10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner

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Paris
— 1 night
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Blois
— 1 night
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Amboise
— 1 night
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Tours
— 1 night
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Langeais
— 1 night
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Saumur
— 1 night
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Angers
— 2 nights
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Paris
— 1 night
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Paris

— 1 night

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris driving holiday planner.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in June, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel to Blois.

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

Blois

— 1 night

Town of Art and History

Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
On the 19th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chambord and then explore by horseback at Les Chevaux de Marolles (Normandie).

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Blois day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Blois takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Blois

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Amboise

— 1 night
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais, then look for gifts at Galland Epicerie de Terroirs, then contemplate the long history of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, and finally take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Amboise holiday planner.

You can drive from Blois to Amboise in an hour. Another option is to take a train. June in Amboise sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tours.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Tours

— 1 night

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): appreciate the history behind Basilique Saint-Julien, see the interesting displays at Musee du Compagnonnage, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Gaudrelle, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanique de Tours.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tours trip planner.

Tours is very close to Amboise. In June, daytime highs in Tours are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Langeais.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Langeais

— 1 night
Langeais is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 22nd (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Villandry, then don't miss a visit to Château de l'Islette, and then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Langeais.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Langeais day trip planning app.

Langeais is just a short distance from Tours. In June, daily temperatures in Langeais can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Saumur.

Things to do in Langeais

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Saumur

— 1 night

Pearl of Anjou

Saumur is a famous historic town known for its locally grown mushrooms and for their production of a number of regional wines and celebrated Combier liqueurs.
On the 23rd (Wed), do a tasting at Ackerman, then learn about winemaking at Chateau du Petit Thouars, then admire the striking features of Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale, and finally learn about winemaking at Caves Louis de Grenelle. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on Bioparc de Doue-la-Fontaine.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Saumur trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Langeais to Saumur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Saumur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Angers.

Things to do in Saumur

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Angers

— 2 nights

City of Flowers

Discover France's rich medieval history in Angers, a medium-sized city well known for its medicinal and culinary gardens dating back to the Renaissance and still open for a visit.
On the 25th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Serrant, step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Angers, admire the masterpieces at Musee Lurcat, then appreciate the history behind Maison d'Adam, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Maurice d'Angers. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Galerie David d'Angers, then browse the exhibits of Musee des Beaux-Arts, and then catch all the local highlights with Distillerie Carre Cointreau.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Angers trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Saumur to Angers takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Angers

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Paris

— 1 night

City of Light

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Angers to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.