11 days in Normandy Itinerary

11 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy route planner

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Drive to Ben Gurion International Airport, Fly to Paris-Orly Airport, Drive to Le Havre
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Le Havre
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ouistreham
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sainte-Mere-Eglise
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rouen
— 2 nights
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Le Havre

— 2 nights
Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel in Upper Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Carre du Theatre de l'Hotel de Ville, then make a trip to Chemin des Douaniers, then get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d’art Moderne Andre Malraux - MuMa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Trouville, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de Grace, and then make a trip to Saint Catherine's Catholic Church.

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Jerusalem, Israel to Le Havre is an approximately 12-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Jerusalem to Le Havre is minus 1 hour. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Jerusalem in June: highs in Le Havre hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ouistreham.

Things to do in Le Havre

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Ouistreham

— 2 nights
With fine, sandy beaches on the English Channel, Ouistreham is a small port town with fishing boats, leisure crafts, and a ferry harbor.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): make a trip to Les Halles Medievales, brush up on your military savvy at Musee de la Batterie de Merville, steep yourself in history at Pegasus Bridge, then get engrossed in the history at Pegasus Memorial, and finally stroll the grounds of Cimetières Militaires. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Eglise Saint-Samson, enjoy the sand and surf at Juno Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, then stroll through Ouistreham Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Le Grand Bunker Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique.

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Traveling by car from Le Havre to Ouistreham takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Ouistreham can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sainte-Mere-Eglise.

Things to do in Ouistreham

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sainte-Mere-Eglise

— 2 nights
Sainte-Mère-Église is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in northwestern France. On the 23rd (Wed), brush up on your military savvy at Musee D-Day Omaha, take in the history at Omaha Beach, don't miss a visit to Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, then learn about all things military at Normandy Victory Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Sainte-Mère-Église. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at La Batterie d'Azeville (Azeville gun battery), contemplate the long history of Batteries de Crisbecq, then see the interesting displays at World War 2 Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Le Phare de Gatteville, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ravalet.

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Traveling by car from Ouistreham to Sainte-Mere-Eglise takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Ouistreham in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Sainte-Mere-Eglise

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 2 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel, and finally identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to La Porte du Roy, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then stroll through Musee Christian Dior, then see the interesting displays at Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches, and finally stroll the grounds of Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes.

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You can drive from Sainte-Mere-Eglise to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rouen.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Rouen

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Maclou's Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then take an in-depth tour of Historial Jeanne d’Arc, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

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Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Rouen by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums

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.