56 days in Normandy Itinerary

56 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 7 nights
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Coutances
— 4 nights
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Clecy
— 7 nights
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Bayeux
— 7 nights
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Honfleur
— 10 nights
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Rouen
— 20 nights

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Change things up with these side-trips from Mont-Saint-Michel: Le Village Enchante (in Bellefontaine), Fougeres (Chateau de Fougeres & Jardin Public) and Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mont Saint-Michel, make a trip to Barrage sur le Couesnon, contemplate the long history of Maison de l'Artichaut, and hike along Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel online vacation planner.

Durham, UK to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight, taxi, ferry, and train. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Durham to Mont-Saint-Michel due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Durham in August: highs in Mont-Saint-Michel hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Coutances.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel ©
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©

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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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Coutances: La Fiere Bridge and Iron Mike Monument (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise), La Maison du Biscuit (in Sortosville-en-Beaumont) and German War Cemetery (in Orglandes). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des plantes, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo de Champrepus, explore the striking landscape at Cap Carteret, and take some stellar pictures from Pointe D'Agon.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Coutances visit planning website.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Coutances in 1.5 hours. In August in Coutances, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Clecy.

Things to do in Coutances

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

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Jardin des plantes ©
Jardin des plantes
Cathedrale de Coutances ©
Cathedrale de Coutances
Chateau de Gratot ©
Chateau de Gratot

7
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Clecy

Clecy ©
Cl├ęcy is a French Commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.In 1932 it was awarded the title The Capital of Norman Switzerland by the Tourism Minister Monsieur Gourdeau.GeographyCl├ęcy is on the River Orne, in the middle of Norman Switzerland, about s south of Caen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Clecy: Falaise (Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Falaise Memorial, &more), Chateau de Carel a Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives (in Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives) and Vendeuvre (Musee du mobilier miniature a Vendeuvre & Chateau de Vendeuvre). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Via Ferrata de Clecy, make a trip to Maison Natale de Sainte Therese, take in the dramatic scenery at Petite Cascade de Mortain, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chateau De La Biere.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Clecy trip planner.

Getting from Coutances to Clecy by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Clecy, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Clecy

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant ©
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
Via Ferrata de Clecy ©
Via Ferrata de Clecy
Petite Cascade de Mortain ©
Petite Cascade de Mortain

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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 Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise), D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum) (in Saint-Come-du-Mont) and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and examine the collection at Musee du debarquement.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux journey planner.

You can drive from Clecy to Bayeux in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Honfleur.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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Honfleur

Honfleur ©
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honfleur: Etretat (L'Aiguille Creuse, Falaises d'Etretat, &more), Le Havre (Eglise St-Joseph, Les Jardins Suspendus, &more) and Palais Benedictine (in Fecamp). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Vieux Bassin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Grace, enjoy the sand and surf at Deauville Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Honfleur day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Honfleur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Honfleur can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Honfleur

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Vieux Bassin ©
Vieux Bassin
Deauville Beach ©
Deauville Beach

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Rouen

Rouen ©

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maison de Claude Monet a Vetheuil (in Vetheuil), Chateau de Mesnieres (in Mesnieres-en-Bray) and Giverny (Musee des impressionnismes, Fondation Claude Monet, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, don't miss a visit to Vieux Rouen, wander the streets of St-Leu, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rouen trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Honfleur to Rouen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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