19 days in Normandy, Luxembourg City & Saint-Malo Itinerary

19 days in Normandy, Luxembourg City & Saint-Malo Itinerary

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19 days in Normandy, Luxembourg City & Saint-Malo Itinerary

Start: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Drive:  5 h 30 min
1
Etretat, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
4
Cherbourg-Octeville, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
5
Ville de Lisieux, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Giverny, France
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
7
Rouen, France
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Subway + Train:  4 h 30 min
8
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
9
Saint-Malo, France
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

1
night
Etretat, France

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get great views at Falaises d'Etretat.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Etretat online trip maker.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Etretat is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in avril, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Plage-Baignade Yport, Etretat Aventure
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Etretat Aventure ©
Etretat Aventure
Chemin des Douaniers ©
Chemin des Douaniers

1
night
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France

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 13th (Mon): stop by Ferme de la Sapiniere, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, then pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, and finally stroll through Omaha Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer online visit planner.

You can drive from Etretat to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In avril in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Colleville-sur-Mer
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Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Ferme de la Sapiniere ©
Ferme de la Sapiniere
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery

2
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Mont Saint-Michel, cool off at Alligator Bay, and then make a trip to La Grande Rue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo de Champrepus, and finally don't miss a visit to Le Moulin de Moidrey.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. In avril in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cherbourg-Octeville.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Alligator Bay, Zoo de Champrepus, Le Moulin de Moidrey
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Zoo de Champrepus ©
Zoo de Champrepus
Alligator Bay ©
Alligator Bay

2
nights
Cherbourg-Octeville, France

Cherbourg-Octeville ©
Cherbourg holds an arsenal of the French Navy.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): stroll through Plage de Collignon, cool off at Piscine Chantereyne, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cite de La Mare, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame de la Delivrande. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Urville Nacqueville Beach, admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Flamanville, look for gifts at La Maison du Biscuit, then take an in-depth tour of Airborne Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Sainte-Mère-Église.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cherbourg-Octeville route maker tool.

Traveling by train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Cherbourg-Octeville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In avril, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Ville de Lisieux.

Things to do in Cherbourg-Octeville

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Urville Nacqueville Beach, La Maison du Biscuit, Chateau de Flamanville, Plage de Collignon
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Cite de La Mare ©
Cite de La Mare
Piscine Chantereyne ©
Piscine Chantereyne
Eglise Notre-Dame de la Delivrande ©
Eglise Notre-Dame de la Delivrande

2
nights
Ville de Lisieux, France

Ville de Lisieux ©
Lisieux is a town in Lower Normandy that is the second-most visited pilgrimage site in France (after Lourdes).
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cerza, steep yourself in history at Les Buissonnets, and then make a trip to Sanctuaire Sainte Therese. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre de Lisieux, try your luck at Casino Barriere de Deauville, then kick back and relax at Deauville Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Augustin, and finally examine the collection at Les Dominicaines, Espace Culturel & Artotheque.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ville de Lisieux trip planner.

Traveling by train from Cherbourg-Octeville to Ville de Lisieux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In avril in Ville de Lisieux, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Giverny.

Things to do in Ville de Lisieux

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Deauville City, Les Dominicaines, Espace Culturel & Artotheque, Cerza
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Deauville Beach ©
Deauville Beach
Les Buissonnets ©
Les Buissonnets
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre de Lisieux ©
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre de Lisieux

2
nights
Giverny, France

Giverny ©
Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
On the 20th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Chateau Gaillard, then explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny, and finally admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de La Roche-Guyon and then get to know the resident critters at Parc Zoologique et Chateau de Thoiry.

Make your Giverny itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Ville de Lisieux to Giverny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. avril in Giverny sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rouen.

Things to do in Giverny

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Chateau Gaillard, Chateau de La Roche-Guyon, Parc Zoologique et Chateau de Thoiry
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Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Musee des impressionnismes ©
Musee des impressionnismes
Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny ©
Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny

2
nights
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Saint-Sever, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Les Jardins Animaliers Biotropica, then pause for some photo ops at Monument Jeanne d'Arc, and finally get in on the family fun at Cahem. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, appreciate the history behind Gros-Horloge, then walk around Parc de Cleres, then stop by Fayencerie Augy, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rouen trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Giverny to Rouen by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in avril, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Les Jardins Animaliers Biotropica, Parc de Cleres, Monument Jeanne d'Arc
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Les Jardins Animaliers Biotropica ©
Les Jardins Animaliers Biotropica
Parc de Cleres ©
Parc de Cleres

3
nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): learn about all things military at MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Vianden, then appreciate the history behind Monument du Souvenir - 'Gelle Fra', and finally don't miss a visit to Barrio Grund. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City travel route builder.

You can take a train from Rouen to Luxembourg City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In avril in Luxembourg City, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Parc Merveilleux, MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire, Chateau de Vianden
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Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden
Parc Merveilleux ©
Parc Merveilleux
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

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nights
Saint-Malo, France

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Centre Historique, then meet the residents at Grand Aquarium, then make a trip to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Sillon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Parlement de Bretagne, walk around Parc du Thabor, then get your game on at Virtual Room Rennes, and finally experience rural life at Tombelaine Coquillages.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Malo trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Luxembourg City to Saint-Malo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in avril, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rennes, Centre Historique, Pointe du Grouin
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Les Remparts de Saint-Malo ©
Les Remparts de Saint-Malo
Grand Aquarium ©
Grand Aquarium
Plage du Sillon ©
Plage du Sillon

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