3 days in Normandy Itinerary

3 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy trip itinerary planner

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Rouen
— 1 day
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Bayeux
— 1 night
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Honfleur
— 1 night
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Rouen

— 1 day

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, appreciate the history behind Gros-Horloge, get a taste of the local shopping with Rue du Gros-Horloge, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, then make a trip to Place du Vieux-Marche, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Rouen road trip planning site.

Paris to Rouen is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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 18th (Sun): appreciate the history behind National Guard Monument Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, then pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Bayeux sightseeing planning site.

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Bayeux sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Honfleur.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Honfleur

— 1 night
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
On the 19th (Mon), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Deauville Beach.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Honfleur online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Honfleur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. October in Honfleur sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Honfleur

Spas · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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.