10 days in Normandy Itinerary

10 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy journey planner
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Fly to Paris-Orly Airport, Drive to Honfleur
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Drive to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Fly to Sault Ste. Marie


Honfleur — 2 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Explore Honfleur's surroundings by going to Etretat (Jardins d'Etretat, Falaises d'Etretat, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Vieux Bassin, snap pictures at Pont de Normandie, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Deauville Beach.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Honfleur sightseeing planning site.

Sault Ste. Marie, USA to Honfleur is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sault Ste. Marie to Honfleur, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Honfleur are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 3 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Step out of Bayeux with an excursion to Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mere-Eglise--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bayeux trip planner.

You can drive from Honfleur to Bayeux in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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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 28th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Cimetiere d"Avranches, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel vacation website.

Getting from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rouen.
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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 29th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Le Vieux Moulin de Vernon, admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, and then see the interesting displays at Musee de Mecanique Naturelle.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rouen road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Rouen takes 3 hours. September in Rouen sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F at night. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Normandy travel guide

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.