15 days in Normandy Itinerary

15 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Fly to Jersey, Taxi to Gare maritime de Saint Helier, Ferry to Gare maritime de Granville, Train to Mont-Saint-Michel
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 5 nights
Drive
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Honfleur
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rouen
— 3 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Venture out of the city with trips to Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James), Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel (in Genets) and Granville (Musee Christian Dior & L'Atelier Gourmet). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Saint-Michel, look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, and don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight, taxi, ferry, and train. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. May in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 5 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont), Zen Hydro Fit (in Caen) and Ranville (Cimetières Militaires & Pegasus Memorial). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, savor the flavors at Cave Cidricole Lecornu, and witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip site.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Honfleur.
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Honfleur — 4 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honfleur: Etretat (Chemin des Douaniers, Falaises d'Etretat, &more) and Le Havre (Musee d’art Moderne Andre Malraux - MuMa, Eglise St-Joseph, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin, sample the fine beverages at Calvados Pere Magloire L'Experience, take in the views from Pont de Normandie, and kick back and relax at Deauville Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Honfleur attractions planning website.

Drive from Bayeux to Honfleur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Honfleur are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rouen.
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Rouen — 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rouen: Parc de Cleres (in Cleres) and Giverny (Musee des impressionnismes & Fondation Claude Monet). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, and don't miss a visit to Rue Eau de Robec.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rouen trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Honfleur to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Rouen, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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Normandy travel guide

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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.
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