16 days in Geneva & Normandy Itinerary

16 days in Geneva & Normandy Itinerary

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Geneva, Switzerland
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
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Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France
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Deauville City, France
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Rouen, France
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Geneva, Switzerland

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 12th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip itinerary builder tool.

Bomporto, Italy to Geneva is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bomporto in August: high temperatures in Geneva hover around 30°C and lows are around 16°C. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel and Eglise Saint-Sulpice de Fougeres. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mont Saint-Michel and Chateau de Domfront. Venture out of the city with trips to L'Epicerie de Fontaine Daniel (in Saint-Georges-Buttavent), Eglise Saint Leonard (in Fougeres) and Petite Cascade de Mortain (in Mortain). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel, make a trip to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, and cool off at Alligator Bay.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Geneva in August, expect nights in Mont-Saint-Michel to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sainte-Mere-Eglise.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France

Sainte-Mère-Église is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in northwestern France. Do some cultural sightseeing at Omaha Beach and Cathedrale de Coutances. Discover out-of-the-way places like D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum) and Chateau des Ravalet. Change things up with these side-trips from Sainte-Mere-Eglise: Pointe du Hoc (in Cricqueville-en-Bessin) and La Maison du Biscuit (in Sortosville-en-Beaumont). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at World War 2 Museum, take an in-depth tour of Airborne Museum, stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery, and steep yourself in history at Batteries de Crisbecq.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sainte-Mere-Eglise holiday planning website.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Sainte-Mere-Eglise in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Deauville City.

Things to do in Sainte-Mere-Eglise

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Deauville City, France

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetières Militaires, and then kick back and relax at Deauville Beach. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Musée de Normandie and then brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Deauville City visit site.

Traveling by car from Sainte-Mere-Eglise to Deauville City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Deauville City

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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Rouen, France

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Historial Jeanne d’Arc. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maison de Jules Verne and Le Fleuve La Veules. Venture out of the city with trips to Abbaye de Jumieges (in Jumieges), Chateau Fort de Rambures (in Rambures) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens (in Amiens). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Gros-Horloge, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Maclou's Church, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and take in the exciting artwork at Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rouen trip maker website.

You can drive from Deauville City to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Rouen sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

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.