14 days in Normandy & Alsace Itinerary

14 days in Normandy & Alsace Itinerary

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

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at Meshi Mushki and then explore the world behind art at Ceramics Museum (Musee de la Ceramique). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, then don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally make a trip to Vieux Rouen.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Rouen vacation planning app.

Paris to Rouen is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Honfleur.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Spas · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

Honfleur

— 2 nights
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Chemin des Douaniers, take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pere Magloire. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Pont de Normandie, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, and then make a trip to Vieux Bassin.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Honfleur day trip planner.

Getting from Rouen to Honfleur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Honfleur

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

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 29th (Wed): appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and then get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bayeux online trip 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 December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Mont Saint-Michel and then make a trip to Grand Degre.

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Getting from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Mulhouse.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

Mulhouse

— 3 nights
An industrial town nicknamed "the French Manchester," Mulhouse is famous for its Peugeot factory, esteemed museums, Alsace wine, and cultural riches.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mulhouse: Colmar (Old Town, Little Venice, &more), Vin d'Alsace HORCHER (in Mittelwihr) and Riquewihr (Dolder Tower & Vieille Ville). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim and learn about winemaking at Cave de Turckheim.

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You can fly from Mont-Saint-Michel to Mulhouse in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in December, expect Mulhouse to be slightly colder, temps between 6°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Mulhouse

Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:

Strasbourg

— 4 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Strasbourg: Place Stanislas (in Nancy), Cave du Roi Dagobert (in Traenheim) and Œuvre de la cathédrale (in Metz). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, stop by La Petite France, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centre-ville de Strasbourg, and don't miss a visit to Barrage Vauban.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Strasbourg trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Mulhouse to Strasbourg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:

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.