28 days in Normandy Itinerary

28 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy holiday planner
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Fly to Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport, Drive to Etretat
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Etretat
— 3 nights
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Rouen
— 6 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cherbourg-Octeville
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 5 nights
Drive
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Deauville City
— 4 nights
Drive to Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport, Fly to Rzeszow

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Etretat — 3 nights

Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Family-friendly places like Falaises d'Etretat and Plage Du Tilleul will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Jardins d'Etretat, take in the dramatic natural features at Porte d’Aval, make a trip to Chemin des Douaniers, and steep yourself in history at Palais Benedictine.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Etretat road trip planning tool.

Rzeszow, Poland to Etretat is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Rzeszow in August, you will find days in Etretat are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rouen.
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Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:

Rouen — 6 nights

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Family-friendly places like Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen will thrill your kids. Explore Rouen's surroundings by going to Parc de Cleres (in Cleres), Honfleur (Jardin du Tripot, Vieux Bassin, &more) and Giverny (Musee des impressionnismes, Fondation Claude Monet, &more). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Cahem, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Joseph, stop by Fayencerie Augy, and hike along Chemin des Sources Bleues.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rouen driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Etretat to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Etretat in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Rouen. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Find places to stay Sep 1 — 7:

Mont-Saint-Michel — 5 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Family-friendly places like Zoo de Champrepus and Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Mont-Saint-Michel: Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James), Pointe D'Agon (in Agon-Coutainville) and Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal (in Brehal). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Plat Gousset, make a splash at Alligator Bay, and enjoy the sand and surf at Beach of Genets.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Rouen to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3 hours. In September in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cherbourg-Octeville.
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Find places to stay Sep 7 — 12:

Cherbourg-Octeville — 4 nights

Cherbourg holds an arsenal of the French Navy.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cite de La Mare and Rade de Cherbourg. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cherbourg-Octeville: Nez de Jobourg (in Jobourg), German War Cemetery (in Orglandes) and Sainte-Mere-Eglise (Church of Sainte-Mère-Église & Airborne Museum). There's much more to do: walk around Parc Emmanuel Liais, step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ravalet, explore the striking landscape at Cap Carteret, and get engrossed in the history at Musée de la Libération.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cherbourg-Octeville itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Cherbourg-Octeville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in September: highs in Cherbourg-Octeville hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive 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.
Family-friendly places like Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Cathedrale Notre-Dame will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Zoo de Jurques (in Jurques) and Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, and appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux travel planning app.

Drive from Cherbourg-Octeville to Bayeux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Deauville City.
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Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:

Deauville City — 4 nights

With its race course, harbour, international film festival, marinas, conference centre, villas, Grand Casino and sumptuous hotels, Deauville is regarded as the "queen of the Norman beaches" and one of the most prestigious seaside resorts in all of France.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Deauville Beach and Le Clos des Ratites. Get out of town with these interesting Deauville City side-trips: Cerza (in Hermival-les-Vaux), Ferme pedagogique de OUEZY (in Ouezy) and Ville de Lisieux (Chateau de Saint-Germain-de-Livet & Jardin de L'Eveche). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Plage de Trouville, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Benerville sur Mer, and relax in the rural setting at Ferme de l'Oraille.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Deauville City trip planner.

Drive from Bayeux to Deauville City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Deauville City can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:

Normandy travel guide

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Monuments · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
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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