60 days in Brittany Itinerary

60 days in Brittany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brittany planner

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Vannes
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Vannes
— 12 nights
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Concarneau
— 9 nights
Drive
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Brest
— 12 nights
Drive
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Saint-Malo
— 14 nights
Drive
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Perros-Guirec
— 12 nights
Drive to Nantes, Fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao

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Vannes

— 12 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Musee des tours Broerec'h and Musee des Arts, Metiers Et Commerces. Place Saint-Pierre and Place Henri IV will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Village de Poul-Fetan (in Quistinic), Eglise Notre-Dame de Larmor-Plage (in Larmor-Plage) and Lorient (Sous-Marin Flore & Musee de la Compagnie des Indes). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Univers du Poete Ferrailleur, steep yourself in history at Old City Walls of Vannes, examine the collection at Musee de la Vilaine maritime, and take in the exciting artwork at Les Poupees Grand-Mere.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vannes trip tool.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Vannes is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Vannes is 4 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January; daily highs in Vannes reach 11°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Concarneau.

Things to do in Vannes

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Concarneau

— 9 nights
Concarneau is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. Get a sense of the local culture at Ville Close de Concarneau and Musee Des Beaux-Arts De Quimper. Visit Chateau de Keriolet and Sainte Barbe for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Concarneau: Quimper (Eglise Saint Mathieu, Notre Dame de Locmaria, &more), Chapelle Saint-Tugen (in Primelin) and Abbaye Sainte-Croix (in Quimperle). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the masterpieces at Musée de Pont-Aven, see the interesting displays at Musee de la Peche, and take in the exciting artwork at Galerie IZART.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Concarneau itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vannes to Concarneau takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Concarneau are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Brest.

Things to do in Concarneau

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Brest

— 12 nights
Brest is a city in the Finistère département in Brittany. Popular historic sites such as Tour de la Motte Tanguy and Site Archeologique d"Illiz Koz are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Musee Memoires 39-45 and Musee national de la Marine. Change things up with these side-trips from Brest: Eglise Notre-Dame (in Pencran), Foret de Huelgoat (in Huelgoat) and Ty ar Boudiged, L'allee couverte de Brennilis (in Brennilis). Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Oceanopolis. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Le Fonds Helene & Edouard Leclerc pour la Culture, get to know the fascinating history of Site of Meneham, appreciate the views at Vallon du stang Alar, and get into the urban bustle at Les Ateliers des Capucins Brest.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Brest online trip builder.

Drive from Concarneau to Brest in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Brest

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Saint-Malo

— 14 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.
Manoir de l'Automobile and Musee des Terre- Neuvas will appeal to museum buffs. Fort National and Chateau de Fougeres will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Malo side-trips: Rennes (Couvent des Jacobins, Parlement de Bretagne, &more), La Tour Duguesclin (in Grand Fougeray) and Chateaugiron (Chateau de Chateaugiron & Les 3 CHA). The adventure continues: make a trip to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Sillon, examine the collection at Musee des Arts et Traditions Populaires, and get engrossed in the history at Le Bois Orcan.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saint-Malo trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Brest to Saint-Malo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Saint-Malo sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Perros-Guirec

— 12 nights

Coast of Pink Granite

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Musee de l'Ecole de Bothoa and Musee des Forteresses Volantes will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h and Chapelle St Guirec are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perros-Guirec: Plerin (Pointe du Roselier, La Grande Plage des Rosaires, &more), Saint-Brieuc (Port de Plaisance de Saint Brieuc - Le Legue, Chapelle De La maison Saint Yves, &more) and Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours (in Guingamp). There's lots more to do: stroll through Sentier des douaniers, get engrossed in the history at Musée de la Résistance en Argoat - Pôle de l'Etang-Neuf, pause for some serene contemplation at 'Eglise de Saint Jacques, and look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Perros-Guirec day trip planning site.

Drive from Saint-Malo to Perros-Guirec in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Brittany travel guide

4.5
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.