22 days in Normandy Itinerary

22 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy tour planner
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Fly
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Rouen
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Le Havre
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Ouistreham
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Sainte-Mere-Eglise
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 4 nights
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Rouen — 5 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Abbaye de Jumieges are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fondation Claude Monet and Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Dieppe Canadian Cemetery (in Hautot-sur-Mer), Cimetiere Marin (in Varengeville-sur-Mer) and Giverny (Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny & Musee des impressionnismes). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, contemplate the waterfront views at Le Fleuve La Veules, admire the landmark architecture of Hotel de Bourgtheroulde, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint Maclou.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rouen online trip itinerary maker.

Houston, USA to Rouen is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Houston to Rouen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in September, expect Rouen to be cooler, temps between 68°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Le Havre.
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Le Havre — 5 nights

Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel in Upper Normandy.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Musee d’art Moderne Andre Malraux - MuMa. Get some historical perspective at Bayeux War Cemetery and Abbaye aux Dames. Explore Le Havre's surroundings by going to Honfleur (Saint Catherine's Catholic Church & Notre Dame de Grace), Fecamp (Chapel Notre-Dame-du-Salut & Cap Fagnet) and Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Calvados Pere Magloire L'Experience, don't miss a visit to Eglise Saint-Pierre, admire the masterpieces at Musee Baron Gerard, and get engrossed in the history at Musée de Normandie.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Le Havre day trip planning app.

You can drive from Rouen to Le Havre in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Le Havre sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ouistreham.
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Find places to stay Sep 14 — 19:

Ouistreham — 4 nights

With fine, sandy beaches on the English Channel, Ouistreham is a small port town with fishing boats, leisure crafts, and a ferry harbor.
Take a break from the city and head to Ouistreham Beach and Les Falaises d'Arromanches. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pegasus Memorial and Cimetières Militaires. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ouistreham: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Sees (in Sees), Musee des Beaux-arts et de la Dentelle (in Alencon) and Argentan (Eglise Saint-Germain & Memorial de Montormel). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Musee de la Batterie de Merville, see the interesting displays at Le Grand Bunker Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Samson, and kick back and relax at Juno Beach.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ouistreham road trip site.

You can drive from Le Havre to Ouistreham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sainte-Mere-Eglise.
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Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:

Sainte-Mere-Eglise — 3 nights

Sainte-Mère-Église is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in northwestern France. Visit Normandy American Cemetery and Omaha Beach for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pointe du Hoc and Airborne Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Musee D-Day Omaha (in Vierville-sur-Mer), Omaha Beach Memorial Museum (in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer) and Le Phare de Gatteville (in Gatteville-le-Phare). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at La Batterie d'Azeville (Azeville gun battery), step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ravalet, see the interesting displays at World War 2 Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Normandy Victory Museum.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sainte-Mere-Eglise trip planner.

Getting from Ouistreham to Sainte-Mere-Eglise by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Sainte-Mere-Eglise can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 4 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Get in touch with nature at Mont Saint-Michel Bay and Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel. Step off the beaten path and head to Musee Christian Dior and Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches. Get out of town with these interesting Mont-Saint-Michel side-trips: Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James) and Granville (L'Atelier Gourmet & Le Roc des Harmonies). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Mont Saint-Michel, pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, don't miss a visit to La Porte du Roy, and stroll the grounds of Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes.

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Getting from Sainte-Mere-Eglise to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:

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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