11 days in Normandy Itinerary

11 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy travel route maker

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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 4 nights
Drive
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Honfleur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rouen
— 3 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): trek along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, and then stroll through Mont Saint-Michel Bay. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel and then don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or take a train. In August in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Bayeux

— 4 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise), Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville) and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, and brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip 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 August, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Honfleur.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Honfleur

— 2 nights
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
On the 8th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Chemin des Douaniers, then take in the dramatic natural features at Falaises d'Etretat, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins d'Etretat. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Vieux Bassin, then make a trip to Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, and then snap pictures at Pont de Normandie.

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

Getting from Bayeux to Honfleur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Honfleur, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Honfleur

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Rouen

— 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Get out of town with these interesting Rouen side-trips: Le Vieux Moulin de Vernon (in Vernon), Parc de Cleres (in Cleres) and Giverny (Fondation Claude Monet & Musee de Mecanique Naturelle). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, stop by Rue du Gros-Horloge, get engrossed in the history at Historial Jeanne d’Arc, and make a trip to Vieux Rouen.

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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 August, daytime highs in Rouen are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Normandy travel guide

4.6
Monuments · Landmarks · History Museums
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.