12 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

12 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Orleans
— 3 nights
2
Amboise
— 2 nights
3
Chinon
— 3 nights
4
Angers
— 3 nights

3
nights
Orleans

Orleans ©
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Explore Orleans' surroundings by going to Chambord (Chateau de Chambord & Saint-Louis de Chambord) and Tours (Parc Mirabeau, Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Orléans Cathedral, look for gifts at L'Atelier des Chimeres, walk around Parc Floral Orleans, and have some family-friendly fun at TransVRsalle.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Orleans online trip itinerary builder.

London, UK to Orleans is an approximately 5.5-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of car and train; or fly. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May in Orleans, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tours, Chambord
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Orléans Cathedral ©
Orléans Cathedral
Parc Floral Orleans ©
Parc Floral Orleans

2
nights
Amboise

Amboise
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, thenget engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and finally do a tasting at Plou Et Fils. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Les Jardins de l’Ancien Eveche, make a trip to Maison de l'Acrobate, steep yourself in history at Chateau Royal de Blois, thenexamine the collection at Maison de la Magie Robert-Houdin, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Escalier Denis Papin.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Amboise trip planning app.

Drive from Orleans to Amboise in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chinon.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Blois
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Plou Et Fils ©
Plou Et Fils

3
nights
Chinon

Chinon ©
On the banks of the Vienne River, Chinon offers access to a rich wine area in the Loire Valley.
Venture out of the city with trips to Saumur (Eglise Saint-Pierre de Saumur, Musee de la Cavalerie, &more). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Chateau du Petit Thouars, steep yourself in history at La Vallee Troglodytique des Goupillieres, explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, and don't miss a visit to Château de l'Islette.

Make your Chinon itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Amboise to Chinon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Angers.

Things to do in Chinon

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Azay-le-Rideau, Saumur, Maison du Parc
Highlights from your plan
Musee des Blindes ©
Musee des Blindes
Chateau du Petit Thouars ©
Chateau du Petit Thouars
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau ©
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau

3
nights
Angers

Angers ©
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.
Angers is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Angers ouvert, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Maine, take an in-depth tour of Musee Lurcat, and stroll around Parc de la Garenne.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Angers day trip planner.

You can drive from Chinon to Angers in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Angers

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lac de Maine ©
Lac de Maine
Terra Botanica ©
Terra Botanica
Cathedrale St-Maurice ©
Cathedrale St-Maurice

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