15 days in Normandy Itinerary

15 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
+3
Fly + Train + Foot + Train:  28 h
1
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Barneville-Carteret
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Etretat
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Rouen
— 4 nights
Fly:  29 h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
When in Bayeux, make a side trip to see Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant in Falaise, approximately Falaise away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, get outside with Omaha Beach, and admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux travel itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Bayeux is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in April; daily highs in Bayeux reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Festyland Parc, Memorial de Caen, Omaha Beach, Normandy American Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant ©
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant

2
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mont Saint-Michel, make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest, and then cool off at Alligator Bay. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel and then get to know the resident critters at Zoo de Champrepus.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Barneville-Carteret.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Alligator Bay, Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, Zoo de Champrepus
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel ©
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
Zoo de Champrepus ©
Zoo de Champrepus

1
night
Barneville-Carteret

Barneville-Carteret ©
Situated across from the Channel Islands, Barneville-Carteret is a seaside resort that assures you of its excellent water quality due to its recognition as a Blue Flag beach--a designation awarded to seaside areas adhering to specific environmental standards.
On the 11th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Le Havre de Portbail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Barneville., thenidentify plant and animal life at Dunes d'Hattainville, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Cap Carteret, and finally enjoy the sea views from Phare de Carteret.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Barneville-Carteret day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Barneville-Carteret takes 2 hours. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel to Barneville-Carteret, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Barneville-Carteret, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Etretat.

Things to do in Barneville-Carteret

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Dunes d'Hattainville, Le Havre de Portbail
Highlights from your plan
Cap Carteret ©
Cap Carteret
Dunes d'Hattainville ©
Dunes d'Hattainville
Plage de Barneville. ©
Plage de Barneville.

3
nights
Etretat

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Explore Etretat's surroundings by going to Parc de la Sauvagette (in Lanquetot) and Veules-les-Roses (La Plage, Les Cressonnieres, &more). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, make a trip to Chemin des Douaniers, appreciate the views at Valleuse D'Antifer, and take in the dramatic natural features at Porte d’Aval.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Etretat sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Barneville-Carteret to Etretat takes 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barneville-Carteret to Etretat. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Veules-les-Roses, Le Tilleul, Etretat Aventure, Woody Park, Parc de la Sauvagette
Highlights from your plan
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Le Fleuve La Veules ©
Le Fleuve La Veules
La Plage ©
La Plage

4
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parc de Cleres (in Cleres), Reve de Bisons (in Muchedent) and Collegiate Church of Our Lady (in Vernon). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, contemplate the long history of Gros-Horloge, and admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rouen trip maker site.

You can drive from Etretat to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Rouen are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 18th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Honfleur, Parc de Cleres, Reve de Bisons, Collegiate Church of Our Lady, Fondation Claude Monet
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Parc de Cleres ©
Parc de Cleres
Reve de Bisons ©
Reve de Bisons

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