15 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

15 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

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Orleans
— 2 nights
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Amboise
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chinon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Angers
— 5 nights
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Orleans — 2 nights

Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orleans: Chambord (Domaine National de Chambord, Chateau de Chambord, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orléans Cathedral, walk around Parc Floral de La Source, explore the landscape on two wheels at Loire a Velo Cycle Path, and make a trip to La Paillote.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Orleans road trip planning website.

Lisbon, Portugal to Orleans is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon to Orleans, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lisbon in September, with highs in Orleans at 25°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Amboise.
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Amboise — 3 nights

Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amboise: Blois (Escalier Denis Papin, Chateau Royal de Blois, &more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise.

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Traveling by car from Orleans to Amboise takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Chinon.
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Chinon — 4 nights

On the banks of the Vienne River, Chinon offers access to a rich wine area in the Loire Valley.
Get out of town with these interesting Chinon side-trips: Saumur (Eglise Saint-Pierre de Saumur, Chateau de Saumur, &more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, learn about winemaking at Chateau de Targe, see the interesting displays at Maurice Dufresne Museum, and make a trip to Château de l'Islette.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chinon vacation builder app.

You can drive from Amboise to Chinon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Chinon, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Angers.
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Angers — 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Angers: Tours (Hotel Gouin, Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, &more). Pack the 15th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Terra Botanica. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Angers, admire the masterpieces at Musee Lurcat, pause for some photo ops at Maison d'Adam, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Maurice d'Angers.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Angers 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. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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