27 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

27 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Loire Valley travel planner

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Orleans
— 5 nights
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Amboise
— 5 nights
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Chinon
— 5 nights
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Angers
— 11 nights
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Orleans

— 5 nights
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Venture out of the city with trips to Chambord (Saint-Louis de Chambord & Chateau de Chambord) and Bourges (Musee du Materiel, Cathedrale De Bourges, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Orléans Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, pause for some photo ops at Statue Equestre Jeanne d'Arc, and walk around Parc Floral Orleans.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Orleans trip builder app.

Paris to Orleans is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In April in Orleans, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Amboise.

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 17:

Amboise

— 5 nights
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Venture out of the city with trips to Blois (Escalier Denis Papin, Chateau Royal de Blois, &more), Lavardin Saint-Genest Church (in Lavardin) and Chateau de Cheverny (in Cheverny). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau, learn about winemaking at Plou Et Fils, take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Amboise trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Orleans to Amboise in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April in Amboise, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Chinon.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 22:

Chinon

— 5 nights
On the banks of the Vienne River, Chinon offers access to a rich wine area in the Loire Valley.
Get out of town with these interesting Chinon side-trips: Saumur (Distillery Combier, Chateau de Saumur, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, get in on the family fun at Saint Benoit Aventure, look for gifts at Vinea Loire Valley, and do a tasting at Chateau du Petit Thouars.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Chinon holiday maker app.

Getting from Amboise to Chinon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Chinon can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Angers.

Things to do in Chinon

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 27:

Angers

— 11 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: Tours (Parc Mirabeau, Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, &more) and Lac des Bretonnieres (in Joue-les-Tours). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Angers, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, take an in-depth tour of Musee Lurcat, and walk around Parc de l'Arboretum.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Angers attractions planner.

Getting from Chinon to Angers by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Angers, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Angers

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 8: