20 days in Indre-et-Loire Itinerary

20 days in Indre-et-Loire Itinerary

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Chinon
— 10 nights
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Amboise
— 9 nights
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Chinon

— 10 nights
On the banks of the Vienne River, Chinon offers access to a rich wine area in the Loire Valley.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Musee Rabelais and Pierre et Bertrand Couly. Explore Chinon's surroundings by going to Collegiale de Candes-Saint-Martin (in Candes-Saint-Martin), Chateau de Villandry (in Villandry) and Les Grottes Petrifiantes (in Savonnieres). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Chateau du Petit Thouars, examine the collection at Musee de la Cavalerie, browse the exhibits of Musee Balzac - Chateau de Sache, and get engrossed in the history at Musee Le Carroi.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Chinon trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Paris to Chinon is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In May in Chinon, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Chinon

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Amboise

— 9 nights
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Plou Et Fils and Chedigny - Jardin Remarquable. Venture out of the city with trips to Blois (Pont Jacques-Gabriel, Les Jardins de l’Ancien Eveche, &more), Collegiale Saint Ours (in Loches) and Plessis Sasnieres Garden (in Sasnieres). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, walk around La Pagode de Chanteloup et son parc, indulge your senses at Rendez-Vous dans les Vignes, and do a tasting at Troglo Degusto.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Amboise attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Chinon to Amboise takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Amboise sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Indre-et-Loire travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · History Museums