7 days in Normandy Itinerary

7 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy vacation planner

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Fly to Paris Orly, Train to Chatelet Les Halles, Train to Rouen
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Rouen
— 1 night
Drive
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Honfleur
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive to Nantes, Fly to Barcelona

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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 24th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Palais de Justice, then wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, then appreciate the history behind Gros-Horloge, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Caresse de Tigre, relax and rejuvenate at Meshi Mushki, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rouen online journey planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Rouen is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in November, expect Rouen to be a bit cooler, temps between 13°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Honfleur.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Honfleur

— 3 nights
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Calvados Pere Magloire L'Experience and Saint Catherine's Catholic Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honfleur: Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat), Navigation Normande - Le Havre (in Le Havre) and Promenade Marcel Proust (in Cabourg). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Deauville Beach, make a trip to Vieux Bassin, identify plant and animal life at Naturospace, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Calvados Christian Drouin.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Honfleur planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Honfleur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Honfleur can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Honfleur

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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 29th (Sun), savor the flavors at Cave Cidricole Lecornu, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, then pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Normandie Savoir-Faire, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and then learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Honfleur to Bayeux by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

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.