Check out and write down our 3 days in Paris itinerary to make the most of your visit to the city. We’re sure you’ll discover some fantastic places.

First day in Paris

On your first day in Paris, start early by visiting the Eiffel Tower. You can take lots of photos, stroll through the Trocadéro Gardens (which are just below the tower) and, if you want, pay to go up the tower and see the beautiful Champ de Mars from above.

After that, you can cross the River Seine and head towards the Arc de Triomphe, a famous monument in the city. It begins the famous Champs Élysées avenue, which is a long avenue of street stores with famous brands.

From there, you can grab a quick snack in the many street bakeries and walk straight to the famous Louvre garden, which is beautiful. And, of course, take the whole afternoon to visit this museum, which is simply the most famous in the world.

The museum is huge and you probably won’t be able to visit all of it, so take a map at the entrance and select the areas you’re most interested in seeing. It’s also worth buying your tickets in advance (we’ll explain how below). After leaving the Louvre, in the evening, you can cross the Pont des Arts, a bridge well known for having padlocks attached to it by couples in love.

Another amazing place to visit from there is the incredible Notre Dame Cathedral, the most famous in all of France, but you can only see the façade as it is closed to visitors. And to end the evening in style, make sure you have dinner in a delicious Parisian restaurant.

Second day in Paris

As you’ve already seen most of the sights in Paris on this first day, our tip is that you book your second day to visit the enchanting Palace of Versailles. We’ve already told you that it’s important to book your tickets in advance to avoid the stress of queuing.

This royal castle is considered one of the largest in the world. However, it is not located in the French capital, but in the neighboring city of Versailles. However, the distance between the two cities is very short and the journey quick: 41 km and 1 hour by car.

The Palace of Versailles symbolizes the Absolutist Monarchy in France, whose main figure was King Louis XIV. The building itself is rich in detail and is full of majestic rooms to visit – among the most outstanding is the hall of mirrors.

And don’t forget to visit the palace garden, which is one of the largest gardens in the world and an absolute delight. Another very interesting trip is to visit the Versailles region, which is also very beautiful.

Palace of Versailles

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.

Third day in Paris

On the last day, to round off the trip with a bang, we recommend some breathtaking sights. Start this third day of your trip by going to the Sacré Coeur, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, located on Rue du Chevalier de la Barre.

Be ready to face the cathedral’s long staircase, but the effort will be well worth it as the view is unique. Don’t forget to take a camera with you to take pictures and keep the memories of the day. Afterwards, head to the Moulin Rouge, located in the same area, and stop for lunch or a snack in the area which is home to numerous cafés and the best restaurants in Paris.

At the end of the day’s sightseeing, there’s nothing better than shopping and picking up a few souvenirs for the trip – even better if you can do it while saving a lot of money. So don’t miss Galeries Lafayette, which is accessible by many metro lines.

You’ll be enchanted by the place, which is very beautiful and has incredible shopping options, although it’s not that cheap. Once you’ve done that, head back to your hotel and rest well after three intense and unforgettable days of travel.

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.


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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