5 days in Normandy Itinerary
5 days in Normandy Itinerary
Start: Key West
Fly to Paris-Orly Airport, Drive to Honfleur
— 1 day
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Drive to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Fly to Key West
End: Key West
Mon, Mar 21 - Fri, Mar 25
Honfleur — 1 day
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church and then don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin.
To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Honfleur trip planner.
Key West, USA to Honfleur is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Key West to Honfleur, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Key West in March: high temperatures in Honfleur hover around 51°F and lows are around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Caen.
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Caen — 1 night
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.You've now added Mont Saint-Michel to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Wed), appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel, then get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and then don't miss a visit to Tour du Nord.
To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Caen trip planner.
You can drive from Honfleur to Caen in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.
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Rouen — 2 nights
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.
To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rouen tour itinerary planner.
Traveling by car from Caen to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Rouen are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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Normandy travel guide
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.