9 days in Bordeaux, Loire Valley & Paris Itinerary

9 days in Bordeaux, Loire Valley & Paris Itinerary

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Bordeaux
— 2 nights
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Amboise
— 2 nights
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Paris
— 4 nights
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Bordeaux

— 2 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): don't miss a visit to La Grande Dune du Pilat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tour Pey-Berland, then make a trip to The Water Mirror, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux day trip tool.

New York City, USA to Bordeaux is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In April in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Amboise.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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Amboise

— 2 nights
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chambord and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal de Blois. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Closerie de Chanteloup - Brasserie d' Amboise, steep yourself in history at Chateau Royal d'Amboise, then steep yourself in history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and finally do a tasting at Plou Et Fils.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Amboise trip itinerary website.

You can take a train from Bordeaux to Amboise in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Amboise can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

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Paris

— 4 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Montmartre, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by train from Amboise to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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