43 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Rouen
— 11 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 6 nights
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Cherbourg-Octeville
— 6 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 9 nights
Drive
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Deauville City
— 4 nights
Drive
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Etretat
— 6 nights
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Rouen — 11 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Get out of town with these interesting Rouen side-trips: Collegiale Notre-Dame des Andelys (in Les Andelys), Giverny (Fondation Claude Monet & Musee des impressionnismes) and Honfleur (Galerie Jean Fontan, Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Joseph, get in on the family fun at Cahem, and don't miss a visit to Vieux Rouen.

To find maps and more tourist information, refer to the Rouen online road trip planner.

Tampa, USA to Rouen is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Tampa in August, you will find days in Rouen are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are much colder (54°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 6 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mont-Saint-Michel: Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel (in Genets), Musee Christian Dior (in Granville) and Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel, make a trip to Tour du Nord, surround yourself with nature on L'Aigrette, Pauses Natures en baie, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel.

Before you visit Mont-Saint-Michel, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Rouen to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3 hours. August in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Cherbourg-Octeville.
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Cherbourg-Octeville — 6 nights

Cherbourg holds an arsenal of the French Navy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cherbourg-Octeville: Auderville (Phare de Goury & Baie d'Ecalgrain), Jobourg (Nez de Jobourg & Grottes de Jobourg) and Sainte-Mere-Eglise (Church of Sainte-Mère-Église, Airborne Museum, &more). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Cite de La Mare, stop by La Maison du Biscuit, go for a stroll along the water at Rade de Cherbourg, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ravalet.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cherbourg-Octeville trip planning website.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Cherbourg-Octeville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in August, you will find days in Cherbourg-Octeville are slightly colder (67°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 9 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: La Maison de la Baleine (in Luc-sur-Mer), Zoo de Jurques (in Jurques) and Maison Lebrec (in Saint Pierre du Mont). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bayeux online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cherbourg-Octeville to Bayeux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cherbourg-Octeville in August: highs in Bayeux hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Deauville City.
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Deauville City side-trips: Merville-Franceville-Plage (Musee de la Batterie de Merville & Reserve Ornithologique Du Gros Banc), Cambremer (Manoir De Grandouet & Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge) and Cerza (in Hermival-les-Vaux). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Deauville Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Cabourg, try your luck at Hippodrome Deauville La Touques, and experience rural life at Ferme de l'Oraille.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Deauville City trip itinerary site.

Getting from Bayeux to Deauville City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Deauville City are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Etretat.
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Etretat — 6 nights

Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Golf d'Etretat has been added to your itinerary. Explore Etretat's surroundings by going to Saint-Valery-en-Caux (Maison Henri IV & Cimetiere Militaire de Saint Valery en Caux) and Veules-les-Roses (Le Fleuve La Veules & Atelier2). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Falaises d'Etretat, explore the striking landscape at Porte d’Aval, examine the collection at Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre, and get great views at Cap Fagnet.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Etretat trip planner.

Traveling by car from Deauville City to Etretat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Etretat, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 55°F at night. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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