23 days in Brittany Itinerary

23 days in Brittany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brittany trip planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Vannes
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Concarneau
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Brest
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Perros-Guirec
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Saint-Malo
— 6 nights
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Vannes — 4 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathedrale Saint Pierre and Parc tropical. Explore Vannes' surroundings by going to Quiberon (Pointe du Percho & Cote Sauvage), Basilique Notre Dame du Roncier (in Josselin) and Univers du Poete Ferrailleur (in Lizio). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Place Henri IV, head outdoors with Plage de Kerhillio, kick back and relax at Club Nautique de Damgan, and see the interesting displays at Musee de la Compagnie des Indes.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Vannes travel itinerary planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Vannes is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. While traveling from Zurich, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Vannes, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Concarneau.
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Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:

Concarneau — 4 nights

Concarneau is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. Step off the beaten path and head to Pointe du Van and Musee de la Peche. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Concarneau: Haliotika - La Cite de la Peche (in Guilvinec), Phare d'Eckmuhl (in Penmarch) and Baie des Trepasses (in Plogoff). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Keriolet, examine the collection at Port Museum (Port-Musee), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Corentin Cathedral, and contemplate the waterfront views at Odet River.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Concarneau itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vannes to Concarneau in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Brest.
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Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:

Brest — 4 nights

Brest is a city in the Finistère département in Brittany. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Musee Memoires 39-45 and Plage de Carantec. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brest: Phare Saint-Mathieu (in Plougonvelin), Ile vierge (in Morgat) and Crozon (Pointe de Dinan & Maison des Mineraux). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Tour de la Motte Tanguy, step off the mainland to explore Ile Callot, take in the views from Viaduct, and get in on the family fun at La Recre des Trois Cures.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Brest online route planner.

You can drive from Concarneau to Brest in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Brest can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Perros-Guirec.
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Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:

Perros-Guirec — 4 nights

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ile Renote and Oratoire de Saint-Guirec. Change things up with these side-trips from Perros-Guirec: Ile-de-Brehat (Le Phare du Paon & Chapelle Saint-Michel) and Plougrescant (Site du Gouffre & Castel Meur). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Trestraou, visit a coastal fixture at Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de la Roche-Jagu, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Tugdual.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Perros-Guirec road trip app.

You can drive from Brest to Perros-Guirec in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Perros-Guirec can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Saint-Malo.
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Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:

Saint-Malo — 6 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Le Grand Be and GR 34. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Malo side-trips: Cap d'Erquy (in Erquy), Jardin Public (in Fougeres) and Digue-promenade de Pleneuf-Val-Andre (in Pleneuf-Val-Andre). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Tombeau de Chateaubriand, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Samson, and get to know the fascinating history of Chemin de Ronde.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Malo trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Perros-Guirec to Saint-Malo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 3:

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.
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