What to do in Paris: Travel in Paris in 3 days

Paris in 3 days

Thinking of a getaway vacation with your friends? Planning a trip in a romantic city with you loved ones? Booking a family holiday for fun and extraordinary memories? Here is our recommended friend, couple and family-friendly itinerary for Paris in 3 days.

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Paris in 3 days

Day 1: Arc de Triomphe

Drop off your luggage at the hotel and let our journey in Paris begins! 

First stop is at the one of the most iconic historical and tourist sites, Arc de Triomphe. The arch is 49.5 m tall and 45 m wide. Tickets are available to visit the memorial monument. You can take the lift or walk for about 300 steps to reach the terrace. Be ready to be amazed by the panoramic views of Paris, the pictures you take there will definitely be your most liked Instagram photos. 

Arc de Triomphe

Avenue des Champs-Élysées

Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the best-known shopping paradise, stretches from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde. The avenue is lined with fashion boutiques, beauty and make-up shops and al fresco dinning places and lots more! Scroll around and you are bound to see prestigious luxury brands, Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss, Hermès, Celine, Gucci, Chanel, Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani, to name but a few. A 2-floor Lancôme flagship store is located at 52 Av. des Champs-Élysées. Fancy a top-notch leather handbag? On 77 Av. des Champs-Élysées is the largest European flagship store Longchamp. If you are looking for sportswear, a 7,711-meter-squares Nike flagship will definitely match your needs. 

Avenue des Champs Elysees

Take a break at Ladurée, one of the most famous French bakeries. Try out their soft and light-crust macaroons. They come in a variety of flavours, from orange blossom, rose blackcurrant violet to matcha moringa and caramel coco. Pairing them with a cup of earl grey tea and chocolate éclair will certainly recharge your energy. 

Eiffel Tower

Take a metro from Avenue des Champs-Élysées to Alma-Marceau Station and walk along the River Seine to reach Trocadéro Gardens park. It is one bridge away from Eiffel Tower and also a great Instagram spot to capture this whole gigantic 324-metre tall architecture!

Across the Pont d’Iéna bridge, there stands the world-famous iconic tower, the Eiffel Tower. You can see the details of this beautiful structure and four Wrought-iron made pillars at the esplanade. To see the Paris’ skyline, why not get a ticket and explore the first, second and the top floors.

The first floor is about 57 metres tall and, good news for those who love heights – it has a transparent floor! Take the glass-walled lift on the second floor to reach the top, there are two floors with an outdoor and indoor area. The bar on the top floor is certainly the best place for chill out with friends.

In front of the Eiffel Tower is the 24.5-hectares Champ de Mars Park. The park is a perfect spot to watch the Eiffel Tower daily light show, which starts from sunset to 1:00 a.m. Bring some snacks and get some wine and Bon Appetit! 

Banks of the Seine

While you are in the area, spend some time walking along the banks of the Seine, one of France’s best UNESCO World Heritage areas including Notre Dame Cathedral.

Day 2: Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris has two magical parks, namely Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park. If you love adventures and thrill rides, Indiana Jones™ and the Temple of Peril is one of the attractions you cannot miss! Peter Pan’s Flight in Fantasyland brings you on a new adventure in Neverland with Wendy and Peter Pen and Welcome to Starport: A Star Wars Encounter in Discoveryland is where you can meet your favourite Star Wars characters! 

Disneyland Paris

Excited for another spine-chilling experience? Take a seat in the elevator and enjoy The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at the Walt Disney Studios Park! Join the Studio Tram Tour: Behind the Magic for the behind-the-scene of Disney large-scale production.

Opt for the Disney hotels to stay closer to the magical kingdom. There are six Disneyland Hotels in total and two natural resorts. Village Nature Paris is one of the family-friendly resorts. Guests have free access to the Aqualagon, BelleVie Farm, Extraordinary Gardens, Forest of Legends and Lakeside Promenade. Kids can visit a pony club or start a Tarzan adventure at the treehouses and rope bridges, not to mention the giant water park and lagoon for the whole family. In addition, the four lovely gardens, bowling alley, spa and beach is going to make your holiday both relaxing and unforgettable.

Day 3: Louvre Museum  

Doing Paris in 3 days means that you also have time for the world famous Louvre museum. The 73,000-square-meters Louvre Museum is the largest art museum in the globe. Once it was a palace, now it houses more than 35,000 artworks, including the world-famous Mona Lisa‘s smile and the must-see statue, Venus of Milo.

To enjoy an organised and knowledgeable tour, Louvre Museum provides guided tours and audio guides. For all visitors, visitors with disability, kids, educator itineraries can be downloaded online. A myriad of themes of visitor trails are also available, for example,  The Da Vinci Code, Decorative Arts in the Middle Ages and even JAY-Z and Beyoncé at the Louvre! The list goes on.

For children and students, a series of videos ‘One minute in a museum’ created by the Louvre Museum will give them a brief introduction of twenty one world-famous art pieces, for instance, Liberty Leading the People, The Salves and Sarcophagus of the Spouses. 

Paris in 3 days - Louvre Museum


Catching a beautiful sunset at Sacré-Cœur is the perfect way to round off this 3-day Paris trip. Located on top of the hill at Montmartre, Sacré-Cœur is built in 1919 and it is a Romano-Byzantine styled Catholic church. You can get there by the stairs at the Square Louise-Michel or a lift at the rear of the Basilica.

Paris in 3 days - Sacre Coeur

The spacious green area in front is a nice location for picnic and to admire the spectacular city view of Paris. Walk around Montmartre for a self-portrait by the talented street artists or a delicious meal at the terrace or both!

If you’re up for something more sinister, you may even find time to go deep into the Catacombs of Paris!

Now you are prepared for a getaway holiday in Paris! For an excellent quality and first-rate flight, we suggest you travel with Cathay Pacific.

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