9 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

9 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tours
— 3 nights
2
Orleans
— 2 nights
3
Angers
— 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tours: Blois (Eglise Saint-Nicolas & Chateau Royal de Blois), Amboise (Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, Chateau Royal d'Amboise, &more) and Chateau de l'Aulee (in Azay-le-Rideau). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, take in the pleasant sights at Place Plumereau, step into the grandiose world of Château de l'Islette, and walk around Parc Mirabeau.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tours road trip planning site.

Manchester, UK to Tours is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Tours is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in August: high temperatures in Tours hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Orleans.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Orleans

Orleans ©
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint-Louis de Chambord, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chambord, thenexplore the historical opulence of Domaine National de Chambord, and finally look for gifts at L'Atelier des Chimeres. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Place du Martroi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centre-ville, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Orléans Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Hotel Groslot.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Orleans travel route planner.

Getting from Tours to Orleans by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Orleans, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Angers.

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Chambord
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Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Orléans Cathedral ©
Orléans Cathedral
Centre-ville ©
Centre-ville

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Saumur (Ackerman, Chateau de Saumur, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lac de Maine, get in on the family fun at Terra Botanica, explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Angers ouvert, and pause for some photo ops at Maison d'Adam.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Angers trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Orleans to Angers in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Angers can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Angers

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Saumur
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Chateau de Saumur ©
Chateau de Saumur
Lac de Maine ©
Lac de Maine
Terra Botanica ©
Terra Botanica