35 days in Normandy Itinerary

35 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
— 3 nights
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Barfleur
— 3 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 7 nights
Drive
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Alencon
— 6 nights
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Deauville City
— 8 nights
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Rouen
— 6 nights
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3
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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Normandy American Cemetery and Omaha Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pointe du Hoc and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer side-trips: Batteries de Crisbecq (in Saint-Marcouf) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Maison de la Liberation, brush up on your military savvy at Musee D-Day Omaha, make a trip to Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, and examine the collection at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer tour itinerary planning website.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is an approximately 11-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Barfleur.

Things to do in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

3
nights
Barfleur

Barfleur is a commune in the Manche department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Get some cultural insight at Le Phare de Gatteville and Chapelle des Marins. Get some historical perspective at Eglise St. Nicolas and Moulin a Vent du Cotentin. Venture out of the city with trips to Eglise de Brix (in Brix), Chateau de Crosville-sur-Douve (in Crosville-sur-Douve) and German War Cemetery (in Orglandes). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Eglise de Montfarville, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise de Saint-Vaast, pause for some serene contemplation at La Chapelle des Marins, and examine the collection at Moulin de Marie Ravenel.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Barfleur trip planner.

Drive from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer to Barfleur in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Barfleur

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

7
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mont Saint-Michel and Maison de l'Artichaut. We've included these beaches for you: Beach of Genets and Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal. Change things up with these side-trips from Mont-Saint-Michel: Musee 44 La Percee du Bocage (in Saint-Martin-des-Besaces), La Fosse Arthour (in Saint-Georges-de-Rouelley) and Prison Royale (in Tinchebray). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Fort de Pirou, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Plat Gousset, and take some stellar pictures from Pointe D'Agon.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel journey planner.

You can drive from Barfleur to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2.5 hours. April in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Alencon.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

6
nights
Alencon

Alençon is a commune in Normandy, France, capital of the Orne department. Get some historical perspective at Maison Natale de Sainte Therese and Parc des Forges de Varenne. Get some cultural insight at Musee des Beaux-arts et de la Dentelle and Eglise Saint-Ceneri de Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alencon: Chateau of Carrouges (in Carrouges), Sanctuaire Notre-Dame de Montligeon (in La Chapelle-Montligeon) and Manoir de Courboyer (in Noce). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle du Petit Saint Ceneri, don't miss a visit to Cloitre du Couvent Saint-Francois, explore the historical opulence of Château d'Ô, and admire the striking features of Eglise Saint-Julien.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Alencon holiday planner.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Alencon by car takes about 2.5 hours. April in Alencon sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Deauville City.

Things to do in Alencon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

8
nights
Deauville City

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.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Bayeux War Cemetery are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Deauville City: Hermanville War Cemetery (in Hermanville-sur-mer), Ranville (Pegasus Memorial, Pegasus Bridge, &more) and Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery (in Reviers). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Deauville Beach, stroll through Plage de Trouville, learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, and stroll the grounds of Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Deauville City road trip site.

Drive from Alencon to Deauville City in 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Alencon in May: highs in Deauville City hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Rouen.

Things to do in Deauville City

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

6
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Rouen

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Fondation Claude Monet and Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Plage Du Tilleul and Plage-Baignade Yport. Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Palais Benedictine (in Fecamp), Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat) and Eglise St-Joseph (in Le Havre). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, admire the striking features of Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Maclou's Church.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rouen online road trip planner.

You can drive from Deauville City to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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.