The Best Things to do in Paris in 5 Days

Are you going to spend five days in Paris? Take a look at this recommended itinerary. It includes all the highlights you should not miss on your trip to Paris.

Once in Paris, dedicate your first day to the historic center. Starting at the Luxembourg Gardens you will explore the historical center with the famous Notre Dame cathedral on the island called Île de la Cité. You will also visit the Holy Chapel and explore the Latin Quarter.

The itinerary for the second day begins at the world-famous Louvre Museum. One could spend two weeks here! After you leave the gallery, take a walk through the gardens to the Concorde Square and then finish your day at the National Residence of the Invalids.

The third day takes you to Montmartre district with its famous landmark, the Sacré-Cœur Basilica. The fourth day lets you admire the Palace of Versailles, a symbol of absolute monarchy in France. And finally, the fifth and the last day of your Paris itinerary takes you to the Eiffel Tower.
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Day 1: The Best Things to do in Paris in 5 Days

Luxembourg Gardens @ Logan Long

Luxembourg Gardens

Paris' second largest public park. The gardens are very beautiful and you can find many interesting monuments and fountains there.


Originally built as a church, this 18th-century Neoclassical building now serves mainly as a mausoleum.

Latin Quarter

Quartier Latin is a traditional student quarter (many university buildings are located there - e.g. the Sorbonne University) that still…

Holy Chapel

This 13th-century Gothic chapel is a true gem of Paris. Not only is it an imposing example of Gothic architecture but it is also a place of…

Notre Dame @ Sygic Traveler

Cathedral of Notre Dame

One of the best-known churches in the world is also a true masterpiece of French Gothic architecture.

Pompidou Center

This inside-out building with its pipes of different colours (specific colour always matches a specific type of pipe) is a love/hate…

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Day 2: The Best Things to do in Paris in 5 Days

Louvre Museum

The largest art museum in the world is located inside the Louvre Palace which was once the residence of the French kings.

Concorde Square

Concorde is the largest square in Paris and it is located right at the center of it - close to many important Parisian sights.

Bourbon Palace

The Palais Bourbon is a government building located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, on the left bank of the Seine, across from the…

The National Residence of the Invalids

This Baroque complex of buildings was constructed during the reign of Louis XIV. The construction was finished in 1678.

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Day 3: The Best Things to do in Paris in 5 Days

Sacré-Cœur Basilica @ Zyra Bernardino-Atienza

Sacré-Cœur Basilica

The beautiful Romano-Byzantine basilica is (together with e.g. the Eiffel Tower) one of the best-known icons of the City of Lights.


District well-known as a home of artists and other free-spirited souls and also as the best place in Paris when it comes to nightlife.

Place du Tertre

This square is the true heart of Montmartre and a gathering place for the district's artists ever since the beginning of the 20th century.

Chez Toinette @ Genya Atin

Chez Toinette

This petite restaurant offers traditional French meals. Combined with some exquisite wine, your meal will turn into a real dining experience.

Moulin Rouge @ Sygic Traveler

Moulin Rouge

This iconic red cabaret is with no doubts the most famous one in the world.

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Day 4: The Best Things to do in Paris in 5 Days

Triumphal Arch

This 50 meters tall Neoclassical arch is dedicated to the soldiers who lost their lives during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars.

Charles de Gaulle–Étoile

Charles de Gaulle–Étoile is a station of the Paris Métro and of Île-de-France's regional high-speed RER.

Great Arch of Defense

This unique architectural marvel is the most recognizable landmark of the La Défense district.

Palace of Versailles

If you have never heard of Versailles, odds are, that you have never heard of France, either.

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Day 5: The Best Things to do in Paris in 5 Days

Eiffel Tower

Built by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 World’s Fair, Eiffel Tower became the world's tallest man-made structure until the Chrysler Building…

Trocadéro Gardens

Imposing gardens located near the iconic Eiffel Tower (on the opposite bank of the river Seine) in Paris.

Chaillot Palace

The Art Deco palace was built on the same spot where a similar palace already stood before that.

Champs-Élysées Avenue

This two kilometres long street (which is supposed to be the most beautiful one in the world) connects Place Charles de Gaulle and Place de…

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