6 days in Normandy Itinerary

6 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Etretat
— 1 night
Drive
4
Rouen
— 1 night
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Train to Saint-Lazare, Train to Paris Orly, Fly to Barcelona

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Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in May; daily highs in Mont-Saint-Michel reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bayeux

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, kick back and relax at Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bayeux online travel planner.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Etretat

— 1 night
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel Notre-Dame-du-Salut, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite), and then make a trip to Falaises d'Etretat.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Etretat travel planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Etretat by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Etretat

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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 25th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, stop by Rue du Gros-Horloge, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Abbatiale Saint-Ouen.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rouen online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Etretat to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) 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.