11 days in Normandy Itinerary

11 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy travel planner
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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to LE HAVRE: gare routière, Bus to Honfleur
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Honfleur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rouen
— 3 nights
Fly

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Honfleur — 2 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
On the 28th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Chemin des Douaniers, admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins Suspendus, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d’art Moderne Andre Malraux - MuMa. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, shop like a local with Artiane Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Grace, then examine the collection at Calvados Pere Magloire L'Experience, and finally try your luck at Hippodrome Deauville La Touques.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Honfleur road trip planner.

Orlando, USA to Honfleur is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In August, Honfleur is much colder than Orlando - with highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pointe du Hoc and Pegasus Memorial. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Normandy American Cemetery and Pegasus Bridge. Step out of Bayeux with an excursion to Le Grand Bunker Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique in Ouistreham--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, brush up on your military savvy at Musee D-Day Omaha, appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, and take an in-depth tour of Omaha Beach Memorial Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Bayeux road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Honfleur to Bayeux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Bayeux are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 2nd (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and then don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then make a trip to Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches, then meet the residents at Zoo de Champrepus, and finally admire the natural beauty at Musee Christian Dior.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rouen.
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Rouen — 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rue du Gros-Horloge and Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Historial Jeanne d’Arc. Get out of town with these interesting Rouen side-trips: Parc de Cleres (in Cleres) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Abbatiale Saint-Ouen, steep yourself in history at Palais de Justice, explore the world behind art at Musee Secq des Tournelles, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint Maclou.

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Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Rouen takes 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Rouen are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Normandy travel guide

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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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