26 days in France Itinerary

26 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam
Train:  3 h 30 min
1
Paris
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Blois
— 4 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Tours
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Saumur
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Angers
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Paris
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam

5
nights
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.
You've added Musee Edith Piaf, Le Manoir de Paris, Musee des Vampires Et du Monde de l'Imaginaire, and other attractions to your itinerary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pere-Lachaise Cemetery and The Paris Catacombs. Step off the beaten path and head to Atelier des Lumieres and Place Vendome. When in Paris, make a side trip to see The Trianons & The Hamlet in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Orangerie, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and walk around Parc Monceau.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paris route maker website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Paris is an approximately 4.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Orleans.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Musee des Vampires Et du Monde de l'Imaginaire, The Trianons & The Hamlet
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Pere-Lachaise Cemetery ©
Pere-Lachaise Cemetery

3
nights
Orleans

Orleans ©
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orléans Cathedral. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse de Saint Paterne, thenmake a trip to Place du Martroi, and then walk around Parc Floral Orleans.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Orleans driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Paris to Orleans in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Orleans can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 18th (Sun), you'll travel to Blois.

Things to do in Orleans

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Orléans Cathedral ©
Orléans Cathedral
Musee des Beaux-Arts ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts
Paroisse de Saint Paterne ©
Paroisse de Saint Paterne

4
nights
Blois

Blois
Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chateau Royal de Blois, Chateau de Chambord and Chateau de Cheverny. Popular historic sites such as Escalier Denis Papin and Hotel de Villebresme (Maison de Denis Papin) are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau de Chenonceau and Maison de la Magie Robert-Houdin.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Blois trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Orleans to Blois in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Blois can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to Tours.

Things to do in Blois

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Chenonceau, Chateau de Cheverny, Chateau de Chambord
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Chateau Royal de Blois
Chateau Royal de Blois
Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau

2
nights
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.
You've now added Musee des Beaux-Arts to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Thu), explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts, take in the pleasant sights at Place Plumereau, and then take an in-depth tour of Hotel Gouin. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Chateau Gaudrelle, thenwander the streets of Rue Nationale, thenbrowse the different shops at Les Halles, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Collegiale Saint Martin et Tour Charlemagne.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tours trip tool.

Drive from Blois to Tours in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Tours, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 24th (Sat), you'll travel to Saumur.

Things to do in Tours

Shopping Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Chateau Gaudrelle
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Les Halles ©
Les Halles
Chateau Gaudrelle ©
Chateau Gaudrelle
Musee des Beaux-Arts ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts

5
nights
Saumur

Saumur ©
Saumur is a famous historic town known for its locally grown mushrooms and for their production of a number of regional wines and celebrated Combier liqueurs.
Popular historic sites such as Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale and Eglise Notre-Dame de Nantilly are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau de Saumur and Pierre et Lumiere. There's still lots to do: stroll through ile Millocheau, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Targe, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Royale des Ardilliers, and do a tasting at Caves Louis de Grenelle.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Saumur tour builder.

Getting from Tours to Saumur by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In July, daytime highs in Saumur are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 29th (Thu), you'll travel to Angers.

Things to do in Saumur

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, La Chevallerie - Gaetan BRUNEAU wines, Chateau de Targe
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Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale ©
Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale
Chateau de Saumur ©
Chateau de Saumur
Chateau de Targe ©
Chateau de Targe

4
nights
Angers

Angers ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parc Anjou Aventure. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee Robert Tatin and Galerie David d'Angers. Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau d'Angers ouvert and Collegiale Saint-Martin. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Angers: Abbey of Saint-Pierre de Solesmes (in Solesmes) and Jardin de la Perrine (in Laval). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Maurice, pause for some photo ops at Maison d'Adam, contemplate the long history of La Tour Saint-Aubin, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Place du Ralliement.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Angers trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saumur to Angers takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Angers can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Angers

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Abbey of Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, Musee Robert Tatin, Jardin de la Perrine
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Collegiale Saint-Martin ©
Collegiale Saint-Martin
Cathedrale St-Maurice ©
Cathedrale St-Maurice
Musee Robert Tatin ©
Musee Robert Tatin

2
nights
Paris

Paris ©
You've now added Musee Edith Piaf to your itinerary.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Paris sightseeing website.

You can take a train from Angers to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums
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Musee Edith Piaf ©
Musee Edith Piaf

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