22 days in Normandy Itinerary

22 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 4 nights
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Cherbourg-Octeville
— 2 nights
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Bayeux
— 5 nights
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Honfleur
— 5 nights
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Rouen
— 5 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 4 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Venture out of the city with trips to L'Atelier Gourmet (in Granville), Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel (in Genets) and Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches (in Villedieu-les-Poeles). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Mont Saint-Michel, make a trip to Tour du Nord, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, and pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip planning tool.

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. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Mont-Saint-Michel due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mont-Saint-Michel, with lows around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cherbourg-Octeville.
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Cherbourg-Octeville — 2 nights

Cherbourg holds an arsenal of the French Navy.
On the 28th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Sainte-Mère-Église, stroll around Parc Emmanuel Liais, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cite de La Mare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery, then examine the collection at Airborne Museum, then stop by La Maison du Biscuit, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cap Carteret.

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Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Cherbourg-Octeville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February in Cherbourg-Octeville, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ranville (Pegasus Memorial, Pegasus Bridge, &more). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye aux Dames, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux attractions website.

Traveling by car from Cherbourg-Octeville to Bayeux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Honfleur.
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Honfleur — 5 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honfleur: Cabourg (Plage de Cabourg, Thalazur Cabourg, &more), Etretat (Chemin des Douaniers, Falaises d'Etretat, &more) and Les Jardins Suspendus (in Le Havre). The adventure continues: make a trip to Vieux Bassin, stroll through Deauville Beach, try your luck at Casino Barriere de Deauville, and snap pictures at Pont de Normandie.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Honfleur vacation planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in March, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Rouen.
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Rouen — 5 nights

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rouen: Evreux (Erawan Spa & Musee d'Art, Histoire Et Archeologie d'Evreux). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Rue Eau de Robec, and see the interesting displays at Ceramics Museum (Musee de la Ceramique).

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rouen trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Honfleur to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to 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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