5 days in Normandy Itinerary

5 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Breaute-Beuzeville
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Etretat
— 1 day
Drive
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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rouen
— 1 night
Fly

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Etretat

— 1 day
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, walk around Les Jardins d'Etretat, then stop by milou, then take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat, and finally make a trip to Chemin des Douaniers.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Etretat trip itinerary builder tool.

Philadelphia, USA to Etretat is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Etretat due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, things will get a bit cooler in Etretat: highs are around 68°F and lows about 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

— 2 nights
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. On the 18th (Sun), take in the history at Omaha Beach, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then brush up on your military savvy at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Musee D-Day Omaha. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, brush up on your military savvy at D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Sainte-Mère-Église, then see the interesting displays at Caramels d'Isigny, and finally get engrossed in the history at Omaha Beach Memorial Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Etretat to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Rouen

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Gros-Horloge, take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, view the masterpieces at Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, then look for gifts at Fayencerie Augy, then take an in-depth tour of Historial Jeanne d’Arc, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rouen day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Rouen are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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.