60 days in Normandy Itinerary

60 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Start: Louisville
+3
Fly + Train + Foot + Train:  16 h
1
Rouen
— 15 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Honfleur
— 9 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Falaise
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Cherbourg-Octeville
— 9 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Coutances
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Longny-au-Perche
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Louisville

15
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
For shopping fun, head to Rue du Gros-Horloge or Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen. Get some historical perspective at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Hotel de Bourgtheroulde. Explore Rouen's surroundings by going to Caudebec-en-Caux (MuseoSeine & Cathedrale de Caudebec-En-Caux), Giverny (Musee de Mecanique Naturelle, Fondation Claude Monet, &more) and Saint-Wandrille-Rancon (Eglise Saint-Michel & Abbaye de St-Wandrille). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Jumieges, take in the exciting artwork at L’Atelier de Leo, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Maclou's Church.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rouen trip planner.

Louisville, USA to Rouen is an approximately 16- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Louisville to Rouen. Traveling from Louisville in May, expect Rouen to be little chillier, temps between 63°F and 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Honfleur.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Giverny, Vernon, Le Treport, Saint-Valery-en-Caux, Evreux
Find places to stay May 2 — 17:
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Rue du Gros-Horloge ©
Rue du Gros-Horloge
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

9
nights
Honfleur

Honfleur ©
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Saint Catherine's Catholic Church and Cimetières Militaires. Head to Calvados Experience and Marche Criee en Port-en-Bessinfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Honfleur: Caen (Frac Basse Normandie, Abbaye aux Dames, &more), Bayeux (Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot, Cathedrale Notre-Dame, &more) and Arromanches-les-Bains (Remains Mulberry Harbour & Eglise St Pierre). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de Grace, view the masterpieces at Galeries Bartoux Honfleur, get a taste of the local shopping with La force d'un reve, and make a trip to Vieux Bassin.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Honfleur tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rouen to Honfleur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Honfleur are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Falaise.

Things to do in Honfleur

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bayeux, Pont-L'Eveque, Ranville, Caen, Etretat
Find places to stay May 17 — 26:
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery
Cimetières Militaires ©
Cimetières Militaires

7
nights
Falaise

Falaise ©
Falaise is a town (population 9,000) on the Ante River in the French region of Lower Normandy, famous as the birthplace of William the Conquerer and the scene of the fierce fighting of August 1944 associated with the Allied "breakout" from the "Falaise pocket" that built up after the D-Day landings, to drive towards Paris during the Western campaign against the German occupation.

In August 1944, two German armies were encircled and destroyed by the British 2nd Army in their attempt to breakout of the "Falaise pocket" (also known as the "Falaise gap").
Get some historical perspective at Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Sees. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Memorial de Montormel and Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais. Change things up with these side-trips from Falaise: Manoir de Coupesarte (in Coupesarte), Chateau de Saint-Germain-de-Livet (in Ville de Lisieux) and Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery (in Cintheaux). The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche de Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives, stroll the grounds of Saint-Charles-de-Percy War Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Ceneri de Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei, and examine the collection at Falaise Memorial.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Falaise online holiday planner.

Drive from Honfleur to Falaise in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Cherbourg-Octeville.

Things to do in Falaise

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives, Domfront, Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei, Argentan, Alencon
Find places to stay May 26 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant ©
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery ©
Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery
Parc des Forges de Varenne ©
Parc des Forges de Varenne

9
nights
Cherbourg-Octeville

Cherbourg-Octeville ©
Cherbourg holds an arsenal of the French Navy.
Visit Normandy American Cemetery and Church of Angoville-Au-Plain for their historical value. Omaha Beach and Aces High Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Musee D-Day Omaha (in Vierville-sur-Mer), D-Day Monument (in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer) and German War Cemetery (in Orglandes). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at La Maison du Biscuit, step into the grandiose world of Hotel de Beaumont, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre-Dame de la Delivrande, and steep yourself in history at Batteries de Crisbecq.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cherbourg-Octeville day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Falaise to Cherbourg-Octeville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Falaise in June, expect nights in Cherbourg-Octeville to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are slightly colder, around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Coutances.

Things to do in Cherbourg-Octeville

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Gatteville-le-Phare, Barneville-Carteret
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 11:
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

5
nights
Coutances

Coutances ©
Coutances is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in north-western France.HistoryCapital of the Unelli, a Gaulish tribe, the town was given the name of Constantia in 298 during the reign of Roman emperor Constantius Chlorus. Cathedrale de Coutances and Maisy Battery will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pointe du Hoc and Eglise Saint Pierre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coutances: Vergers De Romilly (in Isigny-sur-Mer), Eglise de l’Etanville (in Grandcamp-Maisy) and Maison Lebrec (in Saint Pierre du Mont). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Andouillerie de la Baleine, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Fort de Pirou, take some stellar pictures from Promenade Des Remparts De Saint Lo, and stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery Marigny.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Coutances road trip site.

You can drive from Cherbourg-Octeville to Coutances in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Coutances

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Granville, Villedieu-les-Poeles, Grandcamp-Maisy, Pointe du Hoc, Chateau Fort de Pirou
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 16:
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Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc
German War Cemetery Marigny ©
German War Cemetery Marigny
Chateau Fort de Pirou ©
Chateau Fort de Pirou

8
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Get a sense of the local culture at Mont Saint-Michel and Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel. Get some historical perspective at Chapelle Saint-Aubert and Maison de l'Artichaut. Get out of town with these interesting Mont-Saint-Michel side-trips: Ferme de l'Hermitiere (in Saint-Jean-des-Champs), Avranches (Cimetiere d"Avranches, Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel, &more) and Genets (Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel & Beach of Genets). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, make a trip to Tour du Nord, stop by La Petite Confiturerie, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Les Chapelles de l'Oratoire.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel online visit planner.

Getting from Coutances to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Longny-au-Perche.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Avranches, Mortain, Ducey, Vains, Genets
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes ©
Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes

5
nights
Longny-au-Perche

Longny-au-Perche ©
Sanctuaire Notre-Dame de Montligeon and Manoir de Courboyer will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Pitie and Eglise Saint-Martin. Change things up with these side-trips from Longny-au-Perche: Chateau du Blanc Buisson (in Saint-Pierre-du-Mesnil), L'Aigle (Eglise Saint-Martin de L'Aigle & Musee de la Meteorite) and Eglise Saint-Germain (in Rugles).

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Longny-au-Perche online journey planner.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Longny-au-Perche in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Longny-au-Perche can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Longny-au-Perche

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

L'Aigle, Musee de la Grosse Forge, Eglise Notre-Dame du Mont-Harou, Abbaye de la Trappe, Musee Vie et Metiers d'Autrefois
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Musee Vie et Metiers d'Autrefois ©
Musee Vie et Metiers d'Autrefois
Sanctuaire Notre-Dame de Montligeon ©
Sanctuaire Notre-Dame de Montligeon
Manoir de Courboyer ©
Manoir de Courboyer

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