23 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Fly to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Drive to Rouen
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Rouen
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cherbourg-Octeville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 6 nights
Drive
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Honfleur
— 5 nights
Drive to Paris-Orly Airport, Fly to Roja

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Rouen — 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Maison du Temps Jadis (in Vernon), Parc de Cleres (in Cleres) and Giverny (Musee des impressionnismes & Fondation Claude Monet). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, make a trip to Rue Saint-Romain, and explore the world behind art at Musee Secq des Tournelles.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Rouen road trip app.

Roja, Latvia to Rouen is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Roja to Rouen due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 4 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mont-Saint-Michel: Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel (in Genets), Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James) and Pointe du Grouin du Sud (in Vains). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, make a trip to Grand Degre, surround yourself with nature on L'Aigrette, Pauses Natures en baie, and get great views at Cabane Vauban.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Cherbourg-Octeville.
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Cherbourg-Octeville — 3 nights

Cherbourg holds an arsenal of the French Navy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sainte-Mere-Eglise (Airborne Museum & Ferme-Musee du Cotentin), La Maison du Biscuit (in Sortosville-en-Beaumont) and La Batterie d'Azeville (Azeville gun battery) (in Azeville). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Cite de La Mare, explore the landscape on two wheels at Vallee des Moulins, contemplate the waterfront views at Rade de Cherbourg, and head outdoors with Nez de Jobourg.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cherbourg-Octeville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Cherbourg-Octeville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cherbourg-Octeville: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 6 nights

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 Maison Lebrec (in Saint Pierre du Mont), Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont) and Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, steep yourself in history at Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, and stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bayeux trip tool.

Traveling by car from Cherbourg-Octeville to Bayeux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Honfleur.
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Honfleur — 5 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Get out of town with these interesting Honfleur side-trips: Le Havre (Navigation Normande - Le Havre & Eglise St-Joseph), Etretat (Jardins d'Etretat, Falaises d'Etretat, &more) and Fecamp (Cap Fagnet & Palais Benedictine). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin, snap pictures at Pont de Normandie, bet on a winner at Hippodrome de Clairefontaine, and sample the fine beverages at Calvados Pere Magloire L'Experience.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Honfleur holiday maker app.

You can drive from Bayeux to Honfleur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.
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Normandy travel guide

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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.
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