So looking at my itinerary and what interests me, it seems like only 5-6 days in Paris is more than enough for me, but I’m Europe for 10 days. What would be another country to add?
I leave September 17th (yes I know…) but I’m almost ready to book everything in my itinerary. This is what I wanted to do in France:
Saturday is just rest and do nothing
Sunday would be a walking tour (Rick Steves Paris tour), Seine cruise, Galeries Lafayette rooftop view.
Monday would be Louvre + Champs-Elysees, maybe Orangerie museum, and dinner on the ile st louis.
Tuesday would be Orsay, Rodin, and Army museums, as well as tomb of napoleon. Maybe nighttime taxi tour
Wednesday would mainly be versailles
Thursday would be the eiffel tower, place du Trocadero, Jardin du Luxembourg
(Going to rearrange these days based on museum openings)
This leaves with another 4 full days. I’m thinking of adding one city in Germany, since anyways I’m connecting into Frankfurt airport. United has no change fees for award travel so I can make changes on a whim.
At first I really wanted to visit Belgium, but realized you need a covid test and quarantine till negative. The other countries that interested me were Switzerland and Germany.
So if I did do Germany, I could fly into Germany (since the restrictions are just a pre-departure Covid test and vaccine card) then take a train through Strasbourg on my way to Paris.
If I did that, I would rearrange the days so that I go to Germany first then France.
Of course, I could check out other places in France as well. Some places were Bordeaux (I don’t drink alcohol so don’t care for the wine, but I heard it’s a beautiful city), Nice (heard great things), and Avignon.
But how doable is Germany on top if I went that route? Or is it way more worth it to explore other French cities?