13 days in Brittany Itinerary

13 days in Brittany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brittany trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Vannes
— 3 nights
Drive
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Concarneau
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Brest
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Perros-Guirec
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Saint-Malo
— 3 nights
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Vannes

— 3 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Carnac stones and Parc Animalier et Botanique de Branfere. Change things up with these side-trips from Vannes: Village de Poul-Fetan (in Quistinic), Cote Sauvage (in Quiberon) and Eglise Saint Cornely (in Carnac). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Univers du Poete Ferrailleur, don't miss a visit to Centre Historique de Vannes, enjoy the sand and surf at Domaine de Suscinio, and contemplate the long history of Old City Walls of Vannes.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vannes trip itinerary site.

Dublin, Ireland to Vannes is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Vannes. In August in Vannes, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Concarneau.

Things to do in Vannes

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trips

Concarneau

— 2 nights
Concarneau is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. On the 31st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Centre Historique de Locronan, then experience rural life at L' Aven Parc, and then get to know the fascinating history of Ville Close de Concarneau. On the next day, observe the fascinating underwater world at L'Aquashow and then examine the collection at Port Museum (Port-Musee).

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Concarneau online day trip planner.

Getting from Vannes to Concarneau by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Concarneau sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Brest.

Things to do in Concarneau

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Brest

— 2 nights
Brest is a city in the Finistère département in Brittany. On the 2nd (Thu), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanopolis. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Musee national de la Marine, cool off at La Recre des Trois Cures, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau du Taureau.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Brest vacation planner.

You can drive from Concarneau to Brest in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September in Brest, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Brest

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Perros-Guirec

— 2 nights

Coast of Pink Granite

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): stroll through Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, enjoy the sights with a stroll at Sentier des douaniers, and then get to know the fascinating history of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy fun for all ages at Vivons Perches, explore the striking landscape at Cote de Granit Rose, and then find something for the whole family at Centre de Decouverte du Son.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Perros-Guirec trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Brest to Perros-Guirec by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

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.
Bring the kids along to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo and Parc du Thabor. There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Grand Aquarium, make a trip to Centre Historique, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pointe du Grouin, and head outdoors with Avel Char.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Malo trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Perros-Guirec to Saint-Malo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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.