14 days in Normandy Itinerary

14 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy holiday planner

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Train to Dol De Bretagne, Taxi to Mont-Saint-Michel
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
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Sainte-Mere-Eglise
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ouistreham
— 3 nights
Drive
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Le Havre
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rouen
— 3 nights
Drive

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Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 15th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest, appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, then make a trip to La Porte du Roy, and finally stroll through Mont Saint-Michel Bay. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo de Champrepus, then admire the natural beauty at Musee Christian Dior, then make a trip to Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, and finally make a trip to Tour du Nord.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 4-hour combination of train and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mont-Saint-Michel: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sainte-Mere-Eglise.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

Sainte-Mere-Eglise

— 2 nights
Sainte-Mère-Église is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in northwestern France. On the 17th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ravalet, visit a coastal fixture at Le Phare de Gatteville, head off the coast to Tatihou Island, then contemplate the long history of Batteries de Crisbecq, then explore the ancient world of La Batterie d'Azeville (Azeville gun battery), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Sainte-Mère-Église. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Omaha Beach Memorial Museum, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, learn about all things military at Musee D-Day Omaha, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, and finally learn about all things military at Normandy Victory Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sainte-Mere-Eglise travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Sainte-Mere-Eglise in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in August, plan for slightly colder days in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ouistreham.

Things to do in Sainte-Mere-Eglise

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

Ouistreham

— 3 nights
With fine, sandy beaches on the English Channel, Ouistreham is a small port town with fishing boats, leisure crafts, and a ferry harbor.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cerza and Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ouistreham: Ville de Lisieux (Les Buissonnets & Chateau de Saint-Germain-de-Livet), Les Falaises d'Arromanches (in Arromanches-les-Bains) and Hippodrome de Clairefontaine (in Tourgeville). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Le Grand Bunker Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique, try your luck at Hippodrome Deauville La Touques, make a trip to Les Halles Medievales, and pause for some photo ops at Pegasus Memorial.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ouistreham attractions planning app.

Drive from Sainte-Mere-Eglise to Ouistreham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Ouistreham can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Le Havre.

Things to do in Ouistreham

Historic Sites · Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Le Havre

— 4 nights
Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel in Upper Normandy.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sanctuaire Sainte Therese and La Colline aux Oiseaux. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Le Havre: Chateau of Carrouges (in Carrouges), Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise) and Calvados Pere Magloire L'Experience (in Pont-L'Eveque). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Zoo de Jurques, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Trouville, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel Notre-Dame-du-Salut, and take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Le Havre itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ouistreham to Le Havre in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Le Havre

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 25:

Rouen

— 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Maclou's Church and Le Fleuve La Veules. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rouen: Eglise Saint Jacques (in Dieppe), Abbaye de Jumieges (in Jumieges) and Cimetiere Marin (in Varengeville-sur-Mer). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Palais de Justice, make a trip to Rue Saint-Romain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny, and examine the collection at Historial Jeanne d’Arc.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rouen vacation planner.

Drive from Le Havre to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Rouen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:

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.