5 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

5 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Loire Valley trip itinerary planner

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Train to Denfert Rochereau, Train to Tours
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Tours
— 1 day
Drive
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Amboise
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saumur
— 1 night
Train to Massy Tgv, Train to London

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Tours

— 1 day

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, then take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau de Villandry, and then go for a walk through Place Plumereau.

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London, UK to Tours is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in June, expect nights in Tours to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Amboise.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Amboise

— 3 nights
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Change things up with these side-trips from Amboise: Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord), Cheverny (Chateau de Cheverny & Domaine Le Portail) and Chateau Royal de Blois (in Blois). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Denis, get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Amboise road trip app.

Amboise is very close to Tours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saumur.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Saumur

— 1 night

Pearl of Anjou

Saumur is a famous historic town known for its locally grown mushrooms and for their production of a number of regional wines and celebrated Combier liqueurs.
On the 17th (Thu), explore the engaging exhibits at Le Cadre Noir, admire the landmark architecture of Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Breze.

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Getting from Amboise to Saumur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. June in Saumur sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Saumur

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips