12 days in Normandy Itinerary

12 days in Normandy Itinerary

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12 days in Normandy Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly + train:  12​h 15​min
1
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Deauville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Etretat
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Rouen
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Helsinki

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre, and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Eglise Notre-Dame-des-Champs, then identify plant and animal life at les etangs du val de See, and then head outdoors with Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel trip tool .

Helsinki, Finland to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Helsinki to Mont-Saint-Michel, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

les etangs du val de See, Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, Eglise Notre-Dame-des-Champs
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Mont Saint-Michel Bay ©
Mont Saint-Michel Bay
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

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.
Visit Omaha Beach and Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Memorial de Caen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Cap Levi (in Fermanville), Les parcs a huitres (in Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue) and Dunes d'Hattainville (in Les Moitiers-d’Allonne). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial, identify plant and animal life at La Roche d'Oetre, and pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Deauville.

Things to do in Bayeux

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Cap Levi, German War Cemetery, La Roche d'Oetre, American Cemetery & Memorial
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

2
nights
Deauville

Deauville ©
With its race course, harbour, international film festival, marinas, conference centre, villas, Grand Casino and sumptuous hotels, Deauville is regarded as the "queen of the Norman beaches" and one of the most prestigious seaside resorts in all of France.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame a Orbec, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ferme Nature Chez Poly, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Deauville Beach. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Naturospace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Church, and then stroll through Cerza.

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You can drive from Bayeux to Deauville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Deauville are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Deauville

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trips

Honfleur, Eglise Notre-Dame a Orbec, Ferme Nature Chez Poly, Cerza
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Deauville Beach ©
Deauville Beach
Saint Catherine's Church ©
Saint Catherine's Church
Eglise Notre-Dame a Orbec ©
Eglise Notre-Dame a Orbec

1
night
Etretat

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Porte d’Aval, then kick back and relax at Plage Du Tilleul, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Falaises d'Etretat.

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You can drive from Deauville to Etretat in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Etretat are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Plage Du Tilleul
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Porte d’Aval ©
Porte d’Aval

3
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Visit Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Abbaye de Jumieges for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Le Bois des Aigles and Caresse de Tigre. When in Rouen, make a side trip to see Chemin des Sources Bleues in Vieux-Port, approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbatiale Saint-Ouen, and don't miss a visit to Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rouen day trip planning site .

You can drive from Etretat to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Bois des Aigles, Chemin des Sources Bleues, Caresse de Tigre, Abbaye de Jumieges
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Le Bois des Aigles ©
Le Bois des Aigles
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

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