9 days in Normandy Itinerary

9 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
+2
Drive + Train + Drive:  4 h 30 min
1
Honfleur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Arromanches-les-Bains
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Cherbourg-Octeville
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
End: London

2
nights
Honfleur

Honfleur ©
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Palais Benedictine and Rue du Gros-Horloge will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Maison des Traditions Normandes and Musee Flaubert et d'Histoire de la Medecine. Venture out of the city with trips to Etretat (Falaises d'Etretat & Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde) and Musee de la Corderie Vallois (in Notre-Dame-de-Bondeville). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Deauville Beach, make a trip to Vieux Bassin, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Honfleur road trip app.

London, UK to Honfleur is an approximately 4.5- hour combination of car and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Honfleur is 1 hour. When traveling from London in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Honfleur: temperatures range from 8°C by day to 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Arromanches-les-Bains.

Things to do in Honfleur

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rouen, Etretat, Maison des Traditions Normandes, Deauville Beach, Palais Benedictine
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Palais Benedictine ©
Palais Benedictine
Deauville Beach ©
Deauville Beach
Rue du Gros-Horloge ©
Rue du Gros-Horloge

3
nights
Arromanches-les-Bains

Arromanches-les-Bains ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Omaha Beach and Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee du debarquement and Memorial de Caen. Venture out of the city with trips to Musee 44 La Percee du Bocage (in Saint-Martin-des-Besaces) and Normandy American Cemetery (in Colleville-sur-Mer).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Arromanches-les-Bains attractions app.

You can drive from Honfleur to Arromanches-les-Bains in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Arromanches-les-Bains can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cherbourg-Octeville.

Things to do in Arromanches-les-Bains

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Bayeux, Musee 44 La Percee du Bocage, Normandy American Cemetery, Memorial de Caen, Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer
Highlights from your plan
Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie ©
Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer ©
Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer

2
nights
Cherbourg-Octeville

Cherbourg-Octeville ©
Cherbourg holds an arsenal of the French Navy.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): examine the collection at Moulin de Marie Ravenel, examine the collection at World War 2 Museum, then take in the history at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, and finally examine the collection at Airborne Museum. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Fort de Pirou, contemplate the long history of Church of Angoville-Au-Plain, then visit a coastal fixture at Phare de Goury, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'art Thomas-Henry.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cherbourg-Octeville vacation maker.

You can drive from Arromanches-les-Bains to Cherbourg-Octeville in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December in Cherbourg-Octeville, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cherbourg-Octeville

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Airborne Museum, World War 2 Museum, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Chateau Fort de Pirou, Moulin de Marie Ravenel
Highlights from your plan
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
Airborne Museum ©
Airborne Museum
World War 2 Museum ©
World War 2 Museum

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