31 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Fly to Dinard-Pleurtuit-Saint-Malo Airport, Drive to Mont-Saint-Michel
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 3 nights
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Barneville-Carteret
— 2 nights
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Bayeux
— 8 nights
Drive
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Deauville City
— 3 nights
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Etretat
— 5 nights
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Rouen
— 8 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 3 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Escape the urban bustle at Francois LAMOTTE d'ARGY Guide de la baie du Mont-Saint-Michel and Mont Saint-Michel Bay. Mont Saint-Michel and Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel will appeal to history buffs. Explore Mont-Saint-Michel's surroundings by going to Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches (in Villedieu-les-Poeles), les etangs du val de See (in Saint-Georges-de-Livoye) and Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James). There's still lots to do: stop by Maison Pelerin, sample the tasty concoctions at L'Ecume des Falaises, don't miss a visit to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Plat Gousset.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel tour builder app.

Newark, USA to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Mont-Saint-Michel is 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Mont-Saint-Michel when traveling from Newark in March, with lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Barneville-Carteret.
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Barneville-Carteret — 2 nights

Situated across from the Channel Islands, Barneville-Carteret is a seaside resort that assures you of its excellent water quality due to its recognition as a Blue Flag beach--a designation awarded to seaside areas adhering to specific environmental standards.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Le Havre de Portbail, look for gifts at La Maison du Biscuit, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dunes d'Hattainville, then sample the fine beverages at Ferme De La Commanderie, and finally admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Flamanville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Mare de Vauville and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Vauville.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Barneville-Carteret sightseeing planner.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Barneville-Carteret in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel to Barneville-Carteret is minus 1 hour. In March, daily temperatures in Barneville-Carteret can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 8 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll get in some beach time at Omaha Beach and Juno Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial de Caen. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Cap Levi (in Fermanville), Maison Lebrec (in Saint Pierre du Mont) and Le Phare de Gatteville (in Gatteville-le-Phare). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, learn about all things military at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, and examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Barneville-Carteret to Bayeux in 1.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barneville-Carteret to Bayeux due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Bayeux are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Deauville City.
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Deauville City — 3 nights

With its race course, harbour, international film festival, marinas, conference centre, villas, Grand Casino and sumptuous hotels, Deauville is regarded as the "queen of the Norman beaches" and one of the most prestigious seaside resorts in all of France.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Calvados Pere Magloire L'Experience and Calvados Boulard. Visiting Deauville Beach and Promenade Marcel Proust will get you outdoors. Step out of Deauville City to go to Merville-Franceville-Plage and see Reserve Ornithologique Du Gros Banc, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Plage de Cabourg, make a trip to Eglise Notre-Dame-Des-Victoires, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Trouville.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Deauville City online attractions planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Deauville City in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Etretat.
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Etretat — 5 nights

Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Get some historical perspective at Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite) and Palais Benedictine. For shopping fun, head to milou or AtelieRoba. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Etretat: Plage de Saint-Valery-en-Caux (in Saint-Valery-en-Caux), Abbaye de Montivilliers (in Montivilliers) and Veules-les-Roses (La Plage & Les Cressonnieres). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Falaises d'Etretat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel Notre-Dame-du-Salut, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Florence Zablith.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Etretat online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Deauville City to Etretat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Etretat sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Rouen.
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Rouen — 8 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Parc de Cleres. Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and Galerie Entre tissu et papier will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Honfleur (Satie House and Museum (Maisons Satie), Naturospace, &more), Giverny (Musee des impressionnismes & Fondation Claude Monet) and Galerie Adrienne Desbiolles (in Lorleau). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, identify plant and animal life at Caresse de Tigre, and see the top attractions with Vedettes Baie de Seine.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rouen trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Etretat to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Rouen are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel 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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