9 days in Normandy Itinerary

9 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Fly
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Rouen
— 1 night
Drive
2
Etretat
— 1 night
Drive
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
4
Vierville-sur-Mer
— 1 night
Drive
5
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
— 1 night
Taxi
6
Colleville-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Bayeux
— 1 night
Train to Paris St Lazare, Fly to Ljubljana

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Rouen — 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Bizy, pause for some photo ops at Gros-Horloge, then get to know the fascinating history of Cote Sainte-Catherine, and finally make a trip to Rue Eau de Robec. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, admire the striking features of Abbatiale Saint-Ouen, stop by milou, then take in the dramatic natural features at Porte d’Aval, then take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument Nungesser et Coli.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rouen road trip planning app.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Rouen is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ljubljana in May: highs in Rouen hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Etretat.
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Etretat — 1 night

Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
On the 14th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite), pause for some photo ops at L'Heure du Bain, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel Notre-Dame-du-Salut, get great views at Cap Fagnet, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire de Saint Valery en Caux, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Martin.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Etretat online travel planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Etretat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Etretat, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mont Saint-Michel, pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, then don't miss a visit to Le Moulin de Moidrey, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel online trip builder.

Drive from Etretat to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. May in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vierville-sur-Mer.
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Vierville-sur-Mer — 1 night

On the 16th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de la Riviere, steep yourself in history at Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain, witness the site of a historic battle at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, make a trip to U.S. Navy Monument, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St. Nicolas, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee D-Day Omaha.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vierville-sur-Mer trip itinerary site.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Vierville-sur-Mer in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.
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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer — 1 night

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): make a trip to Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, then pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, then get engrossed in the history at Omaha Beach Memorial Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is just a stone's throw from Vierville-sur-Mer. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Colleville-sur-Mer.
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Colleville-sur-Mer — 2 nights

Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, examine the collection at Big Red One Assault Museum, see the interesting displays at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Croix de Guerre 5th Engineer Special Brigade. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Andre, see the interesting displays at Musee des Epaves Sous-Marines du Debarquement, see the interesting displays at Musee de la Meunerie, then pause for some serene contemplation at Église Notre-Dame, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and finally stop by Cidre Fermier Lemasson.

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Colleville-sur-Mer is just a short distance from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer. May in Colleville-sur-Mer sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 1 night

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bayeux road trip site.

Bayeux is just a short distance from Colleville-sur-Mer. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You will leave for home on the 20th (Thu).
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Normandy travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Gardens
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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