9 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

9 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Angers
— 2 nights
2
Tours
— 4 nights
3
Orleans
— 2 nights

2
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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.
On the 30th (Wed), ponder the design of Fontaine Monumentale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, get in on the family fun at Terra Botanica, thenexplore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Angers ouvert, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Maurice.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Angers trip itinerary builder site.

London, UK to Angers is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Angers, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in September: highs in Angers hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tours.

Things to do in Angers

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Saumur
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Musee des Blindes ©
Musee des Blindes
Jardin des Plantes ©
Jardin des Plantes
Cathedrale St-Maurice ©
Cathedrale St-Maurice

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tours: Amboise (Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, Chateau Royal d'Amboise, &more) and Blois (Chateau Royal de Blois & Eglise Saint-Nicolas). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, take an in-depth tour of Hotel Gouin, and walk around Parc Mirabeau.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Tours trip planner.

Getting from Angers to Tours by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October in Tours, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Orleans.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites Museums Parks

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

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Orleans

Orleans ©
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. On the 7th (Wed), stop by L'Atelier des Chimeres, thenstep into the grandiose world of Domaine National de Chambord, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chambord, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint-Louis de Chambord. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to Loire a Velo Cycle Path, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centre-ville, thenstroll around Parc Floral Orleans, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Orléans Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Orleans tour planner.

Getting from Tours to Orleans by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October in Orleans, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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