11 days in Normandy Itinerary

11 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Fly
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Etretat
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rouen
— 2 nights
Fly

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Etretat

Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Porte d’Aval and then explore the striking landscape at Falaises d'Etretat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire de Saint Valery en Caux, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite), then admire the striking features of Palais Benedictine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Etienne.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Etretat trip planner.

Durango, USA to Etretat is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Durango to Etretat is 8 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Durango in September: highs in Etretat hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Etretat

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

3
nights
Bayeux

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Let the collections at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Normandy American Cemetery and Omaha Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Caramels d'Isigny (in Isigny-sur-Mer) and Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen, and go for a walk through Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach.

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Traveling by car from Etretat to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. September in Bayeux sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

2
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 8th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Maison de l'Artichaut, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, then admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, then make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint-Aubert. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Quentin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-des-Champs, then examine the collection at Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel, and finally stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Rouen.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

2
nights
Rouen

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 10th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Le Bucher de Jeanne d'Arc, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, then browse the exhibits of Fondation Claude Monet, then explore the ancient world of Abbaye de Jumieges, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee de la Corderie Vallois. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then view the masterpieces at Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rouen journey planner.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Rouen takes 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Rouen are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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.