I'm going to France in 2 weeks and I'm not a good planner I have to admit. So far I have only a one way ticket to Paris, and am trying to decide the return date (has been hard to commit due to unknowns with Covid, but I'm finally ready).
So last night, I planned out a rough itinerary. I am flexible on how many days I can go, but if I go the full 2 weeks I would have used up almost all of my PTO for the rest of the year (I would have 2 PTO days remaining after this trip). I am okay with using up all of it if need be to see everything, but trying to see if the full 2 weeks is necessary.
Here is a rough itinerary so far:
Sunday the 19th I should land in CDG (Paris airport) at 1:50 pm local time. I probably wouldn't do much this day besides walk around, maybe checkout the top of the arc de triomphe for sunset.
Monday would be a walking tour (Rick Steves Paris tour), Seine cruise, Galeries Lafayette rooftop view.
Tuesday would be Louvre + Champs-Elysees, maybe Orangerie museum, and dinner on the ile st louis.
Wednesday would be Orsay, Rodin, and Army museums, as well as tomb of napoleon. Maybe nighttime taxi tour
Thursday would mainly be versailles
Friday would be the eiffel tower, place du Trocadero
Saturday would be Sacré-Coeur and Jardin du Luxembourg
Sunday would be Strasbourg and Colmar
Monday would be Ghent day trip
Tuesday would be Bruges day trip
Wednesday would be Brussels day trip
Thursday flight back to the United States.
Friday back to work.