9 days in Centre-Val de Loire Itinerary

9 days in Centre-Val de Loire Itinerary

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9 days in Centre-Val de Loire Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
+4
Fly + Train + Subway + Foot + Train:  21​h 30​min
1
Chartres
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Azay-le-Rideau
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Chambord
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
nights
Chartres

Chartres ©
Renowned for its medieval cathedral built on a hill by the left bank of the Eure River, Chartres is a small city in the Centre-Val de Loire region and capital of the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.
Chartres en Lumieres has been added to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chartres: Amboise (Chateau Royal d'Amboise, Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, & more), Blois (Chateau Royal de Blois & Eglise Saint-Vincent-de-Paul) and Orléans Cathedral (in Orleans). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chartres Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Maintenon, admire the masterpieces at Chapelle Saint Eman, and don't miss a visit to Place Plumereau.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chartres road trip planning website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Chartres is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Chartres is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, things will get cooler in Chartres: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Azay-le-Rideau.

Things to do in Chartres

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Amboise, Tours, Blois, Chateau de Maintenon, Orléans Cathedral
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Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise

2
nights
Azay-le-Rideau

Azay-le-Rideau ©
As the center of the Touraine Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) for the Loire Valley, Azay-le-Rideau produces dry, white wines and red wines rich in tannins.
On the 25th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Chateau de Villandry, then see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau, and then stop by Vinea Loire Valley. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Usse, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Langeais, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Azay-le-Rideau sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Chartres to Azay-le-Rideau in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Azay-le-Rideau, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Chambord.

Things to do in Azay-le-Rideau

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Langeais, Chateau de Chenonceau, Chateau de Villandry, Chateau d'Usse
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Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau ©
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry

1
night
Chambord

Chambord ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cheverny, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chambord, and then explore the historical opulence of Domaine National de Chambord.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chambord itinerary maker app .

Drive from Azay-le-Rideau to Chambord in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chambord

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Cheverny
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Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny