4 days in Paris, Chenonceaux & Orleans Itinerary

4 days in Paris, Chenonceaux & Orleans Itinerary

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4 days in Paris, Chenonceaux & Orleans Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  5​h 15​min
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Paris
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Chenonceaux
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Orleans
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h
End: Edinburgh

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paris journey website .

Edinburgh, UK to Paris is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Paris: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Chenonceaux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Chateau of Vincennes
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Chateau of Vincennes ©
Chateau of Vincennes
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

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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 15th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau, then examine the collection at La Magnanerie, and then do a tasting at Troglo Degusto.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chenonceaux online trip planner .

Getting from Paris to Chenonceaux by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Orleans.

Things to do in Chenonceaux

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Side Trip

Bourre
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Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Troglo Degusto ©
Troglo Degusto
La Magnanerie ©
La Magnanerie

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Orleans

Orleans ©
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. On the 16th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Orléans Cathedral, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Loire a Velo Cycle Path, and then stroll around Parc Floral Orleans.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Orleans trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Chenonceaux to Orleans takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orleans

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Orléans Cathedral ©
Orléans Cathedral
Parc Floral Orleans ©
Parc Floral Orleans

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