36 days in Normandy Itinerary

36 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy itinerary planner

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Fly to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Drive to Rouen
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Rouen
— 9 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 7 nights
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Caen
— 10 nights
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Le Havre
— 8 nights
Drive to Paris-Orly Airport, Fly to Islamabad

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Rouen

— 9 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Get outdoors at Le Fleuve La Veules and Plage de Saint-Valery-en-Caux. Visit Hotel de Bourgtheroulde and Abbey of Bec-Hellouin for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Spa Pom (in Condeau), Cathedrale Notre Dame de Evreux (in Evreux) and Chateau d'Harcourt (in Harcourt). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, take an in-depth tour of Historial Jeanne d’Arc, admire the landmark architecture of Palais de Justice, and make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rouen attractions planning site.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Rouen is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Islamabad to Rouen, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Islamabad in January, with highs in Rouen at 8°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 25:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 7 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Step off the beaten path and head to Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel and Cathedrale de Coutances. We've included these beaches for you: Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal and Pointe D'Agon. Get out of town with these interesting Mont-Saint-Michel side-trips: Jardin des plantes de Coutances (in Coutances), Musee Christian Dior (in Granville) and Chateau Fort de Pirou (in Pirou). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Barrage sur le Couesnon, hike along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Quentin.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel road trip app.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 3 hours. In January in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Caen.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 25 — Feb 1:

Caen

— 10 nights

City of a Hundred Steeples

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Pegasus Memorial and Normandy Victory Museum. Relax by the water at Deauville Beach and Ouistreham Beach. Explore Caen's surroundings by going to Le Phare de Gatteville (in Gatteville-le-Phare), Plage de Trouville (in Trouville-sur-Mer) and Church of Sainte-Mère-Église (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Hommes, stop by Quartier du Vaugueux, admire all the interesting features of Les Falaises d'Arromanches, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant.

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Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Caen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Le Havre.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 11:

Le Havre

— 8 nights
Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel in Upper Normandy.
Escape the urban bustle at Falaises d'Etretat and Navigation Normande - Le Havre. Popular historic sites such as Eglise St-Joseph and Chapel Notre-Dame-du-Salut are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Le Havre: Etretat (Chemin des Douaniers, Les Jardins d'Etretat, &more), Calvados Christian Drouin (in Coudray-Rabut) and Honfleur (Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, Notre Dame de Grace, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d’art Moderne Andre Malraux - MuMa, browse the exhibits of Calvados Pere Magloire L'Experience, examine the collection at Appartement Temoin, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Personnalites.

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Traveling by car from Caen to Le Havre takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Le Havre

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 19:

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.