31 days in Normandy Itinerary

31 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy trip planner
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Fly to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Drive to Rouen
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Rouen
— 7 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cherbourg-Octeville
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 8 nights
Drive
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Etretat
— 5 nights
Drive to Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport, Fly to Newport News

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Rouen — 7 nights

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rouen: Honfleur (Pont de Normandie, Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, &more), Le Manoir d'Apreval (in Pennedepie) and Giverny (Musee des impressionnismes, Fondation Claude Monet, &more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, steep yourself in history at Palais de Justice, make a trip to Rue Eau de Robec, and head outdoors with Navigation Normande - Le Havre.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rouen journey planner.

Newport News, USA to Rouen is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Newport News to Rouen is 6 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Newport News in June, with highs in Rouen at 24°C and lows at 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 5 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Venture out of the city with trips to Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James), L'Aigrette, Pauses Natures en baie (in Saint-Jean-le-Thomas) and Pointe D'Agon (in Agon-Coutainville). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Mont Saint-Michel, make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest, head outdoors with Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours, and admire the natural beauty at Musee Christian Dior.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel road trip site.

Drive from Rouen to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3 hours. July in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cherbourg-Octeville.
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Cherbourg-Octeville — 5 nights

Cherbourg holds an arsenal of the French Navy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cherbourg-Octeville: Sainte-Mere-Eglise (Church of Sainte-Mère-Église, Airborne Museum, &more), La Batterie d'Azeville (Azeville gun battery) (in Azeville) and Saint-Marcouf (Marcouf44 & Batteries de Crisbecq). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cite de La Mare, get outside with Nez de Jobourg, step off the mainland to explore Tatihou Island, and don't miss a visit to Eglise Notre-Dame.

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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 little chillier weather when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in July: highs in Cherbourg-Octeville hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 8 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Musee du mobilier miniature a Vendeuvre (in Vendeuvre), Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise) and La Chevrerie La Huberdiere (in Liesville-sur-Douve). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, stroll through Deauville Beach, see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, and explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bayeux trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Cherbourg-Octeville to Bayeux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. While traveling from Cherbourg-Octeville, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bayeux, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Etretat.
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Etretat — 5 nights

Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Etretat: Les Cressonnieres (in Veules-les-Roses) and Saint-Valery-en-Caux (Paroisse de Saint Valery en Caux & Cimetiere Militaire de Saint Valery en Caux). There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat, stroll around Jardins d'Etretat, get outside with Cote d'Albatre, and don't miss a visit to Chemin des Douaniers.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Etretat trip planning tool.

Getting from Bayeux to Etretat by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bayeux in July: highs in Etretat hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel 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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