3 days in Normandy Itinerary

3 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy trip planner

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Bayeux
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Caen
— 1 night
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Deauville City
— 1 night
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Etretat
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Bayeux

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery and then get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux online journey planner.

Mortagne-au-Perche to Bayeux is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Caen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Caen

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Steeples

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.
For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Caen online trip maker.

Caen is just a stone's throw from Bayeux. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will leave for Deauville City on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Caen

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Deauville City

— 1 night
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 20th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then try to win big at Casino Barriere de Deauville, then enjoy the sand and surf at Deauville Beach, and finally try your luck at Hippodrome Deauville La Touques.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Deauville City online day trip planner.

Drive from Caen to Deauville City in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 21st (Tue), you're off to Etretat.

Things to do in Deauville City

Casinos · Fun & Games · Spas · Beaches

Etretat

Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
On the 21st (Tue), make a trip to Chemin des Douaniers.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Etretat day trip planning tool.

Drive from Deauville City to Etretat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Etretat sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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.