11 days in France, Poole & Jersey Itinerary

11 days in France, Poole & Jersey Itinerary

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Poole, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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St. Helier, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Rennes, France
— 1 night
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Concarneau, France
— 1 night
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Brest, France
— 1 night
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Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights

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Poole, United Kingdom

Poole ©
Poole is a large coastal town and seaport in the county of Dorset, on the south coast of England. Get some cultural insight at The Roman Baths and Longleat. Get in touch with nature at fossilwalks.com and Monkey World. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Poole: Bath Abbey (in Bath), Fore/Adventure (in Studland) and Weymouth Beach (in Weymouth). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Brownsea Island.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Poole journey planning site.

London to Poole is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to St. Helier.

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Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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The Roman Baths
4.6
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Religious Site
Bath Abbey
4.6

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St. Helier, United Kingdom

St. Helier ©
On the 7th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Brelade's Bay Beach, see the interesting displays at Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital, then get engrossed in the history at Jersey Museum & Art Gallery, and finally step into the grandiose world of Elizabeth Castle.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our St. Helier trip website.

Getting from Poole to St. Helier by ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in St. Helier are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rennes.

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Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

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Rennes, France

Rennes ©
Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
On the 8th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Toussaints, contemplate the long history of Couvent des Jacobins, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts (Fine Arts Museum), then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chateaugiron, then browse the exhibits of Le Bois Orcan, and finally examine the collection at Ecomusee de la Bintinais.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rennes online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from St. Helier to Rennes takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from St. Helier in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rennes: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Concarneau.

Things to do in Rennes

Historic Sites · Museums

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History Museum
Le Bois Orcan
4.7
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Religious Site
Eglise Toussaints
4.8

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Concarneau, France

Concarneau ©
Concarneau is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Pointe de la Jument, get to know the fascinating history of Ville Close de Concarneau, kick back and relax at La Plage du Cap Coz, then see the interesting displays at Musee de la Peche, and finally identify plant and animal life at Le Steir.

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Traveling by car from Rennes to Concarneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rennes in August, you will find days in Concarneau are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Brest.

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Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Wildlife Area
Le Steir
4.6
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Historic Walking Area
Ville Close de Concarneau
4.5

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Brest, France

Brest ©
Brest is a city in the Finistère département in Brittany. On the 10th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Martin, appreciate the views at Vallon du stang Alar, enjoy the sea views from Le Phare du Petit Minou, take an in-depth tour of Musee Memoires 39-45, then contemplate the long history of Fort de Berthaume, and finally view the masterpieces at Le Fonds Helene & Edouard Leclerc pour la Culture.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Brest road trip site.

You can drive from Concarneau to Brest in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Brest are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Brest

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

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Historic Site
Fort de Berthaume
4.5

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Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 11th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, take in the history at Omaha Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and finally view the masterpieces at Normandie Savoir-Faire. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Abbey d’Ardenne, then identify plant and animal life at La Roche d'Oetre, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bayeux road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Brest to Bayeux takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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Must see
Omaha Beach
4.7

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Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
On the 13th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then take a stroll through Montmartre, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, stop by Île de la Cité, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, then admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Bayeux to Paris by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Paris

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Louvre Museum
4.6
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Eiffel Tower
4.5

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