Croissants, Gardens, Museums, Wine, and more, your Paris adventure is not far away! Prepare for the ultimate vacation seeing the city in the best way possible. Definitely take note that you’ll be on the move a lot, but in the end, it’ll all be worth it.
Itinerary Endorsed by Nerdy Artist
Day 1: Arrival
Get ready for a jam-packed vacation, but would you really want it any other way? You’ll come back home with new friends and memories, hopefully without emptying most of your bank account.
- Salut, you’ve arrived in Paree. Since you’re in a city where there’s a lot to do, walking is the best way to get around. However, for certain city day trips to places like Chartres, Fontainebleau, Versailles, and even Paris Disneyland the train system can help out greatly
- On your first day in the city, begin to embrace the French culture. Walk around the city and eat some great food! Don’t straggle to far, because you’ll be seeing as much as possible in the days ahead
- Enjoy your first night out on the town and follow the crowd and wine
Day 2: Follow the Canal to La Villette
Start the trip off eagerly and ready to see the city! Make sure you’re wearing comfortable walking shoes because on your first day, you’ll be walking a lot, but it will all be worth it.
- SOD – 12:30: Arise in the colorful and hipsterish area of Belleville to officially kick off your trip. All of the beautiful street art is great for photos
- 12:45 – 15:00: Arrive at the glorious Parc des Buttes-Chaumont for lunch; this park is a great place for a picnic! The park will most likely be crowded so you’ll have the chance to socialize with locals. When you’re in the park, be sure to hike to the top of its magical looking hill to get to the marble gazebo on the top.
- 15:20 – EOD: Follow the lovely Canal Saint-Martin in any direction, you can walk next to it or take the ferry. The canal is another one of Paris’s great scenic areas
Day 3: Spend the Day Like a King in Versailles
To get from Paris to Versailles there are two methods that are most favorable. These methods are renting a car or taking the train system. Renting a car will be faster and cheaper if split among more people, but the train system in Paris is known for its convenience. The best train systems in Paris are the Gare de l’Est, Gare du Nord, Paris Train Station and the Saint-Lazare.
- SOD: Paris
- For the day trip itinerary of Versailles click here!
- EOD: Paris
Day 4: Never Enough Sites
There’s lots of wandering to do in Paris, and you’ll want to see it all! Today will focus primarily on the Louvre Les Halles district. This district isn’t far from where you’ll be further exploring but try to stay within these bounds today.
- SOD – 11:00: In Louvre Les Halles district of Paris, there is a massive gray Palace! Go to the Palais Royal, there are also many shops in this area
- 11:03 – 12:30: Another nice and large building you’ll visit is the Louvre des Antiquaries which is lovely antique store you can wonder around for hours uncovered artifacts of world history
- 12:32 – 13:40: Hang around the former fortress of the Louvre Palace and snag some photos at the perfect and clear Louvre Pyramid which stands tall and bold in the center of the piazza
- 13:43 – 14:20: Walk onto the famous Pont des Arts or famously known as love locks bridge due to the thousands of padlocks placed across the bridge symbolizing unity
- 14:30 – 16:00: After crossing the love locks bridge stroll through the towering Saint Germain des Pres and wander around the nice town center
- 16:00 – EOD: Day three was less walking than Day two but still lots of excitement! Take the rest of the day to venture the streets of Paris further and enjoy the nightlife
Day 5: Of Course You’re Seeing the Eiffel Tower
This will be a day jam packed with art, excitement, and history. Although you’ll be mainly within the area of the Champ de Mars, budget your time wisely to see some of the most famous attractions in Paris.
- SOD – 11:00: There are other sights to see but on the Champ de Mars mall grounds as you see the Eiffel Tower you’ll want to run right to it! For this reason, it’s first on day four. But be aware, you’ll find many tourists in this area
- 11:04 – 13:00: There’s a very cool building covered in grass and other modern looking specs called the Quai Branly Museum. This museum is a tribute to the cultures of the world
- 13:10 – 15:00: Head over to the Ecole Militaire, which is where soldiers receive schooling. If you’re lucky you’ll be able to get inside and explore the vast hallways
- 15:15 – 16:30: For all of the history fans out there, the next stop on this trip will be very enjoyable! Walk over to Les Invalides which is a museum, monument, and most famously the tomb of Napoleon
- 16:35 – EOD: End this jam-packed day with one more museum at the Rodin Museum which filled with the sculptures of famous French artist Auguste Rodin
Day 6: We’re Going to Disney Land!
To get to Disney Land there are two methods that are most favorable. These methods are renting a car or taking the train system. Renting a car will be faster and cheaper if split among more people, but the train system in Paris is known of its convenience. The best train systems in Paris are the Gare de l’Est, Gare du Nord, Paris Train Station and the Saint-Lazare.
- SOD: Paris
- Where ever you go a Disney theme park will be special. Visit the Disney Land Paris
- EOD: Paris
Day 7: Back in Time at Chartres
To get from Paris to Chartres there are two methods that are most favorable. These methods are renting a car or taking the train system. Renting a car will be faster and cheaper if split among more people, but the train system in Paris is known for its convenience. The best train systems in Paris are the Gare de l’Est, Gare du Nord, Paris Train Station and the Saint-Lazare.
- SOD: Paris
- For the day trip itinerary of Chartres click here!
- EOD: Paris
Day 8: Getting Comfortable
On Day five you’ll be continuing to venture the streets of Paris, you may even begin to feel like a local!
- SOD – 11:00: Rise and shine, grab some croissants and other tasty pastries and get ready for the day’s activities
- 11:00 – 12:30: You’ll want to visit the very cool Centre Pompidou which is covered from walls to ceiling in interesting designed pipes and glass work architecture
- 12:40 – 14:00: Walk over to the cute and lively district of Le Marais for some mingling with locals and venturing into the wonderful restaurants and stores
- 14:05 – 16:00: This might be the coolest museum in Paris! The Picasso National Museum is filled with legendary and abstract artwork from one of the world’s best artists. The art in this museum consists of colorful and lively portraits, paintings, sculptures, and more
- 16:10 – 17:00: The Place des Vosges is the oldest planned square in all of Paris. There are typically many young people in this area enjoying the outdoors
- 17:00 – EOD: You’ll definitely want to return to the Le Marais area for its young and lively nightlife
Day 9: There’s More Than French
In Paris there’s more than French influence, on day nine you’ll get a mix of Italian influence at the Pantheon and be able to enjoy the high energy Latin Quarter. This is another busy day so prepare to be on the move!
- SOD – 13:00: On Lle de la Cite there are a couple of great sights to see. On this tiny island in Paris, check out the Conciegere, Sainte-Chapelle, and Cathedrael Notre-Dame
- 13:01 – 14:30: If you haven’t figure it out by now, Paris is filled with cool museums. Walk over to the Cluny Museum for some of the best medieval items and relics in the world
- 14:48 – 16:00: There are lots of restaurants, stores, and culture in the Latin Quarter. Don’t be afraid to spend a little extra money, now is the time to spoil yourself
- 16:02 – 16:02: Check out a little bit of Roman influence in Paris. Tour the Pantheon building and be sure to go inside for the lovely interior design
- 16:04 – 18:00: By now you’ve for sure started feeling like you’ve found a new home. But being in the Luxembourg Gardens will only enforce this. Hanging around in the lovely Jardin du Luxembourg building and the flowers of the garden will make this a place you won’t want to leave
- 18:10 – EOD: You probably thought it when you were here earlier, but return to the Latin Quarter to enjoy its spicy nightlife
Day 10: Falling in Love with Fontainbleau
To get from Paris to Fontainbleau there are two methods that are most favorable. These methods are renting a car or taking the train system. Renting a car will be faster and cheaper if split among more people, but the train system in Paris is known of its convenience. The best train systems in Paris are the Gare de l’Est, Gare du Nord, Paris Train Station and the Saint-Lazare.
- SOD: Paris
- For the day trip itinerary of Fontainbleau click here!
- EOD: Paris
Day 11: Seine, Seine, Seine!
An action-packed area of Paris is the Seine River and the sights to see on it. Day eight’s main focus will be keeping you around these
- SOD – 11:30: If there’s something Paris does well other than croissants, its design gardens. Hang out in the Tuilerries Garden for a great way to start the day
- 11:35 – 12:30: Visit the Organerie Museum. This museum is modern and futuristic compared to the previous museums visited. One of the famous pieces within it’s walls is the Monet Water Lilies
- 12:40 – 13:40: There’s a nice piazza that you must visit. Go over to the Place de Palais and enjoy some more Paris sights. If you’re lucky there will be some live music or other interesting street acts
- 14:05 – 16:30: You surely don’t mind some longer walks in such a nice place! Walk to the Grand Palais and check out the some of the historic exhibits inside, focusing on the natural history of France
- 16:03 – 17:30: If you’re a photographer lover you cannot go to Paris without having a photo-shoot on the Pont Aleixandre III. The bridge looks great at all hours of the day but especially looks nice when its lit up at night
- 17:42 – EOD: Enjoy the surrounding restaurants and stores down the iconic Champs- Elysees street. You’ll also find some great bars and clubs to spend the night here
Day 12: A Final Day of Itinerary Adventures
As your trip comes to end its okay to be sad, but don’t forget about everything you’ve done! And you still have one full day left to live it up!
- SOD – 11:30: Say it ain’t so! But after a marathon of museums, you’ll now be attending the final one. Go to the Jacquemart Andre museum to see some real Franch luxury
- 11:40 – 14:00: Stretch your legs in the rustic looking Parc Monceau. This park has some great ruins and lovely bridges to stroll around
- 14:20 – 15:30: Maybe it’s symbolism for leaving this great city or maybe you’d just like to think of it as enjoying another great sight! But go forward and walk through the famous L’Arc de Triophe de l’Etoile
- 15:30 – EOD: Enjoy the night by exploring the city and maybe returning to some sights you’ve seen previously
Day 13: Free Day
Take the day to enjoy Paris on your own terms!
Day 14: Departure
Get some social media love from your friends back home and upload the rolls on rolls of pictures that were taken on this trip. But most importantly keep them for yourself.
- Takeoff from the Charles de Gaulle Airport
Estimated Cost: $1700