5 days in Normandy Itinerary

5 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Paris
Train + Bus:  5 h 15 min
1
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Etretat
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: Paris

2
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 13th (Tue), make a trip to La Grande Rue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and then don't miss a visit to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel, and then don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary planning app.

Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of train and bus. You can also do a combination of train and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, train, and shuttle. In October in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Alligator Bay, Cabane Vauban, Zoo de Champrepus, Musee Christian Dior
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Zoo de Champrepus ©
Zoo de Champrepus
Alligator Bay ©
Alligator Bay

1
night
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 16th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then head outdoors with Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and finally pause for some photo ops at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bayeux trip planner.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Etretat.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery

1
night
Etretat

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Porte d’Aval, then get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, then stroll through Plage Du Tilleul, and finally kick back and relax at Plage-Baignade Yport.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Etretat visit planning website.

You can drive from Bayeux to Etretat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Etretat, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Plage Du Tilleul, Plage-Baignade Yport
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Plage-Baignade Yport
Plage-Baignade Yport
Porte d’Aval ©
Porte d’Aval

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