19 days in Normandy, Luxembourg City & Saint-Malo Itinerary

19 days in Normandy, Luxembourg City & Saint-Malo Itinerary

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1
Etretat, France
— 1 night
2
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France
— 1 night
3
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 2 nights
4
Cherbourg-Octeville, France
— 2 nights
5
Ville de Lisieux, France
— 2 nights
6
Giverny, France
— 2 nights
7
Rouen, France
— 2 nights
8
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 3 nights
9
Saint-Malo, France
— 3 nights

1
night
Etretat, France

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat.

To find maps and other tourist information, use the Etretat trip maker.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Etretat is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. April in Etretat sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Plage-Baignade Yport, Etretat Aventure
Highlights from your plan
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Plage-Baignade Yport
Plage-Baignade Yport
Etretat Aventure ©
Etretat Aventure

1
night
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer ©
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): look for gifts at Ferme de la Sapiniere, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, thenappreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer trip website.

Drive from Etretat to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Colleville-sur-Mer
Highlights from your plan
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Ferme de la Sapiniere ©
Ferme de la Sapiniere
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery

2
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 14th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Saint-Michel, make a splash at Alligator Bay, and then don't miss a visit to La Grande Rue. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo de Champrepus, and finally don't miss a visit to Le Moulin de Moidrey.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel day trip app.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cherbourg-Octeville.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Alligator Bay, Le Moulin de Moidrey, Zoo de Champrepus
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Zoo de Champrepus ©
Zoo de Champrepus
Alligator Bay ©
Alligator Bay

2
nights
Cherbourg-Octeville, France

Cherbourg-Octeville ©
Cherbourg holds an arsenal of the French Navy.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): kick back and relax at Plage de Collignon, cool off at Piscine Chantereyne, thenobserve the fascinating underwater world at Cite de La Mare, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame de la Delivrande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Urville Nacqueville Beach, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Flamanville, thenlook for gifts at La Maison du Biscuit, thenget engrossed in the history at Airborne Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Sainte-Mère-Église.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cherbourg-Octeville trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Cherbourg-Octeville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. April in Cherbourg-Octeville sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ville de Lisieux.

Things to do in Cherbourg-Octeville

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Plage de Collignon, Urville Nacqueville Beach, La Maison du Biscuit, Chateau de Flamanville
Highlights from your plan
Cite de La Mare ©
Cite de La Mare
Urville Nacqueville Beach ©
Urville Nacqueville Beach
Airborne Museum ©
Airborne Museum

2
nights
Ville de Lisieux, France

Ville de Lisieux ©
Lisieux is a town in Lower Normandy that is the second-most visited pilgrimage site in France (after Lourdes).
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): meet the residents at Cerza, contemplate the long history of Les Buissonnets, and then don't miss a visit to Sanctuaire Sainte Therese. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre de Lisieux, try to win big at Casino Barriere de Deauville, kick back and relax at Deauville Beach, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Augustin, and finally examine the collection at Les Dominicaines, Espace Culturel & Artotheque.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ville de Lisieux road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cherbourg-Octeville to Ville de Lisieux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Giverny.

Things to do in Ville de Lisieux

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Deauville City, Les Dominicaines, Espace Culturel & Artotheque, Cerza
Highlights from your plan
Deauville Beach ©
Deauville Beach
Eglise Saint Augustin ©
Eglise Saint Augustin
Les Buissonnets ©
Les Buissonnets

2
nights
Giverny, France

Giverny ©
Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Chateau Gaillard, explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny, and finally see the interesting displays at Fondation Claude Monet. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de La Roche-Guyon and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Zoologique et Chateau de Thoiry.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Giverny road trip app.

Drive from Ville de Lisieux to Giverny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Giverny sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Giverny

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau Gaillard, Parc Zoologique et Chateau de Thoiry, Chateau de La Roche-Guyon
Highlights from your plan
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Chateau Gaillard ©
Chateau Gaillard
Musee des impressionnismes ©
Musee des impressionnismes

2
nights
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Saint-Sever, thenget to know the resident critters at Les Jardins Animaliers Biotropica, thenpause for some photo ops at Monument Jeanne d'Arc, and finally find something for the whole family at Cahem. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, pause for some photo ops at Gros-Horloge, stroll around Parc de Cleres, thenstop by Fayencerie Augy, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rouen trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Giverny to Rouen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parc de Cleres, Monument Jeanne d'Arc, Les Jardins Animaliers Biotropica
Highlights from your plan
Les Jardins Animaliers Biotropica ©
Les Jardins Animaliers Biotropica
Parc de Cleres ©
Parc de Cleres
Cahem ©
Cahem

3
nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): learn about all things military at MNHM National Museum of Military History, contemplate the long history of Vianden Castle, thenpause for some photo ops at Monument du Souvenir - 'Gelle Fra', and finally don't miss a visit to Barrio Grund. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), thenget to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City trip planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Luxembourg City in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In April in Luxembourg City, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

MNHM National Museum of Military History, Vianden Castle, Parc Merveilleux
Highlights from your plan
Vianden Castle ©
Vianden Castle
Parc Merveilleux ©
Parc Merveilleux
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

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nights
Saint-Malo, France

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
On the 27th (Mon), make a trip to Centre Historique, thenmeet the residents at Grand Aquarium, thenmake a trip to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Sillon. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Parlement de Bretagne, thenwalk around Parc du Thabor, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Rennes, and finally experience rural life at Tombelaine Coquillages.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Malo attractions planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Luxembourg City to Saint-Malo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. April in Saint-Malo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rennes, Centre Historique, Pointe du Grouin
Highlights from your plan
Les Remparts de Saint-Malo ©
Les Remparts de Saint-Malo
Grand Aquarium ©
Grand Aquarium
Plage du Sillon ©
Plage du Sillon

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