10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

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10 days in France Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  8 h
1
Rennes
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Brest
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Saint-Malo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Le Havre
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
6
Rouen
— 2 nights
+4
Train + Subway + Foot + Bus + Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Budapest

1
night
Rennes

Rennes ©
Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): walk around Parc du Thabor, don't miss a visit to Centre Historique de Rennes, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, and finally see the interesting displays at Les Champs Libres.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Rennes trip planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Rennes is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Budapest in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Rennes, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Brest.

Things to do in Rennes

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Parc du Thabor ©
Parc du Thabor
Les Champs Libres ©
Les Champs Libres
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre ©
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre

3
nights
Brest

Brest ©
Brest is a city in the Finistère département in Brittany. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saint Corentin Cathedral and Musee Des Beaux-Arts De Quimper. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pointe Saint-Mathieu and Paroisse de Pleyben Paroisse. Explore Brest's surroundings by going to Chapelle Notre Dame de Grace (in Saint-Mathieu), Plougonvelin (Phare Saint-Mathieu & Musee Memoires 39-45) and Perros-Guirec (Plage de Trestraou & Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Musee national de la Marine.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Brest road trip website.

Getting from Rennes to Brest by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rennes in August: highs in Brest hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Brest

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Plougonvelin, Perros-Guirec, Quimper, Paroisse de Pleyben Paroisse
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Saint Corentin Cathedral ©
Saint Corentin Cathedral
Pointe Saint-Mathieu ©
Pointe Saint-Mathieu
Plage de Trestraou ©
Plage de Trestraou

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night
Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): trek along GR 34, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint-Malo Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Sillon, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort National.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Malo trip planner.

Drive from Brest to Saint-Malo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and 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 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Plage du Sillon ©
Plage du Sillon
Fort National ©
Fort National
Saint-Malo Cathedral ©
Saint-Malo Cathedral

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night
Bayeux

Bayeux
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 18th (Tue), make a trip to Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, examine the collection at Musee du debarquement, then steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere militaire Britannique de Bazenville.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Saint-Malo to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Le Havre.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Cimetiere militaire Britannique de Bazenville, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Musee du debarquement ©
Musee du debarquement

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night
Le Havre

Le Havre ©
Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel in Upper Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Francois, explore the world behind art at Musee d’art Moderne Andre Malraux - MuMa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Joseph, then see the interesting displays at Appartement Temoin, and finally admire the masterpieces at Carre du Theatre de l'Hotel de Ville.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Le Havre trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Le Havre takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Rouen.

Things to do in Le Havre

Museums Historic Sites
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Eglise St-Joseph ©
Eglise St-Joseph
Carre du Theatre de l'Hotel de Ville ©

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 20th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Gros-Horloge, wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, get engrossed in the history at Historial Jeanne d’Arc, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally admire the striking features of St. Maclou's Church. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, admire the striking features of Palais de Justice, and then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rouen online vacation planner.

Take a train from Le Havre to Rouen in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Rouen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Historial Jeanne d’Arc ©
Historial Jeanne d’Arc
Rue du Gros-Horloge ©
Rue du Gros-Horloge

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