8 days in Brittany Itinerary

8 days in Brittany Itinerary

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Fly to Nantes, Drive to Saint-Malo
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Saint-Malo
— 1 night
Drive
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Perros-Guirec
— 1 night
Drive
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Brest
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vannes
— 2 nights
Fly

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Saint-Malo

— 1 night
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 24th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Grand Aquarium. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pointe du Grouin, then see the interesting displays at Musee des Amis des Bisquines et du Vieux Cancale, then walk around Parc du Thabor, and finally don't miss a visit to Centre Historique.

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Zurich, Switzerland to Saint-Malo is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from Zurich, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Saint-Malo, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Perros-Guirec

— 1 night

Coast of Pink Granite

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Cote de Granit Rose, then identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, and finally stroll through Sentier des douaniers.

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Drive from Saint-Malo to Perros-Guirec in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint-Malo in July, expect nights in Perros-Guirec to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Brest.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Brest

— 3 nights
Brest is a city in the Finistère département in Brittany. Explore Brest's surroundings by going to Chateau du Taureau (in Carantec), Concarneau (Musee de la Peche & Ville Close de Concarneau) and Quimper (Saint Corentin Cathedral & Maison du patrimoine). Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Oceanopolis. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Musee Memoires 39-45 and enjoy the sea views from Pointe Saint-Mathieu.

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Drive from Perros-Guirec to Brest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Brest, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vannes.

Things to do in Brest

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

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.
On the 30th (Fri), head outdoors with Cote Sauvage, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Saint-Colomban, then explore the ancient world of Carnac stones, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Port De St Goustan. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Suscinio, steep yourself in history at Old City Walls of Vannes, and then make a trip to Centre Historique de Vannes.

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You can drive from Brest to Vannes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Vannes, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Vannes

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.