A Week-Long Paris Itinerary (2024 Guide)

Need a one-week Paris itinerary that’s customized just for you? You’ve come to the right place!

My husband and I have visited the gorgeous city of Paris in France twice now. Since I’m such a Type A person, both of our trips probably wouldn’t have been near as incredible had it not been for meticulous planning beforehand.

Here I’ll give you a Paris itinerary that covers the best of the best things to do in Paris!

When it comes to international travel (or any kind of travel for that matter), having a plan can make all the difference.

It can save time, allow you to visit all the attractions you want, and eliminate some stress.

Especially because there is just so much to see in Paris that a single-day trip allotted for sightseeing just won’t suffice!

If you head to Paris without a general schedule, I feel like you could easily miss out on all that this city has to offer.

But no worries; I’ve done the research for you so you’ll get to enjoy the City of Lights without fuss!

One Week Paris Itinerary Map of Locations

You can use this map to see the locations of all of the places that I recommend or that were recommended to me.

If you open up the map, the pins are grouped by areas that make sense so that you’re traveling within a small distance each day (instead of walking all over the city). You can also take taxi rides if you’d rather not walk in between these attractions.

The pins are color-coded as follows:

  • Dark blue– main points of interest
  • Light blue– less famous points of interest
  • Yellow– great photo spot
  • Purple– restaurant/creperie/bakery
  • Green– parks
  • Dark red– carousel

Customize Your Paris Itinerary

Each day revolves around a main point of interest, which is where the titles for each day come from.

The places within each day are in an order that makes sense (ie. one thing is close to the next), but feel free to take this Paris itinerary and make it your own.

If you want to see the Eiffel Tower every day that you’re in Paris or take a guided tour to learn more about your favorite spot, don’t let me stop you!

And keep in mind that the beauty of being in a new place as tourists is feeling the freedom to travel, make friends, and explore all the city highlights as you see fit.

So be sure to leave wiggle room for unexpected cafe stops, relaxation time at a park, or anything else that might steer you off course.

Go with a plan and use this 7 day Paris itinerary, but give yourself the freedom to explore.

I think that that’s the best way to get to know a new place, after all!

How to Use This Paris Itinerary

I’d recommend copying and pasting my daily “At A Glance” lists somewhere, then highlighting the places that you really want to visit as you read through the in-depth descriptions.

Once you have your favorites picked out, you can follow the itinerary to a T or skip the places you’re not as excited to see if you start running out of time.

That way, you can linger at places that really blow you away without feeling like you’re on a time crunch.

Without further ado, here’s my week-long Paris itinerary!

Day 1: Arrive and Decompress

At A Glance

Tip: If you’re jet-lagged, don’t tire yourself out on the day you arrive. Get proper rest so that you’re relaxed and ready for the rest of your trip.

You’ve just arrived in Paris!

Chances are, you’ve been on a long flight and are jet-lagged.

If you need a nap at the hotel after arriving from the Charles De Gaulle Airport, I don’t blame ya.

I usually am pretty gung-ho about staying up until a normal early bedtime in my new time zone, but when Harrison and I arrive in Paris, we were bone-tired!

We arrived right around 11 am and went out for lunch to pass some time before our check-in time at our hotel, Maison Mère.

Once we checked in, I pretty much immediately took a nap- that accidentally lasted a couple of hours.

We used the rest of the day to groggily explore the area around us, get our negative antigen tests for our Pass Sanitaires, and eat some yummy Thai food near our hotel.

Then we hit the sack early.

I have no regrets about our “wasted” day. The next day, we were up bright and early, completely re-energized, and ready to explore!

Now the “real” Paris itinerary starts!

Day 2: Arc de Triomphe & Grand/Petit Palais

At A Glance

L’Arc de Triomphe
Ladurée Paris
Chez Francis
Plaza Athénée
Grand Palais
Petit Palais
Pont Alexandre III
Rosa Bonheur sur Seine
Les Invalides
Rodin Museum
The view from the top of the Arc de Triomphe.
We asked the guy at Laduree to “just give us the most popular flavors.” It was a very good and yummy decision.
Gotta get a shot with the iconic Arc de Triomphe!
Gotta love that Eiffel Tower view from Pont Alexandre III.

L’Arc de Triomphe

Go up to the top of the Arc for a spectacular view!

Hours (last entrance is 45 minutes before closing):

  • April 1- September 30: 10:00 AM -11:00 PM
  • October 1- March 31: 10:00 AM -10:30 PM


  • Adults- 13 Euros
  • 18 and under – free

See full details here.


This iconic shopping street is adjacent to L’Arc de Triomphe. It’s a must on any Paris itinerary!

Ladurée Paris

While you’re on the Champs Elysées, stop at Ladurée for their famous macarons!

Chez Francis

Walk (or metro) to Chez Francis for lunch. It is a famous Parisian restaurant with a patio view of the Eiffel Tower.

Plaza Athénée

Stop at this gorgeous hotel to take a look at some neat architecture. You can also enjoy a meal or tea here.

If you have money to spend (this hotel is NOT cheap!), book your stay here.

Grand Palais

The Grand Palais is a famous exhibition hall and museum built at the turn of the 20th century. It closed for renovations in 2021 and hopefully will reopen sometime in 2024.

Check their website here for the most up-to-date information.

Petit Palais

This art museum is directly across the street from the Grand Palais. You’ve probably seen its gorgeous golden gate on Instagram!

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. (Note that the ticket office closes at 5:15 pm).

Cost: free admission to permanent collections

Check here for ticket info directly on the Petit Palais site for the most current information.

Pont Alexandre III

This is a beautiful bridge that offers a great view of the Eiffel Tower.

Rosa Bonheur sur Seine

Snack time! Stop in to Rosa Bonheur sur Seine for cheese and charcuterie!

Les Invalides

Les Invalides refers to a complex of buildings, made up of military museums and monuments.

Hours: Daily from 10:00 AM -6:00 PM

Cost: 15 Euro. Get full ticketing information here.

Rodin Museum

Whether you’re an art fanatic or not, this art museum dedicated to Auguste Rodin is worth a visit!

Hours: Open daily except for Mondays from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM. (Note that the last entry is at 5:45 PM).

Cost: Get full ticketing information here.

Tip: If you are planning to visit a lot of museums, you may want to purchase Paris Museum Pass ahead of time and do away with getting line tickets for each attraction. See more details here!

Day 3: Sacré-Cœur

At A Glance

The Sacré-Cœur
Sacré-Cœur Carousel
La Maison Rose
Place du Tertre
Le Cul de Poule
Le Consulat
Moulin Rouge
Parc Monceau
Musée Jacquemart-André
The lovely pink Maison Rose.
Exploring the gorgeous streets of Montmartre.
Eiffel Tower view from the Sacré-Cœur.
How charming is Le Consulat?

The Sacré-Cœur

The Sacré-Cœur is by far my favorite iconic place in Paris. You’ll certainly want to add it to your Paris itinerary! Definitely pay to go up to the top, it offers incredible views over the city.

(Please note that there are around 300 steps to climb and no elevator!)


  • The church itself is open every day from 6:30 AM to 10:30 PM, and entrance is free.
  • To climb up to the dome: daily from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Cost: Admission charges may vary.

Sacré-Cœur Carousel

While you’re at the Sacré-Cœur, check out the Sacré-Cœur Carousel!


The Sacré-Cœur is in Montmartre, my favorite neighborhood in all of Paris! When you think of the charming, quintessential, cobblestone streets of Paris, you’re probably envisioning Montmartre.

Filled with cafes, shops, and art, Montmartre is a must when visiting Paris!

(Fun fact: this is the neighborhood where the movie Amelie was filmed.)

Place du Tertre

I think this is the most charming square in all of Montmartre because it truly embodies the spirit of this neighborhood. When the weather is right, you’ll see artists painting and selling their paintings, plenty of open-air restaurant seating, and an overall festive small-town feel.

La Maison Rose

This iconic, gorgeous pink shop is one of the prettiest cafes in Paris, in my opinion.

Here are two more options for cafes in Montmartre:

Cul de Poule

For an unassuming, laid-back cafe in Montmartre, Cul de Poule serves up great food at a great price.

Le Consulat

We stopped into Le Consulat for mussels and fries, and they were so good! I highly recommend it!

The outdoor patio is so charming if you have the option to sit outdoors.

Moulin Rouge

The Moulin Rouge is a photo-worthy Paris icon!

You can book dinner and a show at the famous Moulin Rouge here.

Parc Monceau

Grab a pastry and take a leisurely stroll through Parc Monceau.

Musée Jacquemart-André

Visit this private museum to see the notable works of art that Édouard André and his wife, Nélie Jacquemart, collected in their lifetime.

The mansion is stunning, with genuine nineteenth-century rooms, salons, gardens, and the museum to explore.

Hours: daily from 10am to 6pm (open until 8:30pm on Mondays when showing exhibitions). Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.

Cost: normal price is 10-17 Euros. Check rates here.

Day 4: Eiffel Tower

At A Glance

Trocadéro Gardens
Avenue de Camoens
Banks of the Seine
Eiffel Tower
222 Rue de l’Université
Au Canon des Invalides Brasserie
La Gare
Palace of
Eiffel Tower view from the Trocadero
Strolling along the banks of the Seine.
Eiffel Tower from Avenue de Camoens.
Gotta love that Eiffel Tower photo bomb at this yummy cafe!


The Trocadéro Gardens offers arguably the best & most classic view of the Eiffel Tower. I’d say this is another must on any Paris itinerary. Come at sunrise for an epic shot with the Iron Lady!

Champ de Mars

This green space also offers a spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower. But more than that, this public area is used to celebrate Republican victories and is a symbol of the French Republic. Now, it is used for family picnics, concerts, and the like.

Avenue de Camoens

Located right next to the Trocadero, this is a quiet road that dead ends into a gorgeous view of the Eiffel Tower! It’s great for photos!

Banks of the Seine

Stroll the banks of the Seine, join a Seine River Cruise, or simply grab another great shot of the Eiffel Tower!

Eiffel Tower

Did you even visit Paris if you didn’t visit the Eiffel Tower? On the Left Bank stands the most iconic structure in Paris (and some might say in the world!), this is absolutely a must for your Paris itinerary. We actually have never gone up the tower; I much prefer the views you can get from the other Paris monuments where you can see the Eiffel Tower in the distance.

But if you want to go up to the top, here’s a bit of information:

There are several options for getting to the top of the tower: some that involve mostly stairs, some that do some stairs, some escalators, and some that do only escalators straight to the top.

Pricing and times vary based on which option you choose; get the full details here.

222 Rue de l’Université

This street offers a great photo-worthy view of the Eiffel Tower. It has become rather popular in recent years, so know that there will probably be people here! Just remember: patience is key to getting a cool photo.

Au Canon des Invalides Brasserie

This cafe has a great urban view of the Eiffel Tower as well!

La Gare

Grab a meal at La Gare: a gorgeous restaurant in the old La Muette metro station.

The decor here is beautiful, and chef Gaston Acurio, who studied at Le Cordon Bleu, compliments it with his carefully planned menu.

Palace of Versailles

Take the train (the RER, if you prefer) to this famous city with its palace and gardens, located about 10 miles southwest of Paris. (From the Eiffel Tower area, the train usually takes 33-40 minutes.) If you are a real history or architecture buff and want to spend all day at Versailles, you can pretty easily combine Eiffel Tower Day with Arc de Triomphe Day!

You have to book a time slot ahead of time, get your tickets/reservation here!

Day 5: Luxembourg

At A Glance

6th Arrondissement of Paris 
Le Plomb du Cantal
Pierre Hermé
Café de Flore
Les Deux Magots
Outside of the gorgeous Cafe de Flore.
The Medici Fountain at Luxembourg.
How gorgeous is the architecture at Luxembourg?
Outside the Pantheon.

Arrondissements of Paris

On today’s Paris itinerary, you’ll be mainly in the 6th arrondissement.

Here you’ll find some notable places like Luxembourg Gardens and Montparnasse.

But while you’re here, keep your eyes open for pastry shops- there are so many good ones in this lovely arrondissement.


This is the tallest building in Paris with a view of the whole city. More than just that: Europe’s fastest elevator takes you to the 56th floor in just 38 seconds!

Once you get off the elevator, panoramic views of the city greet you. 


  • Sunday to Tuesday: 11:00 am to 10:30 pm 
  • Wednesday to Saturday: 11:00 am to 11:30 pm

Cost: Normal price is 15 (weekdays)-18 (weekends) Euros for adults. Check rates and book your ticket here.

Le Plomb du Cantal

This traditional French restaurant serves up food from France’s Auvergne region. They dole out large portions, so keep that in mind when ordering.

Tip: order the Saturnian salad and a truffade!


Don’t skip this spot! The Pantheon is actually a mausoleum, the resting place of famous French like Voltaire, Victor Hugo, and Marie Curie. You can pay to go up the dome to get a remarkable view of Paris, check rates here.

Jardin du Luxembourg

Built in 1612, Luxembourg Garden spreads out over almost 62 acres of land, divided into French and English gardens.

These famous gardens are best to visit from spring until fall.

Hours: the garden hours vary based on the season. Typically they open between 7:30 am and 8:15 am and close between 4:30 pm (winter) and 9:30 pm.

Cost: it is completely free to explore Luxembourg Garden.

Luxembourg Carousel

While you’re visiting the gardens, check out yet another Parisian carousel!

Pierre Hermé

Ladurée is known for its macarons, but Pierre Hermé has arguably the best macarons in Paris!

Café de Flore

This cafe features a gorgeous storefront.


This is a classic Parisian neighborhood that is perfect for a leisurely stroll.

Les Deux Magots

This cafe is famous in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

While they serve up all sorts of food, I recommend stopping at this cafe for its wonderful pastries.

Day 6: Le Marais & Notre Dame Cathedral

At A Glance

Paperboy Paris
Le Marais
Marché des Enfants Rouges
Museum of National Archives
Rue des Rosiers
Rue des Barres
Hôtel de Ville
Île de la Cité
Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole
Notre Dame Cathedral
Latin Quarter & Odette
Île Saint-Louis
Quai de la Tournelle
Rue Crémieux
A street in the Latin Quarter next to Odette.
Dreamy exterior of Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole.
Along the Seine on the way to Notre Dame.
Another charming street in the Latin Quarter.

Paperboy Paris

Stop at this popular brunch spot for some tasty food.

Le Marais

Le Marais is a historic district that is home to a lot of important buildings. Two notable places in this area are Musée National Picasso-Paris and Places des Vosges, a gorgeous park/square.

This area has a ton of nice bars and high-end jewelry and clothing stores.

Marché des Enfants Rouges

Looking for another option? Marché des Enfants Rouges is perfect for lunch or brunch on a weekday.

Due to its popularity, it gets super crowded on the weekends, so try to visit on a weekday if possible.

Museum of National Archives

Created as a result of the French Revolution, this state museum of French history was built for the people.

It is operated by the Archives Nationales and is perfect for anyone interested in learning about French history.

Don’t write it off as a boring ‘ol museum- there are really neat exhibits and gorgeous gardens here!


  • Open daily except for Tuesdays and holidays
  • Weekdays: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
  • Saturdays and Sundays: 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Cost: It has been free since July 2020, check here for up-to-date ticketing information.

Rue des Rosiers

This is a really neat street in the 4th Arrondissement. To give you an idea of what to do in this area, L’as Du Fallafel is a great falafel shop close to Metro Saint Paul. There are also a lot of thrift stores nearby if you’re interested in finding cool, retro French fashion!

Rue des Barres

This short street in the Marais has been around for a long time- it shows up on a map from 1550 (source)! Walk down and let your mind go back in time!

Not only does it have a lot of history, but it’s also a gorgeous street in Paris.

Hôtel de Ville

Hôtel de Ville translates to City Hall. And this city hall has some gorgeous architecture worth checking out!

Île de la Cité

Adjacent to La Marais you’ll find Île de la Cité. This natural island in the Seine is home to Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole, and Rue Chanoinesse (the next 4 items you’ll find on this list).

Keep your eyes peeled for the famous Flowers and Birds Market, a flower market that is a bird market on Sundays, and has been around since 1808!


This famous church features stunning stained glass and church interiors.

Over 1,000 stained glass windows adorn this chapel, built in the 13th century! It costs 10 euros to enter.

Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole

Stroll down Rue Chanoinesse where you’ll find Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole.

This cafe has a gorgeous storefront- especially when the flowers bloom in the spring!

Notre Dame Cathedral

Now it’s time for the most notable Parisian spot of the day: the glorious Notre Dame Cathedral. What Paris itinerary is complete without it?

Construction on Notre Dame started in the 12th century, and it has become the most famous Gothic cathedral in the world. Just how famous? Typically, Notre Dame attracts 13 million visitors every year!

Unfortunately, after the April 2019 fire, you can no longer go up, but you can still admire Our Lady of Paris from the outside. It is set to reopen in 2024, however!

The Latin Quarter (& Odette)

Next to Montmartre, this is my second favorite area in all of Paris! The winding cobblestone streets lined with plenty of shops and cafes will absolutely charm you!

Stop at Odette for some macarons and some of the most charming street views in the Latin Quarter.

Île Saint-Louis

This little island is the only other natural island in the Seine. It is adjacent to Île de la Cité, and is surrounded by gorgeous bridges.

Bonus: it has a great view of Notre Dame.

Quai de la Tournelle

While you’re in the area, cross over the Quai de la Tournelle, where you’ll get a spectacular view of Notre Dame and the Seine.

If time and your itinerary permit, visit at sunset for a perfect spot to watch the sun go down.

Rue Crémieux

This road is very popular on Instagram because of how cheerful and colorful this road is. It’s a bit of a walk away from the other spots on this list, but if you’re looking for a colorful photo spot, know that pastel-colored houses line Rue Crémieux.

Day 7: Louvre & Palais Royal

At A Glance

Le Printemps Hausmann
Galeries Lafayette
Les Fils à Maman Paris
Le Bouillon Chartier
The Louvre
Musée d’Orsay
Tuileries Garden
Musee de L’Orangerie
Place de la Concorde
Place Vendôme
Chanel Cambon
Fauchon Paris
View from the Galeries Lafayette rooftop.
There are tons of fancy shops at Place Vendôme.
What Paris Itinerary is complete without the Lourve?
The gorgeous Chanel storefront.

Le Printemps Hausmann & Galeries Lafayette

Head to these luxury department stores for some high-end shopping.

At Le Printemps Hausmann, head to the roof where you can stop into Perruche for a cocktail and enjoy the epic views!

You can also see epic views over the city from the rooftop at Galeries Lafayette and from the 7th and 8th floors of Le Printemps Hausmann. Purely for the fantastic (and free!) views, either shopping mall is a must on any Paris itinerary! Though I’d say if you have to pick one, choose the view from the rooftop at Galeries Lafayette.

And for a complete list of the best rooftop bars in Paris, check out this list!

Les Fils à Maman Paris

This cafe serves up home-style foods in its warm and eclectic ambiance.

Portions are generous, so if you’re stopping in for a snack, consider sharing a dish!

Le Bouillon Chartier

This is one of the oldest brasseries in Paris!

Go for the cultural experience and yummy food. Since this restaurant is so popular, you will probably be seated with strangers, so don’t be alarmed.

Get there around 11:30 am if you don’t want to wait in line.

(But if you do have to wait in line, they offer 1 Euro Sangria while you wait!)


Built in the 17th century, this palace is a remarkable work of art and has breathtaking gardens to boot.

The classic black and white Daniel Buren columns on the exterior of the Palais-Royal are too cute not to photograph while you’re there!

It is free to visit.


  • October-March: Daily from 8:00 am – 8:30 pm
  • April-September: Daily from 8:00 am – 10:30 pm

Louvre Museum

The Louvre is probably second to the Eiffel Tower in regard to famous places in Paris. Your Paris itinerary can’t be complete without it!

Definitely make sure you stop for a visit, whether you just want to catch a glimpse of the famous Mona Lisa (be warned: it is tiny!), the lovely Venus de Milo, the rare Winged Victory of Samothrace, or to spend hours wandering through its many halls of artworks.

The museum is open daily except Tuesdays. It is open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm except Fridays as it stays open until 9:45 pm).

Cost: 17 Euros if you purchase online here.

Musée d’Orsay

The Musée d’Orsay contains some incredible works of French art particularly from artists like Monet, Manet, Degas, Van Gogh, Gaugin, and more, mostly dating between 1848 and 1914. From sculptures and paintings to antiques and photography, you’ll find it all here.

My favorite photo spot? There is a stunning, giant clock inside! You’ll see a photo of it at the very end of this post.

Hours: Daily except for Mondays, from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm. The museum is open late on Thursdays, until 9:45 pm.

Cost: normal price for adults is 16 Euros. See more info here.

Tuileries Garden

The Tuileries Garden is located between the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde.

Originally commissioned by Catherine de Medici in 1564, this French-formal-style garden became a public park following the French Revolution.

It has stayed public and is free to enter.


  • Last Sunday in September to the last Saturday in March: 7:30 am – 7:30 pm
  • Last Sunday in March to the last Saturday in September: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Musée de l’Orangerie

Located in the southwestern corner of the Tuileries Garden, you can head to the Musee de L’Orangerie to see some spectacular Monet paintings, particularly his “Les Nymphéas” or eight large murals of his water lilies that form one amazing work of art.

Hours: Open daily except for Tuesdays, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Cost: ranges from free to 12.50 euros for adults. Reservation is required. See full pricing information here.

Place de la Concorde

Measuring almost 19 acres (7.6 hectares), Place de la Concorde is the largest square in Paris.

Notably, it has a 3,300-year-old Egyptian Obelisk, the Luxor Obelisk, in the center of the square!

For some gruesome history, this was an execution site during the French Revolution- the list of names of around 1,200 guillotine victims includes Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette.

Nowadays, the square is named a place of peace, and you’ll find fountains, an obelisk, and even a Ferris wheel on the square!

Place Vendôme

This octagonal-shaped square (don’t overthink it!) is located to the north of the Tuileries Garden.

The teal Vendôme Column stands in the center of the square. It actually has a staircase inside that takes you to the top, but it is no longer open to the public.

While you’re here, many luxury designers have storefronts around Place Vendôme, so you can do some (window) shopping or stop in the Ritz bar for a drink!

Chanel Cambon

Chanel is too classically French to not stop in or do some window shopping!

There are actually two Chanel stores around Place Vendôme, but 31 Rue Cambon is the original location.

Gabrielle Chanel (known by her nickname, Coco), built her first store- a hat shop- at 21 Rue Cambon. By 1918, she had acquired the whole building at 31 Rue Cambon.

Fauchon Paris

Now for the last thing to do on your Paris itinerary: pick up some souvenirs if you haven’t already.

Stop into Fauchon Paris for some gourmet foods- it is perfect for finding a classy souvenir from Paris (think teas, chocolates, gift boxes, etc.).

The location at 24 Place de la Madeline (marked on the map) is Fauchon’s flagship store.

Entrance and Exit Requirements When Visiting Paris

Just a reminder to make sure you check the French Embassy Covid-19 page here and check here for up-to-date and official information from the CDC regarding Covid requirements.

In conclusion…

You’ll find this clock on the fifth floor at the Musee d’Orsay.

There you have it!

I hope you found this 7 days itinerary in Paris helpful!

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I'm a Dallas-based, full-time travel blogger with a serious case of wanderlust! Through my website and Instagram, I hope to help others plan picture-perfect trips to the most beautiful places in the world! When I travel, I like to emphasize nature, hidden gems, and unique places.
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Jasmine Alley

I'm a Dallas-based, full-time travel blogger with a serious case of wanderlust! Through my website and Instagram, I hope to help others plan picture-perfect trips to the most beautiful places in the world! When I travel, I like to emphasize nature, hidden gems, and unique places.
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47 Responses

  1. Hello! I am currently trying to plan a trip to paris right now but will probably have two extra days. You itinerary is so helpful and I think I am going to follow it a lot. Is everything listed in order of which you visited? And also may I ask where you stayed? Or atleast what district you stayed in? Thank you!

    1. Hi Kayla!

      I’m glad it’s helpful! We pretty much stuck to it exactly, except I had to cut out a day because we didn’t anticipate being so jet lagged our first day! We ended up cutting out a lot of the “Luxembourg” day.

      Also, we hit up almost all of the main attractions in that order- except for some of the cafes and patisseries- we just picked a few of those to visit 🙂

      And we were in an AirBNB in the 8th/9th Arrondissement right next to the Liege metro stop. It was such a cute area!

      I hope that helps!

      – Jasmine

  2. By Far, the most helpful post/itinerary on Paris that I have ever read. And I’ve been planning land searching like its my day job!! Thank you so much!!!!

  3. Hi! I am planning on going to Paris with my boyfriend in November. Where is the best location/area to stay in? I’m having a hard time deciding since I don’t know a whole lot about Paris. Thanks!

    1. Hi Emma! I stayed in an AirBNB in the 8th/9th Arrondissement right next to the Liege metro stop. It was such a cute area! But I’d just recommend anywhere close to a metro stop. Once you find a place that looks good, you can look at it on Google Maps to see what the area looks like. I found my AirBNB by checking reviews and making sure it was close to a metro stop. I hope that helps! Have so much fun!!

  4. When exactly in the year did you go to Paris? I know it was winter but which month. Would like to plan a WI tee trip to Paris but did it not rain too much?

    1. Hi Annette!

      We visited February 17th-24th and it rained the first day only! On the other days it was freezing cold, but still beautiful out (especially when the sun was shining!). And even with a rainy drizzle, you can still go out and see the sights. If rain is in the forecast, I’d just plan for museum visits on those days!

      – Jasmine

  5. Dear Jasmine,

    Wow! I’ve always looked for a website where I can find this detailed information about a trip to somewhere. I am amazed how you managed to give everything we need to planning our own trip to Paris. Thank You very much! We are going to Paris this October and I’m absolutely will use your tips and spots recommended.

    P.S.: I loved how you organized the places in the map!


    1. Hi Fruzsina! Thank you SO much for that compliment! I put a lot of time into this itinerary and map, so I’m so glad it is helpful to others! Enjoy your time in Paris!!

      – Jasmine

  6. Hi there!
    Thank you so much for a detailed itinerary ???? I have been struggling to find something with as much as I would like to pack in a day but you have gifted me with it! Just wondering what time you headed out in the mornings? We are staying in the 15th arrondissment, so slightly further out than you. Also did you get the Paris pass or Paris museum pass? Most bloggers recommend Paris pass so interested to see what you thought.

    Thank you
    Leigh ☺️

    1. Hi Leigh!

      I really appreciate your kind comment- I definitely spent a lot of time perfecting this itinerary so I’m glad you find it useful!! We headed out around 7am so that we could make the most of the daylight! We actually didn’t get the Paris pass though looking back it would’ve been useful!! I hope you have such a wonderful time in Paris!!

      – Jasmine

  7. Hi Jasmine,
    I loved your blog. I have a blog in Portuguese specific for Brazilians. Right now I’m creating an itinerary for my readers, but was missing some restaurants and café suggestions. I’ll research the places you mentioned to suggest to my readers. Thanks for sharing this!

  8. Hey Jasmine my family and I are traveling to Paris in December and your itinerary has really helped us. I wanted to ask if you got a pass for the museums or purchased tickets separately? Did you use the metro or walked?

    1. Hi Selene! How exciting! You’re going to have an amazing time, Paris is incredible! We purchased them separately though I think it’s worth it to get the pass if you plan to visit most of them! And we used the metro for the most part and then walked once we were in the area we were planning to be in for the day!

  9. Hi Jasmine,
    Their will be 8 of us traveling to Paris next year. We’re thinking about an Airb&b. Did you use a certain company or just google ? I’m concerned about the extra fees they add on. Any suggestions?

    Thanks, Pam

    1. Hi Pam!

      That is so fun and exciting- a group trip sounds like a blast! I just searched AirBNB using specific filters and made sure it was near a metro stop! I think the way AirBNB does it now is that they show you total fees before you book, so I’d try filtering for a specific price and then checking to see what the total ends up being and compare them that way!

      Enjoy your trip!!

  10. Hi there! My fiancé and I are going here for our honeymoon in January and so excited! Do you have the link to the air bnb you stayed in? We ar also doing a couples’ shoot at the Eiffel Tower!!! Can’t wait!

    1. Hi Alyssa! You are going to LOVE Paris for your honeymoon! I’m so excited for you! Regarding the AirBNB, ours is no longer on AirBNB, I think the host decided to start living in it full time!! I wish I had a more helpful answer for you! Have so much fun!

  11. Hi! This is such a helpful post. I’m planning my trip now and will be using several of your stops, thank you!! I have a question about your photo at Pont Alexandre III – did you take that at sunset or sunrise? I am trying to figure out the best times for photos at some of these spots. 🙂 Thank you!

    1. Hi Vanessa! I’m so glad my post has been useful!! I took that photo right before sunset! Also in case you haven’t seen it, I have another post on the most Instagrammable places in Paris! Have so much fun on your trip!!

  12. Wonderful Paris ! The city of high culture, paintings and museums !

    “But sudden was the newborn day reveal’d:
    A maiden came, in heavenly bright array,
    Like the fair creatures of the poet’s lay
    In realms of song. My yearning heart was heal’d…”

  13. This is a great and helpful itinerary, but I google searched a 2021 paris itinerary and this is the first link that came up. The title also says 2021 in it, but this obviously a very old post. The title is misleading

    1. Hi Sierra! You may have seen a cached version- we updated it with 2021 information at the beginning of the year and then with even more information following our 2021 trip. It should all be up-to-date now!

  14. Do you have a “PDF” or “DOC” of this? Would love to have a shortened version available offline. That would be great!

    1. Hi Barren! I hope you and your wife have a lovely time in Paris! If you’re visiting from the United States, you don’t need a visa for a short stay! Just the appropriate documents (vaccine card, passport, etc.) for entry.

  15. Your blogs are great. Thank you so much for sharing them with us. The information is clear and explains everything in-depth. After reading your blog, I’m now inspired and have begun writing numerous blogs, hoping to share them on your site. I hope that you’ll be able to understand and respond positively to this.

  16. For those trying to convert CDC vaccination card to a Pass Sanitaire, the French site says the procedure is now cancelled.

    Alternatively, according to the French government website (https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/le-ministere-et-son-reseau/actualites-du-ministere/informations-coronavirus-covid-19/demande-de-passe-sanitaire-en-cas-de-vaccination-a-l-etranger-procedure-pour-64244/), foreigners (excluding students) can get the conversion done at a participating pharmacy (https://www.sante.fr/obtenir-un-passe-sanitaire-en-cas-de-vaccination-letranger)

    1. The information regarding CDC conversion into the Pass Sanitaire seems to be constantly changing! I definitely recommend checking on the latest info before heading to Paris. Thanks for sharing those links!

  17. This is a very good article about visiting Paris. I’ve visited the city many times and I can absolutely recomment this place.
    You mentioned the most important landmarks, but I would like to add the “Opera Garnier” which is a beautifull building.
    The best method to get around is the metro (subway). Perhaps is our navigation system for the Paris metro usefull for those who visit Paris for the first time. It will also show you, how to find the various landmarks.

    1. Thank you for the kind words! You’re right- that is definitely a great place to visit in Paris! The Opera Garnier is absolutely stunning! And yes, I definitely agree that the metro is the best and easiest way to get around Paris.

  18. Hey Jasmine, love your detailed itinerary and your photos! Planning to visit in May, but we only have the whole Sat and Sun to go sightseeing in Paris. Any suggestions how to merge the weeklong itinerary into 2 days?

    1. Hi Tara! That’s a tough one! If I had to narrow down a trip to Paris into two days, I’d say spend a day exploring Montmartre (don’t miss the Sacre Coeur!) and a day at the Eiffel Tower and Louvre (since these two are Paris staples)! If you have extra time, you can head to the Latin Quarter for some quintessential Parisian vibes.

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