8 days in Normandy Itinerary

8 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Mont-Saint-Michel
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Caen
— 2 nights
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Etretat
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Rouen
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Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 31st (Fri), make a trip to Tour du Nord, identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, then make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest, then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel, and finally don't miss a visit to Barrage sur le Couesnon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, get outside with Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, then admire the natural beauty at Musee Christian Dior, then stop by Yver Chocolatier Patissier, and finally examine the collection at Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel road trip site.

Poznan, Poland to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Poznan in July, plan for little chillier days in Mont-Saint-Michel, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Caen.

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Caen

Caen ©

City of a Hundred Steeples

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 2nd (Sun): make a trip to Eglise Saint-Pierre, learn about all things military at Musee de la Batterie de Merville, contemplate the long history of Pegasus Bridge, then get engrossed in the history at Pegasus Memorial, then see the interesting displays at Le Grand Bunker Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique, and finally stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Omaha Beach Memorial Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Sainte-Mère-Église, and finally take an in-depth tour of Airborne Museum.

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Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Caen in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Caen are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Etretat.

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Etretat

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take a memorable tour with La Mer Pour Tous, get outside with Cap Fagnet, admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins d'Etretat, then make a trip to Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, then get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, and finally don't miss a visit to Chemin des Douaniers.

Plan my day in Etretat using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Caen to Etretat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Etretat can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rouen.

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Cap Fagnet
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Rouen

Rouen

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 5th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Abbaye de Jumieges, then take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, then admire the landmark architecture of Abbatiale Saint-Ouen, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Palais de Justice, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then get engrossed in the history at Historial Jeanne d’Arc, then appreciate the history behind Gros-Horloge, and finally wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rouen online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Etretat to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Rouen sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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