23 days in Normandy Itinerary

23 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy travel planner
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Rouen
— 4 nights
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Honfleur
— 5 nights
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Bayeux
— 6 nights
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4
Cherbourg-Octeville
— 3 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 4 nights
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Rouen — 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rouen: Giverny (Musee des impressionnismes, Fondation Claude Monet, &more), Eglise Saint-Germain (in Rugles) and Golf du Champ de Bataille (in Le Neubourg). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, don't miss a visit to Vieux Rouen, take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, and steep yourself in history at Hotel de Bourgtheroulde.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rouen trip planner.

Paris to Rouen is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In September in Rouen, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Honfleur: Le Havre (Navigation Normande - Le Havre, Eglise St-Joseph, &more), Sanctuaire Sainte Therese (in Ville de Lisieux) and Etretat (Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption, Falaises d'Etretat, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Public, stroll through Deauville Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of Bibliotheque Oscar Niemeyer.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Honfleur vacation planner.

Getting from Rouen to Honfleur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Richard D. Winters Leadership monumen (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont), Vergers De Romilly (in Isigny-sur-Mer) and Ranville (Pegasus Memorial & Cimetières Militaires). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, learn about all things military at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery.

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

Drive from Honfleur to Bayeux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cherbourg-Octeville.
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Cherbourg-Octeville — 3 nights

Cherbourg holds an arsenal of the French Navy.
Get out of town with these interesting Cherbourg-Octeville side-trips: Nez de Jobourg (in Jobourg), Baie d'Ecalgrain (in Auderville) and Plage de Barneville. (in Barneville-Carteret). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Airborne Museum, identify plant and animal life at Mare de Vauville, steep yourself in history at Hotel de Beaumont, and play a few rounds at Golf Paysan.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cherbourg-Octeville trip planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Cherbourg-Octeville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Bayeux in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cherbourg-Octeville: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mont-Saint-Michel: Avranches (Eglise Notre-Dame-des-Champs & Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel), Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James) and Granville (Musee d'Art Moderne Richard Anacreon & Musee Christian Dior). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, get a dose of the wild on L'Aigrette, Pauses Natures en baie, make a trip to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, and enjoy the sand and surf at Beach of Genets.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Cherbourg-Octeville to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:

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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