13 days in Normandy Itinerary

13 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Fly
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Rouen
— 1 night
Drive
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Etretat
— 3 nights
Drive
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Deauville City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 3 nights
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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 29th (Sat): stop by Fayencerie Augy, then see the interesting displays at Historial Jeanne d’Arc, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and finally see the interesting displays at Fondation Claude Monet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Gros-Horloge, take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, contemplate the long history of Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou, don't miss a visit to Vieux Rouen, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

For ratings and tourist information, use the Rouen trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Rouen is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, things will get slightly colder in Rouen: highs are around 69°F and lows about 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

3
nights
Etretat

Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Get out of town with these interesting Etretat side-trips: Cimetiere Marin (in Varengeville-sur-Mer), Eglise Saint Martin de Cany (in Cany-Barville) and Les Cressonnieres (in Veules-les-Roses). The adventure continues: get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel Notre-Dame-du-Salut, contemplate the long history of Palais Benedictine, and take in the dramatic natural features at Porte d’Aval.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Etretat trip planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Etretat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Deauville City.

Things to do in Etretat

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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.
On the 4th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Deauville Beach, look for gifts at Maison du Cidre, and then don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin. On your second day here, take in the views from Pont de Normandie, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Grace, and finally bet on a winner at Hippodrome de Clairefontaine.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Deauville City tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Etretat to Deauville City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Deauville City

Casinos · Fun & Games · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

2
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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.
On the 6th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, and then get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Deauville City to Bayeux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Bayeux are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

3
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): hike along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo de Champrepus, and then contemplate the long history of Cabane Vauban. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): don't miss a visit to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, don't miss a visit to La Grande Rue, make a trip to Tour du Nord, pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, then appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel, and finally don't miss a visit to Grand Degre.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mont-Saint-Michel, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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.