12 days in London, Normandy & Paris Itinerary

12 days in London, Normandy & Paris Itinerary

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12 days in London, Normandy & Paris Itinerary

Start: Dallas, United States
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 15​min
2
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 day
train:  3​h
3
Bayeux, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Rouen, France
— 2 nights
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Dallas, United States

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tower of London and Churchill War Rooms. Museum-lovers will appreciate Natural History Museum and Tate Modern. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at British Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the London trip maker tool .

Dallas, USA to London is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Dallas to London, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dallas in April, plan for colder days in London, with highs around 56°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

1
day
Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 12th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre, then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel, then stroll the grounds of Brittany American Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to Pointe du Grouin du Sud.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip maker site .

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train from London to Mont-Saint-Michel in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from London to Mont-Saint-Michel, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. April in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Pointe du Grouin du Sud
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre ©
Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre
Pointe du Grouin du Sud ©
Pointe du Grouin du Sud

1
night
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, then get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux trip planner .

Traveling by train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, American Cemetery & Memorial
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

2
nights
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 14th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and then admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Harcourt, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Etelan, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Jumieges.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rouen driving holiday planning website .

You can drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fondation Claude Monet, Chateau d'Harcourt, Chateau d'Etelan, Abbaye de Jumieges, Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Abbaye de Jumieges
Abbaye de Jumieges

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Let the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Musee Rodin. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, admire the striking features of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, and steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paris vacation builder site .

You can take a bus from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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