10 days in Normandy Itinerary

10 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Fly to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Drive to Rouen
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Rouen
— 1 night
Drive
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Etretat
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive to Dinard-Pleurtuit-Saint-Malo Airport, Fly to Iaşi Airport

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Rouen

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, examine the collection at Historial Jeanne d’Arc, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Abbatiale Saint-Ouen, take in the exciting artwork at Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, admire the landmark architecture of St. Maclou's Church, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Saint-Sever, then delve into the distant past at Abbaye de Jumieges, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Rue du Gros-Horloge.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rouen travel itinerary planner.

Iasi, Romania to Rouen is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Iasi to Rouen due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Iasi in August: high temperatures in Rouen hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Etretat

Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel Notre-Dame-du-Salut, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite), and then take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): kick back and relax at Plage Du Tilleul, kick back and relax at Plage-Baignade Yport, then admire the landmark architecture of Palais Benedictine, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Etienne.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Etretat trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Etretat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Rouen in August, you will find days in Etretat are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Bayeux

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Omaha Beach, then appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, and finally contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Normandie Savoir-Faire.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux travel route planner.

Drive from Etretat to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 16th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mont Saint-Michel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach of Genets, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint-Aubert. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale de Coutances, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, and finally stroll the grounds of Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.