9 days in Paris, Versailles & Normandy Itinerary

9 days in Paris, Versailles & Normandy Itinerary

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Paris
— 2 nights
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Versailles
— 1 night
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Colleville-sur-Mer
— 1 night
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Jobourg
— 1 night
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Etretat
— 1 night
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Rouen
— 1 night
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Paris

— 2 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Your inner history buff will appreciate Montmartre and Champs-Elysees. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Île de la Cité, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and view the masterpieces at La Boulangerie.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris holiday planner.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. In March in Paris, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Versailles

— 1 night

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of The Hall of Mirrors, admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles, then take in nature's colorful creations at L'Orangerie, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Trianons & The Hamlet.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Versailles tour planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Versailles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in March, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Colleville-sur-Mer

— 1 night
Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. On the 15th (Sun), witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, then pause for some photo ops at Croix de Guerre 5th Engineer Special Brigade, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and finally take in the history at Omaha Beach.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Colleville-sur-Mer road trip site.

Getting from Versailles to Colleville-sur-Mer by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Colleville-sur-Mer are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Jobourg.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Jobourg

— 1 night
Jobourg is a former commune in the Manche department in north-western France. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Jobourg using our trip planner.

Drive from Colleville-sur-Mer to Jobourg in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In March, daily temperatures in Jobourg can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Etretat.

Things to do in Jobourg

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Etretat

— 1 night
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Porte d’Aval, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Falaises d'Etretat, then stroll through Plage Du Tilleul, and finally kick back and relax at Plage-Baignade Yport.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Etretat trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Jobourg to Etretat by car takes about 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rouen

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Saint-Sever, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rouen trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Etretat to Rouen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · 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.