12 days in Brittany Itinerary

12 days in Brittany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brittany travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Vannes
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Saint-Malo
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Pleubian
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Brest
— 4 nights
Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Brussels

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Domaine de Suscinio and Place Henri IV. Change things up with these side-trips from Vannes: Escal'Atlantic (in Saint-Nazaire), Cite Medievale de Guerande (in Guerande) and Cote Sauvage (in Quiberon). There's still lots to do: take an unorthodox tour of Carnac stones, steep yourself in history at Old City Walls of Vannes, don't miss a visit to Centre Historique de Vannes, and take a leisurely stroll along Port De St Goustan.

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Brussels, Belgium to Vannes is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Vannes

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Saint-Malo

— 3 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mont Saint-Michel and Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Malo: Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James), Mont Saint-Michel Bay (in Mont-Saint-Michel) and L'Aigrette, Pauses Natures en baie (in Saint-Jean-le-Thomas). There's much more to do: make a trip to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Sillon, meet the residents at Grand Aquarium, and get to know the fascinating history of Pointe du Grouin.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Saint-Malo vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Vannes to Saint-Malo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pleubian.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Pleubian

— 2 nights
Pleubian is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department of Brittany in northwestern France.PopulationPeople from Pleubian are called pleubiannais in French. Sillon de Talbert has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): sample the fine beverages at Distillerie Warenghem, then take an in-depth tour of Musee des Forteresses Volantes, and then get outside with Sillon de Talbert. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Castel Meur, then don't miss a visit to Site du Gouffre, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Tugdual.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pleubian road trip planning tool.

Drive from Saint-Malo to Pleubian in 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Saint-Malo in July: highs in Pleubian hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brest.

Things to do in Pleubian

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Brest

— 4 nights
Brest is a city in the Finistère département in Brittany. You'll get in some beach time at Kerfissien Beach and Plage Sainte Marguerite. Visit Ville Close de Concarneau and Phare Saint-Mathieu for their historical value. Explore Brest's surroundings by going to Crozon (Plage du Goulien & Plage de Lostmarc'h), Archipel Excursions (in Saint-Guenole) and Saint Corentin Cathedral (in Quimper). Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Oceanopolis. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Ile vierge.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Brest trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Pleubian to Brest in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brest

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Brittany travel guide

4.5
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.