6 days in Normandy Itinerary

6 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy vacation planner

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Fly
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Rouen
— 1 day
Drive
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
Train to Paris St Lazare, Fly to Houston

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Rouen

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, take in the exciting artwork at Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, admire the striking features of St. Maclou's Church, then make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Cote Sainte-Catherine.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rouen online vacation planner.

Houston, USA to Rouen is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Houston to Rouen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in June, expect Rouen to be cooler, temps between 69°F and 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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nights
Bayeux

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Let the collections at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach capture your imagination. Visit Normandy American Cemetery and Omaha Beach for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville) and German War Cemetery (in Orglandes). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and learn about all things military at Musee D-Day Omaha.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux driving holiday planning site.

Drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.