8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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8 days in France Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Honfleur
— Few hours
Bus:  1​h
2
Caen
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Arromanches-les-Bains
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Falaise
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Etretat
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Rouen
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

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Honfleur

Honfleur ©
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
On the 19th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Satie House and Museum (Maisons Satie).

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Honfleur tour itinerary planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Honfleur is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In October in Honfleur, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Caen.

Things to do in Honfleur

Historic Sites Museums
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Satie House and Museum (Maisons Satie) ©

1
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Caen

Caen ©
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at La Colline aux Oiseaux, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye aux Hommes, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musée de Normandie.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Caen vacation maker website .

You can take a bus from Honfleur to Caen in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Caen

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites
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La Colline aux Oiseaux ©
La Colline aux Oiseaux
Room Escape Games
Musée de Normandie ©
Musée de Normandie

1
night
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 21st (Mon), don't miss a visit to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot, admire the masterpieces at Musee Baron Gerard, then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Bayeux road trip app .

Bayeux is just a stone's throw from Caen. In October, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Arromanches-les-Bains.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Omaha Beach
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Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee Baron Gerard ©
Musee Baron Gerard

1
night
Arromanches-les-Bains

Arromanches-les-Bains ©
On the 22nd (Tue), learn about all things military at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, contemplate the long history of Kunstlicher Hafen, examine the collection at Musee du debarquement, then steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, and finally see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Arromanches-les-Bains itinerary planner.

Arromanches-les-Bains is just a short distance from Bayeux. October in Arromanches-les-Bains sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Arromanches-les-Bains

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer
Highlights from your plan
Musee du debarquement ©
Musee du debarquement
Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema ©
Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema
Remains Mulberry Harbour ©
Remains Mulberry Harbour

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to La Grande Rue, identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre, then make a trip to Tour du Nord, and finally make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Arromanches-les-Bains to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Falaise.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel Bay ©
Mont Saint-Michel Bay

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Falaise

Falaise ©
Falaise is a town (population 9,000) on the Ante River in the French region of Lower Normandy, famous as the birthplace of William the Conquerer and the scene of the fierce fighting of August 1944 associated with the Allied "breakout" from the "Falaise pocket" that built up after the D-Day landings, to drive towards Paris during the Western campaign against the German occupation.

In August 1944, two German armies were encircled and destroyed by the British 2nd Army in their attempt to breakout of the "Falaise pocket" (also known as the "Falaise gap").
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): examine the collection at Falaise Memorial, then identify plant and animal life at La Roche d'Oetre, then see the interesting displays at Automates Avenue, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Falaise trip planner .

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Falaise in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Falaise are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Falaise

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

La Roche d'Oetre
Highlights from your plan
Automates Avenue ©
Automates Avenue
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant ©
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant

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Etretat

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Les Plages Etretat, don't miss a visit to Chemin des Douaniers, then explore the striking landscape at The Pinnacle L'Aiguille Creuse, then stroll around Les Jardins D'Etretat, and finally don't miss a visit to Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde.

Planning Etretat trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Falaise to Etretat in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Les Jardins D'Etretat ©
Les Jardins D'Etretat
Chemin des Douaniers ©
Chemin des Douaniers
Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde ©
Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde

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Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of St. Maclou's Church, make a trip to Vieux, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then pause for some photo ops at Gros-Horloge, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palais de Justice.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rouen travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Etretat to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Rouen are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Palais de Justice ©
Palais de Justice
Room Escape Games
Gros-Horloge ©
Gros-Horloge

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