8 days in Normandy Itinerary

8 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy trip planner

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Fly
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Honfleur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rouen
— 2 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest and then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel.

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Atlanta, USA to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Atlanta in May, expect Mont-Saint-Michel to be slightly colder, temps between 62°F and 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

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Bayeux

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, brush up on your military savvy at Musee D-Day Omaha, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Omaha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and then brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen.

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Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Bayeux are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Honfleur.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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Honfleur

— 2 nights
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
On the 13th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins d'Etretat, then get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, and then don't miss a visit to Chemin des Douaniers. On the next day, take in the views from Pont de Normandie, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, and then make a trip to Vieux Bassin.

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Getting from Bayeux to Honfleur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Honfleur are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Honfleur

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Rouen

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire the striking features of St. Maclou's Church, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then visit Rue du Gros-Horloge, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiale Notre Dame, admire the masterpieces at Musee des impressionnismes, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet.

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You can drive from Honfleur to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Rouen are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.