6 days in Normandy Itinerary

6 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy tour planner

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Bayeux
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Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive
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Etretat
— 1 night
Drive
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Rouen
— 2 nights
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Bayeux

— 1 night
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at Normandie Savoir-Faire. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux online trip builder.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Bayeux is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Bayeux is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in June: highs in Bayeux hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Etretat.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Etretat

— 1 night
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
On the 16th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Chemin des Douaniers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Falaises d'Etretat, then admire the landmark architecture of Palais Benedictine, and finally explore the striking landscape at Porte d’Aval.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Etretat itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Etretat takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Etretat

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rouen

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Vieux Rouen, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Maclou's Church, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Rouen trip planning app.

Drive from Etretat to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for 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.