7 days in Normandy, Versailles & Paris Itinerary

7 days in Normandy, Versailles & Paris Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
+4
Bus + Fly + Train + Foot + Train:  26 h
1
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Versailles
— 1 day
Train:  15 min
3
Paris
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Fly + Bus + Train:  12 h
End: New York City

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally take in the history at Omaha Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Bayeux is an approximately 14- hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from New York City to Bayeux, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Versailles.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, Normandy American Cemetery, Omaha Beach
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame

1
day
Versailles

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): shop like a local with The Royal Chapel, steep yourself in history at Académie Équestre de Versailles, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at L'Orangerie, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bois Preau.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Versailles trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Versailles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bois Preau
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Bois Preau ©
Bois Preau
Académie Équestre de Versailles ©
Académie Équestre de Versailles
The Royal Chapel ©
The Royal Chapel

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Paris

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
On the 26th (Mon), wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, don't miss a visit to Ile Saint-Louis, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and finally wander the streets of Le Marais.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paris online itinerary planner.

Paris is just a short distance from Versailles. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in March, and nighttime lows around 38°F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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