In this 1 day in Paris itinerary, we give you tips on all the tours you can take to make the most of your 24 hours in the city.

Morning in Paris

To start this 1 day in Paris itinerary in style, our tip is to visit the city’s most iconic landmark: the Eiffel Tower. Take the opportunity to admire the tower from below or climb it. In the latter case, don’t forget to buy tickets for this attraction in advance to save time in the queue.

Once you’ve done that, you can walk along the banks of the Seine River towards the famous Arc de Triomphe, which is very important to the country’s history. From there, you’ll follow the Champs-Elysées Avenue, which, as well as being beautiful, has ancient architecture and many stores, making it an unmissable tourist spot in Paris.

Eiffel Tower

Afternoon in Paris

Walk in a straight line until you reach the iconic Louvre Museum and stroll through the square where its entrance is located, in the glass pyramid. However, due to time constraints, you may not be able to visit the Louvre in its entirety – so consider whether or not it’s worth it, depending on your preferences.

Once you’ve passed the Louvre, you can cross the famous Pont des Arts, Paris’s padlocked bridge over the River Seine. Then go on to see the beautiful and historic Notre Dame Cathedral, an icon of Paris, and end the day by visiting the magnificent Luxembourg Gardens, which are full of plants and flowers.

Louvre Museum

Important tip: To make the most of your trip is to stay in the best region. If you want, see our article here that explains the best area, hotels and how to save a lot on accommodation.

Extra tip for buying the cheapest tickets to Paris attractions

Many of the sights in the City of Light are paid for and, to see them on your 1 day in Paris itinerary, you’ll need to buy a ticket. The best way to do this and save a lot on sightseeing is to buy your tickets online in advance.

As well as being cheaper, you’ll save a lot of time by “skipping” the queues at the ticket office and you’ll already have the tickets in your hands, without running the risk of them running out.

We always use this European Ticket Site to buy our tickets. Here you can find all the tickets for the main sights and tours in Paris, France and all over the world. We use it a lot and always save a lot of money.

Latin Quarter in Paris

Save money on your trip to Paris:

Saving money: do you want to plan your trip while making the most of your budget? Be sure to read our article on how to travel to Paris cheap, with all the tips to save the most, while still enjoying it!

Tickets: find out where to buy your Paris tickets in the cheapest and safest way – for parks, museums and ticket combos. You can save up to 40%!

Car: if you are thinking about renting one this is the best website. It compares the price at all rental companies and finds unbeatable prices. You can save up to 30%!

Mobile chip: we always use this chip. It’s electronic (eSIM), you install it instantly and you can use your cell phone’s Internet anywhere in the world.

Hotels: our article on where to stay in Paris. You will find out the best area, the hotels that we have stayed there and how to save a lot on the hotel.

Travel insurance: medical care in another country is very expensive and it is extremely important to take out travel insurance for any trip abroad. This is the website we always take out our insurance on. Reliable and at a good price.

Transfer: do you need one from the airport to the hotel? Find out here how to book and for the lowest price!

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