15 days in Rouen, Loire Valley & Paris Itinerary

15 days in Rouen, Loire Valley & Paris Itinerary

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Rouen
— 1 night
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Tours
— 3 nights
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Blois
— 2 nights
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Orleans
— 3 nights
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Paris
— 5 nights

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Rouen

Rouen
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rouen visit planner.

Lincoln, UK to Rouen is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and train. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Fri) before leaving for Tours.

Things to do in Rouen

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
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Tours

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chateau de Villandry. Chateau de Cheverny and Château de l'Islette will appeal to history buffs. It doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tours trip planner.

Drive from Rouen to Tours in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You will leave for Blois on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Azay-le-Rideau, Chateau de Villandry, Chateau de Cheverny
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Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau ©
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau
Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny

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Blois

Blois ©
Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, then explore the galleries of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Escalier Denis Papin. On your second day here, make a trip to Chateau de Chambord, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal de Blois, and then examine the collection at Maison de la Magie Robert-Houdin.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Blois trip app.

You can drive from Tours to Blois in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Orleans.

Things to do in Blois

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Amboise, Chateau de Chambord
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Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord

3
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Orleans

Orleans ©
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Musee des Emaux et de la Mosaique and Musee des Beaux-Arts will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Orléans Cathedral and Briare aqueduct Pont-canal de Briare are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orleans: Château de Sully-sur-Loire (in Sully-sur-Loire) and Chateau-musee de Gien (in Gien). There's lots more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Loire a Velo Cycle Path, steep yourself in history at Hotel Groslot, and stroll around Parc Floral Orleans.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Orleans online visit planner.

You can drive from Blois to Orleans in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Orleans can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Briare, Château de Sully-sur-Loire, Chateau-musee de Gien
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Hotel Groslot ©
Hotel Groslot
Château de Sully-sur-Loire ©
Château de Sully-sur-Loire
Briare aqueduct Pont-canal de Briare ©
Briare aqueduct Pont-canal de Briare

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Paris

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Get in touch with nature at Île de la Cité and Seine River. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Le Marais, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

You can drive from Orleans to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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