19 days in Milan, Normandy & Paris Itinerary

19 days in Milan, Normandy & Paris Itinerary

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19 days in Milan, Normandy & Paris Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
2
Rouen, France
— 6 nights
bus:  5​h 30​min
3
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
bus + train:  4​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: San Francisco, United States

3
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Milano and Piazza del Duomo are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Museo Etnografico E Naturalistico Val Sanagra and Castello Sforzesco capture your imagination. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club (in Menaggio), Enoteca Bianchi Bazzi (in Colico) and Enoteca Principessa (in Bellagio). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Menaggio and admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Milan holiday maker site .

San Francisco, USA to Milan is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time is 9 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in March, things will get slightly colder in Milan: highs are around 57°F and lows about 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rouen.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Museo Etnografico E Naturalistico Val Sanagra, Enoteca Bianchi Bazzi, Menaggio, Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club, Enoteca Principessa
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

6
nights
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Chateau d'Etelan. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fondation Claude Monet and Abbaye de St-Wandrille. Venture out of the city with trips to Golf du Champ de Bataille (in Le Neubourg), Amiens (Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, St-Leu, & more) and Spiaggia Baignade Yport (in Yport). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, take in the exciting artwork at Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, and see the interesting displays at Musee de la Corderie Vallois.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rouen trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Milan to Rouen takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. 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 2nd (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Amiens, Abbaye de St-Wandrille, Plage-Baignade Yport, Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, Centre d'Art Contemporain Matmut
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Rue du Gros-Horloge ©
Rue du Gros-Horloge
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the galleries of Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre, and then appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Musee Christian Dior, then kick back and relax at Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, and then get outside with Pointe D'Agon.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Rouen to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pointe D'Agon, Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, Musee Christian Dior, Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre ©
Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre
Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches ©

6
nights
Paris, France

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Montmartre. You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Musee Rodin. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Le Marais, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Left Bank (Rive Gauche), and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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