11 days in Normandy Itinerary

11 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Fly
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 5 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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): make a trip to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip website.

New York City, USA to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from New York City to Mont-Saint-Michel, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel hover around 68°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 5 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Normandy American Cemetery and Bayeux War Cemetery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Pegasus Memorial. Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Eglise Saint-Pierre (in Caen), Ranville (Pegasus Bridge & Cimetières Militaires) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, and stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bayeux tour planner.

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 June in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Palais Benedictine and then take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Deauville Beach, don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin, then don't miss a visit to Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, and finally take in the views from Pont de Normandie.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Honfleur online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Honfleur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Honfleur sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rouen.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches
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Rouen — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, don't miss a visit to Parlement de Normandie, then get a taste of the local shopping with Rue du Gros-Horloge, and finally contemplate the long history of Palais de Justice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours and then admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rouen trip planner.

You can drive from Honfleur to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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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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