57 days in Normandy Itinerary

57 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Fly to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Drive to Rouen
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Rouen
— 14 nights
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Etretat
— 7 nights
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Deauville City
— 7 nights
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Bayeux
— 9 nights
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Cherbourg-Octeville
— 9 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 9 nights
Drive to Dinard-Pleurtuit-Saint-Malo Airport, Fly to Islamabad

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Rouen — 14 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Venture out of the city with trips to Le Havre (Eglise St-Joseph, Les Jardins Suspendus, &more), Evreux (L’Atelier de Leo, Meshi Mushki, &more) and Honfleur (La force d'un reve, Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, &more). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, contemplate the long history of Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, and explore the world behind art at Ceramics Museum (Musee de la Ceramique).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rouen trip 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. When traveling from Islamabad in December, plan for much colder days in Rouen, with highs around 10°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Etretat.
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Etretat — 7 nights

Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Get out of town with these interesting Etretat side-trips: Veules-les-Roses (AtelieRoba, Le Fleuve La Veules, &more), Maison des Traditions Normandes (in Saint-Maclou) and Chene Chapelle (in Allouville-Bellefosse). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, play a few rounds at Golf d'Etretat, make a trip to Chemin des Douaniers, and indulge in some personalized pampering at 1 Air de Zen.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Etretat trip planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Etretat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Deauville City.
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Find places to stay Jan 9 — 16:

Deauville City — 7 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: Reserve Ornithologique Du Gros Banc (in Merville-Franceville-Plage), Thalazur Cabourg (in Cabourg) and Golf Pastoral de la Charentonne (in Bernay). There's still lots to do: try your luck at Casino Barriere de Deauville, kick back and relax at Deauville Beach, catch the contagious excitement of Hippodrome Deauville La Touques, and look for gifts at patrick Bradfer - Chocolatier.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Deauville City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Etretat to Deauville City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.
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Find places to stay Jan 16 — 23:

Bayeux — 9 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: La Compagnie des Terroirs (in Caen), Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont) and La Petite Musette (in Carentan). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, make a trip to Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and brush up on your military savvy at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bayeux trip planner.

Traveling by car from Deauville City to Bayeux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Bayeux sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cherbourg-Octeville.
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Cherbourg-Octeville — 9 nights

Cherbourg holds an arsenal of the French Navy.
Get out of town with these interesting Cherbourg-Octeville side-trips: La Batterie d'Azeville (Azeville gun battery) (in Azeville), German War Cemetery (in Orglandes) and Sainte-Mere-Eglise (Airborne Museum & Church of Sainte-Mère-Église). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Cite de La Mare, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cidrerie-Distillerie Theo Capelle, contemplate the waterfront views at Rade de Cherbourg, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau Fort de Pirou.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cherbourg-Octeville trip planner.

Drive from Bayeux to Cherbourg-Octeville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. February in Cherbourg-Octeville sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 9 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Change things up with these side-trips from Mont-Saint-Michel: Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James), Jardin des Plantes (in Avranches) and Granville (Musee Christian Dior, Eglise Notre Dame du Cap Lihou, &more). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel, make a trip to La Grande Rue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and head outdoors with Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel online route planner.

Getting from Cherbourg-Octeville to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (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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