12 days in Normandy Itinerary

12 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Gare SNCF
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive
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Deauville City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Etretat
— 1 night
Drive
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Rouen
— 3 nights
Fly

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, then pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and then admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at les etangs du val de See and then hike along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip site.

Helsinki, Finland to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Helsinki to Mont-Saint-Michel, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Omaha Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Normandy American Cemetery and Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Cap Levi (in Fermanville), Les parcs a huitres (in Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue) and Dunes d'Hattainville (in Les Moitiers-d’Allonne). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, identify plant and animal life at La Roche d'Oetre, stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery, and pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux trip site.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Bayeux sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Deauville City.

Things to do in Bayeux

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

2
nights
Deauville City

With its race course, harbour, international film festival, marinas, conference centre, villas, Grand Casino and sumptuous hotels, Deauville is regarded as the "queen of the Norman beaches" and one of the most prestigious seaside resorts in all of France.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Eglise Notre-Dame a Orbec, get a taste of life in the country at Ferme Nature Chez Poly, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Deauville Beach. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Naturospace, don't miss a visit to Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, and then get to know the resident critters at Cerza.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Deauville City road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Deauville City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Deauville City can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Etretat.

Things to do in Deauville City

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

1
night
Etretat

Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Porte d’Aval, kick back and relax at Plage Du Tilleul, and then get great views at Falaises d'Etretat.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Etretat trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Deauville City to Etretat in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Etretat, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

3
nights
Rouen

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Abbaye de Jumieges. Visiting Chemin des Sources Bleues and Le Bois des Aigles will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Rouen to La Mailleraye-sur-Seine to see Caresse de Tigre about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbatiale Saint-Ouen, and don't miss a visit to Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rouen, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Etretat to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Rouen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

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.