8 days in Paris, Rouen & Mont-Saint-Michel Itinerary

8 days in Paris, Rouen & Mont-Saint-Michel Itinerary

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Paris
— 4 nights
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Rouen
— 1 night
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
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Paris — 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, make a trip to Champs-Elysees, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip site.

Los Angeles, USA to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Paris is 9 hours. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Paris: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Rouen.
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Rouen — 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 16th (Fri), take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rouen trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Rouen, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest, and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Samson, and then get interesting insight from Poney Club de Combourg.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel day trip app.

You can drive from Rouen to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3 hours. December in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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