7 days in Normandy Itinerary

7 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy travel planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Etretat
— 1 night
Drive
2
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Train
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Bus to Caen, Train to Rouen
4
Rouen
— 1 night
Drive

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Etretat

— 1 night
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
On the 19th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Porte d’Aval, then don't miss a visit to Chemin des Douaniers, then examine the collection at Le Clos Arsene Lupin, and finally take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Palais Benedictine, kick back and relax at Plage-Baignade Yport, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Du Tilleul, then don't miss a visit to Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, and finally walk around Les Jardins d'Etretat.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Etretat visit planner.

Paris to Etretat is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Etretat can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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.
On the 21st (Wed), steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, then take in the history at Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Normandie Savoir-Faire. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, 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 explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Etretat to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 2 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): make a trip to La Grande Rue, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Saint-Michel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel tour builder.

You can take a train from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rouen.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Rouen

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 24th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally explore the ancient world of Abbaye de Jumieges.

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You can do a combination of bus and train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Rouen in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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.