17 days in Normandy Itinerary

17 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy holiday planner
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Make it your trip
Drive
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Rouen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Honfleur
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 6 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 3 nights
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Rouen — 3 nights

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
You'll explore and learn at Fondation Claude Monet and Musee de Mecanique Naturelle. Get some cultural insight at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rouen: Veules-les-Roses (Les Cressonnieres & Atelier2), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Dieppe) and Musee des impressionnismes (in Giverny). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Parc de Cleres, identify plant and animal life at L'Arche Feline, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rouen day trip site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rouen is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daytime highs in Rouen are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (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.
Saint Catherine's Catholic Church and Musee d’art Moderne Andre Malraux - MuMa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Deauville Beach and Plage de Benerville sur Mer. Venture out of the city with trips to Navigation Normande - Le Havre (in Le Havre), Plage Du Tilleul (in Le Tilleul) and Etretat (Falaises d'Etretat & Jardins d'Etretat). There's still lots to do: trek along Chemin des Sources Bleues, identify plant and animal life at Naturospace, stroll around Parc Naturel des Etangs, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Honfleur trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Rouen to Honfleur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; 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 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 6 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Attractions like Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Omaha Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Museum-lovers will get to explore Memorial de Caen and Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise), Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville) and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement, steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux day trip tool.

Getting from Honfleur to Bayeux by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 3 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mont Saint-Michel and Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal and Beach of Genets. Get out of town with these interesting Mont-Saint-Michel side-trips: les etangs du val de See (in Saint-Georges-de-Livoye), Granville (Plage du Plat Gousset & Musee Christian Dior) and L'Aigrette, Pauses Natures en baie (in Saint-Jean-le-Thomas). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel holiday maker.

You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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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