7 days in Brittany Itinerary

7 days in Brittany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brittany sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Nantes, Drive to Saint-Malo
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Saint-Malo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Perros-Guirec
— 1 night
Drive
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Vannes
— 2 nights
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Train to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, Bus to Paris Orly, Fly to New York City

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Saint-Malo

— 3 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 Saint-Malo's surroundings by going to Rennes (Parlement de Bretagne, Parc du Thabor, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, enjoy breathtaking views from Les Remparts de Dinan, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Grand Aquarium, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Sillon.

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

New York City, USA to Saint-Malo is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in May, with highs in Saint-Malo at 62°F and lows at 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Perros-Guirec

— 1 night

Coast of Pink Granite

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Cote de Granit Rose, then enjoy the sea views from Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, and finally enjoy the sights with a stroll at Sentier des douaniers.

To see ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Perros-Guirec travel planner.

Getting from Saint-Malo to Perros-Guirec by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Perros-Guirec are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vannes.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Remparts, look for gifts at Huitres Henry, then delve into the distant past at Carnac stones, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Port De St Goustan. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Old City Walls of Vannes and then make a trip to Centre Historique de Vannes.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Vannes trip maker site.

Drive from Perros-Guirec to Vannes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Vannes sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F at night. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Vannes

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.