28 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy holiday planner
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Fly to Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport, Drive to Etretat
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Etretat
— 3 nights
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Rouen
— 6 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 5 nights
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Cherbourg-Octeville
— 4 nights
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Bayeux
— 5 nights
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Deauville City
— 4 nights
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Etretat — 3 nights

Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Family-friendly places like Falaises d'Etretat and Plage Du Tilleul will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Jardins d'Etretat, explore the activities along Cote d'Albatre, make a trip to Chemin des Douaniers, and steep yourself in history at Palais Benedictine.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Etretat road trip planning tool.

Rzeszow, Poland to Etretat is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Rzeszow in August, you will find days in Etretat are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rouen.
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Rouen — 6 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Family-friendly places like Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Vieux Bassin will thrill your kids. Explore Rouen's surroundings by going to Giverny (Musee des impressionnismes, Fondation Claude Monet, &more), Honfleur (Jardin du Tripot, Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, &more) and Parc de Cleres (in Cleres). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, delve into the distant past at Abbaye de Jumieges, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Joseph, and see what you can catch with Navigation Normande - Le Havre.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rouen driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Etretat to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Etretat in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Rouen. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 5 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Family-friendly places like Zoo de Champrepus and Pointe D'Agon will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Mont-Saint-Michel: Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal (in Brehal), Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel (in Genets) and Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, make a trip to Pointe du Grouin du Sud, tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach of Genets, and find something for the whole family at Royal Kids.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

Drive from Rouen to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3 hours. September in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Cherbourg-Octeville.
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Cherbourg-Octeville — 4 nights

Cherbourg holds an arsenal of the French Navy.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cite de La Mare and Parc Emmanuel Liais. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cherbourg-Octeville: Sainte-Mere-Eglise (Church of Sainte-Mère-Église & Airborne Museum), Nez de Jobourg (in Jobourg) and German War Cemetery (in Orglandes). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Rade de Cherbourg, explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ravalet, enjoy the sand and surf at Baie d'Ecalgrain, and explore the striking landscape at Cap Carteret.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cherbourg-Octeville trip planner.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Cherbourg-Octeville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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 little chillier days in Cherbourg-Octeville, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 5 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Family-friendly places like Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Cathedrale Notre-Dame will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Zoo de Jurques (in Jurques) and Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, and witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux travel planning app.

Drive from Cherbourg-Octeville to Bayeux in 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Deauville City.
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Deauville City — 4 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Deauville Beach and Cerza. Get out of town with these interesting Deauville City side-trips: Le Clos des Ratites (in Saint-Pierre-de-Mailloc), Ville de Lisieux (Chateau de Saint-Germain-de-Livet & Jardin de L'Eveche) and Ferme pedagogique de OUEZY (in Ouezy). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Plage de Trouville, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Benerville sur Mer, and relax in the rural setting at Ferme de l'Oraille.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Deauville City trip planner.

Drive from Bayeux to Deauville City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Deauville City can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car 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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