Paris in two days


This Paris guide in two days It is perfect if you have a weekend or for the first two days in the city. Although we understand that it is impossible to travel Paris in 2 daysYes, we know that if you trace the routes on foot or by public transport, you can see many of its most tourist places, which we are also sure will make you fall in love with one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
If on the first day in Paris you toured much of the center and its most famous monuments, on this second day you will visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, the most famous museum in the world and you will stroll through the bohemian Montmartre neighborhood, among many other things.
All the information in this Paris guide in two days It is based on our trips to Paris in 12 days and Paris in 4 days.

Where to sleep in Paris

We cannot deny that accommodation in Paris is quite expensive, so a good option is to look for a hotel a little away from the center but that is close to a metro station that allows you to easily access almost all the important sites of the city . Based on our experience we recommend the two hotels we have stayed in during our trips to Paris.
- Etoile Pereire, located 10 minutes walk from the Arc de Triomphe and with a metro station nearby. This hotel is very good value for money, plus free wifi, good breakfast and very friendly staff.
- The Hotel de Nell is 15 minutes walk from the Louvre Museum and although its price is higher than the Etoile Pereire, its location and quality is better, so if it fits you in the budget, it can be a perfect option.

How to go from the airport to the center or hotel of Paris

Paris has 3 airports near the city: Charles de Gaulle, Orly and Beauvais. In these last two companies the low cost companies land, while in Charles de Gaulle the activity of the most conventional airlines predominates.
To get to the hotel from the airport you have several options: bus, train, taxi or by booking a direct transfer to the hotel.

To find more detailed information about the transfer you can consult this post on how to go from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris, how to go from Beauvais Airport to Paris and how to go from Orly Airport to Paris.

Save money in Paris

A cheap option to tour Paris in two days and to know its history is to book this free tour of Paris with a guide in Spanish. Free!
To save time another good option is to take the Paris tourist bus, which stops at the main tourist places in Paris.
And in addition, if you are going to visit many of the interesting places of the city you will find it very interesting to buy the Paris Pass for two days, with which you will save money with its discounts and time, avoiding the queues that often form in the main attractions tourist. In addition the Paris Pass includes transportation by subway, bus and tram.
If you do not want to pay commissions when withdrawing money from ATMs and always have the current exchange, we recommend using the N26 card to pay and the BNEXT card to get money, our two favorite cards for travel.

For more recommendations you can consult this post of tips to travel to Paris essential.

First day guide in Paris

The route of the first day of Paris in 2 days Start by subway to the Plaza de Trocadero early in the morning to enjoy one of the best views of the Eiffel Tower with virtually no people.
After taking thousands of photos, you can go through the Trocadero gardens to the entrance of the Eiffel Tower, the most emblematic place in the city. When forming long lines at the entrance of the tower and not having much time, it may be advisable to book your tickets in advance and thus avoid queues.
After the visit to the tower you can relax in the Campo de Marte park with a good perspective of the Eiffel Tower, from where you can continue taking amazing photos.
The route continues until you reach the Arc de Triomphe, on foot or by subway, where you can not stop climbing its magnificent viewpoint, one of the best things to do in Paris.

Map of the second day of Paris in two days