8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
+2
Train + Fly + Taxi:  4 h 15 min
1
Tours
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Montrichard
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Chambord
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
4
Orleans
— 1 night
+3
Train + Foot + Subway + Train:  4 h 45 min
End: London

3
nights
Tours

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tours: Chateau Royal d'Amboise (in Amboise) and Futuroscope (in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, take in the views from Pont de Fil, have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Escape, and see the interesting displays at Musee du Compagnonnage.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tours trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Tours is an approximately 4.5- hour combination of train, flight, and taxi. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In May in Tours, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Montrichard.

Things to do in Tours

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Chateau Royal d'Amboise, Futuroscope
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Futuroscope ©
Futuroscope
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien ©
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien

2
nights
Montrichard

Montrichard ©
Montrichard is a town and former commune in the Loir-et-Cher département, in France. On the 13th (Wed), get to know the resident critters at ZooParc de Beauval and then do a tasting at Paul Buisse. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Domaine Merieau, then see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Parc Plage de Montrichard.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Montrichard online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Tours to Montrichard takes an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Chambord.

Things to do in Montrichard

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trips

Chateau de Chenonceau, ZooParc de Beauval
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ZooParc de Beauval ©
ZooParc de Beauval
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Paul Buisse ©
Paul Buisse

1
night
Chambord

Chambord ©
On the 15th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cheverny, don't miss a visit to Chateau de Chambord, and then explore the historical opulence of Domaine National de Chambord.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Chambord online visit planner.

You can drive from Montrichard to Chambord in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Chambord can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Orleans.

Things to do in Chambord

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Cheverny
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Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny

1
night
Orleans

Orleans ©
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Orléans Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Centre-ville, then have some family-friendly fun at Pure Mission, then have some family-friendly fun at TransVRsalle, and finally look for gifts at L'Atelier des Chimeres.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Orleans online travel route planner.

You can take a train from Chambord to Orleans in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Orleans are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orleans

Fun & Games Historic Sites Shopping
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Pure Mission ©
Pure Mission
Orléans Cathedral ©
Orléans Cathedral
TransVRsalle ©
TransVRsalle

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