11 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

11 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Loire Valley holiday planner

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Tours
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Tours
— 3 nights
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Amboise
— 2 nights
Drive
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Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive
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Angers
— 3 nights
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Tours

— 3 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 Tours' surroundings by going to Chateau d'Usse (in Rigny-Usse) and Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale (in Fontevraud-l'Abbaye). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau de Villandry, steep yourself in history at Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, step into the grandiose world of Château de l'Islette, and go for a walk through Place Plumereau.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tours holiday maker.

Bristol, UK to Tours is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Bristol to Tours, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Tours are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:

Amboise

— 2 nights
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 12th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, then get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and then do a tasting at Troglo Degusto. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Amboise trip planner.

Amboise is just a short distance from Tours. In August, daytime highs in Amboise are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Orleans.

Things to do in Amboise

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

Orleans

— 2 nights
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Orléans Cathedral, make a trip to Place du Martroi, then don't miss a visit to Chateau de Chambord, and finally stop by L'Atelier des Chimeres. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Loire a Velo Cycle Path, don't miss a visit to Galerie du Lion, then stroll around Parc Floral Orleans, and finally contemplate the long history of Hotel Groslot.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Orleans travel route builder app.

You can drive from Amboise to Orleans in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Orleans are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Angers.

Things to do in Orleans

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Angers: Puy du Fou (in Les Epesses) and Musee des Blindes (in Saumur). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Angers, take a leisurely stroll along Cale de la Savatte, and find something for the whole family at Terra Botanica.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Angers online trip maker.

Drive from Orleans to Angers in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Angers

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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