36 days in Normandy Itinerary

36 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy itinerary planner
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Fly to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Drive to Rouen
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Rouen
— 9 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 7 nights
Drive
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Caen
— 10 nights
Drive
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Le Havre
— 8 nights
Drive to Paris-Orly Airport, Fly to Islamabad

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Rouen — 9 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Get outdoors at Plage de Saint-Valery-en-Caux and Le Fleuve La Veules. Visit Hotel de Bourgtheroulde and Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Spa Pom (in Condeau), Chateau d'Harcourt (in Harcourt) and Abbey of Bec-Hellouin (in Le Bec-Hellouin). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, take an in-depth tour of Historial Jeanne d’Arc, wander the streets of Tour Jeanne d'Arc, and steep yourself in history at Palais de Justice.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rouen attractions planning site.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Rouen is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Islamabad to Rouen, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Islamabad in January, with highs in Rouen at 8°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 7 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Step off the beaten path and head to Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel and Cathedrale de Coutances. We've included these beaches for you: Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal and Pointe D'Agon. Get out of town with these interesting Mont-Saint-Michel side-trips: Chateau Fort de Pirou (in Pirou), Jardin des plantes de Coutances (in Coutances) and Musee Christian Dior (in Granville). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, don't miss a visit to Tour Gabriel, hike along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, and identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 3 hours. January in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Caen.
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Caen — 10 nights

City of a Hundred Steeples

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Pegasus Memorial and La Maison du Camembert. Relax by the water at Deauville Beach and Plages de Houlgate. Explore Caen's surroundings by going to Plage de Trouville (in Trouville-sur-Mer), Church of Sainte-Mère-Église (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Le Phare de Gatteville (in Gatteville-le-Phare). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye aux Hommes, steep yourself in history at Pegasus Bridge, stroll through Ouistreham Beach, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Caen online trip maker.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Caen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Le Havre.
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Le Havre — 8 nights

Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel in Upper Normandy.
Escape the urban bustle at Falaises d'Etretat and La Plage du Havre. Popular historic sites such as Eglise St-Joseph and Notre Dame de Grace are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Le Havre: Etretat (Chemin des Douaniers, Jardins d'Etretat, &more), Honfleur (Saint Catherine's Catholic Church & Vieux Bassin) and Calvados Christian Drouin (in Coudray-Rabut). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Appartement Temoin, explore the world behind art at Musee d’art Moderne Andre Malraux - MuMa, browse the exhibits of Satie House and Museum (Maisons Satie), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel Notre-Dame-du-Salut.

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Traveling by car from Caen to Le Havre takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough 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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