13 days in Normandy Itinerary

13 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy attractions planner
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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Mont-Saint-Michel
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Honfleur
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rouen
— 4 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mont Saint-Michel Bay and Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel. Bring the kids along to Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel and Zoo de Champrepus. Change things up with these side-trips from Mont-Saint-Michel: Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James), Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel (in Avranches) and Musee Christian Dior (in Granville). There's more to do: make a trip to La Porte du Roy.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary builder.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Ljubljana in June: highs in Mont-Saint-Michel hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bayeux.
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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 1st (Fri): look for gifts at La Cremerie d'Isigny, contemplate the long history of Pegasus Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ouistreham Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Juno Beach. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Omaha Beach Memorial Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Sainte-Mère-Église, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at La Colline aux Oiseaux.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux itinerary planning site.

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, daytime highs in Bayeux are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Honfleur.
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Honfleur — 4 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Plage de Trouville and Notre Dame de Grace. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chemin des Douaniers and Plages de Houlgate. Change things up with these side-trips from Honfleur: Sanctuaire Sainte Therese (in Ville de Lisieux), Etretat (Porte d’Aval, Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, &more) and Cerza (in Hermival-les-Vaux). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Cabourg, relax and rejuvenate at Thalazur Cabourg, admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins Suspendus, and explore the landscape on two wheels at La Plage du Havre.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Honfleur road trip website.

Drive from Bayeux to Honfleur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Honfleur sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Rouen.
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Rouen — 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Visiting Le Fleuve La Veules and Plage de Saint-Valery-en-Caux will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parc de Cleres and Hotel de Bourgtheroulde. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rouen: Abbaye de Jumieges (in Jumieges), Varengeville-sur-Mer (Cimetiere Marin & Bois de Moutiers) and Reve de Bisons (in Muchedent). There's much more to do: get your game on at Le Bois des Aigles, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, see the interesting displays at Musee Secq des Tournelles, and admire the striking features of Palais de Justice.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rouen trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Honfleur to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can fly 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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