8 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

8 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

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Orleans
— 1 day
2
Angers
— 1 night
3
Tours
— 4 nights

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day
Orleans

Orleans ©
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stroll around Parc Floral Orleans and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Orléans Cathedral.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Orleans tour planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Orleans is an approximately 32-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Brisbane to Orleans, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in May; daily highs in Orleans reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Angers.

Things to do in Orleans

Parks Historic Sites
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Parc Floral Orleans ©
Parc Floral Orleans
Orléans Cathedral ©
Orléans Cathedral

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Musee Lurcat, get in on the family fun at Terra Botanica, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Angers ouvert, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Maurice.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Angers trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Orleans to Angers by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Angers can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tours.

Things to do in Angers

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Cathedrale St-Maurice ©
Cathedrale St-Maurice
Terra Botanica ©
Terra Botanica
Musee Lurcat ©
Musee Lurcat

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tours: Chateau Royal de Blois (in Blois), Amboise (Closerie de Chanteloup - Brasserie d' Amboise, Chateau Royal d'Amboise, &more) and Chambord (Chateau de Chambord & Saint-Louis de Chambord). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, make a trip to Place Plumereau, explore the historical opulence of Château de l'Islette, and see the interesting displays at Musee du Compagnonnage.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tours road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Angers to Tours in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 31st (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Amboise, Azay-le-Rideau, Chambord, Chateau Royal de Blois
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Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise

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