8 days in Toulouse, Normandy & Paris Itinerary

8 days in Toulouse, Normandy & Paris Itinerary

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Toulouse
— 1 day
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Etretat
— 1 night
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Rouen
— 1 night
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Paris
— 2 nights
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Toulouse

— 1 day

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Musee des Augustins, steep yourself in history at Church of Les Jacobins, then take a tour by water with Granhota Games, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Toulouse road trip planning app.

Denver, USA to Toulouse is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Toulouse is 8 hours. Traveling from Denver in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Toulouse, with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Toulouse

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

Bayeux

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Omaha Beach, and then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Pegasus Bridge, explore by horseback at Centre Equestre de Ouistreham, then take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial, and finally stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Toulouse to Bayeux takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Toulouse in October; daily highs in Bayeux reach 62°F and lows reach 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Etretat.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Etretat

— 1 night
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Porte d’Aval, kick back and relax at Plage Du Tilleul, and then take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Etretat trip planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Etretat in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In October in Etretat, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Rouen

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, trek along Parc Animalier de Roumare, then explore the striking landscape at Roumare Forest, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rouen trip planner.

Drive from Etretat to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Rouen are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Paris

— 2 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
On the 15th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and then make a trip to Louvre Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Paris, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

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.