22 days in Normandy Itinerary

22 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rouen
— 4 nights
2
Etretat
— 4 nights
3
Deauville City
— 4 nights
4
Bayeux
— 5 nights
5
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 4 nights

4
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Gros-Horloge. Discover out-of-the-way places like Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and Abbatiale Saint-Ouen. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Historial Jeanne d’Arc, explore the world behind art at Musee Secq des Tournelles, admire the striking features of St. Maclou's Church, and contemplate the long history of Hotel de Bourgtheroulde.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rouen online attractions planner.

Durham, UK to Rouen is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Rouen is 1 hour. While traveling from Durham, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rouen, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Abbatiale Saint-Ouen ©
Abbatiale Saint-Ouen
Historial Jeanne d’Arc ©
Historial Jeanne d’Arc
Musee Secq des Tournelles ©
Musee Secq des Tournelles

4
nights
Etretat

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre and Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Les Plages Etretat and Plage-Baignade Yport. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint-Valery-en-Caux (Cimetiere Militaire de Saint Valery en Caux & Chapelle Notre Dame de Bon Port) and Veules-les-Roses (La Plage, Les Cressonnieres, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Chemin des Douaniers, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins d'Etretat, experience rural life at Ferme Le Valaine, and get great views at Falaises d'Etretat.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Etretat trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Rouen to Etretat in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Etretat are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Deauville City.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Veules-les-Roses, Saint-Valery-en-Caux, Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre, Palais Benedictine, Plage-Baignade Yport
Highlights from your plan
Chemin des Douaniers ©
Chemin des Douaniers
Le Fleuve La Veules ©
Le Fleuve La Veules
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Musee de la Batterie de Merville and Plage de Cabourg. Get in touch with nature at Plages de Houlgate and Deauville Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Deauville City: Ville de Lisieux (Chateau de Saint-Germain-de-Livet & Les Buissonnets), Domaine Dupont (in Victot-Pontfol) and Chateau de Crevecoeur (in Crevecoeur-en-Auge). There's still lots to do: try to win big at Hippodrome Deauville La Touques, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Augustin, steep yourself in history at Batteries du Mont Canisy, and step into the grandiose world of Villa Strassburger.

Plan my day in Deauville City using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Etretat to Deauville City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Deauville City can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Deauville City

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Casinos

Side Trips

Cabourg, Ville de Lisieux, Batteries du Mont Canisy, Plages de Houlgate, Domaine Dupont
Highlights from your plan
Musee de la Batterie de Merville ©
Musee de la Batterie de Merville
Les Buissonnets ©
Les Buissonnets
Chateau de Saint-Germain-de-Livet ©
Chateau de Saint-Germain-de-Livet

5
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Visit Bayeux War Cemetery and Église Notre-Dame de Sainte-Marie-du-Mont for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Airborne Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain), Caen (Eglise Saint-Jean & Quartier du Vaugueux) and Normandy Victory Museum (in Saint Hilaire Petitville). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee Baron Gerard, make a trip to Reporters Memorial, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and see the interesting displays at Lace Conservatory in Hotel du Doyen (Dentelle de Bayeux).

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux online vacation builder.

You can drive from Deauville City to Bayeux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Caen, Église Notre-Dame de Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Musee Baron Gerard ©
Musee Baron Gerard
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Normandy Victory Museum ©
Normandy Victory Museum

4
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 Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel and Archeoscope du Mont Saint Michel. Get in touch with nature at Mont Saint-Michel Bay and Beach of Genets. Venture out of the city with trips to Granville (Plage du Plat Gousset, Musee d'Art Moderne Richard Anacreon, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint-Aubert, steep yourself in history at Maison de Bertrand du Guesclin, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

You can take a train from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 4 hours. In July in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Granville, Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, Beach of Genets
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel Bay ©
Mont Saint-Michel Bay
Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Chapelle Saint-Aubert ©
Chapelle Saint-Aubert

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