7 days in Loire Valley & Chenonceaux Itinerary

7 days in Loire Valley & Chenonceaux Itinerary

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7 days in Loire Valley & Chenonceaux Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + train:  12​h 30​min
1
Tours
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Chinon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Chenonceaux
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Amboise
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  13​h
End: Toronto

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau de Villandry, then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Langeais, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Place Plumereau. On your second day here, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tours visit planning app .

Toronto, Canada to Tours is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Tours is 6 hours. Traveling from Toronto in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Tours, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chinon.

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Chateau de Langeais, Chateau de Villandry
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Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien ©
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien

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Chinon

Chinon ©
On the banks of the Vienne River, Chinon offers access to a rich wine area in the Loire Valley.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale, delve into the distant past at Chapelle Sainte Radegonde, then make a trip to Château de l'Islette, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Chinon tour itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Tours to Chinon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chenonceaux.

Things to do in Chinon

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Azay-le-Rideau, Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale
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Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau ©
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau
Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale ©
Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale
Château de l'Islette ©
Château de l'Islette

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Chenonceaux

Chenonceaux ©
Situated in the valley of the river Cher within the tributary of the Loire, Chenonceaux has a unique location in the Touraine-Chenonceaux wine-growing area.
On the 24th (Tue), do a tasting at Troglo Degusto, then see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau, and then look for gifts at Poterie Agny.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Chenonceaux trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chinon to Chenonceaux in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Chenonceaux, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Amboise.

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Troglo Degusto
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Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Troglo Degusto ©
Troglo Degusto

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nights
Amboise

Amboise
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chambord and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cheverny. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, then admire the natural beauty at Chateau Royal d'Amboise, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Closerie de Chanteloup.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Amboise itinerary maker app .

Amboise is just a stone's throw from Chenonceaux. September in Amboise sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums Parks

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

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