10 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

10 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Loire Valley journey planner
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Fly to Paris-Orly Airport, Drive to Blois
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Blois
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chinon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Angers
— 3 nights
Drive to Nantes Atlantique Airport, Fly to Valletta

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Blois — 3 nights

Town of Art and History

Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
Explore Blois' surroundings by going to Orléans Cathedral (in Orleans), Amboise (Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, Chateau Royal d'Amboise, &more) and Tours (Place Plumereau & Cathedrale Saint-Gatien). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Chateau Royal de Blois, get to know the fascinating history of Escalier Denis Papin, don't miss a visit to Chateau de Chambord, and stroll around Jardin des Simples et des Fleurs Royales.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Blois day trip planning tool.

Valletta, Malta to Blois is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Traveling from Valletta in June, things will get little chillier in Blois: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chinon.
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Chinon — 3 nights

On the banks of the Vienne River, Chinon offers access to a rich wine area in the Loire Valley.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chinon: Saumur (Musee des Blindes, Chateau de Saumur, &more). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Chateau du Petit Thouars, explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, contemplate the long history of La Vallee Troglodytique des Goupillieres, and stop by La Savonnerie du Zebre.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Chinon trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Blois to Chinon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Chinon, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Angers.
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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.
Pack the 4th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Terra Botanica. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lac de Maine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Maurice d'Angers, pause for some photo ops at Maison d'Adam, and explore the world behind art at Musee Lurcat.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Angers online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chinon to Angers takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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