18 days in Raleigh & Brittany Itinerary

18 days in Raleigh & Brittany Itinerary

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Raleigh, United States
— 2 nights
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Fly to Paris CDG, Foot to Cdg 2A/2C, Bus to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, Train to Vannes
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Vannes, France
— 4 nights
Drive
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Concarneau, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Perros-Guirec, France
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rennes, France
— 3 nights
Train to Paris CDG, Fly to Seattle

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Raleigh, United States

City of Oaks

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: Airborne and Special Operations Museum (in Fayetteville), International Civil Rights Center & Museum (in Greensboro) 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 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 · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

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Vannes, France

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.
Explore Vannes' surroundings by going to Parc Animalier et Botanique de Branfere (in Le Guerno), Carnac (Carnac stones & Dolmens de Mane Kerioned) 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 62°F and lows about 46°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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 26:

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Concarneau, France

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.

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 bus; or take a train. 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 · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — 29:

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Perros-Guirec, France

Coast of Pink Granite

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: Roscoff (Ile de Batz & Notre Dame de Croaz Batz), Chateau du Taureau (in Carantec) and Abbaye de Beauport (in Paimpol). 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 identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles.

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 train; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 48°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 · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 2:

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Rennes, France

Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
Explore Rennes' surroundings by going to Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel), Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James) and Saint-Malo (Plage du Sillon, Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, &more). 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 take a train; or do a combination of bus and 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.