8 days in Normandy Itinerary

8 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Fly to Paris Orly, Train to Chatelet Les Halles, Train to Rouen
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— 2 nights
— 3 nights
— 1 night


Rouen — 1 night

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa Prestige La Haie Des Granges, explore the galleries of Fondation Claude Monet, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rouen online travel route builder.

Palermo, Italy to Rouen is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In September, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Honfleur.
Museums · Parks · Spas · Historic Sites
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Honfleur — 2 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
On the 9th (Thu), head outdoors with Cote d'Albatre, then get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, and then stroll around Jardins d'Etretat. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Pont de Normandie, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, and then don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Honfleur road trip planning tool.

Drive from Rouen to Honfleur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Bayeux.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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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.
Bayeux is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux trip planner.

Getting from Honfleur to Bayeux by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Bayeux are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel journey maker.

Getting from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Normandy travel guide

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.