22 days in Normandy Itinerary

22 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 4 nights
2
Coutances
— 4 nights
3
Bayeux
— 4 nights
4
Honfleur
— 4 nights
5
Rouen
— 5 nights

4
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Popular historic sites such as Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel and Chapelle Saint-Aubert are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mont Saint-Michel Bay and Musee du poire. Explore Mont-Saint-Michel's surroundings by going to Les Chapelles de l'Oratoire (in Passais), Beach of Genets (in Genets) and Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel (in Avranches). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest, admire the striking features of Eglise Saint-Julien, contemplate the long history of Maison de Bertrand du Guesclin, and see the interesting displays at Archeoscope du Mont Saint Michel.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary planning site.

Bishop Auckland, UK to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 11.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Bishop Auckland to Mont-Saint-Michel, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Coutances.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Mortain, Domfront, Les Chapelles de l'Oratoire, Musee du poire, Cabane Vauban
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel Bay ©
Mont Saint-Michel Bay
Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Musee du poire ©
Musee du poire

4
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. Get in touch with nature at Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal and Dunes d'Hattainville. Get some cultural insight at Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches and Cathedrale de Coutances. Get out of town with these interesting Coutances side-trips: Abbaye de Lessay (in Lessay), Cap Carteret (in Barneville-Carteret) and La Maison du Biscuit (in Sortosville-en-Beaumont). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chateau de Gratot, stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery Marigny, see the interesting displays at Fours a Chaux du Rey - Musee Maritime, and steep yourself in history at Moulin a Vent du Cotentin.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Coutances trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Coutances takes 1.5 hours. July in Coutances sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Coutances

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Granville, Agon-Coutainville, Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, German War Cemetery, Chateau Fort de Pirou
Highlights from your plan
La Maison du Biscuit ©
La Maison du Biscuit
Cathedrale de Coutances ©
Cathedrale de Coutances
Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches ©
Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches

4
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Normandy American Cemetery and Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Airborne Museum and Bayeux War Cemetery. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain), Église Notre-Dame de Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont) and Caramels d'Isigny (in Isigny-sur-Mer). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Pegasus Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Dames, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Patrice de Bayeux.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip planner.

Drive from Coutances to Bayeux in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Honfleur.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Caen, Ranville, Colleville-sur-Mer, Arromanches-les-Bains, Airborne Museum
Highlights from your plan
Airborne Museum ©
Airborne Museum
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Pegasus Memorial ©
Pegasus Memorial

4
nights
Honfleur

Honfleur ©
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Appartement Temoin and Musee du Vieux Honfleur will appeal to museum buffs. Notre Dame de Grace and Lieutenance d' Honfleur will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Falaise des Vaches Noires in Villers-sur-Mer (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Deauville Beach, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Calvados Experience, snap pictures at Pont de Normandie, and don't miss a visit to Saint Catherine's Catholic Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Honfleur trip planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Honfleur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Honfleur are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Honfleur

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Havre, Falaise des Vaches Noires, Deauville Beach, Calvados Experience
Highlights from your plan
Jardin des Personnalites ©
Jardin des Personnalites
Deauville Beach ©
Deauville Beach
Notre Dame de Grace ©
Notre Dame de Grace

5
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rue du Gros-Horloge and Historial Jeanne d’Arc. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rouen: Abbaye de Jumieges (in Jumieges) and Abbaye de Saint-Wandrille (in Saint-Wandrille-Rancon). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Abbatiale Saint-Ouen, steep yourself in history at Palais de Justice, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and appreciate the history behind Gros-Horloge.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rouen road trip website.

You can drive from Honfleur to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Abbaye de Jumieges, Abbaye de Saint-Wandrille
Highlights from your plan
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Abbaye de Jumieges
Abbaye de Jumieges
Historial Jeanne d’Arc ©
Historial Jeanne d’Arc

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