11 days in Normandy Itinerary

11 days in Normandy Itinerary

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11 days in Normandy Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly + Drive:  18​h 45​min
1
Honfleur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
bus + train:  5​h 45​min
4
Rouen
— 3 nights
+3
train + foot + train + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: San Diego

3
nights
Honfleur

Honfleur ©
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honfleur: Etretat (Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, Les Jardins D'Etretat, & more) and Palais Benedictine (in Fecamp). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Vieux Bassin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Grace, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Deauville Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Honfleur trip planner .

San Diego, USA to Honfleur is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Diego to Honfleur. Traveling from San Diego in May, expect Honfleur to be a bit cooler, temps between 62°F and 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Honfleur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Etretat, Pont-L'Eveque, Deauville Beach, Palais Benedictine
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Vieux Bassin ©
Vieux Bassin
Saint Catherine's Catholic Church ©

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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 9th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux vacation app .

You can drive from Honfleur to Bayeux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Normandy American Cemetery, Remains Mulberry Harbour, Memorial de Caen, Pointe du Hoc
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Mont Saint-Michel, then don't miss a visit to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, and finally don't miss a visit to Le Moulin de Moidrey.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel travel route planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 2 hours. May in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Rouen.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Le Moulin de Moidrey
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Le Moulin de Moidrey ©
Le Moulin de Moidrey

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Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Bois de Moutiers (in Varengeville-sur-Mer), Abbaye de Jumieges (in Jumieges) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, take an in-depth tour of Historial Jeanne d’Arc, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rouen online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Rouen takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Rouen sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 45°F at night. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fondation Claude Monet, Bois de Moutiers, Abbaye de Jumieges
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Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

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