12 days in Brittany & Bordeaux Itinerary

12 days in Brittany & Bordeaux Itinerary

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Train to Strasbourg, Fly to Nantes, Drive to Saint-Malo
— 2 nights
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— 6 nights
Fly to Strasbourg, Train to Stuttgart


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 Saint-Malo's surroundings by going to Cap d'Erquy (in Erquy) and Rennes (Parc du Thabor & Awelys Spa Privatif). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, hike along GR 34, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Sillon, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Pointe du Grouin.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Saint-Malo trip itinerary maker app.

Stuttgart, Germany to Saint-Malo is an approximately 7-hour combination of train, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Saint-Malo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Perros-Guirec.
Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Trails
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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 6th (Fri): get outside with Ile Renote, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier des Douaniers, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, and finally enjoy the sea views from Ploumanac'h LIghthouse.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Perros-Guirec vacation app.

Drive from Saint-Malo to Perros-Guirec in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Perros-Guirec are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Brest.
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Brest — 2 nights

Brest is a city in the Finistère département in Brittany. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Musee Memoires 39-45, then visit a coastal fixture at Pointe Saint-Mathieu, then look for all kinds of wild species at Vallon du stang Alar, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanopolis.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Brest online holiday planner.

You can drive from Perros-Guirec to Brest in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Brest, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can fly to Bordeaux.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Fun & Games
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Bordeaux — 6 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bordeaux: La Rochelle (Le Globe de la Francophonie, Aquarium La Rochelle, &more), Saint-Emilion (Maison Galhaud, Chateau Laniote, &more) and La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Quinconces Esplanade (Esplanade des Quinconces), take in the views from Pont de Pierre, and admire the landmark architecture of Tour Pey-Berland.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Brest to Bordeaux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Brest in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bordeaux: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Wineries
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Brittany travel guide

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.