14 days in Normandy & Paris Itinerary

14 days in Normandy & Paris Itinerary

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14 days in Normandy & Paris Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
+3
Fly + Train + Foot + Train:  19 h
1
Rouen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Barneville-Carteret
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Bus + Train:  4 h 30 min
5
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: San Antonio

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Rue du Gros-Horloge. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fondation Claude Monet and Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny. Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Chateau d'Etelan (in Saint-Maurice-d’Etelan), Falaise d'Etretat (in Etretat) and Honfleur (Le Vieux Bassin & Saint Catherine's Church). It doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rouen visit planner.

San Antonio, USA to Rouen is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to Rouen is 7 hours. Traveling from San Antonio in September, things will get much colder in Rouen: highs are around 68°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Honfleur, Giverny, Falaises d'Etretat, Chateau d'Etelan
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Saint Catherine's Catholic Church ©
Saint Catherine's Catholic Church
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

3
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Omaha Beach and Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as American Cemetery & Memorial and Utah Beach D-Day Museum are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Église Notre-Dame de Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, look for gifts at Fantastic Attic, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Barneville-Carteret.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Normandy American Cemetery, Memorial de Caen, Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach
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 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

2
nights
Barneville-Carteret

Barneville-Carteret ©
Situated across from the Channel Islands, Barneville-Carteret is a seaside resort that assures you of its excellent water quality due to its recognition as a Blue Flag beach--a designation awarded to seaside areas adhering to specific environmental standards.
On the 23rd (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Cap Levi, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Vallee des Moulins, and then look for gifts at La Maison du Biscuit. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Dunes d'Hattainville, get outside with Nez de Jobourg, and then explore the striking landscape at Grottes de Jobourg.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Barneville-Carteret trip planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Barneville-Carteret in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Barneville-Carteret

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jobourg, Fermanville, La Maison du Biscuit, Dunes d'Hattainville
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La Maison du Biscuit ©
La Maison du Biscuit
Dunes d'Hattainville ©
Dunes d'Hattainville
Nez de Jobourg ©
Nez de Jobourg

2
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stop by Andouillerie de la Baleine, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre, and then make a trip to Mont Saint-Michel. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Brittany American Cemetery, hike along Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo de Champrepus.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel online journey planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Barneville-Carteret to Mont-Saint-Michel. Traveling from Barneville-Carteret to Mont-Saint-Michel, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Andouillerie de la Baleine, Zoo de Champrepus, Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

3
nights
Paris

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.
Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Get some historical perspective at Champs-Elysees and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planning website .

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Paris by combination of bus and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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