15 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

15 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Loire Valley travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Paris-Orly Airport, Drive to Blois
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Blois
— 5 nights
Drive
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Chinon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Angers
— 4 nights
Train to Paris CDG, Fly to San Francisco

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Blois

— 5 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Blois: Amboise (Chateau Royal d'Amboise, Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, &more), Plou Et Fils (in Charge) and Tours (Cathedrale Saint-Gatien & Place Plumereau). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal de Blois, contemplate the long history of Domaine National de Chambord, examine the collection at Maison de la Magie Robert-Houdin, and admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Blois route planner.

San Francisco, USA to Blois is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in April; daily highs in Blois reach 60°F and lows reach 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chinon.

Things to do in Blois

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Chinon

— 4 nights
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 des Blindes, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, look for gifts at La Savonnerie du Zebre, do a tasting at Chateau du Petit Thouars, and examine the collection at Maurice Dufresne Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chinon trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Blois to Chinon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April in Chinon, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Angers.

Things to do in Chinon

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Angers

— 4 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.
Angers is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Angers, get in on the family fun at Terra Botanica, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Maine, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Angers tour itinerary app.

Drive from Chinon to Angers in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in April, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Angers

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife