France & Norway Itinerary with tips at the end


Two completely different countries, one amazing trip.

We walked on average 12 miles a day in Paris, and did lots of driving in Norway. Here is our itinerary. This trip was the most extensive trip I have planned to date and took me 3 months to plan. Hope you find it helpful for your next trip! Enjoy!

8.15.18

We arrived in Paris around 2 PM on a Wednesday which happened to be a holiday (8/15). We were staying in an Airbnb right near the Ritz Paris aka "a well to do" area. We dropped our bags off and started exploring. Here's what we saw that day:

1. Louvre, had late lunch at Cafe Marly

2. Palais Royal

3. Notre Dame

4. Pantheon

5. Luxembourg Palace and Gardens

6. Galeries Lafayette and Terrace

7. Drinks at Perruche (rooftop bar and restaurant on top of Printemps du l'homme)

8. Palais Garnier (line was too long to go inside)

8.16.18

1. Explore Ritz Paris

2. Breakfast at Angelina's

3. Tuileries Gardens

4. Grand Palais

5. Champs d'Elysee (went shopping and got macaroons at Laduree)

6. Arc de Triumphe

7. Hotel de Crillon

8. Lunch at Pink Mammas (amazing pizza, pasta, and artisan drinks)

9. Sacre de Basilica (lots of stairs fyi, there is a trolley you can take up but costs $$$)

We then walked back to the airbnb and got ready for our dinner. We took an Uber to the Eiffel Tower then walked down to the pier on the Seine to catch our dinner cruise. It was quite fancy and we had a window seat. Amazing birthday dinner thanks to my boyfriend. Thanks again babe! =)

8.17.18

Disneyland Paris!!!! We took the train out which took about 45 minutes in total. There are two parks so not that big but was definitely cool to visit. Hyperspace Mountain was a mix between WDW Space Mountain and Rock'n Rollercoaster which they also have in Hollywood Studios. We ate at kiosks for lunch and for dinner we made reservations at Chez Remys. To make the reservations, we went to the Service Desk and they were very helpful. After dinner, instead of staying for the 11 PM fireworks over the castle, we skipped the leaving crowds and took the train back to go get crepes in a cute section of Paris called Le Marais. We got a chocolate crepe to go from Le Drogurie. We then walked back to the airbnb and called it a night.

8.18.18

Versailles Day

Our hotel had a free shuttle that left from near the Arc de Triumphe at 10 AM so we took advantage of that. Versailles was about a 25 minute drive outside of Paris. We were staying at the Waldorf Astoria which was surprisingly inexpensive (about $260 for the night).

I got us tickets to see Versailles which a gate to enter was right next to the hotel and had no line. The skip the line tickets were about 27 euros each which was the same price of the regular tickets somehow. You must get the skip the line or you will wait 4 hours to get into the Chateau. We went for lunch at Le Boeuf a la Mode which was quite nice and was packed by the time we were leaving. We then walked to Versailles to explore the gardens and catch our skip the line tickets which were for 3 PM. The Chateau was quite packed and there was only one way you can go. All I wanted to truly see was the Hall of Mirrors so we breezed through in 30 minutes. That evening we went for dinner at Le Limonsin which was a on a very busy restaurant street right near the Chateau. We then walked back to the hotel just in time to catch a little of the water show from outside the gate and the fireworks show from our room which was incredible. We had no idea there would be fireworks that night.

8.19.18

Giverny and Honfleur

We rented a car with Thrifty (expedia) and drov