13 days in Normandy Itinerary

13 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Rouen
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Alencon
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Sainte-Marie-du-Mont
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Honfleur
— 3 nights
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Drive to Paris-Orly Airport, Fly to Bergen Airport Flesland, Drive to Flam

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Rouen

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 16th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Abbatiale Saint-Ouen, admire the striking features of St. Maclou's Church, take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, then see the interesting displays at Musee de la Corderie Vallois, then delve into the distant past at Abbaye de Jumieges, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Saint-Sever.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rouen trip builder tool.

Flam, Norway to Rouen is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, Rouen is a bit warmer than Flam - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Alencon.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Alencon

— 2 nights
Alençon is a commune in Normandy, France, capital of the Orne department. On the 18th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Parc des Forges de Varenne, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, then admire the striking features of Chateau of Carrouges, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Sees. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle du Petit Saint Ceneri, then contemplate the long history of Memorial de Montormel, then examine the collection at La Manufacture Bohin, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuaire Notre-Dame de Montligeon.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Alencon online road trip planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Alencon in 2 hours. In September in Alencon, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Alencon

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 2 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mont Saint-Michel, then don't miss a visit to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches, see the interesting displays at Le Parc-Musee du Granit, then examine the collection at Ecomusee du Moulin de la See, and finally examine the collection at Musee du poire.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel attractions planner.

You can drive from Alencon to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sainte-Marie-du-Mont.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Sainte-Marie-du-Mont

— 3 nights
Your inner history buff will appreciate Normandy American Cemetery and Pointe du Hoc. Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Bayeux War Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Omaha Beach (in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer), Arromanches-les-Bains (Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema & Remains Mulberry Harbour) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame (in Bayeux).

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sainte-Marie-du-Mont holiday builder app.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Sainte-Marie-du-Mont in 2 hours. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in September, expect nights in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Honfleur.

Things to do in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Honfleur

— 3 nights
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): make a trip to Falaises d'Etretat and then brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, take in the views from Pegasus Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Pegasus Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetières Militaires, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church.

Plan my day in Honfleur using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Sainte-Marie-du-Mont to Honfleur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In September in Honfleur, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honfleur

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Normandy travel guide

4.6
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.