17 days in Normandy Itinerary

17 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy route planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

17 days in Normandy Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + train:  30​h
1
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Colleville-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
3
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Caen
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
5
Honfleur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Rouen
— 5 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney

1
day
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Saint-Michel, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre, make a trip to La Grande Rue, then don't miss a visit to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel travel route planner .

Sydney, Australia to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sydney to Mont-Saint-Michel, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get little chillier in Mont-Saint-Michel: highs are around 17°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

2
nights
Colleville-sur-Mer

Colleville-sur-Mer ©
Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): witness the site of a historic battle at Croix de Guerre 5th Engineer Special Brigade, witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Americain, and finally examine the collection at Big Red One Assault Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Musee de la Meunerie, experience rural life at La Grange au Mohair, then learn about all things military at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Colleville-sur-Mer trip builder .

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Colleville-sur-Mer by car takes about 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Colleville-sur-Mer can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Bayeux.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

La Grange au Mohair, Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Musee de la Meunerie
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption ©
Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption

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.
On the 19th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, learn about all things military at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, then contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement, make a trip to Ardenne Abbey, then witness the site of a historic battle at Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux day trip site .

Bayeux is very close to Colleville-sur-Mer. In April, daytime highs in Bayeux are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Caen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye
Highlights from your plan
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery
Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye ©
Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye
Ardenne Abbey ©
Ardenne Abbey

2
nights
Caen

Caen ©
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye aux Hommes, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, and then kick back and relax at Ouistreham Beach.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Caen trip planner .

Caen is very close to Bayeux. April in Caen sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for Honfleur.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Ouistreham Beach
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant ©
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
Abbaye aux Dames ©
Abbaye aux Dames
Abbaye aux Hommes
Abbaye aux Hommes

2
nights
Honfleur

Honfleur ©
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
On the 22nd (Wed), take in the views from Pont de Normandie, then admire the landmark architecture of Palais Benedictine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Deauville Beach, then look for gifts at Maison du Cidre, and then don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Honfleur vacation planner .

Traveling by bus from Caen to Honfleur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Rouen.

Things to do in Honfleur

Parks Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Palais Benedictine, Deauville Beach
Highlights from your plan
Deauville Beach ©
Deauville Beach
Saint Catherine's Catholic Church ©
Saint Catherine's Catholic Church
Notre Dame de Grace ©
Notre Dame de Grace

5
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Visit Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou for their historical value. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Le Touquet Beach and La Plage. Venture out of the city with trips to Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial (in Beaumont-Hamel), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Plage de Pourville (in Hautot-sur-Mer). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Maclou's Church, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Saint-Sever, and get to know the fascinating history of Cote Sainte-Catherine.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rouen trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Honfleur to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Rouen, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, Abbaye de Jumieges, Fondation Claude Monet, Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, Le Touquet Beach
Highlights from your plan
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Abbaye de Jumieges
Abbaye de Jumieges

Similar Plans

20 days in France BY A USER FROM POLAND September, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, extra slow, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Extra slow 5 days in Normandy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in France BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Normandy BY A USER FROM TURKEY October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in France & The Alps BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Normandy BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Normandy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, relaxing, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Normandy BY A USER FROM GERMANY October, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Normandy BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Normandy BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Paris, Normandy & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM INDIA October, kids, culture, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, kids, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Normandy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, beaches, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans