Travel Itinerary: 3 Days in Paris – a Long Weekend
Many travelers to Europe will make the rounds to big cities, like Paris, but only have a few days to visit. However, people living in the States who are just looking for a long weekend getaway shouldn’t overlook cities in Europe. It is totally possible to squeeze in a long weekend trip, like 3 days in Paris, and have a wonderful experience.
Especially for people on the east coast of the USA, there can be many flight deals to major cities in Europe, and Paris. The key is timing your flights (and work schedule) so you can really maximize your time off work for a short vacation. With good planning, and the help of this travel itinerary, you can have a wonderful short holiday and return feeling rejuvenated after spending 3 days in Paris, one of Europe’s most beautiful and romantic cities!
Here is an itinerary for 3 Days in Paris – a Long Weekend (prices are for 2 people)!
Accommodations We Recommend for a Trip to Paris
Hostel ($15 – $30) —Arty Paris Hostel & Budget Hotel
Budget Hotel ($40 – $90) —Au Royal Mad Hotel
Moderate hotel ($110 – $160) —Residence Champ de Mars
Travel Tip: In Paris, depending on how long you are staying, check for apartment rentals on Airbnb and even on Agoda or other booking engines. Apartments can often be a good deal in Paris for longer stays, and give you chance to shop in the local markets and cook at home – saving you money dining out & giving you a full Parisian experience! Learn more by reading about our experiences using Airbnb!
Activities & Other Expenses For Your 3 Days in Paris
There are lots of things to do in Paris, but for a weekend trip, you will only be able to do so much. Here are some recommendations that you can mix into your itinerary. Keep in mind that you can save money by doing some things yourself (like climbing the stairs to the Eiffel tower), but it will take you more time. Also, skip the line tickets can save you lots of time too — as well as just making sure you get your tickets ahead of time. Or you prefer, you can just relax in a park in Paris and do nothing!
Versailles Palace (skip line/audio guide) – just outside the city, it’s worth a quick trip if you get up early to get out there. But the lines can be long!
Seine dinner cruise – many different tour options available for a dinner cruise, at different price points.
Paris Bike Tour – off the beaten path – riding a bike in Paris is actually a really great way to explore and see the city!
Moulin Rouge Show – a bit expensive, but a classic experience for many travelers.
More Paris Activities to Choose From!
Download This Travel Itinerary for 3 Days in Paris
Use for your own trip, or make modifications as needed.