7 days in Normandy Itinerary

7 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rouen
— 1 night
Drive
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Etretat
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
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Rouen

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Vieux Rouen.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rouen trip itinerary builder app.

Bucharest, Romania to Rouen is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bucharest to Rouen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bucharest in July, things will get little chillier in Rouen: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Etretat

— 1 night
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): make a trip to Chemin des Douaniers, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Falaises d'Etretat, then steep yourself in history at Palais Benedictine, and finally admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins d'Etretat.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Etretat trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Etretat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Etretat, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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 30th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, and then brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Etretat to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. July in Bayeux sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 2 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 1st (Thu), appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel, pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, then make a trip to La Porte du Roy, then make a trip to La Grande Rue, and finally don't miss a visit to Tour du Nord.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

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.