17 days in Paris, Normandy & Idstein Itinerary

17 days in Paris, Normandy & Idstein Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Bayeux, France
— 3 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 2 nights
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Agon-Coutainville, France
— 1 night
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Jobourg, France
— 2 nights
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Etretat, France
— 2 nights
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Idstein, Germany
— 1 night
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Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Louvre Museum and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Le Marais, contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

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Bangkok, Thailand to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 6 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in April; daily highs in Paris reach 18°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Bayeux, France

— 3 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Normandy American Cemetery and Omaha Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Deauville Beach and Juno Beach. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Plage de Benerville sur Mer (in Benerville-sur-Mer), La Plage du Havre (in Le Havre) and Plage Des Bains (in Villerville). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, enjoy the sand and surf at Plages de Houlgate, take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, and play a few rounds at Golf Caen.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel, France

— 2 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get great views at Cabane Vauban, then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach of Genets, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, and then play a few rounds at Golf de Vire la Dathee.

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Getting from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Agon-Coutainville.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf · Nightlife

Side Trips

Agon-Coutainville, France

— 1 night
Agon-Coutainville is a commune in the Manche department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.Personalities Berthe Dagmar (1881-1934) This is the village of radio personality Madame Leprieur. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): tee off at Golf de Granville - Baie du Mont St Michel, then stroll through Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, then take some stellar pictures from Pointe D'Agon, and finally kick back and relax at Plage, Agon-Coutainville.

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You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Agon-Coutainville in 1.5 hours. In April in Agon-Coutainville, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jobourg.

Things to do in Agon-Coutainville

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

Jobourg, France

— 2 nights
Jobourg is a former commune in the Manche department in north-western France. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Dune de Biville, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Vauville, and then get outside with Nez de Jobourg. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Golf Paysan, then explore the striking landscape at Grottes de Jobourg, and then kick back and relax at Baie d'Ecalgrain.

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You can drive from Agon-Coutainville to Jobourg in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Agon-Coutainville to Jobourg, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Agon-Coutainville in April, expect nights in Jobourg to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Etretat.

Things to do in Jobourg

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Etretat, France

— 2 nights
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Porte d’Aval, then kick back and relax at Plage Du Tilleul, then get outside with Cote d'Albatre, and finally get great views at Falaises d'Etretat. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Les Plages Etretat, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage-Baignade Yport, then take in the dramatic natural features at L'Aiguille Creuse, and finally kick back and relax at La Plage.

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Getting from Jobourg to Etretat by car takes about 3 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Jobourg to Etretat due to the time zone difference. In May in Etretat, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Idstein.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Idstein, Germany

— 1 night
Idstein is a town of about 25,000 inhabitants in the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis in the Regierungsbezirk of Darmstadt in Hesse, Germany. To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Idstein online holiday planner.

You can drive from Etretat to Idstein in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Etretat in May, expect nights in Idstein to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. On the 6th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Idstein

Historic Sites · Parks · Nightlife · Fun & Games

Normandy travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Gardens
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.