14 days in Normandy Itinerary

14 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Fly to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Drive to Rouen
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Rouen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 4 nights
Drive
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Honfleur
— 4 nights
Drive to Paris-Orly Airport, Fly to Sault Ste. Marie

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Rouen — 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rouen: Giverny (Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny, Fondation Claude Monet, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, see the interesting displays at Ceramics Museum (Musee de la Ceramique), don't miss a visit to Les Racines du Ciel, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rouen planning website.

Sault Ste. Marie, USA to Rouen is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Sault Ste. Marie to Rouen. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and then make a trip to Tour Gabriel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, kick back and relax at Plage du Plat Gousset, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Musee Christian Dior, and finally surround yourself with nature on Francois LAMOTTE d'ARGY Guide de la baie du Mont-Saint-Michel.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip planning site.

You can drive from Rouen to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 4 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Venture out of the city with trips to Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, take an in-depth tour of Memorial de Caen, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip planning website.

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. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Honfleur.
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Honfleur — 4 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Les Halles du Marche (in Cabourg), Navigation Normande - Le Havre (in Le Havre) and Etretat (Jardins d'Etretat, Falaises d'Etretat, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Vieux Bassin, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Calvados Pere Magloire L'Experience, take in the views from Pont de Normandie, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Honfleur attractions site.

You can drive from Bayeux to Honfleur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to 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 your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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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