31 days in Brittany Itinerary

31 days in Brittany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brittany travel route planner

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Roscoff
— 3 nights
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Brest
— 4 nights
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Quimper
— 3 nights
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Lorient
— 4 nights
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Pontivy
— 3 nights
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Ploermel
— 2 nights
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Rennes
— 3 nights
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Saint-Malo
— 3 nights
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Saint-Brieuc
— 2 nights
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Morlaix
— 3 nights
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Roscoff

— 3 nights
Roscoff is a commune in the Finistère département of Brittany in northwestern France.Roscoff is renowned for its picturesque architecture, labeled "petite cité de caractère de Bretagne" (small town of character) since 2009. Explore Roscoff's surroundings by going to Chateau de Kerjean (in Saint-Vougay), Plage de Keremma (in Plouescat) and Kerfissien Beach (in Cleder). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Ile de Batz, don't miss a visit to La Maison des Johnnies et de l'Oignon de Roscoff, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Exotique et Botanique de Roscoff, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Paul-Aurelien.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Roscoff vacation builder site.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Dinard-Pleurtuit-Saint-Malo Airport, Rennes-Saint-Jacques Airport and Nantes Atlantique Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Brest.

Things to do in Roscoff

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Brest

— 4 nights
Brest is a city in the Finistère département in Brittany. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brest: Plougonvelin (Pointe Saint-Mathieu & Musee Memoires 39-45). Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Oceanopolis. The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Vallon du stang Alar, cool off at La Recre des Trois Cures, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Conservatoire Botanique National de Brest, and steep yourself in history at Tour de la Motte Tanguy.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Brest travel site.

You can drive from Roscoff to Brest in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Brest are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Quimper.

Things to do in Brest

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Quimper

— 3 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Quimper: Haliotika - La Cite de la Peche (in Guilvinec) and Phare d'Eckmuhl (in Penmarch).

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Quimper travel route planning app.

You can drive from Brest to Quimper in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lorient.

Things to do in Quimper

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lorient

— 4 nights
Lorient is on the south coast of Brittany where the river Scorff and the river Blavet join to form an estuary before discharging into the Atlantic Ocean.
Get out of town with these interesting Lorient side-trips: Ecomusee (in Groix) and Village de Poul-Fetan (in Quistinic). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Groix, take some stellar pictures from Pointe de Gavre, see the interesting displays at Musee de la Compagnie des Indes, and shop like a local with La Galerie du Faouedic.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lorient trip planner.

You can drive from Quimper to Lorient in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lorient can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pontivy.

Things to do in Lorient

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Nature

Side Trips

Pontivy

— 3 nights
Pontivy is a commune in the Morbihan department in Brittany in north-western France. Get out of town with these interesting Pontivy side-trips: Les Forges des Salles (in Perret), Maison de l'Andouille Famille Rivalan-Quidu (in Guemene-sur-Scorff) and Lac de Guerledan (in Saint-Aignan). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at La balade du Pere Nicolas, don't miss a visit to Abbey Bon Repos, delve into the distant past at Allee couverte de Bot-er-Mohed, and cool off at Aquarev.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pontivy trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lorient to Pontivy in an hour. August in Pontivy sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ploermel.

Things to do in Pontivy

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Ploermel

— 2 nights
Ploërmel is a commune in the Morbihan department in Brittany in north-western France.Character of the townThe town is both modern and romantically mediaeval, and has easy access to most parts of Brittany. Venture out of the city with trips to Josselin (Basilique Notre Dame du Roncier & Chateau de Josselin), Parc de Prehistoire de Bretagne (in Malansac) and La Ferme du Monde (in Carentoir). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Univers du Poete Ferrailleur, take in nature's colorful creations at Des Heures Dehors, make a trip to Le Tombeau de Geant, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Armel.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ploermel trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Pontivy to Ploermel takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Ploermel are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rennes.

Things to do in Ploermel

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Rennes

— 3 nights
Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
Step out of Rennes with an excursion to La Mine Bleue in Noyant-la-Gravoyere--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parc du Thabor, get a taste of the local shopping with Marche des Lices, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Rocambole, and admire the landmark architecture of Parlement de Bretagne.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rennes trip website.

Traveling by car from Ploermel to Rennes takes an hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ploermel in August: highs in Rennes hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Rennes

Historic Sites · Parks · Baths · Spas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pointe du Grouin. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Plage du Sillon, then make a trip to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Grand Aquarium, and finally don't miss a visit to Centre Historique.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Malo trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rennes to Saint-Malo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Saint-Malo, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Brieuc.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Brieuc

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Moulin, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Grande Plage des Rosaires, then get to know the resident critters at ZooParc de Tregomeur, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Etienne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): get great views at Cap d'Erquy, take a leisurely stroll along Digue-promenade de Pleneuf-Val-Andre, then get outside with Parc Indian Forest Morieux, and finally don't miss a visit to Les Chaos du Gouet.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Brieuc attractions planner.

Drive from Saint-Malo to Saint-Brieuc in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Saint-Brieuc, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Morlaix.

Things to do in Saint-Brieuc

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Side Trips

Morlaix

— 3 nights
Morlaix is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in northwestern France. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Morlaix: Foret de Huelgoat (in Huelgoat) and La Vallee des Saints (in Carnoet). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau du Taureau, make a trip to Place des Otages, snap pictures at Viaduct, and identify plant and animal life at Pointe de Pen-al-Lann.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Morlaix online route planner.

Drive from Saint-Brieuc to Morlaix in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Morlaix can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Morlaix

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

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.