8 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

8 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Loire Valley route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Nantes Atlantique Airport, Drive to Angers
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Angers
— 2 nights
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Tours
— 3 nights
Train to Paris CDG, Fly to Huntsville

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Angers

— 2 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Angers: Double V - Boutique et bar a vins (in Saint-Hilaire-Saint-Florent) and Saumur (Le Cadre Noir, Musee des Blindes, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Angers, pause for some photo ops at Maison d'Adam, and find something for the whole family at Terra Botanica.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Angers route planner.

Huntsville, USA to Angers is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Huntsville in May, things will get a bit cooler in Angers: highs are around 64°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tours.

Things to do in Angers

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 15 — 17:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Amboise (Chateau Royal d'Amboise & Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci), Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord) and Chateau Royal de Blois (in Blois). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, contemplate the long history of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, go for a walk through Place Plumereau, and explore the historical opulence of Château de l'Islette.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tours journey maker.

You can drive from Angers to Tours in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. May in Tours sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 20: