famous for its scallops, is a seaside resort lively all year round.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fishing Charters & Tours as well as Marche de Dieppe Market. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Les Falaises, snap pictures at Pont Colbert, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Pourville.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dieppe road trip planning site.

Getting from Calais to Dieppe by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dieppe can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Dieppe

Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

5
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Rouen

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Roumare Forest, Le Bucher de Jeanne d'Arc, Le Jardin des Sculptures, château de Bois-Guilbert, and other attractions you added. Discover out-of-the-way places like Parlement de Normandie and Palais de Justice. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Rue Saint-Romain, get to know the fascinating history of Cote Sainte-Catherine, admire the landmark architecture of Bureau des Finances, and contemplate the long history of Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rouen trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Dieppe to Rouen in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Rouen are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Nightlife

5
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Explore hidden gems such as Terrasse de l'Ouest and La Porte du Roy. Explore Mont-Saint-Michel's surroundings by going to Les Jardins du Chateau de la de la Ballue (in Bazouges-La-Perouse), Train Marin (in Cherrueix) and Cathedraloscope (in Dol-de-Bretagne). There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Pointe du Roc, stop by Yver Chocolatier Patissier, head outdoors with Mont Dol, and examine the collection at Musee de la Mer et de l'Ecologie.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Rouen to Mont-Saint-Michel in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Honfleur.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

4
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Honfleur

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Parc Hauser, Foret de Montgeon and Promenade en Bateau Honfleur. We've included these beaches for you: Promenade Marcel Proust and Plage du Butin. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Porte d’Aval and Plages de Houlgate. Step out of Honfleur with an excursion to Les Halles Medievales in Dives-sur-Mer--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Panorama Mont-Joli, ponder the world of politics at Mairie de Trouville, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Personnalites.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Honfleur trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Honfleur by combination of train and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Le Havre.

Things to do in Honfleur

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Le Havre

Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel in Upper Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Musee Hotel Dubocage de Bleville. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Vincent de Paul, enjoy some diversion at Skatepark, admire the striking features of Villa Nordique, don't miss a visit to Exposition Impressioniste Pissaro, then appreciate the history behind Monuments aux Morts, and finally explore the world behind art at Carre du Theatre de l'Hotel de Ville.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Le Havre travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Honfleur to Le Havre takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Le Havre sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Le Havre

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

2
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Etretat

Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): play a few rounds at Golf d'Etretat, look for gifts at La mer a boire, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Porte d’Aval. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Etienne, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage-Baignade Yport, then indulge in some personalized pampering at 1 Air de Zen, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Etretat online day trip planner.

You can drive from Le Havre to Etretat in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. September in Etretat sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Valery-en-Caux.

Things to do in Etretat

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

2
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Saint-Valery-en-Caux

Saint-Valery-en-Caux is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in northern France.GeographyA small fishing port and light industrial town situated in the Pays de Caux, some 20mi west of Dieppe at the junction of the D53, D20, D79 and the D925 roads. Your day by day itinerary now includes Lac de Caniel. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Plage de Saint-Valery-en-Caux and then glide peacefully along the water with Lac de Caniel.

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Getting from Etretat to Saint-Valery-en-Caux by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Amiens.

Things to do in Saint-Valery-en-Caux

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

4
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Amiens

City of Canals

Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Maxim Guide Baie de Somme and Jardin d'Emonville. Get out of town with these interesting Amiens side-trips: Eglise Saint Etienne (in Beauvais) and Chapelle du Saint-Esprit (in Rue). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Horloge Dewailly et Marie-sans-chemise, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes, take in panoramic vistas at Beffroi d'Amiens, and stop by Carnet de Voyages.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Amiens trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Saint-Valery-en-Caux to Amiens takes 2 hours. Traveling from Saint-Valery-en-Caux in September, plan for little chillier nights in Amiens, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Amiens

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Normandy travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Gardens
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.