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  • Writer's pictureBriana Ellis

4 Day itinerary in Paris,France

Updated: Jun 25

I had 4 days in Paris .. and let me tell you , I would do so many things different lol

Here's a detailed 4-day itinerary for Paris, France, tailored to provide a mix of iconic sights, local experiences, and leisure time. The itinerary assumes a moderate pace, balancing sightseeing with relaxation.

Day 1: Classic Paris


  • Eiffel Tower: Start your day early with a visit to the Eiffel Tower. Book tickets in advance to avoid long lines.

  • Trocadéro Gardens: Walk across to the Trocadéro for stunning views and great photo opportunities.

sitting at a museum

Late Morning to Early Afternoon:

  • Seine River Cruise: Take a relaxing Seine River cruise to get an overview of Paris’ landmarks from the water. Bateaux Parisiens and Vedettes du Pont Neuf are popular options.

  • Afternoon:

  • Champs-Élysées & Arc de Triomphe: Stroll down the famous Champs-Élysées and climb the Arc de Triomphe for a panoramic view of the city.

  • Dinner in the Latin Quarter: Head to the Latin Quarter for dinner. This historic area offers numerous bistros and lively streets.

  • Morning: Afternoon: Evening:

  • Louvre Museum: Spend the morning exploring the Louvre. Be sure to see the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, and the Winged Victory of Samothrace.

tour in a church

Day 3: Local Flavors and Neighborhoods


  • Montmartre: Start with a visit to Montmartre. See the Sacré-Cœur Basilica and enjoy the artistic ambiance of this historic hilltop district.


  • Musée de l'Orangerie: Head to the Tuileries Garden and visit the Musée de l'Orangerie to see Monet's Water Lilies and other great works.


  • Saint-Germain-des-Prés: Spend your evening in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Explore its historic cafes, like Les Deux Magots and Café de Flore, and enjoy a leisurely dinner.

Day 4: Modern and Medieval Paris


  • Notre-Dame Cathedral & Île de la Cité: Visit Notre-Dame Cathedral and explore the Île de la Cité. Walk around the nearby Sainte-Chapelle with its stunning stained glass windows.


  • Le Centre Pompidou: Visit the Centre Pompidou for modern and contemporary art. The building itself is an architectural marvel.


  • Canal Saint-Martin: Spend your final evening around Canal Saint-Martin. It's a great area for a relaxing stroll, with plenty of trendy bars and restaurants for your last dinner in Paris.

walk around in paris
in the city

Additional Tips:

  • Public Transportation: Utilize the Metro for efficient travel around the city. Consider getting a Paris Visite pass for unlimited travel on the metro, buses, and trams.

  • Advance Booking: Book tickets in advance for major attractions to save time.

  • Dining: Try to book dinner reservations for popular restaurants to ensure you get a table.

Enjoy your trip to Paris!


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