9 days in Normandy Itinerary

9 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy trip planner
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Rouen
— 1 day
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Honfleur
— 4 nights
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Rouen — 1 day

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 1st (Sat), explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, look for gifts at Aux 4 Coins de France, then wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palais de Justice.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rouen driving holiday planning app.

Dinard to Rouen is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Honfleur.
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Honfleur — 4 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fondation Claude Monet and La force d'un reve. Museum-lovers will appreciate L’Atelier de Leo and Galeries Bartoux Honfleur. Get out of town with these interesting Honfleur side-trips: Collegiale Notre Dame (in Vernon), Etretat (Porte d’Aval & Falaises d'Etretat) and Navigation Normande - Le Havre (in Le Havre). There's much more to do: stop by Apres la Pluie, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Calvados Pere Magloire L'Experience, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, and don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Honfleur trip maker site.

Getting from Rouen to Honfleur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Honfleur can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 3 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get a sense of the local culture at Normandy American Cemetery and Omaha Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema. Venture out of the city with trips to La Maison du Biscuit (in Sortosville-en-Beaumont) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, and don't miss a visit to Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Honfleur to Bayeux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Bayeux are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 9th (Sun), stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then stop by Maison Pelerin, and then contemplate the long history of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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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.
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