18 days in Raleigh & Brittany Itinerary

18 days in Raleigh & Brittany Itinerary

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18 days in Raleigh & Brittany Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Raleigh, United States
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  16​h
2
Vannes, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Concarneau, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Perros-Guirec, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Rennes, France
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Seattle, United States

2
nights
Raleigh, United States

Raleigh
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Get out of town with these interesting Raleigh side-trips: Durham (Duke University Chapel & Sarah P. Duke Gardens), International Civil Rights Center & Museum (in Greensboro) and Airborne and Special Operations Museum (in Fayetteville). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, stroll around Pullen Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Fletcher Park.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Raleigh trip planner.

Seattle to Raleigh is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Seattle to Raleigh. In May, Raleigh is somewhat warmer than Seattle - with highs of 79°F and lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Vannes.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Durham, International Civil Rights Center & Museum, Airborne and Special Operations Museum
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
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North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art
Pullen Park ©
Pullen Park

4
nights
Vannes, France

Vannes ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dolmens de Mane Karioned (in Carnac), Parc Animalier et Botanique de Branfere (in Le Guerno) and Cote Sauvage (in Quiberon). There's much more to do: make a trip to Centre Historique de Vannes, take a leisurely stroll along Port De St Goustan, contemplate the long history of Rochefort-en-terre, and admire the landmark architecture of Chateau de Suscinio.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vannes driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Raleigh to Vannes takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Raleigh to Vannes, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Raleigh in May, expect Vannes to be little chillier, temps between 62°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Concarneau.

Things to do in Vannes

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Carnac, Auray, Parc Animalier et Botanique de Branfere, Rochefort-en-terre, Chateau de Suscinio
Find places to stay May 22 — 26:
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Cote Sauvage ©
Cote Sauvage
Carnac stones ©
Carnac stones
Port De St Goustan ©
Port De St Goustan

3
nights
Concarneau, France

Concarneau is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. Change things up with these side-trips from Concarneau: Fort du Dellec (in Plouzane), Brest (Oceanopolis & Room Escape Games) and Eglise de Saint Ronan (in Locronan). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Ville Close de Concarneau, examine the collection at Musee de la Faience de Quimper, don't miss a visit to Pointe de Pen-Hir, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Pierre.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Concarneau road trip site .

Drive from Vannes to Concarneau in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Concarneau

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Brest, Quimper, Pointe de Pen-Hir, Pointe du Raz, Fort du Dellec
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:
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Room Escape Games
Ville Close de Concarneau ©
Ville Close de Concarneau
Oceanopolis ©
Oceanopolis

4
nights
Perros-Guirec, France

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Explore Perros-Guirec's surroundings by going to Chateau du Taureau (in Morlaix) and Roscoff (Ile de Batz & Notre Dame de Croaz Batz). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sights with a stroll at Sentier des douaniers, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, make a trip to Oratoire de Saint-Guirec, and look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Perros-Guirec trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Concarneau to Perros-Guirec in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. May in Perros-Guirec sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rennes.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Roscoff, Cote de Granit Rose, Abbaye de Beauport, La Cathedrale Saint-Tugdual, Chateau du Taureau
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 2:
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Cote de Granit Rose ©
Cote de Granit Rose
Sentier des douaniers ©
Sentier des douaniers
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h ©
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h

3
nights
Rennes, France

Rennes ©
Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James), Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel) and Saint-Malo (Plage du Sillon, Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, & more). And it doesn't end there: walk around Parc du Thabor, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Centre Historique, and get to know the fascinating history of Pointe du Grouin.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rennes tour app .

Traveling by car from Perros-Guirec to Rennes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Perros-Guirec in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rennes: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rennes

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Saint-Malo, Mont Saint-Michel, Centre Historique, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Pointe du Grouin
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Parc du Thabor ©
Parc du Thabor
Les Remparts de Saint-Malo ©
Les Remparts de Saint-Malo

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