9 days in Brittany Itinerary

9 days in Brittany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brittany travel route planner

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Rennes
— 1 night
Drive
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Perros-Guirec
— 1 night
Drive
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Brest
— 2 nights
Drive
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Concarneau
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carnac
— 1 night
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Rennes

— 1 night
Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre Dame du Roncier and then appreciate the extensive heritage of (Mégalithes) Menhirs De Monteneuf. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Samson, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Malo de Dinan, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Dinan, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique St-Sauveur.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Rennes route maker tool.

Vancouver, Canada to Rennes is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Rennes is 9 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Rennes

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Perros-Guirec

— 1 night

Coast of Pink Granite

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
On the 4th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, visit a coastal fixture at Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de la Clarte, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Tugdual, and finally enjoy the sights with a stroll at Sentier des douaniers.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Perros-Guirec trip planner.

You can drive from Rennes to Perros-Guirec in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rennes in September, expect nights in Perros-Guirec to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Brest.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Brest

— 2 nights
Brest is a city in the Finistère département in Brittany. Your day by day itinerary now includes Eglise Saint Martin as well as Jardin du Conservatoire Botanique National de Brest. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Martin, admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Conservatoire Botanique National de Brest, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Enclos Paroissial de Guimiliau, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Paul-Aurelien, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Site of Meneham. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Le Fonds Helene & Edouard Leclerc pour la Culture, learn about all things military at Musee Memoires 39-45, then don't miss a visit to Phare Saint-Mathieu, then visit a coastal fixture at Pointe Saint-Mathieu, and finally enjoy the sea views from Le Phare du Petit Minou.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brest road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Perros-Guirec to Brest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Brest sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Concarneau.

Things to do in Brest

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Concarneau

— 2 nights
Concarneau is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise de Saint Ronan, then visit a coastal fixture at Phare d'Eckmuhl, then see the interesting displays at Haliotika - La Cite de la Peche, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musée de Pont-Aven. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Musee Des Beaux-Arts De Quimper, examine the collection at Musee Departemental Breton, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Keriolet, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee de la Peche.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Concarneau trip planner.

You can drive from Brest to Concarneau in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September in Concarneau, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Carnac.

Things to do in Concarneau

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carnac

— 1 night
Carnac is a commune beside the Gulf of Morbihan on the south coast of Brittany in the Morbihan department in north-western France.Its inhabitants are called Carnacois in French. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Cornely and then take an unorthodox tour of Carnac stones.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Carnac planning app.

You can drive from Concarneau to Carnac in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Concarneau in September, you will find days in Carnac are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carnac

Historic Sites

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.