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5 Days Paris Itinerary – What To See If You Have 5 Days In Paris

Have 5 days in Paris and wondering how to spend it? Check out our exclusive 5-day itinerary designed to showcase the best of the city to any visitor making its way to the French capital. Go through this list to discover more.

5 Days in Paris Under €420


Day 1 - Eiffel Tower, Musée de l’Orangerie & Musée de Orsay, Seine Dinner Cruise
€119
Day 2 - Arc De Triomphe, Paris Catacombs, Cabaret With Champagne
€122
Day 3 - Palace of Versailles and Center Pompidou
€59
Day 4 - Disneyland Paris and Paris By Night Bus Tour
€78
Day 5 - Louvre Museum, Palais Garnier, Walkabout Montmartre
€32

Total

€410

Book your Paris Attractions tickets on Headout, and spend just €410 on your one day vacation in Paris! Hit up all the prime attractions in the city and save more while you explore more. Read on to see our detailed 5 day Paris Itinerary and learn more about visiting each of these attractions.

Day 1 - Eiffel Tower, Musée de l’Orangerie & Musée de Orsay, Seine Dinner Cruise

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Eiffel Tower
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There's no better way to start your day in Paris than at the Eiffel Tower. The world famous Eiffel Tower definitely does not need an introduction unless you’ve been living under a rock. Built by Gustave Eiffel in the year 1889, the tower has become a symbol of France and is recognised world wide as a defining moment of the industrial era in the country. Today, this glorious work of art attracts as many as 7 million visitors annually, making the Eiffel Tower the most visited monument around the world.

Hours
9:30 AM to 11 PM Monday to Thursday
9:30 AM to 12 AM Fridays and Saturdays

Address
Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France
Get Directions

Tips

  • The Eiffel Tower displays a marvellous view during the day as well as the night. Make sure to visit both these times for a different experience.
  • It is advisable to take the stairs to cut down on the long waiting queues at the elevator.
  • Consider reserving a prepaid ticket to skip the tiring ticket line.

Recommended Experiences
Skip The Line: Eiffel Tower Summit Tickets with Host
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Plan to stay
1-2 hours

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Orsay Museum
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After consuming scenic views of Paris, head to Musee de L'Orangerie and Musee de Orsay. The Orsay Museum is home to the world’s largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist art pieces that hold names of master artists Monet, Manet, Degas, Van Gogh, and many of their famous contemporaries. Acting as a permanent house for the eight Water Lilies murals, which is one of the most famous works of Claude Monet, The Musee de l'Orangerie is a must see attraction.

Hours
9:30 AM to 6:00 PM every day except Thursday
9:30 AM to 9:45 PM on Thursday

Address
1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris, France
Get Directions

Tips

  • Make a list of the paintings you’d like to view before heading here, as that will save some time on your hands.
  • The museum is least crowded during the noons and off-season.
  • There are several lines for individuals, groups and professionals - make sure you save time by getting into the right queue.

Recommended Experiences
Skip The Line Tickets to Orsay Museum
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Plan to stay
2 hours

3

Seine Dinner Cruise
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End your day with a wonderful dinner cruise on the Seine River. If what you’re looking for is some quiet time afloat the enchanting, class encased boat — don’t miss out on the premium dinner experience along with live music aboard the Bateaux Parisiens. With an indulgent dinner spread, arranged meticulously during your tour, this cruise ride will definitely give you a taste of the authentic Parisian experience. Set sail aboard Bateaux Parisiens for a vivid tour of the City of Lights like never before.

Hours
8:30 PM every day

Address
Port de la Bourdonnais - 75007 Paris
Get Directions

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Plan to stay
2 hours

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Day 2 - Arc De Triomphe, Paris Catacombs, Cabaret With Champagne

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Arc De Triomphe & Champs-Élysées
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Start your day with a relaxing walking tour of central Paris. Grab a scrumptious breakfast and walk along the Champs-Élysées,known for its theatres, cafés, and shops as well as the finish of the Tour de France cycle race. The Arc de Triomphe, located in the center of the city is one of the top attractions in Paris. Taking inspiration from the ancient Roman triumphal arch style, this structure stands tall in the center of Paris. Climb atop the Arc De Triomphe and witness splendid views of Paris and its many rues.

Hours
10 AM to 11 PM every day

Address
Champs-Élysées, Paris
Get Directions

Recommended Experience
Skip The Line: Arc de Triomphe Rooftop Tickets

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Plan to stay
3 hours

5

Paris Catacombs
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After the saunter, head to the legendary Paris Catacombs. Although often referred to as the city of lights, there is a dark, almost enigmatic past of the city that is retold within the catacombs of Paris. The underground ossuaries hold the remains of more than 6 million people. These ancient quarries were built as an effort to eliminate city’s overflowing cemeteries. Although slightly twisted, the catacombs have now begun gaining importance and is recognised as museum in Paris. The catacombs makes a perfect destination for those vying for an eerie, yet a curious story of the elaborate city.

Hours
10:00 AM to 8:00 PM Tuesday to Sunday
Monday closed

Address
1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
Get Directions

Tips

  • Keep a flashlight handy as the tunnels can be dark.
  • It is advisable to wear covered shoes or boots as the quarry is prone to muck during the rains.
  • Show up at least 20 to 30 minutes before they open as the museum is prone to long queues.

Recommended Experiences
Skip the Line Catacombs Tickets with Audioguide
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Plan to stay
1 - 1.5 hours

6

Cabaret with Champagne
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End your day with a dinner and a show at one of the many cabaret venues in Paris cabaret show. You can choose from Moulin Rouge situated in the heart of the lively Montmartre district, Crazy Horse - one of Paris’ racier cabarets, Le Lido - located at Champs-Elysees best know for its burlesque and cabaret shows or Paradis Latin, the oldest cabaret in Paris and a temple of the performing arts. To get the best seats, arrive a half hour before the show and witness the French can-can come to life amidst a colorful explosion of costumes, decorations and dazzling set designs. Cabaret in Paris is a bucket-listed experience and there's no missing out on this!

Hours
9:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Address
Moulin Rouge Cabaret, 82 Boulevard de Clichy, Paris
Get Directions

Recommended Experiences
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Plan to stay
2 hours

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Day 3 - Palace of Versailles and Center Pompidou

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Day Trip To Palace Of Versailles
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On your third day, head out on a day trip from Paris to the exquisite Palace of Versailles. The Palace of Versailles is one of the most extraordinary achievements in 17th century European art. Situated just 30 minutes outside Paris, in the village of Versailles, this elaborate complex once thrived as an epicenter of political power for the Kingdom of France. Begin your guided visit outdoors as you stroll along the cobblestone grounds, through the beautiful French gardens, and pass by the gorgeous Versailles fountains. Your guide will then escort you to the Castle entrance, where you will get to bypass the tediously long queue and make your way directly into the Palace. Once inside, enjoy access to the most famous places within the Castle. Explore the ornate King and Queen's State Apartments. Next, make your way to the glittering Hall of Mirrors before ending the tour.

Hours
9:00 AM every day except Monday

Address
Tour begins at your hotel

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Plan to stay
4 - 6 hours

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8

Centre Georges Pompidou
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Some may recognise this museum as the oddly structured building placed near the Beauborg area in Paris. However, Centre Georges Pompidou is most importantly known for its vast collection of modern art that will leave you inspired and intrigued. The quirky building also boasts of a humongous library (with almost 500,000 books) that can easily accommodate around 2,000 readers at once. The museum contains over 50,000 works of art including paintings, sculptures, drawings as well as photography. And while you enjoy contemporary art, don’t forget to catch a glimpse of the surreal panoramic view of the city from its rooftop terrace.

Hours
Monday & Tuesday closed
11:00 AM to 9:00 PM Wednesday to Sunday

Address
Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France
Get Directions

Tips

  • Buy your tickets online since the museum tends to draw crowd on a daily basis.
  • The best time to visit Centre Georges Pompidou is after 5pm if you wish to spend some relaxed time within the premises.
  • Don’t miss out the Le George restaurant on the 6th floor that promises a meal with a view.

Recommended Experiences
Centre Pompidou: Priority Entrance

Day 4 - Disneyland Paris and Paris By Night Bus Tour

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Disneyland Paris
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Dedicate your fourth day to a bit of fun and frolic at Disneyland Paris. At Disneyland Paris lies a magical kingdom where classic Disney heroes and heroines and where fairy tales come true! Come aboard and experience the magical world of Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios Park or both. At Disneyland Park, experience your favorite Disney Lands just as you remember them in classic Disney stories where fairytales. Endless attractions and thrills that come in all sizes and shapes - Space Mountain Mission 2 that takes you to the edge of the universe and It's A Small World. Right next door to Disneyland Park, discover the magical world of cinema and television at Walt Disney Studios Park - 4 cinemagical 'lots', featuring thrilling attractions and spectacular shows with your dreams centre-stage. Get behind the scenes with the never seen before Parade and tours and experience the magic that makes the world of Movies.

Hours
Disneyland Paris - 10 AM - 11 PM
Walt Disney Studios Park - 10 AM - 9 PM

Address
77777 Marne-la-Vallée, France
Get Directions

Recommended Experiences
Disneyland Paris Skip the Line Tickets

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Plan to stay
6 - 8 hours

10

Paris By Night Bus Tour
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This extensive tour of Paris at night on an open-top double-decker bus is the ideal way to sightsee the city of lights. With front-row seats, notice the city’s famous landmarks illuminated in the evening and be dazzled by the aesthetic. Since it’s a bus tour, be sure to make use of the free Wi-Fi on board and stay connected with your friends even on vacation. As soon as you board, make sure to pick up your free rewards voucher booklet, which comes with many exciting offers and discounts on various Paris attractions and restaurants. Sit back, relax, and plug in your audio guides to help navigate you through the tour and give you quips and anecdotes about the various attractions you pass by.

Tour duration
9:15 PM - 11:15 PM

Boarding Point
156 Av. des Champs-Élysées 75008 Paris France
Get Directions

Recommended Experiences
Big Bus Paris Night Tour

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Plan to stay
2-hours

Day 5 - Louvre Museum, Sainte Chapelle and Conciergerie , Walkabout Montmartre

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Louvre Museum
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Visit the most famous museum in the world, the Louvre Museum after your tour. Here, you will be able to enjoy the collections of the museum in relative peace. Considered as an iconic landmark, the Louvre is often on every tourist’s list while visiting Paris. This famous monument is best known for a plethora of art exhibits as well as collection from around the world. It witnesses a crowd of people who visit from across the globe to catch a glimpse of the famous Mona Lisa — painted by Leonardo da Vinci. The timeless glass pyramid that has now become a symbol of sophistication and elegance is also one of the most photographed monument of the city. Apart from a myriad of paintings, the museum also hosts intricate sculptures within its premises.

Hours
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
9:00 AM to 10:00 PM Fridays
Tuesday closed

Address
Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Get Directions

Tips

  • Visit during the nighttime to avoid crowd.
  • It is best to chart your visit according to a map of the museum, as it is nearly impossible to cover every exhibit of the Louvre.
  • Consider picking the audio guide if you’re not fluent with French.

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Plan to stay
2 hours

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12

Sainte Chapelle and Conciergerie
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When modern Paris has overwhelmed you with its boutiques, bicycles, and baguettes, step back in time at two of its most interesting and historical landmarks in medieval Palais de la Cité - once the residence of the Kings of France. Sainte Chappelle with its mesmerizing stained glass windows was home to Christ's Crown of Thorns, while the Conciergerie was home, or rather prison to Marie-Antoinette! This ticket gets you priority access to both. See two stunning monuments from France's past - a 13th century church with brilliant stained glass windows, and a medieval royal palace that was formerly home to French royalty.

Hours
The Chapel : 9 AM to 5 PM
Conciergerie : 9 AM to 4:30 PM

Address
Sainte-Chapelle, 8, boulevard du Palais, Paris
Get Directions

Recommended Experiences
Sainte Chapelle Skip The Line Tickets

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Plan to stay
3 hours

13

Montmartre Guided Walking Tour
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End your Paris holiday with a peaceful walking tour of the beautiful Montmartre district. Explore the quintessential winding cobblestone streets and steep staircases in this unique area and unravel its history. When rents in central Paris skyrocketed in the early 1900s, artists, writers, and bohemians of all types flocked to the sleepy quartier, making it one of the most important centers for art and radical thought in the world. Experience the traditions, lifestyle, and bohemian character of this storied neighbourhood on this amazing 3-hour walking tour led by a historian.

Hours
9:30 AM and 2:00 PM every day

Address
Abbesses, Station de métro, Paris
Get Directions

Recommended Experiences
Montmartre Guided Walking Tour

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Plan to stay
3 hours

Extending Your Itinerary to 7 Days in Paris

Now, if you're in Paris for not just 5 days but 7 or more, you can add the following attractions to your 7 day Paris travel itinerary:

1. Dine at the Eiffel - Ensconced in the Eiffel Tower’s spectacular metal structure are two pockets of culinary heaven - Eiffel Tower restaurants Le 58 Tour Eiffel and Le Jules Verne. With exquisite views, these unique eateries provide guests with the rare opportunity to dine atop one of the world’s favorite landmarks. Sip on a glass of wine as you watch the sunlight bounce off the metallic lattice of the Eiffel Tower, savor a traditional French meal, and witness the City of Lights sparkle in the night sky.

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2. Picasso Museum - Musee Picasso hosts an extensive collection of the artist’s most popular works. More than 400 of his best work are exhibited in this museum, which was in the 17th Century, better known as Hôtel Salé. Imagine a 40 roomed stately building dedicated entirely to exhibiting a permanent collection of more than 5,000 work including paintings, sculptures and drawings; this place speaks grandeur.

3. Crazy Horse - Located across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower, Crazy Horse is Paris’s most avant-garde cabaret with a rich 65 year-old culture. The iconic venue, originally a wine cellar, was transformed to a nightclub thanks to Alain Bernardin. Since then, it has one of Paris’ top cabarets, along with the Moulin Rouge and Le Lido. Putting women and creative expression at the focal point, Le Crazy Horse de Paris exudes artistic femininity and charms by putting sophisticated and flawless dancers into the spotlight.

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4. Paris City Passes - A good way to explore Paris is with the help of a city pass. The two most popular passes in Paris are the Paris City Pass and the Paris Museum Pass. Both these passes have been designed to help you keep the expenses down while you explore and experience Paris with ease. Check out our guide in which we go through the details of each card, outline the difference between them them and offer tips on how you can purchase these cards and get the most value for your money.

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Comments (3)
  1. Xexilia says:

    Great common sense here. Wish I’d thgouht of that.

  2. Bhoty says:

    Very useful Paris destination information and tips

  3. Mandm says:

    Helped me plan Paris a lot, thanks much for great article

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