6 days in Normandy Itinerary

6 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy journey planner

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Rouen
Drive
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
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Rouen

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rouen trip itinerary maker app.

Chicago, USA to Rouen is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Rouen, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Rouen is slightly colder than Chicago - with highs of 73°F and lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Historic Sites

Bayeux

— 3 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 15th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, take an in-depth tour of D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum), then explore the galleries of Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bayeux are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 17th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

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.