18 days in Raleigh & Brittany Itinerary

18 days in Raleigh & Brittany Itinerary

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1
Raleigh, United States
— 2 nights
2
Vannes, France
— 4 nights
3
Concarneau, France
— 3 nights
4
Perros-Guirec, France
— 4 nights
5
Rennes, France
— 3 nights

2
nights
Raleigh, United States

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Change things up with these side-trips from Raleigh: International Civil Rights Center & Museum (in Greensboro), Airborne and Special Operations Museum (in Fayetteville) and Durham (Duke University Chapel & Sarah P. Duke Gardens). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, look for all kinds of wild species at Fletcher Park, walk around Pullen Park, and appreciate the history behind Memorial Bell Tower.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Raleigh journey planner.

Seattle to Raleigh is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Seattle to Raleigh, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in May, with highs in Raleigh at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up 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
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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ©
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art

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.
Explore Vannes' surroundings by going to Parc Animalier et Botanique de Branfere (in Le Guerno), Carnac (Carnac stones & Dolmens de Mane Karioned) and Cote Sauvage (in Quiberon). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Centre Historique de Vannes, steep yourself in history at Old City Walls of Vannes, take a leisurely stroll along Port De St Goustan, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Sainte-Helene.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vannes trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Raleigh to Vannes takes 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Raleigh to Vannes, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Raleigh in May, things will get a bit cooler in Vannes: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Concarneau.

Things to do in Vannes

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Auray, Carnac, 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 ©
Concarneau is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Concarneau: Brest (Oceanopolis & Room Escape Games), Eglise de Saint Ronan (in Locronan) and Fort du Dellec (in Plouzane). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Ville Close de Concarneau, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Musee de la Faience de Quimper, and make a trip to Pointe du Raz.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Concarneau trip planner.

Getting from Vannes to Concarneau by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Concarneau, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. 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, Eglise Saint Pierre, Pointe du Raz, Eglise de Saint Ronan
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:
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Ville Close de Concarneau ©
Ville Close de Concarneau
Room Escape Games
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Perros-Guirec side-trips: Chateau du Taureau (in Carantec), Abbaye de Beauport (in Paimpol) and Roscoff (Ile de Batz & Notre Dame de Croaz Batz). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sights with a stroll at Sentier des douaniers, get to know the fascinating history of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Trestraou, and explore the striking landscape at Cote de Granit Rose.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Perros-Guirec trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Concarneau to Perros-Guirec takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rennes.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Roscoff, Chateau du Taureau, Abbaye de Beauport, Cathedrale Saint-Tugdual, Cote de Granit Rose
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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.
Explore Rennes' surroundings by going to Saint-Malo (Plage du Sillon, Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, &more), Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James) and Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel). There's much more to do: walk around Parc du Thabor, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pointe du Grouin, don't miss a visit to Centre Historique, and ponder the world of politics at Parlement de Bretagne.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rennes trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Perros-Guirec to Rennes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Perros-Guirec in June, expect nights in Rennes to be about the same, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. 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, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Centre Historique, Pointe du Grouin, Mont Saint-Michel
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Les Remparts de Saint-Malo ©
Les Remparts de Saint-Malo
Parc du Thabor ©
Parc du Thabor

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