18 days in Raleigh & Brittany Itinerary

18 days in Raleigh & Brittany Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Raleigh, United States
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Raleigh: International Civil Rights Center & Museum (in Greensboro), Durham (Duke University Chapel & Sarah P. Duke Gardens) and Airborne and Special Operations Museum (in Fayetteville). 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 maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Raleigh journey planner.

Seattle to Raleigh is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. 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 79°F and lows at 58°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
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ©
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
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.
Explore Vannes' surroundings by going to Parc Animalier et Botanique de Branfere (in Le Guerno), Cote Sauvage (in Quiberon) and Dolmens de Mane Karioned (in Carnac). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Centre Historique de Vannes, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin aux papillons, take a leisurely stroll along Port De St Goustan, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Suscinio.

Plan my day in Vannes using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Raleigh to Vannes in 15.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Raleigh to Vannes is 6 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Raleigh in May; daily highs in Vannes reach 62°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Concarneau.

Things to do in Vannes

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Carnac, Auray, Rochefort-en-terre, Chateau de Suscinio, Parc Animalier et Botanique de Branfere
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: Fort du Dellec (in Plouzane), Brest (Oceanopolis & Room Escape Games) and Eglise de Saint Ronan (in Locronan). 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.

To find ratings, where to stay, 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 62°F during the day and 48°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, Fort du Dellec, Pointe du Raz, Eglise Saint Pierre
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:
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Ville Close de Concarneau ©
Ville Close de Concarneau
Oceanopolis ©
Oceanopolis
Room Escape Games

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: Abbaye de Beauport (in Paimpol), Roscoff (Ile de Batz & Notre Dame de Croaz Batz) and Chateau du Taureau (in Carantec). The adventure continues: stroll through Sentier des douaniers, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, make a trip to Oratoire de Saint-Guirec, and explore the striking landscape at Cote de Granit Rose.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Perros-Guirec trip planning app.

You can drive from Concarneau to Perros-Guirec in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Perros-Guirec sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Rennes.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Roscoff, Cote de Granit Rose, Abbaye de Beauport, Chateau du Taureau, Cathedrale Saint-Tugdual
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.
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, don't miss a visit to Centre Historique de Rennes, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pointe du Grouin, and ponder the world of politics at Parlement de Bretagne.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, 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 take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Perros-Guirec in June, expect nights in Rennes to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 72°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, Pointe du Grouin, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Centre Historique, Mont Saint-Michel
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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