12 days in Normandy Itinerary

12 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy travel route planner

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Etretat
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Honfleur
— 2 nights
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3
Bayeux
— 4 nights
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4
Rouen
— 3 nights
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Etretat

— 2 nights
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Chemin des Douaniers, then take in the dramatic natural features at Porte d’Aval, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Falaises d'Etretat. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Les Jardins d'Etretat, then take in the dramatic natural features at L'Aiguille Creuse, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel Notre-Dame-du-Salut.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Etretat tour website.

Brussels, Belgium to Etretat is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You will leave for Honfleur on the 26th (Tue).

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Honfleur

— 2 nights
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Explore Honfleur's surroundings by going to Le Havre (Eglise St-Joseph & Navigation Normande - Le Havre). There's much more to do: make a trip to Vieux Bassin, partake in some friendly competition at Le Hangar à Énigmes, see the world from above with Ulm76-Para76, and kick back and relax at Deauville Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Honfleur travel planner.

Traveling by car from Etretat to Honfleur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Honfleur sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Honfleur

Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

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Bayeux

— 4 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Pointe du Grouin du Sud (in Vains) and Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bayeux online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Honfleur to Bayeux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Bayeux sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

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Rouen

— 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 2nd (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Musee des impressionnismes, take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Place du Vieux-Marche, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, make a trip to Parlement de Normandie, then admire the striking features of Palais de Justice, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rouen trip planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Normandy travel guide

4.6
Monuments · Landmarks · History Museums
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.