19 days in Normandy, Luxembourg City & Saint-Malo Itinerary

19 days in Normandy, Luxembourg City & Saint-Malo Itinerary

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Etretat, France
— 1 night
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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France
— 1 night
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 2 nights
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Cherbourg-Octeville, France
— 2 nights
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Ville de Lisieux, France
— 2 nights
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Giverny, France
— 2 nights
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Rouen, France
— 2 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 3 nights
Train to Paris l'Est, Train to Saint-Malo
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Saint-Malo, France
— 3 nights
Train to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, Train to Luxembourg City

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Etretat, France

— 1 night
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat.

To find maps and other tourist information, use the Etretat trip maker.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Etretat is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. April in Etretat sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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Find places to stay Apr 11 — 12:

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France

— 1 night
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): look for gifts at Ferme de la Sapiniere, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, then appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer trip website.

Drive from Etretat to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:

Mont-Saint-Michel, France

— 2 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 14th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Saint-Michel, make a splash at Alligator Bay, and then don't miss a visit to La Grande Rue. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo de Champrepus, and finally don't miss a visit to Le Moulin de Moidrey.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel day trip app.

You can drive from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cherbourg-Octeville.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:

Cherbourg-Octeville, France

— 2 nights
Cherbourg holds an arsenal of the French Navy.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): kick back and relax at Plage de Collignon, cool off at Piscine Chantereyne, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cite de La Mare, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame de la Delivrande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Urville Nacqueville Beach, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Flamanville, then look for gifts at La Maison du Biscuit, then get engrossed in the history at Airborne Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Sainte-Mère-Église.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cherbourg-Octeville trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Cherbourg-Octeville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. April in Cherbourg-Octeville sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ville de Lisieux.

Things to do in Cherbourg-Octeville

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:

Ville de Lisieux, France

— 2 nights
Lisieux is a town in Lower Normandy that is the second-most visited pilgrimage site in France (after Lourdes).
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): meet the residents at Cerza, contemplate the long history of Les Buissonnets, and then don't miss a visit to Sanctuaire Sainte Therese. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre de Lisieux, try to win big at Casino Barriere de Deauville, kick back and relax at Deauville Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Augustin, and finally examine the collection at Les Dominicaines, Espace Culturel & Artotheque.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ville de Lisieux road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cherbourg-Octeville to Ville de Lisieux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Giverny.

Things to do in Ville de Lisieux

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:

Giverny, France

— 2 nights
Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Chateau Gaillard, explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny, and finally see the interesting displays at Fondation Claude Monet. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de La Roche-Guyon and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Zoologique et Chateau de Thoiry.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Giverny road trip app.

Drive from Ville de Lisieux to Giverny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Giverny sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Giverny

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

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Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:

Rouen, France

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Saint-Sever, then get to know the resident critters at Les Jardins Animaliers Biotropica, then pause for some photo ops at Monument Jeanne d'Arc, and finally find something for the whole family at Cahem. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, pause for some photo ops at Gros-Horloge, stroll around Parc de Cleres, then stop by Fayencerie Augy, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rouen trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Giverny to Rouen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

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Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 3 nights

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): learn about all things military at MNHM National Museum of Military History, explore the historical opulence of Vianden Castle, then pause for some photo ops at Monument du Souvenir - 'Gelle Fra', and finally don't miss a visit to Barrio Grund. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, steep yourself in history at Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City trip planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Luxembourg City in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In April in Luxembourg City, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:

Saint-Malo, France

— 3 nights
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
On the 27th (Mon), make a trip to Centre Historique, then meet the residents at Grand Aquarium, then make a trip to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Sillon. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Parlement de Bretagne, then walk around Parc du Thabor, then have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Rennes, and finally experience rural life at Tombelaine Coquillages.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Malo attractions planning website.

You can take a train from Luxembourg City to Saint-Malo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. April in Saint-Malo sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 26 — 29:

Normandy travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Gardens
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.