Paris Travel Planner   2 Day Trip to Paris, France
Two days is too short a time, but you can still see the top sights of Paris and get a taste for Parisian life.


Café in Paris, France
Just the place for a rest...


Consider buying a one- or two-day Paris Visite transit ticket for unlimited use of the Métro, buses, trams, etc. More...

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Day 1

Follow the itinerary for One Day in Paris: Arc de Triomphe, Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Rue du Faubourg St-Honoré, Palais d l'Élysée, Place de la Concorde, Jardin des Tuileries, Musée du Louvre, Île de la Cité, Cathédrale de Notre-Dame, Place St-Michel, the back streets of the Left Bank (Quartier Latin) and, if you choose, a cruise on the River Seine, followed by a very good dinner in a simple bistro or elegant restaurant.

Day 2

Go to the Île de la Cité for a climb up into the Towers of Notre-Dame, then to the nearby Palais de Justice to admire the the splendid Sainte Chapelle and the gloomy Conciergerie.

Explore the Latin Quarter before taking the Métro to the Trocadéro station for a walk downhill from the Palais de Chaillot to the Eiffel Tower, the Champ-de-Mars, and Napoleon's Tomb in the Invalides.

Too much? Spend a restful hour in one of Paris's splendid parks or gardens. Our favorite—and close to the center—is the Jardin du Luxembourg. You can even have lunch there, and if you have children with you, there's a playground and other amusements. More...

Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris, France
Jardin du Luxembourg: perfect for a break.

Along the way, don't forget to sit in a Parisian café and enjoy the ambiance, the people-watching, the coffee (and/or wine), and the thought're in Paris!

Should you have any extra time, see our 3 Days in Paris and 4 to 5 Days in Paris itineraries.

1 Day in Paris

3 Days in Paris

4-5 Days in Paris

A Week in Paris

7-10 Days in Paris

Paris Itineraries

What to See & Do in Paris

Paris Hotels

Paris Restaurants


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L'Open Tour bus, Paris, France

Above, if you have two days in Paris, consider using L'Open Tour buses for a quick city orientation. More...

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