14 days in Centre-Val de Loire Itinerary

14 days in Centre-Val de Loire Itinerary

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14 days in Centre-Val de Loire Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Cheverny
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Villandry
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Chartres
— 5 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Subway + Train + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Charlotte

3
nights
Cheverny

Cheverny ©
Cheverny is a commune in the French department of Loir-et-Cher.It lies in the Loire Valley, about 10km southeast of Blois.SightsThe commune is the site of the Château de Cheverny. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cheverny: Saint-Aignan (Collégiale Saint-Aignan & ZooParc de Beauval), Chateau de Chenonceau (in Chenonceaux) and Chateau de Valencay (in Valencay). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cheverny, do a tasting at Troglo Degusto, and steep yourself in history at Chateau de Chambord.

Before you visit Cheverny, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Charlotte, USA to Cheverny is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Charlotte in September; daily highs in Cheverny reach 72°F and lows reach 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Villandry.

Things to do in Cheverny

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Saint-Aignan, Chateau de Chambord, Chateau de Chenonceau, Vinitour Centre-Loire, Chateau de Valencay
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Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord

4
nights
Villandry

Villandry ©
Villandry is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Villandry: Eglise Saint-Andre (in Villaines-les-Rochers), Chateau de Loches (in Loches) and La Chevallerie - Gaetan BRUNEAU wines (in Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Chateau de Villandry, step into the grandiose world of La Forteresse de Montbazon, don't miss a visit to Château de l'Islette, and learn about winemaking at Maison Frederic Mabileau.

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

Traveling by car from Cheverny to Villandry takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Villandry sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chartres.

Things to do in Villandry

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Azay-le-Rideau, Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil, La Forteresse de Montbazon, Chateau de Loches, Eglise Saint-Andre
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Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau ©
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau
Chateau de Langeais ©
Chateau de Langeais

5
nights
Chartres

Chartres ©
Renowned for its medieval cathedral built on a hill by the left bank of the Eure River, Chartres is a small city in the Centre-Val de Loire region and capital of the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.
Get out of town with these interesting Chartres side-trips: Tours (Place Plumereau & Cathedrale Saint-Gatien), Orléans Cathedral (in Orleans) and Amboise (Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci & Chateau Royal d'Amboise). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chartres Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Le Parc de la Clef, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Etienne, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal de Blois.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Chartres online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Villandry to Chartres takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Chartres sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chartres

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tours, Amboise, Orléans Cathedral, Le Parc de la Clef, Chateau Royal de Blois
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Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Chateau Royal de Blois
Chateau Royal de Blois