40 days in Normandy Itinerary

40 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Etretat
— 5 nights
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Ville de Lisieux
— 5 nights
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Domfront
— 3 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 5 nights
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Coutances
— 3 nights
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Cherbourg-Octeville
— 6 nights
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Bayeux
— 6 nights
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Rouen
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Etretat

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Get out of town with these interesting Etretat side-trips: Veules-les-Roses (Eglise Saint-Martin, Le Fleuve La Veules, &more) and Cimetiere Militaire de Saint Valery en Caux (in Saint-Valery-en-Caux). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Falaises d'Etretat, admire the landmark architecture of Palais Benedictine, stroll through Plage Du Tilleul, and get outside with Cote d'Albatre.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Etretat trip simple and quick.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Etretat is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ville de Lisieux.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Chemin des Douaniers ©
Chemin des Douaniers
Les Jardins d'Etretat ©
Les Jardins d'Etretat

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Ville de Lisieux

Ville de Lisieux ©
Lisieux is a town in Lower Normandy that is the second-most visited pilgrimage site in France (after Lourdes).
Venture out of the city with trips to Plage de Benerville sur Mer (in Benerville-sur-Mer), Deauville City (Hippodrome Deauville La Touques, Deauville Beach, &more) and Cremerie Normande (in Villers-sur-Mer). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, do a tasting at Domaine Dupont, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Cabourg.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ville de Lisieux trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Etretat to Ville de Lisieux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Ville de Lisieux can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Domfront.

Things to do in Ville de Lisieux

Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Deauville Beach ©
Deauville Beach
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant ©
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
Calvados Experience ©
Calvados Experience

3
nights
Domfront

Domfront ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Ecomusee du Moulin de la See (in Brouains), Vire-Normandie (Porte Horloge de Vire & Usine Degrenne) and Chapelle Saint-Michel (in Mortain).

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Domfront trip planner.

Drive from Ville de Lisieux to Domfront in 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ville de Lisieux in August: highs in Domfront hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Domfront

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Parc des Forges de Varenne ©
Parc des Forges de Varenne
Petite Cascade de Mortain ©
Petite Cascade de Mortain
La Ferme du Cheval de Trait ©
La Ferme du Cheval de Trait

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mont-Saint-Michel: Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James), Ferme de l'Hermitiere (in Saint-Jean-des-Champs) and Genets (Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel & Beach of Genets). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, relax in the rural setting at Maison Jehan Michel, get interesting insight from Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours, and don't miss a visit to Barrage sur le Couesnon.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel itinerary planner.

Drive from Domfront to Mont-Saint-Michel in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coutances.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel ©
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel Bay ©
Mont Saint-Michel Bay

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Coutances

Coutances ©
Coutances is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in north-western France.HistoryCapital of the Unelli, a Gaulish tribe, the town was given the name of Constantia in 298 during the reign of Roman emperor Constantius Chlorus. Explore Coutances' surroundings by going to Aire de Loisirs de la Chapelle-sur-Vire (in Troisgots), Le Havre de Portbail (in Port-Bail) and Les Roches de Ham (Point de Vue) (in Brectouville). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des plantes, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Plat Gousset, stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery Marigny, and get to know the resident critters at Zoo de Champrepus.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Coutances trip maker tool.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Coutances in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Coutances can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cherbourg-Octeville.

Things to do in Coutances

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Jardin des plantes ©
Jardin des plantes
Cathedrale de Coutances ©
Cathedrale de Coutances
Abbaye de Hambye ©
Abbaye de Hambye

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Cherbourg-Octeville

Cherbourg-Octeville ©
Cherbourg holds an arsenal of the French Navy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cherbourg-Octeville: Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue (Tatihou Island & Eglise de Saint-Vaast), Le Phare de Gatteville (in Gatteville-le-Phare) and Nez de Jobourg (in Jobourg). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Airborne Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Dune de Biville, walk around Parc Emmanuel Liais, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Vallee des Moulins.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cherbourg-Octeville visit planning tool.

You can drive from Coutances to Cherbourg-Octeville in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Cherbourg-Octeville are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Cherbourg-Octeville

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cite de La Mare ©
Cite de La Mare
Airborne Museum ©
Airborne Museum
Nez de Jobourg ©
Nez de Jobourg

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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Venture out of the city with trips to Honfleur (Maison du Cidre, Vieux Bassin, &more) and Ouistreham (Ouistreham Beach & Le Grand Bunker Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, learn about all things military at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and examine the collection at Musee du debarquement.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux journey builder website.

Drive from Cherbourg-Octeville to Bayeux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Cherbourg-Octeville in August, expect nights in Bayeux to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

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Rouen

Rouen ©

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Musée A.G. Poulain de Vernon (in Vernon), Abbaye de Jumieges (in Jumieges) and Giverny (Fondation Claude Monet & Musee des impressionnismes). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, get engrossed in the history at Historial Jeanne d’Arc, and test your problem-solving skills at Cahem.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rouen journey builder tool.

Drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Rouen sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

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