How to see Paris in 3 days

The Eiffel Tower Guillaume Cattiaux/Flickr

The Eiffel Tower ©Guillaume Cattiaux/Flickr

As Paris is a huge city, there is need for a plan for a great sightseeing tour. If you have only a couple of days to spend in Paris, I suggest you to take a map and make a good plan before traveling. In case you happen to spend three days in this magnificent capital city, the following guide is a must-read for you. Below I will give you some good tips relating to how to see Paris in 3 days. I will give you an idea of how a three-day sightseeing tour should look like in this immense city.

Be prepared for endless walking or metro tours if you want to see as many attractions as you can. Also, get up early and stay as long as you can in the city to see its vibrant nightlife, too. I hope that the following guide will help you visit the majority of the best landmarks.

Day 1

Make a plan in terms of the best-known landmarks or the regions you want to visit. If the most important task for you is to visit the most famous landmarks of the city, dedicate your first day to visit the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées, the Notre Dame Basilica, the Louvre Museum and the Arc de Triomphe. I have to tell you that it would be extremely exhausting.

I suggest you to arrange your visit according to regions. The Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe are situated closely to each other. I suggest you to choose these attractions for the first day of your visit. You can also visit the building named Les Invalides and the Palais de Chaillot which are also adjacent sights. You can also opt for a great sightseeing bus tour which takes about three hours and present you numerous landmarks.    

The Eiffel Tower Guillaume Cattiaux/Flickr

The Eiffel Tower ©Guillaume Cattiaux/Flickr

Day 2

Get up as early as you can because this day could be quite exhausting. During the second day you can choose the northern and a portion of the central part of Paris. The Sacre Coeur Basilica is situated in the northern part of the city. It is an absolutely must-see sight of Paris which you can include in your second day.

You can also visit two open spaces in the northern part of the city, respective the Parc de la Villette and the Parc des Buttes Chaumont. You can also include the beautiful Notre Dame Basilica in the afternoon of your second day, dedicating this way the whole day for religious experience and relaxation in the parks of Paris. 

Sacre-Coeur Basilica Terrazzo/Flickr

Sacre-Coeur Basilica ©Terrazzo/Flickr

Day 3

I suggest you to start your third day with the world famous Louvre Museum. Be prepared for queues at the entrance and for a long long visit. It takes about three hours at least to visit all the museum’s astonishing collections.

After the Louvre you should make a tour in the central part of the city, visiting the Opera House, the beautiful Palais de Luxembourg and the famous Pantheon. This day will also be very exhausting, but I am absolutely sure that you will return home with unforgettable memories.  

The Louvre Museum by night Serge Melki/Flickr

The Louvre Museum by night ©Serge Melki/Flickr

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