The below plan can help you save time in deciding the key sightseeing locations and things to do. Best possible effort has been done to keep the places in order closest to the next destination.
NOTE: List down the route of your stay from the Airport (CDG) and the available transport options before the start of the trip. Avoid wasting time searching for an internet connection to search this information or standing in queue of the information helpdesk. The cheapest way to travel from AirPort to city is RER train and vice versa. Another option is RoissyBus but not as cheap as RER.
In Paris metro train is the best and economical way to commute inside the city. A pack of 10 tickets cost around 14 euros. Can be used on any bus/train/airport train. Covers all major sightseeing destinations and has good connectivity/frequency.
Day 1 Itinerary
- Airport to Accomodation
- Eiffel Tower
The view from Eiffel Tower is breathtaking and the best view offered. If you are not planning to go up the Eiffel tower then it is free. To go up you need to purchase tickets. The price varies based on if you want to go by stairs, or half way or till the top of the tower. If you are on a budget, view from half way and top is same just the hight increases. Plan to purchase the tickets online in advance. Otherwise could result in 1-2 hours of wait to purchase tickets standing in queue.
- Champ de Mars
Lawn with great Eiffel Tower view. A nice place to sit and relax.
- Arc de Triomphe
When German Army marched into Paris during WW II the soldiers passed from the side instead of center of the structure. The structure was built by Napoleon. A fire is lit in the center of the structure to honor the soldiers that died during the World War.
Day 2 Itinerary
- Palace of Versailles
Start early for this and purchase tickets online to avoid wait time. There is 30 minutes to an hour queue sometimes to enter the palace, but if you have purchased tickets online for a specific time you can get in directly without standing in line.
- Sainte Chapelle
- Notre Dame Cathedral
- Boat Cruise
Best if started half an hour before sunset. To enjoy both the evening and night view.
Day 3 Itinerary
- Louvre Museum
The museum is one of the best in the world with a huge collection of Roman, Egyptian and Islamic history, sculptures and paintings. You will also find Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci and some other major artists work in the museum.
This elevated rural neighborhood on the outskirts of the city has a collection of upscale shops and cafés and still exudes hints of old village charm.
- Sacre Coeur
Apart from the church you also get an amazing nice view of the city from the hill. Definitely worth visiting.
Day 4 Itinerary (Shopping)
- Le Marais
Eclectic and high-fashion, high-quality chains, vintage stores, artisan and handcrafted jewelry, antiques and fine art galleries, cosmetics and perfumeries.
- Galeries Lafayette
Visitors to this massive department store can find brand-name items of nearly every variety. Shop accessible to luxury fashion & accessories for men, women and children
- Catacombs of Paris
Underground ossuaries, which hold the remains of more than six million people in a small part of a tunnel network built to consolidate Paris' ancient stone mines