5-day travel itinerary for visiting Normandy by car, starting from Paris:

Day 1:

  • Depart from Paris early in the morning and head towards Rouen.
  • Spend the morning exploring Rouen’s historic Old Town and the famous Rouen Cathedral.
  • In the afternoon, drive to Honfleur, a picturesque port town on the Normandy coast.
  • Check into a hotel in Honfleur for the night.

Day 2:

  • Spend the morning exploring Honfleur’s charming streets and harbor.
  • In the afternoon, drive to the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy, specifically Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery.
  • Continue on to Bayeux and check into a hotel for the night.

Day 3:

  • Spend the morning visiting the famous Bayeux Tapestry and exploring the town.
  • In the afternoon, visit Mont Saint-Michel, an iconic island monastery and one of the most popular tourist attractions in France.
  • Stay overnight in the nearby town of Avranches.

Day 4:

  • Spend the morning exploring the charming town of Avranches and its historic sites, such as the Jardin des Plantes.
  • In the afternoon, drive to Caen and visit the Memorial de Caen, a museum dedicated to World War II and the D-Day landings.
  • Check into a hotel in Caen for the night.

Day 5:

  • Spend the morning exploring Caen, including the Château de Caen and the Abbaye aux Hommes.
  • Drive back to Paris in the afternoon.