12 days in Paris, Rouen & Caen Itinerary

12 days in Paris, Rouen & Caen Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 1 night
2
Rouen
— 2 nights
3
Caen
— 5 nights
4
Paris
— 3 nights

1
night
Paris

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): shop like a local with Le Marais and then stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Orangerie, then snap pictures at Pont Alexandre III, then take a stroll through Montmartre, and finally admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Le Marais ©
Le Marais

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Gros-Horloge, take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, then admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee des impressionnismes. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, don't miss a visit to Vieux Rouen, then make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally make a trip to Place du Vieux-Marche.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rouen day trip planner.

You can drive from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rouen: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Caen.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Giverny
Highlights from your plan
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

5
nights
Caen

Caen ©
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Change things up with these side-trips from Caen: Cathedrale Notre-Dame (in Bayeux), Mont-Saint-Michel (Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel & Mont Saint-Michel) and Normandy American Cemetery (in Colleville-sur-Mer). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, take in nature's colorful creations at La Colline aux Oiseaux, take in the history at Omaha Beach, and learn insider's secrets on La Compagnie des Terroirs.

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

Traveling by car from Rouen to Caen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Caen are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Bayeux, Mont-Saint-Michel, Remains Mulberry Harbour, Omaha Beach, Normandy American Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

3
nights
Paris

Paris ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Hall of Mirrors). Enjoy Paris some more: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Montmartre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Caen to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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