11 days in Normandy Itinerary

11 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Start: Ankara, Turkey
+5
Bus + Fly + Train + Bus + Train + Bus:  14 h
1
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Honfleur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Rouen
— 4 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Train + Fly + Bus:  10 h 30 min
End: Ankara, Turkey

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Mont Saint-Michel, don't miss a visit to Tour de L'Arcade, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, and finally don't miss a visit to Le Moulin de Moidrey.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel online trip builder.

Ankara, Turkey to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 14- hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Ankara to Mont-Saint-Michel due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Ankara, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Mont-Saint-Michel, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Moulin de Moidrey, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©
Le Moulin de Moidrey ©
Le Moulin de Moidrey

3
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Musee de la Batterie de Merville (in Merville-Franceville-Plage), Cimetières Militaires (in Ranville) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen, make a trip to Hotel D'Escoville, and go for a walk through Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. July in Bayeux sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Honfleur.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Caen, Musee de la Batterie de Merville, Cimetières Militaires, Omaha Beach
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

2
nights
Honfleur

Honfleur ©
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
On the 6th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre, make a trip to Chemin des Douaniers, then make a trip to Falaises d'Etretat, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument Nungesser et Coli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, then stop by Maison du Cidre, and finally snap pictures at Pont de Normandie.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Honfleur online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Honfleur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Honfleur are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Honfleur

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Etretat, Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Vieux Bassin ©
Vieux Bassin
Saint Catherine's Catholic Church ©
Saint Catherine's Catholic Church

4
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Office de Tourisme des Portes de l'Eure (in Vernon), Giverny (Musee des impressionnismes & Fondation Claude Monet) and Chateau de Gaillon (in Gaillon). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rue du Gros-Horloge, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Plume, and admire the striking features of Palais de Justice.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rouen holiday app.

Drive from Honfleur to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. July in Rouen sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Giverny, Office de Tourisme des Portes de l'Eure, Chateau de Gaillon, Le Jardin Plume
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Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

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