7 days in Normandy Itinerary

7 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Fly
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 3 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. For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary maker website.

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. In July, Mont-Saint-Michel is a bit cooler than Barcelona - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bayeux

— 3 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Normandy American Cemetery and Pointe du Hoc. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Cathedrale Notre-Dame. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont) and Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Omaha Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Normandie Savoir-Faire, and take an in-depth tour of Memorial de Caen.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel Notre-Dame-du-Salut, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite), and then take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Etretat holiday app.

You can drive from Bayeux to Etretat in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Bayeux, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Etretat, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to 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 20th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rue du Gros-Horloge, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally admire the striking features of Abbatiale Saint-Ouen.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rouen trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Etretat to Rouen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Rouen sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to 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.