12 days in Brittany Itinerary

12 days in Brittany Itinerary

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Saint-Malo
— 2 nights
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Erquy
— 1 night
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Perros-Guirec
— 3 nights
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Brest
— 1 night
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Concarneau
— 2 nights
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Vannes
— 2 nights
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Saint-Malo

— 2 nights
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Step out of Saint-Malo with an excursion to Parc du Thabor in Rennes--about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Sillon, contemplate the long history of Saint-Malo Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of Pointe du Grouin.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Malo trip itinerary planning website.

Oslo, Norway to Saint-Malo is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Oslo in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Saint-Malo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Erquy.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Side Trips

Erquy

— 1 night
Erquy is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department of Brittany in northwestern France.Erquy is located in a cove of the Penthièvre coast bordered by cape Erquy on one side and a volcanic rock formation called pointe de la Heussaye on the other. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Chez Tinou, then don't miss a visit to Fort La Latte, then visit a coastal fixture at Cap Fréhel, and finally get great views at Cap d'Erquy.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Erquy visit planner.

Getting from Saint-Malo to Erquy by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Erquy are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Erquy

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Perros-Guirec

— 3 nights

Coast of Pink Granite

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Get out of town with these interesting Perros-Guirec side-trips: Chateau du Taureau (in Carantec), Ile de Batz (in Roscoff) and Eglise Saint-Etienne de Plouezoc'h (in Plouezoc'h). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sights with a stroll at Sentier des douaniers, take in the dramatic natural features at Cote de Granit Rose, contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Beauport, and take some stellar pictures from Chapelle Saint-Michel.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Perros-Guirec trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Erquy to Perros-Guirec takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Brest.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Brest

— 1 night
Brest is a city in the Finistère département in Brittany. On the 9th (Mon), meet the residents at Oceanopolis.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Brest tour planner.

You can drive from Perros-Guirec to Brest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Concarneau.

Things to do in Brest

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Concarneau

— 2 nights
Concarneau is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Promenade Xavier Grall, then relax in the rural setting at L' Aven Parc, and then get to know the fascinating history of Ville Close de Concarneau. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Saint Corentin Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise de Saint Ronan, then make a trip to Centre Historique de Locronan, and finally examine the collection at Port Museum (Port-Musee).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Concarneau day trip planner.

Drive from Brest to Concarneau in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vannes.

Things to do in Concarneau

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Vannes

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Gulf

Founded over 2,000 years ago, Vannes is a vacation harbor town with beaches, shopping, museums, and gardens, as well as interesting medieval city gates and timber-framed houses scattered throughout its Old Town.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): head outdoors with Cote Sauvage, get outside with Plage de Kerhillio, then delve into the distant past at Carnac stones, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Port De St Goustan. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Chateau de Suscinio, look for gifts at Vero - Cremes & Fromages, and then make a trip to Centre Historique de Vannes.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Vannes trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Concarneau to Vannes by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Vannes can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Vannes

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Brittany travel guide

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Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas · Specialty Museums
Known for its large number of megaliths, which simply means "big rocks," Brittany is famous for its 2,860 km (1,780 mi) of coastline and for its prehistoric menhirs (standing stones) and dolmens (stone tables)--sites that were used for burials and worship. You can see a large variety of seabirds while sightseeing along the ocean, as the region is home to colonies of cormorants, gulls, razorbills, northern gannets, common murres, and Atlantic puffins. The waters of Brittany attract marine animals, including basking sharks, grey seals, leatherback turtles, dolphins, porpoises, jellyfish, crabs, and lobsters. Brittany is widely known for the Breton horse, a local breed of draft horse, and for the Brittany gun dog. The region also has its own breeds of cattle that you can witness at area farms and open-air museums, some of which are on the brink of extinction: the Bretonne pie noir, the Froment du Léon, the Armoricann, and the Nantaise. The region has plenty of places to visit, namely a huge quantity of medieval buildings, including numerous Romanesque and Gothic churches, castles, and the iconic half-timbered houses visible in many villages, towns, and cities.