14 days in Normandy Itinerary

14 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Fly
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Bayeux
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 3 nights
Drive
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Honfleur
— 5 nights
Drive
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Giverny
— 1 night
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Bayeux

— 4 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Sainte-Mere-Eglise (La Fiere Bridge and Iron Mike Monument & Airborne Museum), Maison Lebrec (in Saint Pierre du Mont) and Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, take an in-depth tour of Memorial de Caen, indulge your senses at Cave Cidricole Lecornu, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux travel route planner.

Milan, Italy to Bayeux is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Milan in August: high temperatures in Bayeux hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 3 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Change things up with these side-trips from Mont-Saint-Michel: Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel (in Genets), Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James) and Abbaye de Hambye (in Hambye). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel, learn more about the world around you at Ecomusee de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, trek along Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours, and pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel.

Plan trip to Mont-Saint-Michel with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Honfleur.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Honfleur

— 5 nights
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honfleur: Rouen (Rue du Gros-Horloge, Parlement de Normandie, &more), Etretat (Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, Les Jardins d'Etretat, &more) and Jardins d'Angelique (in Montmain). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Vieux Bassin, savor the flavors at Calvados Pere Magloire L'Experience, snap pictures at Pont de Normandie, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Benerville sur Mer.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Honfleur trip planner.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Honfleur in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Honfleur can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Giverny.

Things to do in Honfleur

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Giverny

— 1 night
Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, then don't miss a visit to Maison du Temps Jadis, and then get outside with Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Giverny trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Honfleur to Giverny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Giverny

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.