10 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

10 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Loire Valley tour planner

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

— 3 nights

City of Flowers

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Angers side-trips: Saumur (Musee du Champignon, Le Cadre Noir, &more). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Angers, take an in-depth tour of Musee Lurcat, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place du Ralliement, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Angers trip planning website.

Barcelona, Spain to Angers is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Angers, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tours.

Things to do in Angers

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:

Tours

— 4 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tours: Blois (Chateau Royal de Blois & Maison de la Magie Robert-Houdin) and Amboise (Chateau Royal d'Amboise, Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, learn about winemaking at Vinea Loire Valley, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanique de Tours, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tours tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Angers to Tours takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Orleans.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:

Orleans

— 2 nights
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): stroll around Parc Floral de La Source, then make a trip to Place du Martroi, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orléans Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Chateau de Chambord and then explore the historical opulence of Domaine National de Chambord.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Orleans day trip website.

Getting from Tours to Orleans by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15: