14 days in Normandy Itinerary

14 days in Normandy Itinerary

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14 days in Normandy Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Drive:  6​h
1
Cherbourg-Octeville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Alencon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Etretat
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Rouen
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Bristol

2
nights
Cherbourg-Octeville

Cherbourg-Octeville ©
Cherbourg holds an arsenal of the French Navy.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): kick back and relax at Plage de Vauville, stroll around Parc Emmanuel Liais, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cite de La Mare, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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Bristol, UK to Cherbourg-Octeville is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bristol to Cherbourg-Octeville due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Cherbourg-Octeville

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

La Maison du Biscuit, Plage de Vauville, Musee de Quineville, Eglise de Montfarville, Airborne Museum
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Cite de La Mare ©
Cite de La Mare
Airborne Museum ©
Airborne Museum
La Maison du Biscuit ©
La Maison du Biscuit

2
nights
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer ©
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Omaha Beach, appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, brush up on your military savvy at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, then examine the collection at Musee du debarquement, and finally contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cherbourg-Octeville to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cherbourg-Octeville in December since evenings lows in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Bayeux, Arromanches-les-Bains, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Pointe du Hoc, Normandy American Cemetery
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

2
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 6th (Fri), stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, don't miss a visit to La Porte du Roy, pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, then make a trip to Tour du Nord, then make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel. On your second day here, trek along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach of Genets, then don't miss a visit to Pointe du Roc, and finally take some stellar pictures from Pointe D'Agon.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

You can drive from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Alencon.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Genets, Pointe du Roc, Pointe D'Agon, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

2
nights
Alencon

Alencon ©
Alençon is a commune in Normandy, France, capital of the Orne department. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Ceneri de Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei, don't miss a visit to Parc des Forges de Varenne, then admire the landmark architecture of Eglise Saint-Julien, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle du Petit Saint Ceneri, and finally make a trip to Maison Natale de Sainte Therese. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Manoir de Courboyer, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuaire Notre-Dame de Montligeon, stop by Charcuterie J.L PALLU, step into the grandiose world of Château d'Ô, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Germain.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Alencon trip planner .

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Alencon in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in December: highs in Alencon hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Etretat.

Things to do in Alencon

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei, Eglise Saint-Julien, Charcuterie J.L PALLU, Parc des Forges de Varenne, Manoir de Courboyer
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2
nights
Etretat

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
On the 10th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Falaises d'Etretat, don't miss a visit to Chemin des Douaniers, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Du Tilleul, then steep yourself in history at Palais Benedictine, and finally examine the collection at Musee des Pecheries. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption, look for gifts at La mer a boire, see the interesting displays at Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre, don't miss a visit to Abbaye du Valasse, then get lost in a book at Mediatheque Le Pressoir, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite).

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Etretat sightseeing website .

Drive from Alencon to Etretat in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Etretat are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Etretat

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fecamp, Bretteville-du-Grand-Caux, Abbaye du Valasse, Plage Du Tilleul
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Chemin des Douaniers ©
Chemin des Douaniers
Musee des Pecheries ©
Musee des Pecheries

3
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rouen: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Honfleur (Vieux Bassin, Pont de Normandie, & more) and Blandin Cadeaux (in Les Andelys). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Deauville Beach, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and examine the collection at Historial Jeanne d’Arc.

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

Traveling by car from Etretat to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Rouen, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Honfleur, Blandin Cadeaux, Memorial de Caen, Pegasus Memorial, Deauville Beach
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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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