11 days in Dinard & Saint-Malo Itinerary

11 days in Dinard & Saint-Malo Itinerary

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11 days in Dinard & Saint-Malo Itinerary

Start: Dinard
— 7 nights
Drive:  30 min
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
End: Dinard


Dinard ©
Dinard is a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department in Brittany in northwestern France.Dinard is on the Côte d'Émeraude of Brittany. Kids will appreciate attractions like Plage du Prieure and Longchamps Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Perros-Guirec (Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, Sentier des douaniers, &more), Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Tertre (in Chatelaudren) and Cathedrale Saint-Etienne (in Saint-Brieuc). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Saint-Enogat, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Ecluse, get outside with Dinard Emeraude Equitation, and find something for the whole family at La balade du Pere Nicolas.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dinard route planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Dinard-Pleurtuit-Saint-Malo Airport and Rennes-Saint-Jacques Airport. In August in Dinard, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Dinard

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Perros-Guirec, Plevenon, Saint-Lunaire, La balade du Pere Nicolas, Plage de la Greve Blanche
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Plage de l'Ecluse ©
Plage de l'Ecluse
Longchamps Beach ©
Longchamps Beach
La balade du Pere Nicolas ©
La balade du Pere Nicolas


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 15th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Grand Aquarium, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then make a splash at Alligator Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint-Malo Cathedral, then shop like a local with Galerie Les Artistes Et la Mer, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saint-Malo trip planner.

Saint-Malo is just a stone's throw from Dinard. In August, daytime highs in Saint-Malo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Alligator Bay, Mont Saint-Michel
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Les Remparts de Saint-Malo ©
Les Remparts de Saint-Malo
Alligator Bay ©
Alligator Bay
Grand Aquarium ©
Grand Aquarium