3 days in Normandy Itinerary

3 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy holiday planner

©
Make it your trip
Drive
1
Rouen
— 1 day
Drive
2
Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Fly

S M T W T F S
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3

Rouen

— 1 day

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Gros-Horloge, take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, then admire the landmark architecture of Palais de Justice, then make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rouen trip builder website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rouen is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Bayeux

— 1 night
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Bayeux journey site.

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Bayeux sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest and then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel day trip tool.

Getting from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Normandy travel guide

4.6
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.