11 days in Normandy Itinerary

11 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
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive
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Honfleur
— 2 nights
Drive to Paris-Orly Airport, Fly to Wichita Falls

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Rouen — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Office de Tourisme des Portes de l'Eure (in Vernon), Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm (in Saint-Aquilin-de-Pacy) and Giverny (Fondation Claude Monet & Musee des impressionnismes). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, admire the striking features of Bureau des Finances, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and steep yourself in history at Palais de Justice.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rouen trip site.

Wichita Falls, USA to Rouen is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Wichita Falls to Rouen, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Wichita Falls, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Rouen, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest, and then admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow 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 much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, and contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bayeux trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Honfleur.
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Honfleur — 2 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stroll around Jardins d'Etretat, take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat, and then relax and rejuvenate at 1 Air de Zen. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin, don't miss a visit to Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, then stop by LA Maison du Caramel, and finally snap pictures at Pont de Normandie.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Honfleur vacation maker tool.

Drive from Bayeux to Honfleur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Honfleur sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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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.
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