6 days in Normandy Itinerary

6 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy trip planner

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Fly to Paris Orly, Train to Chatelet Les Halles, Train to Rouen
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Rouen
— 1 night
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
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Caen
— 3 nights
Fly

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Rouen

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): stop by Fayencerie Augy, make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and then wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes, admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, and then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rouen itinerary site.

Prague, Czech Republic to Rouen is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 18th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint-Aubert, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and finally pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel road trip app.

You can drive from Rouen to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Caen.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Caen

— 3 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.
Explore Caen's surroundings by going to Honfleur (Saint Catherine's Catholic Church & Pont de Normandie), Normandy American Cemetery (in Colleville-sur-Mer) and D-Day Monument (in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, and stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Caen route builder.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Caen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. September in Caen sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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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.