9 days in Normandy Itinerary

9 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Etretat
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arromanches-les-Bains
— 3 nights
Drive
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Trouville-sur-Mer
— 3 nights
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Rouen
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Drive to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Oosterhout

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Etretat

— 2 nights
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chemin des Douaniers as well as Les Jardins d'Etretat. On the 3rd (Fri), make a trip to Chemin des Douaniers.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Etretat trip planner.

Oosterhout, The Netherlands to Etretat is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Oosterhout in May, you will find days in Etretat are slightly colder (18°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Arromanches-les-Bains.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Nature

Arromanches-les-Bains

— 3 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cathedrale Notre-Dame, Omaha Beach, Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and other attractions you added. Visit Bayeux War Cemetery and Kunstlicher Hafen for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee du debarquement and Omaha Beach Memorial Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Arromanches-les-Bains online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Etretat to Arromanches-les-Bains takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Trouville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Arromanches-les-Bains

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Trouville-sur-Mer

— 3 nights
This village of fishermen is a popular coastal resort attraction in Normandy.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Musee Eugene Boudin, Plage de Trouville and Saint Catherine's Catholic Church. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Deauville Beach and make a trip to Eglise Notre-Dame-Des-Victoires.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Trouville-sur-Mer day trip site.

Traveling by car from Arromanches-les-Bains to Trouville-sur-Mer takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Trouville-sur-Mer can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for Rouen.

Things to do in Trouville-sur-Mer

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rouen

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rouen online visit planner.

You can drive from Trouville-sur-Mer to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Rouen sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.