11 days in Normandy Itinerary

11 days in Normandy Itinerary

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11 days in Normandy Itinerary

Start: Durango
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Etretat
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
bus:  5​h 30​min
4
Rouen
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Durango

1
night
Etretat

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Porte d’Aval and then take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire de Saint Valery en Caux, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite), then admire the landmark architecture of Palais Benedictine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Etienne.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Etretat travel route planner.

Durango, USA to Etretat is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Durango to Etretat. When traveling from Durango in September, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Etretat: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Etretat

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Fecamp, Cimetiere Militaire de Saint Valery en Caux
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite) ©
Palais Benedictine ©
Palais Benedictine

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.
You'll explore and learn at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus). Visit Bayeux War Cemetery and Cathedrale Notre-Dame for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont) and Caramels d'Isigny (in Isigny-sur-Mer). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, appreciate the history behind Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, and learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux trip maker site .

Drive from Etretat to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Bayeux sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus), Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Omaha Beach
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Memorial de Caen ©
Memorial de Caen

2
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Maison de l'Artichaut, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre, steep yourself in history at Mont Saint-Michel, then make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint-Aubert. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Quentin, explore the ancient world of Eglise Notre-Dame-des-Champs, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame-des-Champs Church of Avranches, and finally examine the collection at Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel attractions planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 2 hours. September in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Avranches, Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, Eglise Saint-Quentin, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre ©
Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 10th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Le Bucher de Jeanne d'Arc, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Jumieges, and finally examine the collection at Musee de la Corderie Vallois. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then take in the exciting artwork at Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rouen journey builder website .

You can take a bus from Mont-Saint-Michel to Rouen in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fondation Claude Monet, Musee de la Corderie Vallois, Abbaye de Jumieges
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Abbaye de Jumieges
Abbaye de Jumieges

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