53 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

53 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Loire Valley trip itinerary planner
©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Orleans
— 12 nights
Drive
2
Amboise
— 12 nights
Drive
3
Chinon
— 12 nights
Drive
4
Angers
— 15 nights
Train to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, Fly to Auckland

S M T W T F S
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11

Orleans — 12 nights

Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Explore Orleans' surroundings by going to Chambord (Saint-Louis de Chambord, Domaine National de Chambord, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orléans Cathedral, make a trip to La Paillote, take in the exciting artwork at Vitrail & co, and walk around Parc Floral de La Source.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Orleans sightseeing planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Orleans is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Auckland to Orleans. Traveling from Auckland in December, expect Orleans to be colder, temps between 7°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Amboise.
more
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 20 — Jan 1:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Amboise — 12 nights

Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amboise: Parc des Mees (in La Chaussee-Saint-Victor) and Blois (Eglise Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, Maison de l'Acrobate, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Saint-Hubert, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Amboise trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Orleans to Amboise by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Amboise can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Chinon.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 13:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Chinon — 12 nights

On the banks of the Vienne River, Chinon offers access to a rich wine area in the Loire Valley.
Explore Chinon's surroundings by going to Saumur (Eglise Notre-Dame de Nantilly, Caves Louis de Grenelle, &more) and Parnay (Domaine de Rocheville & Chateau de Parnay). The adventure continues: indulge your senses at Loire Winery Tours, do a tasting at Vinea Loire Valley, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brassefort, and contemplate the long history of Maison du Souvenir.

Plan a Chinon trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Amboise to Chinon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Chinon are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Angers.
more
Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Fun & Games
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 25:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Angers — 15 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: Beaute Bien Etre (in Saumur) and Tours (Place Jean Jaures Fountain, Hotel de Ville de Tours, &more). Pack the 30th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Terra Botanica. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Angers, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-des-Victoires, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, and don't miss a visit to Ancien Couvent de la Baumette.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Angers journey maker app.

You can drive from Chinon to Angers in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 25 — Feb 9:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip