8 days in Normandy Itinerary

8 days in Normandy Itinerary

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8 days in Normandy Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
+5
Fly + Train + Subway + Foot + Train + Bus:  11​h
1
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Rouen
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Train + Fly:  10​h
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Mont Saint-Michel, then cool off at Alligator Bay, and then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James. Keep things going the next day: trek along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel and then meet the residents at Zoo de Champrepus.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip planning site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Mont-Saint-Michel, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in August: highs in Mont-Saint-Michel hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Alligator Bay, Zoo de Champrepus, Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Zoo de Champrepus ©
Zoo de Champrepus

2
nights
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 6th (Thu), get outside with Norman'Air, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and finally take in the history at Omaha Beach. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, then get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bayeux day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Norman'Air, Omaha Beach, Memorial de Caen, Normandy American Cemetery
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant ©
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

3
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stroll through Falaises d'Etretat, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Deauville Beach. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, then walk around Parc de Cleres, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rouen visit planner .

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Rouen sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Fondation Claude Monet, Deauville Beach, Parc de Cleres, Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, Falaises d'Etretat
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Parc de Cleres ©
Parc de Cleres
Deauville Beach ©
Deauville Beach

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