8 days in Normandy Itinerary

8 days in Normandy Itinerary

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8 days in Normandy Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Rouen
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Train + Fly:  10​h
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours and Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes. Get a sense of the local culture at Church of Angoville-Au-Plain and Eglise Saint-Patrice de Bayeux. Venture out of the city with trips to Carmel De Lisieux (in Lisieux), patrick Bradfer - Chocolatier (in Beaumont-en-Auge) and Eglise Abbatiale de Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives (in Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Le Havre de Portbail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, take in the history at Croix de Guerre 5th Engineer Special Brigade, and go for a walk through Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip maker tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Bayeux is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in May: highs in Bayeux hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Carmel De Lisieux, Le Havre de Portbail, patrick Bradfer - Chocolatier, German War Cemetery
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German War Cemetery ©
German War Cemetery

3
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cimetiere Monumental and Musee national de l'Education. Get a sense of the local culture at Cimetiere Marin and Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours. Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Saint Vulfran Collegiate Church (in Abbeville) and Chapelle des Marins (in Saint-Valery-sur-Somme). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Tour Jeanne d'Arc, contemplate the long history of Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou, and get to know the fascinating history of Cote Sainte-Catherine.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rouen holiday planner .

Getting from Bayeux to Rouen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Rouen sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cimetiere Marin, Chapelle des Marins, Saint Vulfran Collegiate Church, Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours
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Cote Sainte-Catherine ©
Cote Sainte-Catherine
Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou ©
Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou
Saint Vulfran Collegiate Church ©
Saint Vulfran Collegiate Church

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