11 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

11 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Loire Valley planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Tours
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Tours
— 4 nights
Drive
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Angers
— 4 nights
Drive
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Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly

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Tours

— 4 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, &more) and Blois (Eglise Saint-Nicolas, Chateau Royal de Blois, &more). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, appreciate the history behind Basilique Saint-Julien, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, and look for gifts at Galland Epicerie de Terroirs.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Tours online holiday planner.

Toronto, Canada to Tours is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Toronto to Tours, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in September, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Tours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Angers.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:

Angers

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Angers: Saumur (Les Jardins du Puygirault, Gratien et Meyer, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Angers, take in the exciting artwork at Art Chapel Gallery, make a trip to Cale de la Savatte, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Angers trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Tours to Angers takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Angers are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Orleans.

Things to do in Angers

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21:

Orleans

— 2 nights
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. On the 22nd (Wed), look for gifts at L'Atelier des Chimeres, then steep yourself in history at Domaine National de Chambord, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chambord, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint-Louis de Chambord. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orléans Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Centre-ville, and then stroll around Parc Floral Orleans.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Orleans holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Angers to Orleans takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Orleans, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23: