40 days in Normandy Itinerary

40 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Etretat
— 5 nights
2
Ville de Lisieux
— 5 nights
3
Domfront
— 3 nights
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 5 nights
5
Coutances
— 3 nights
6
Cherbourg-Octeville
— 6 nights
7
Bayeux
— 6 nights
8
Rouen
— 6 nights

5
nights
Etretat

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Get out of town with these interesting Etretat side-trips: Cimetiere Militaire de Saint Valery en Caux (in Saint-Valery-en-Caux) and Veules-les-Roses (Eglise Saint-Martin, Le Fleuve La Veules, &more). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Falaises d'Etretat, admire the landmark architecture of Palais Benedictine, make a trip to Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, and kick back and relax at Plage Du Tilleul.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Etretat online trip maker.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Etretat is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. In July, daytime highs in Etretat are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ville de Lisieux.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Fecamp, Veules-les-Roses, Le Tilleul, Cimetiere Militaire de Saint Valery en Caux, Plage de Saint-Jouin-Bruneval
Highlights from your plan
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Chemin des Douaniers ©
Chemin des Douaniers
Les Jardins d'Etretat ©
Les Jardins d'Etretat

5
nights
Ville de Lisieux

Ville de Lisieux ©
Lisieux is a town in Lower Normandy that is the second-most visited pilgrimage site in France (after Lourdes).
Venture out of the city with trips to Deauville City (Hippodrome Deauville La Touques, Deauville Beach, &more), Plage de Benerville sur Mer (in Benerville-sur-Mer) and Cremerie Normande (in Villers-sur-Mer). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, do a tasting at Domaine Dupont, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Cabourg.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ville de Lisieux trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Etretat to Ville de Lisieux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Ville de Lisieux can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Domfront.

Things to do in Ville de Lisieux

Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Pont-L'Eveque, Deauville City, Cambremer, Jardin Botanique de Vauville, Centre Historique de Beuvron-En-Auge
Highlights from your plan
Deauville Beach ©
Deauville Beach
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant ©
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
Calvados Experience ©
Calvados Experience

3
nights
Domfront

Domfront ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Ecomusee du Moulin de la See (in Brouains), Chapelle Saint-Michel (in Mortain) and Vire-Normandie (Porte Horloge de Vire & Usine Guy Degrenne).

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Domfront vacation builder app.

Getting from Ville de Lisieux to Domfront by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Ville de Lisieux in August, expect nights in Domfront to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Domfront

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Juvigny-sous-Andaine, Mortain, Vire-Normandie, Parc des Forges de Varenne, Ecomusee du Moulin de la See
Highlights from your plan
Parc des Forges de Varenne ©
Parc des Forges de Varenne
Petite Cascade de Mortain ©
Petite Cascade de Mortain
Eglise Saint-Julien ©
Eglise Saint-Julien

5
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mont-Saint-Michel: Ferme de l'Hermitiere (in Saint-Jean-des-Champs), Le Jardin du Cassel (in Isigny-le-Buat) and Genets (Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel & Beach of Genets). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel, pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, steep yourself in history at Maison de l'Artichaut, and don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel day trip planner.

You can drive from Domfront to Mont-Saint-Michel in 1.5 hours. August in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coutances.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Genets, Ferme de l'Hermitiere, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours, Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel ©
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©

3
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. Explore Coutances' surroundings by going to Aire de Loisirs de la Chapelle-sur-Vire (in Troisgots), Les Roches de Ham (Point de Vue) (in Brectouville) and Le Havre de Portbail (in Port-Bail). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des plantes, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Plat Gousset, try to win big at Attelage des Grandes Marees, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale de Coutances.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Coutances trip maker tool.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Coutances in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Coutances can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cherbourg-Octeville.

Things to do in Coutances

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Granville, Aire de Loisirs de la Chapelle-sur-Vire, Les Roches de Ham (Point de Vue), Abbaye de Lessay, Abbaye de Hambye
Highlights from your plan
Jardin des plantes ©
Jardin des plantes
Cathedrale de Coutances ©
Cathedrale de Coutances
Abbaye de Hambye ©
Abbaye de Hambye

6
nights
Cherbourg-Octeville

Cherbourg-Octeville ©
Cherbourg holds an arsenal of the French Navy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cherbourg-Octeville: Le Phare de Gatteville (in Gatteville-le-Phare), Nez de Jobourg (in Jobourg) and Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue (Tatihou Island & Eglise de Saint-Vaast). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Airborne Museum, learn about all things military at Musee de Quineville, walk around Parc Emmanuel Liais, and take in the dramatic natural features at Dune de Biville.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cherbourg-Octeville travel route planner.

Drive from Coutances to Cherbourg-Octeville in 1.5 hours. August in Cherbourg-Octeville sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Cherbourg-Octeville

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Flamanville, Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, Barneville-Carteret, Plage de Vauville
Highlights from your plan
Cite de La Mare ©
Cite de La Mare
Airborne Museum ©
Airborne Museum
La Maison du Biscuit ©
La Maison du Biscuit

6
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ouistreham (Ouistreham Beach & Le Grand Bunker Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique) and Honfleur (Maison du Cidre, Vieux Bassin, &more). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, learn about all things military at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and examine the collection at Musee du debarquement.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux journey builder website.

Drive from Cherbourg-Octeville to Bayeux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Cherbourg-Octeville in August, expect nights in Bayeux to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Honfleur, Arromanches-les-Bains, Colleville-sur-Mer, Caen, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
Highlights from your plan
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

6
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Musée A.G. Poulain de Vernon (in Vernon), Giverny (Fondation Claude Monet & Musee des impressionnismes) and Abbaye de Jumieges (in Jumieges). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, get engrossed in the history at Historial Jeanne d’Arc, and test your problem-solving skills at Cahem.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rouen journey builder tool.

Drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Rouen sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Giverny, Jardins d'Angelique, Monument Jeanne d'Arc, Musée A.G. Poulain de Vernon, La Roseraie
Highlights from your plan
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

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