8 days in Brittany Itinerary

8 days in Brittany Itinerary

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Fly
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Saint-Malo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Perros-Guirec
— 1 night
Drive
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Vannes
— 3 nights
Drive to Rennes-Saint-Jacques Airport, Fly to San Francisco

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Malo: Rennes (Place des Lices, Centre Historique de Rennes, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, kick back and relax at Plage du Sillon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pointe du Grouin, and enjoy breathtaking views from Les Remparts de Dinan.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Saint-Malo online itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Saint-Malo is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Saint-Malo. In June, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Parks · Historic Sites · Baths · Spas

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 6th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Cote de Granit Rose, then enjoy the sea views from Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, then get to know the fascinating history of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, and finally stroll through Sentier des douaniers.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Perros-Guirec trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Saint-Malo to Perros-Guirec takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Perros-Guirec sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vannes.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Corentin Cathedral (in Quimper), Ville Close de Concarneau (in Concarneau) and Carnac (Geant du Manio & Carnac stones). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Centre Historique de Vannes, admire all the interesting features of Domaine de Suscinio, contemplate the long history of Old City Walls of Vannes, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Sainte-Helene.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vannes trip planner.

You can drive from Perros-Guirec to Vannes in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Perros-Guirec, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Vannes, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Vannes

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.