8 days in Brittany Itinerary

8 days in Brittany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brittany travel planner

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Rennes
— 1 night
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Saint-Malo
— 5 nights
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Rennes
— 1 night
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Rennes

— 1 night
Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rennes tour itinerary app.

Geneva, Switzerland to Rennes is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. When traveling from Geneva in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Rennes, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. You'll set off for Saint-Malo on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Rennes

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife

Saint-Malo

— 5 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Promenade du Clair de Lune and Fort National. Let the collections at Cathedraloscope and Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Malo side-trips: Le Moulin de Moidrey (in Pontorson) and Mont-Saint-Michel (Terrasse de l'Ouest & Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Ecluse, trek along GR 34, try your luck at Casino Barriere de Saint-Malo, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Malo trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Rennes to Saint-Malo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Saint-Malo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rennes.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Rennes

— 1 night
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Drive from Saint-Malo to Rennes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rennes

Historic Sites · Spas

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.