4 days in Normandy Itinerary

4 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy trip planner

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Drive to Folkestone, Train to Calais-Fréthun, Drive to Rouen
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Rouen
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Deauville City
— 2 nights
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Bayeux
— 1 night
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Drive to Calais-Fréthun, Train to Folkestone, Drive to London

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Rouen

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): laugh and play at Cahem and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rouen day trip tool.

London, UK to Rouen is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and train. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May in Rouen, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Deauville City.

Things to do in Rouen

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Deauville City

— 2 nights
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 17th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Ferme pedagogique de OUEZY - CANON, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cerza, and then examine the collection at Les Dominicaines, Espace Culturel & Artotheque. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, get your game on at Golf miniature, and then stroll through Deauville Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Deauville City route website.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Deauville City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Deauville City can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Deauville City

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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 19th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then get outside with Omaha Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux itinerary app.

Getting from Deauville City to Bayeux by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · 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.