15 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

15 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Loire Valley travel route planner
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Drive to Manchester Airport, Fly to Nantes Atlantique Airport, Drive to Angers
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Angers
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chinon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive
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Amboise
— 4 nights
Fly to London Stansted, Train to Nottingham

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tours (Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, Musee du Compagnonnage, &more). Pack the 4th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Terra Botanica. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Angers, appreciate the history behind Maison d'Adam, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Maurice d'Angers, and admire the masterpieces at Galerie David d'Angers.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Angers online road trip planner.

Nottingham, UK to Angers is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Nottingham in July, expect nights in Angers to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chinon: Saumur (Musee des Blindes, Chateau de Saumur, &more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, enjoy some diversion at Forteresse royale de Chinon, examine the collection at Maurice Dufresne Museum, and make a trip to Château de l'Islette.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chinon travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Angers to Chinon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Chinon, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Orleans.
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Orleans — 3 nights

Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orleans: Chambord (Chateau de Chambord & Domaine National de Chambord). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Orléans Cathedral, grab your bike and head to Loire a Velo Cycle Path, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and contemplate the long history of Hotel Groslot.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Orleans trip planner.

Drive from Chinon to Orleans in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Amboise.
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Amboise — 4 nights

Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Get out of town with these interesting Amboise side-trips: Blois (Maison de la Magie Robert-Houdin, Chateau Royal de Blois, &more). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, find something for the whole family at Mini-Châteaux Val de Loire, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, and pause for some photo ops at Statue Leonardo da Vinci.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Amboise tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Orleans to Amboise takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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