9 days in Paris, Versailles & Normandy Itinerary

9 days in Paris, Versailles & Normandy Itinerary

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9 days in Paris, Versailles & Normandy Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Bus + Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Paris
— 2 nights
Train:  15 min
2
Versailles
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Colleville-sur-Mer
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Jobourg
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Etretat
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Rouen
— 1 night
+3
Train + Foot + Train + Fly:  13 h
End: Washington DC

2
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Shop till you drop at Champs-Elysees and La Boulangerie. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and visit Le Marais.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary maker tool.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Paris are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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night
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 14th (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Hall of Mirrors, admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles, then explore the striking landscape of L'Orangerie, and finally admire the striking features of The Trianons & The Hamlet.

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Versailles is just a stone's throw from Paris. In March, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Versailles

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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet
L'Orangerie ©
L'Orangerie

1
night
Colleville-sur-Mer

Colleville-sur-Mer ©
Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, witness the site of a historic battle at Croix de Guerre 5th Engineer Special Brigade, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach.

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You can drive from Versailles to Colleville-sur-Mer in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Colleville-sur-Mer sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Jobourg.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

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Side Trip

Omaha Beach
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

1
night
Jobourg

Jobourg
Jobourg is a former commune in the Manche department in north-western France. To plan Jobourg vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Colleville-sur-Mer to Jobourg in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Colleville-sur-Mer to Jobourg is minus 1 hour. March in Jobourg sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Etretat.

Things to do in Jobourg

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Plage de Vauville, Baie d'Ecalgrain, Dune de Biville
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Plage de Vauville
Plage de Vauville
Dune de Biville ©
Dune de Biville
Baie d'Ecalgrain ©
Baie d'Ecalgrain

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Etretat

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Porte d’Aval, get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, then stroll through Plage Du Tilleul, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage-Baignade Yport.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Etretat online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Jobourg to Etretat takes 3 hours. Traveling from Jobourg to Etretat, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in March, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Plage Du Tilleul, Plage-Baignade Yport
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Porte d’Aval ©
Porte d’Aval

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Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 18th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Saint-Sever, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rouen online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Etretat to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites
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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Cimetiere Saint-Sever ©
Cimetiere Saint-Sever

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