Paris is the capital city of France in Europe and is also known as the Fashion capital. This vibrant city has great taste in fashion, food, art, and culture. Let’s read the perfect 5 Days in Paris – Paris itinerary or what to do in Paris for 5 days. Save this Paris Itinerary 5 days for a beautiful Paris tour.
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5 Days in Paris | PARIS ITINERARY 5 DAYS | Things to do in Paris France
1st Day – Eiffel Tower Tour | 5 Days in Paris
The wrought iron lattice tower designed by Engineer Gustave Eiffel is an iconic tower in Paris since 1889. To purchase tickets for going up on Eiffel tower check their official website here. Pre-book the tickets from the official website as there is a long Q on the ticket window during peak season.
PARIS PASS does not include entry to the Eiffel tower. Take a separate ticket for viewing the whole of Paris from the top of the Eiffel tower from their official website or onsite.
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There are many views of the Eiffel tower, which you can enjoy from Trocadero Gardens across the rivers and behind the Champ de Mars. Read more about the best Eiffel tower photo spots.
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2nd Day – Louvre Museum, Arc De Triomphe and Notre-Dame-De-Paris, and Love Bridge. | 5 Days in Paris
- Buy Paris Pass, which covers almost entry to 60 attractions of Paris with free tickets to the metro also. Louvre Museum, Montparnasse Tower, Palace of Versailles, Notre dam Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, Wax museums, Picasso Museums, and many more entries are covered in this PARIS PASS. Click here to purchase or know more about the Paris Pass.
- Check the opening times of the Louvre museum before heading towards it as they are closed on specific days, like Louvre -Paris is closed on Tuesdays. Know more about Louvre Artworks and must see masterpieces.
- From Louvre Museum you can have a nice walk to Arc de Triomphe. If you love art museums then read more about best Paris Art Museums.
3rd Day – Whole day in Disneyland | 5 Days in Paris
There is accommodation in Disneyland for a 2-night stay as some people prefer to stay there. Don’t miss the Disneyland character parade at 5:00 P.M. (check the timings) and the fireworks at night. Avoid weekends/school holidays due to the huge rush.
If there is a huge rush, then take a VIP entry pass, or else you have to stand in Q for 2 hours for 1 ride. Purchase a ticket online only to get a good discount and skip the Qs. Go and experience some of the best Disneyland Paris rides and attractions.
- Disney World is reopened after the Covid pandemic with all health and safety precautions.
- Read more tips about this park for everyone who are visiting.
- Click here to book your online Disneyland Paris ticket.
- Also, read this what to pack for Disneyland.
How to reach Disneyland from Paris?
- Train – From Paris, the quickest and easiest way to reach Disneyland Paris(station name – Marne-la-Vallée — Chessy) is to hop on the RER A train, taking approximately 35 minutes from Nation Station. The ticket costs about 5 Euros.
- Taxi (Uber) – It’ll cost from 70 to 100 Euros, one-way, and the time to reach depends on the Paris city traffic.
4th day – Palace of Versailles | 5 Days in Paris
Half-day tour and if you book entry tickets in advance, you save a lot of time due to the heavy rush in all seasons. The tickets for entry to the palace are included in PARIS PASS.
At the entrance gate also, there is a huge rush, so be prepared to stand in Q for entry for 2 hours approximately. Again avoid weekends or public holidays. Start in the early morning to avoid the huge rush. Click here to book tickets of Palace of Versailles in advance
How to reach the Palace of Versailles?
Take the RER C train and get down at Chateau rive Gauche train station at Versailles. From there take a small walk to the Palace of Versailles.
Evening time – for shows and evening walk seeing the fairytale city of Paris.
In post afternoon, you can go on river Seine cruise tours, and during the evening time, you can adore the beauty of the setting sun in the romantic city of Paris and also Paris under the moonlight with the city lit up all over.
Evenings of Paris is always very magical and famous too. Read more about Perfect Evening in Paris.
5th day – Shopping and city sightseeing or you can take a Day trip to Vaux-le-Vicomte and/or Fontainebleau | 5 Days in Paris
Paris is famous for shopping, so you can indulge in shopping for the whole day here.
Day trip to Vaux-le-Vicomte and/or Fontainebleau are two castles about 1 hour from Paris. A masterpiece of elegance and architectural beauty surrounded by beautiful nature. Many local tours can take you there, or you can drive down.
Staying Recommendations | Where to stay in Paris? | Paris itinerary 5 Days
Near Champs Elysees, this street is lively and has many eating options. Know more about best hotels in Paris or where to stay in Paris according to neighborhoods and tourist attractions nearby. Click here to learn about my stay in Paris.
And if you love quirky hostels which are budget-friendly too, then read about 15 best hostels in Paris for solo travelers. If you are looking for a house sitting in Paris then read about House Sitting in Paris and valuable tips to get a great Gig.
Famous Cabaret shows (Paris Itinerary)
- The world-famous Cabaret shows of Paris for adults only are at MOULIN ROUGE, The LIDO, and The CRAZY HORSE.
- Click here to book your Moulin Rouge show in advance with a sip of sparkling Champagne.
Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants In Paris
There are many Vegetarian food options in France; hence, vegetarians can also enjoy French cuisine in romantic Paris too. Find some good options at:
- VG Pâtisserie
- Le Potager de Charlotte
- Jah Jah By Le Tricycle
- Hank Vegan Burger
- Jay & Joy
- Land & Monkeys
- Jimmy’s Street Food
- Boneshaker Donuts
- Abattoir Vegetal
Indian Cuisine Restaurants In Paris
- New Jawad Longchamp
- Mayfair Garden
- Le jardin du Kashmir
- India StreEAT
- Joyti Restaurant
- Buddha Restaurant
- Le Maharaja
Tips for Best 5 days in Paris | Paris itinerary 5 days
- Paris is a huge and crowded city, so traveling by taxi or Uber is time-consuming. Better to opt for public transport or walk along to save time.
- You can go to the non-touristy places in Paris if you have more time to explore Paris.
- Have a beautiful maternity photo-shoot in romantic Paris.
- Go to a nearby city and break from Paris to Nantes. Read more about things to do in Nantes.
- Strasbourg is a wonderful day trip from Paris, or you can go for an overnight stay in Strasbourg.
- Go for 3 days Loire Vally tour from Paris.
- Watch your luggage and purse many times. Pickpocketing happens here.
- While traveling through the metro, avoid office timings.
- Read France travel tips – a full travel guide.
- Don’t use credit cards a lot because it gets hacked many times. My 3 credit cards got hacked so take care. Paris is very photogenic, so read more about the 12 best photogenic spots in Paris.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for a 5-Day Trip to Paris.
- What’s the best time of year to visit Paris for a 5-day trip?
Paris is lovely year-round, but spring (April to June) and fall (September to October) are generally the most pleasant, with mild weather and fewer crowds.
- How do I get to Paris from the airport?
Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and Orly Airport (ORY) are the main airports. You can take a taxi, airport shuttle, or the RER train from CDG and the Orlyval shuttle or Orlybus from ORY into the city center.
- What are the must-see attractions in Paris?
Iconic attractions include the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Sacré-Cœur Basilica, and the Champs-Élysées. Plan visits to these landmarks.
- Should I purchase a Paris Pass or a museum pass?
If you plan to visit many museums and attractions, consider a Paris Museum Pass. A Paris Pass may be worth it for transportation and attractions, depending on your itinerary.
- How do I get around Paris?
The Paris Metro is efficient and covers most of the city. Consider buying a Paris Visite Card or a Navigo card for unlimited rides. Walking is also a great way to explore the city.
- What’s the best way to experience French cuisine in Paris?
Try local cafes, restaurants, and patisseries. Don’t miss classic dishes like croissants, escargot, coq au vin, and crème brûlée. Explore different neighborhoods for diverse culinary experiences.
- Are there any day trips I can take from Paris?
You can take day trips to Versailles, Giverny (Monet’s Gardens), or Champagne vineyards. These are easily accessible by train or tour.
- Is it necessary to speak French to get by in Paris?
While many Parisians speak English, learning basic French phrases is helpful and appreciated. Politeness goes a long way.
- What’s the dress code in Paris?
Parisians tend to dress stylishly. Opt for smart-casual attire when dining out or visiting museums. Comfortable shoes for walking are a must.
- Are there any safety tips for travelers in Paris?
Paris is generally safe, but be cautious of pickpockets, especially in crowded tourist areas. Keep your belongings secure and avoid displaying valuables.
- How can I skip the long lines at popular attractions?
Consider purchasing skip-the-line tickets online in advance for popular sites like the Louvre or the Eiffel Tower to save time.
- What’s the best way to experience local culture in Paris?
Explore neighborhoods like Montmartre, Le Marais, and Belleville to discover local shops, markets, and hidden gems. Attend a cabaret show for a taste of Parisian nightlife.
- What’s the currency in Paris, and where can I exchange money?
The currency is the Euro (€). Exchange money at bank exchange offices or use ATMs for the best rates.
- Is tap water safe to drink in Paris?
Yes, tap water in Paris is safe to drink, and using a reusable water bottle is environmentally friendly.
- What should I do in case of an emergency in Paris?
Dial 112 for emergencies in Europe. For non-emergencies, visit a local police station or contact your embassy or consulate.
Remember to plan your trip according to your interests, and feel free to tailor your experience to make the most of your 5 days in the beautiful city of Paris.
I hope you loved reading about Paris 5 day itinerary and till then, au revoir(‘See you in French)
So, till then KEEP TRAVELING……………… KEEP EXPLORING……………………………………………………
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