18 days in Normandy Itinerary

18 days in Normandy Itinerary

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

4
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mont-Saint-Michel: Parc Regional Basse Normandie (in Domfront), Musee Christian Dior (in Granville) and Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel (in Genets). The adventure continues: make a trip to Mont Saint-Michel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, relax in the rural setting at La Ferme du Cheval de Trait, and get great views at Cabane Vauban.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel online trip maker.

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. Traveling from Ankara to Mont-Saint-Michel, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Ankara, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Mont-Saint-Michel, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Juvigny-sous-Andaine, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Parc Regional Basse Normandie, Cabane Vauban, Musee Christian Dior
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©
Mont Saint-Michel Bay ©
Mont Saint-Michel Bay

4
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 Ranville (Cimetières Militaires & Pegasus Memorial), Sainte-Mere-Eglise (Airborne Museum & Church of Sainte-Mère-Église) and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, and pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Bayeux day trip planning site.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bayeux are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Deauville City.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Ranville, Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Colleville-sur-Mer, Hillman Site
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame

3
nights
Deauville City

Deauville City ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Deauville City side-trips: Jardins du Chateau de Canon (in Mezidon-Canon), Musee de la Batterie de Merville (in Merville-Franceville-Plage) and Domaine Dupont (in Victot-Pontfol). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Deauville Beach, stroll through Plage de Trouville, make a trip to Sanctuaire Sainte Therese, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Saint-Germain-de-Livet.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Deauville City driving holiday site.

You can drive from Bayeux to Deauville City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. July in Deauville City sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Deauville City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ville de Lisieux, Pont-L'Eveque, Jardins du Chateau de Canon, Plage de Trouville, Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge
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Jardins du Chateau de Canon ©
Jardins du Chateau de Canon
Deauville Beach ©
Deauville Beach
Musee de la Batterie de Merville ©
Musee de la Batterie de Merville

2
nights
Etretat

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
On the 13th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite), make a trip to Chemin des Douaniers, and then take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Musee des Pecheries, admire the landmark architecture of Palais Benedictine, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins d'Etretat, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Porte d’Aval.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Etretat vacation planner.

You can drive from Deauville City to Etretat in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Fecamp
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Chemin des Douaniers ©
Chemin des Douaniers
Les Jardins d'Etretat ©
Les Jardins d'Etretat

4
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rouen: Giverny (Musee de Mecanique Naturelle & Fondation Claude Monet) and Honfleur (La Cave Normande, Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, &more). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, take an in-depth tour of Historial Jeanne d’Arc, admire the natural beauty at Jardins d'Angelique, and steep yourself in history at Gros-Horloge.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rouen holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Etretat to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Honfleur, Giverny, Jardins d'Angelique
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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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