8 days in Normandy Itinerary

8 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Giverny
— 1 day
Drive
2
Honfleur
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Giverny — 1 day

Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes, and then get outside with Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Giverny online tour itinerary planner.

Porto, Portugal to Giverny is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Giverny due to the time zone difference. In August in Giverny, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Honfleur.
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Honfleur — 3 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Honfleur: Etretat (Jardins d'Etretat, Falaises d'Etretat, &more) and Rouen (Rue du Gros-Horloge, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, stop by patrick Bradfer - Chocolatier, and kick back and relax at Deauville Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Honfleur visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Giverny to Honfleur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Giverny in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Honfleur, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 3 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Take a break from Bayeux with a short trip to Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, and take in the history at Omaha Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux online route maker.

You can drive from Honfleur to Bayeux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel, pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and then don't miss a visit to Le Moulin de Moidrey.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Normandy travel guide

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Monuments · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
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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