44 days in Normandy Itinerary

44 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Saint-Lo
— 1 night
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Cherbourg-Octeville
— 4 nights
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Coutances
— 1 night
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Avranches
— 2 nights
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Vire-Normandie
— 3 nights
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Argentan
— 3 nights
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Bernay
— 1 night
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Evreux
— 2 nights
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Les Andelys
— 3 nights
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Rouen
— 5 nights
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Dieppe
— 4 nights
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Le Havre
— 4 nights
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Ville de Lisieux
— 4 nights
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Caen
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Bayeux

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ferme de la Haizerie, Golf Omaha Beach, Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): sample the tasty concoctions at Ciderie Viard, brush up on your military savvy at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, examine the collection at Musee du debarquement, then learn about all things military at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, then play a few rounds at Golf Omaha Beach, and finally relax in the rural setting at Ferme de la Haizerie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, learn about all things military at Musee D-Day Omaha, take an in-depth tour of Omaha Beach Memorial Museum, take in the history at Omaha Beach, then learn about all things military at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux online road trip planner.

Caen to Bayeux is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saint-Lo.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Saint-Lo

— 1 night
Saint-Lô is a commune in north-western France, the capital of the Manche department in the region of Normandy.Although it is the second largest city of Manche after Cherbourg, it remains the prefecture of the department. You've added Haras National de Saint-Lo, Promenade Des Remparts De Saint Lo, Souterroscope, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 14th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Caramels d'Isigny, steep yourself in history at Normandy Victory Museum, then get engrossed in the history at D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum), then take in the history at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, and finally get engrossed in the history at Airborne Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Souterroscope, then get to know the fascinating history of Promenade Des Remparts De Saint Lo, and then get outside with Haras National de Saint-Lo.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Lo day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Saint-Lo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Saint-Lo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cherbourg-Octeville.

Things to do in Saint-Lo

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Cherbourg-Octeville

— 4 nights
Cherbourg holds an arsenal of the French Navy.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Chateau des Ravalet, Chateau de Nacqueville, Manufacture des Parapluies de Cherbourg, and other attractions.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cherbourg-Octeville sightseeing planner.

Drive from Saint-Lo to Cherbourg-Octeville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Cherbourg-Octeville, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Coutances.

Things to do in Cherbourg-Octeville

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Coutances

— 1 night
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. Your list of things to see and do now includes Chateau Fort de Pirou, La Fromagerie REAUX, Chateau de Gratot, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Chateau Fort de Pirou, get behind the scenes at La Fromagerie REAUX, then don't miss a visit to Chateau de Gratot, then stroll through Musee Christian Dior, and finally play a few rounds at Golf de Granville - Baie du Mont St Michel.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Coutances trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Cherbourg-Octeville to Coutances takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Avranches.

Things to do in Coutances

Historic Sites · Golf · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Avranches

— 2 nights
Avranches is a commune in the Manche department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Your list of things to see and do now includes Maison Jehan Michel, Cara-Meuh !, Ferme de l'Hermitiere, and other attractions.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Avranches day trip site.

Traveling by car from Coutances to Avranches takes an hour. In May, daytime highs in Avranches are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Vire-Normandie.

Things to do in Avranches

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Vire-Normandie

— 3 nights
You've added Le Village Enchante, Normandie Luge, Clecygliss, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo de Jurques, then find something for the whole family at Normandie Luge, and then get your game on at Le Village Enchante.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vire-Normandie journey maker tool.

You can drive from Avranches to Vire-Normandie in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Vire-Normandie are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Argentan.

Things to do in Vire-Normandie

Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Argentan

— 3 nights
Argentan is a commune and the seat of two cantons and of an arrondissement in the Orne department in northwestern France.Argentan is located 180km NE of Rennes, 131km ENE of the Mont Saint-Michel, 188km SE of Cherbourg, 58km SSE of Caen, 133km SW of Rouen and 100km N of Le Mans.HistoryArgentan is situated near the Orne River. You've added Haras national du Pin, Chateau de Sassy, Spa B'o Resort, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of Argentan to go to Le Bouillon and see Parc Animalier d'Ecouves, which is approximately 32 minutes away.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Argentan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vire-Normandie to Argentan takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Argentan are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Bernay.

Things to do in Argentan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Bernay

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Base de Loisirs de Brionne, Chateau du Champ de Bataille and Chateau de Beaumesnil.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bernay online trip builder.

Drive from Argentan to Bernay in an hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Argentan in May: highs in Bernay hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Evreux.

Things to do in Bernay

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Evreux

— 2 nights
Évreux is situated in the pleasant valley of river Iton, arms of which traverse the town.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Manufacture Cluizel, Spa Deep Nature - Domaine des Bois Francs, Acroforest, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): indulge your thirst for a good beer at La Chapelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Le Randonn'Eure Location, don't miss a visit to Gisacum, then get interesting insight from Acroforest, and finally stroll around Parc et Jardins du Chateau d’Acquigny.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Evreux itinerary tool.

Drive from Bernay to Evreux in an hour. In May in Evreux, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Les Andelys.

Things to do in Evreux

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

Les Andelys

— 3 nights
Les Andelys is a commune in the Eure department in Normandy in northern France.GeographyIt lies on the Seine, about 35 km northeast of Évreux.The commune is divided into two parts, Grand-Andely and Petit-Andely.Sights Château Gaillard, a medieval castle, is located in Les Andelys. Your day by day itinerary now includes Chateau Gaillard, Chateau de Gaillon, Les Jardins Animaliers Biotropica, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Gaillon and then contemplate the long history of Chateau Gaillard. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Tourelles, admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes, then examine the collection at Musée A.G. Poulain de Vernon, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bizy.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Les Andelys road trip planner.

Drive from Evreux to Les Andelys in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Les Andelys are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Les Andelys

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Rouen

— 5 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Your list of things to see and do now includes La Fabrique des Savoirs, Musee des Antiquites, Musee de la Corderie Vallois, and other attractions.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rouen trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Les Andelys to Rouen in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dieppe.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Dieppe

— 4 nights
Dieppe, famous for its scallops, is a seaside resort lively all year round.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Paradis Aquatique, Chateau de Miromesnil, Chateau de Cany, and other attractions.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Dieppe trip app.

Getting from Rouen to Dieppe by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Dieppe can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Le Havre.

Things to do in Dieppe

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Le Havre

— 4 nights
Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel in Upper Normandy.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Centre Commercial Docks Vauban, Les Jardins Suspendus, Le Clos Arsene Lupin, and other attractions you added.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Le Havre trip planner.

You can drive from Dieppe to Le Havre in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Dieppe in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Le Havre: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 14°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Wed) before leaving for Ville de Lisieux.

Things to do in Le Havre

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ville de Lisieux

— 4 nights
Lisieux is a town in Lower Normandy that is the second-most visited pilgrimage site in France (after Lourdes).
Your list of things to see and do now includes Jardin de L'Eveche, Le Chaudron Magik, Chateau de Saint-Germain-de-Livet, and other attractions.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ville de Lisieux trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Le Havre to Ville de Lisieux by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Ville de Lisieux are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Caen.

Things to do in Ville de Lisieux

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Caen

— 4 nights

City of a Hundred Steeples

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
You've added Memorial de Caen, La Colline aux Oiseaux, Festyland Parc, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Caen road trip app.

Traveling by car from Ville de Lisieux to Caen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Caen

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.

Cherbourg-en-Cotentin travel guide

3.5
Aquariums · Castles · Parks

Lisieux travel guide

4.2
Zoos · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Lisieux is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. It is the capital of the Pays d'Auge area, which is characterised by valleys and hedged farmland.NameThe name of the town derives from the Latin Noviomagus Lexoviorum . The town was originally known in Celtic as Novio Magos, which was Latinized as Noviomagus. Owing to the large number of similarly-named cities, however, it was necessary to specify where this one was located. The local French demonym "Lexoviens" derives from the Latin as well.HistoryAntiquityLisieux was the capital of the Lexovii. In his work, Commentaries on the Gallic War, Caesar mentions a Gallic oppidum, a term which refers to Celtic towns located on the tops of hills. The oppidum has been pinpointed to a place referred to as le Castellier, located 3km to the southwest of the town. However the Gallo-Roman city was in fact located where Lisieux is to be found today.Middle AgesLisieux was an important center of power in medieval times. The bishopric of Lisieux controlled most of the Pays d'Auge by the 12th century. King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine are thought to have married at Lisieux in 1152, and the town remained powerful for several centuries afterwards until in the 14th century the triple scourges of the Plague, war and resulting famine devastated Lisieux and reduced its influence. The main judge of Joan of Arc, Pierre Cauchon, became a bishop of Lisieux after her death and is buried in the Lady Chapel of the cathedral.

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