11 days in Normandy Itinerary

11 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Fly to Paris Orly, Train to Honfleur
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Honfleur
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
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Rouen
— 3 nights
Fly

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Honfleur

— 3 nights
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Honfleur: Etretat (Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, Les Jardins d'Etretat, &more) and Palais Benedictine (in Fecamp). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Vieux Bassin, see the interesting displays at Les Dominicaines, Espace Culturel & Artotheque, browse the exhibits of Calvados Pere Magloire L'Experience, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Grace.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Honfleur trip itinerary builder website.

San Diego, USA to Honfleur is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Diego to Honfleur due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Diego in May; daily highs in Honfleur reach 62°F and lows reach 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Honfleur

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 5 — 8:

Bayeux

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, then take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, then learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux itinerary planner.

Getting from Honfleur to Bayeux by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Mont Saint-Michel, then make a trip to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, and finally make a trip to Le Moulin de Moidrey.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rouen.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 10 — 11:

Rouen

— 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rouen: Abbaye de Jumieges (in Jumieges), Bois de Moutiers (in Varengeville-sur-Mer) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, make a trip to Vieux Rouen, and examine the collection at Historial Jeanne d’Arc.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rouen online holiday maker.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Rouen in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Rouen are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 14:

Normandy travel guide

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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.