15 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

15 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Musee Lurcat, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes, thenget in on the family fun at Terra Botanica, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Giffard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): ponder the design of Fontaine Monumentale, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Maurice, appreciate the history behind Maison d'Adam, thenstop by La Maison des Artisans, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Angers ouvert, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galerie David d'Angers.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Angers online travel route planner.

Cardiff, UK to Angers is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Cardiff in September, expect nights in Angers to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chinon.

Things to do in Angers

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Cathedrale St-Maurice ©
Cathedrale St-Maurice
Jardin des Plantes ©
Jardin des Plantes
Maison d'Adam ©
Maison d'Adam

4
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 (Musee de la Cavalerie, Chateau de Saumur, &more) and Maison du Parc (in Montsoreau). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Chateau du Petit Thouars, step into the grandiose world of Château de l'Islette, contemplate the long history of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, and examine the collection at Maurice Dufresne Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chinon day trip planner.

You can drive from Angers to Chinon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Chinon

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Amboise

Amboise
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Venture out of the city with trips to Blois (Eglise Saint-Nicolas, Chateau Royal de Blois, &more) and Domaine National de Chambord (in Chambord). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, do a tasting at Plou Et Fils, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Closerie de Chanteloup - Brasserie d' Amboise, and steep yourself in history at Chateau Royal d'Amboise.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Amboise route planner.

Traveling by car from Chinon to Amboise takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Amboise are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Orleans.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Blois, Domaine National de Chambord
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Plou Et Fils ©
Plou Et Fils

5
nights
Orleans

Orleans ©
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orleans: Tours (Rue Nationale, Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, &more) and Chambord (Saint-Louis de Chambord & Chateau de Chambord). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orléans Cathedral, make a trip to Place du Martroi, walk around Parc Floral Orleans, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centre-ville.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Orleans online attractions planner.

You can drive from Amboise to Orleans in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Orleans are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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
Centre-ville ©
Centre-ville