17 days in Paris, Normandy & Idstein Itinerary

17 days in Paris, Normandy & Idstein Itinerary

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1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
2
Bayeux, France
— 3 nights
3
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 2 nights
4
Agon-Coutainville, France
— 1 night
5
Jobourg, France
— 2 nights
6
Etretat, France
— 2 nights
7
Idstein, Germany
— 1 night

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Louvre Museum and Montmartre. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, make a trip to Champs-Elysees, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip builder app.

Bangkok, Thailand to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. In April, Paris is cooler than Bangkok - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

3
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Normandy American Cemetery and Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Omaha Beach and Juno Beach. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Plage Des Bains (in Villerville), Deauville Beach (in Deauville City) and La Plage du Havre (in Le Havre). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Benerville sur Mer, witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, stroll through Plages de Houlgate, and play a few rounds at Golf Caen.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Juno Beach, Plage de Cabourg, Plages de Houlgate, Golf Caen
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

2
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get great views at Cabane Vauban, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Beach of Genets, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, thenstroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, and then play a few rounds at Golf de Vire la Dathee.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip maker tool.

Getting from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel by train takes about 4 hours. In April in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Agon-Coutainville.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Outdoors Nightlife

Side Trips

Golf de Vire la Dathee, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Cabane Vauban, Beach of Genets, Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©
Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes ©
Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes

1
night
Agon-Coutainville, France

Agon-Coutainville ©
Agon-Coutainville is a commune in the Manche department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.Personalities Berthe Dagmar (1881-1934) This is the village of radio personality Madame Leprieur. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): tee off at Golf de Granville - Baie du Mont St Michel, thenstroll through Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, thentake some stellar pictures from Pointe D'Agon, and finally kick back and relax at Plage, Agon-Coutainville.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Agon-Coutainville tour planner.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Agon-Coutainville in 1.5 hours. In April in Agon-Coutainville, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jobourg.

Things to do in Agon-Coutainville

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Golf de Granville - Baie du Mont St Michel, Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal
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Pointe D'Agon ©
Pointe D'Agon
Golf de Granville - Baie du Mont St Michel ©
Golf de Granville - Baie du Mont St Michel

2
nights
Jobourg, France

Jobourg
Jobourg is a former commune in the Manche department in north-western France. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Dune de Biville, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Vauville, and then get outside with Nez de Jobourg. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Golf Paysan, thenexplore the striking landscape at Grottes de Jobourg, and then kick back and relax at Baie d'Ecalgrain.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Jobourg trip maker tool.

You can drive from Agon-Coutainville to Jobourg in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Agon-Coutainville to Jobourg, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Agon-Coutainville in April, expect nights in Jobourg to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Etretat.

Things to do in Jobourg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Dune de Biville, Baie d'Ecalgrain, Plage de Vauville, Golf Paysan
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Vauville
Plage de Vauville
Baie d'Ecalgrain ©
Baie d'Ecalgrain
Nez de Jobourg ©
Nez de Jobourg

2
nights
Etretat, France

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Porte d’Aval, thenkick back and relax at Plage Du Tilleul, thenget outside with Cote d'Albatre, and finally get great views at Falaises d'Etretat. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Les Plages Etretat, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Plage-Baignade Yport, thentake in the dramatic natural features at L'Aiguille Creuse, and finally kick back and relax at La Plage.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Etretat trip planner.

Getting from Jobourg to Etretat by car takes about 3 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Jobourg to Etretat due to the time zone difference. In May in Etretat, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Idstein.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Plage-Baignade Yport, La Plage, Plage Du Tilleul
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Plage-Baignade Yport
Plage-Baignade Yport
Porte d’Aval ©
Porte d’Aval

1
night
Idstein, Germany

Idstein
Idstein is a town of about 25,000 inhabitants in the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis in the Regierungsbezirk of Darmstadt in Hesse, Germany. To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Idstein online holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etretat to Idstein. Traveling from Etretat in May, expect nights in Idstein to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. On the 6th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Idstein

Historic Sites Parks Nightlife

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