16 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

16 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

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Start: Athens
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Angers
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Montsoreau
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Chinon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Amboise
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Athens

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 activities along Lac de Maine, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Mail, take a leisurely stroll along Cale de la Savatte, and contemplate the long history of Maison des Vins d'Anjou et de Saumur.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Angers trip builder tool.

Athens, Greece to Angers is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Angers. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in July: high temperatures in Angers hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Montsoreau.

Things to do in Angers

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Collegiale Saint-Martin ©
Collegiale Saint-Martin
Lac de Maine ©
Lac de Maine
Etang Saint-Nicolas ©
Etang Saint-Nicolas

2
nights
Montsoreau

Montsoreau ©
Montsoreau is a commune in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France.The Château de Montsoreau is located in the commune. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale, thensee the interesting displays at Saut Aux Loups - Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Chateau de Montsoreau - Musee d'Art Contemporain. On your second day here, make a trip to Maison du Parc, thencontemplate the long history of Chateau de Breze, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Montsoreau online day trip planner.

Drive from Angers to Montsoreau in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Chinon.

Things to do in Montsoreau

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay, Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale, Chateau de Breze
Highlights from your plan
Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale ©
Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale
Chateau de Breze ©
Chateau de Breze

3
nights
Chinon

Chinon ©
On the banks of the Vienne River, Chinon offers access to a rich wine area in the Loire Valley.
Get out of town with these interesting Chinon side-trips: Chateau de Villandry (in Villandry), Chateau de Langeais (in Langeais) and La Forteresse de Montbazon (in Montbazon). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Chateau du Petit Thouars, step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Usse, make a trip to Château de l'Islette, and take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau du Rivau.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Chinon day trip app.

Chinon is just a stone's throw from Montsoreau. In July, daily temperatures in Chinon can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Chinon

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Azay-le-Rideau, Chateau de Villandry, Chateau d'Usse, Chateau du Rivau, Chateau de Langeais
Highlights from your plan
Château de l'Islette ©
Château de l'Islette
Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry
Chateau du Petit Thouars ©
Chateau du Petit Thouars

2
nights
Amboise

Amboise
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): sample the tasty concoctions at Closerie de Chanteloup - Brasserie d' Amboise, thenget engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, thencontemplate the long history of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, and finally awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Plou Et Fils, thensee the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau, and then walk around Mini-Châteaux Val de Loire.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amboise trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Chinon to Amboise in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Amboise sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Orleans.

Things to do in Amboise

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Chateau de Chenonceau
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau

5
nights
Orleans

Orleans ©
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Change things up with these side-trips from Orleans: Musee des Emaux et de la Mosaique (in Briare), Chambord (Saint-Louis de Chambord & Chateau de Chambord) and Guédelon (in Treigny). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orléans Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Hotel Groslot, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Orleans, and don't miss a visit to Galerie du Lion.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Orleans day trip planner.

You can drive from Amboise to Orleans in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Chambord, Chartres, Musee des Emaux et de la Mosaique, Guédelon
Highlights from your plan
Orléans Cathedral ©
Orléans Cathedral
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral