14 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

14 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly + Train:  26 h
1
Tours
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Angers
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  26 h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Tours

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Room Escape Games has been added to your itinerary. Explore Tours' surroundings by going to Amboise (Galland Epicerie de Terroirs, Chateau Royal d'Amboise, &more) and Blois (Eglise Saint-Nicolas, Chateau Royal de Blois, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanique de Tours, contemplate the long history of La Vallee Troglodytique des Goupillieres, and stroll around Jardins des Prebendes d'Oe.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tours trip planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Tours is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a train; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Tours is minus 9 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Tours hover around 19°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Orleans.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Blois, Amboise, Azay-le-Rideau
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien ©
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien

3
nights
Orleans

Orleans ©
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Get out of town with these interesting Orleans side-trips: Chambord (Domaine National de Chambord, Chateau de Chambord, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Orléans Cathedral, make a trip to Place du Martroi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centre-ville, and have some family-friendly fun at TransVRsalle.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Orleans day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tours to Orleans takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Orleans are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Angers.

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Chambord
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Orléans Cathedral ©
Orléans Cathedral
Pure Mission ©
Pure Mission

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Angers: Saumur (Le Cadre Noir, Chateau de Saumur, &more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Angers ouvert, admire the local landmark of Fontaine Monumentale, admire the masterpieces at Galerie David d'Angers, and stop by La Maison des Artisans.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Angers day trip site.

Getting from Orleans to Angers by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Angers

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Saumur
Highlights from your plan
Musee des Blindes ©
Musee des Blindes
Terra Botanica ©
Terra Botanica
Jardin des Plantes ©
Jardin des Plantes