3 days in Normandy Itinerary

3 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy trip planner

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Breaute-Beuzeville
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Etretat
Drive
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Bayeux
— 1 day
Drive
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Rouen
— 1 night
Fly

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Etretat

Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Etretat online day trip planner.

Lexington, USA to Etretat is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Lexington to Etretat due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lexington in May; daily highs in Etretat reach 60°F and lows reach 49°F. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Etretat

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Bayeux

— 1 day
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 23rd (Sun): appreciate the history behind Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

Plan my day in Bayeux using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Etretat to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Bayeux are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Rouen

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge and then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rouen online vacation planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Rouen, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

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.