We've already written about the best plan if you only have one day in Paris. Below you'll find an example route and map of what you can see in two days. By the way, if you'll be in Paris for just two days and want to see as much as possible quickly, download our audio guides and you'll have routes, legends, and good company!
First day in Paris
Don't deny yourself the pleasure of walking along the Seine on the Riverwalk. There are ships near the Eiffel Tower's base, and you can buy tickets in advance using this link. The best trips will take you in a full circle and you can enjoy the city from the river. This will take about an hour and a half.
Then you'll return to the Eiffel Tower and Trocadero. Now, go under the Eiffel Tower, to the green grass of the Champ de Mars. Here you can have a small picnic and take pretty pictures.
After a nice picnic lunch at the Champ de Mars, head to Ecole-Militaire. Turn to your left and then go straight, and you'll end up at Les Invalides. Continue on towards the Seine. You'll see the most beautiful bridge in Paris, the Bridge of the Russian Emperor Alexander III.
Continue going straight and you'll see Grand Palais and Petit Palais, and end up on Champs-Elysees. To your right will be Place de la Concorde, and to your left the Arc de Triomphe, which you can get to easily.
You can do all of this on foot, and you'll see many interesting things on your way. If you can take your time, enjoy window shopping on Champs-Elysees, or even go inside.
If you don't have enough time, or don't like walking, then you can take an easy metro route. After riding on the Seine, go to the Eiffel Tower, and then onto Trocadero. There you'll find the closest metro station to the Eiffel Tower. The 6th metro line will take you to the Arc de Triomphe. After enjoying it, continue walking along the Champs-Elysees. You'll see the same things that you would on the walking route.
The second day
Start your second day by walking around Notre-Dame. On the right bank of the Seine, just two steps from the grand cathedral, is the Paris town hall and center of modern art, Pompidou Center. A trip to Paris isn't complete without a visit to these places.
After Pompidou, you can continue on to the Louvre. Just walk on the Rue de Rivoli, and the Louvre will be between the Seine and Rue de Rivoli. You can stop at many stores on the way. Even if you don't have time for the museum, go inside the courtyard and enjoy the pyramid.
Continue on and you'll find the Tuileries Gardens. On the left bank of the Seine, across from the Tuileries, is the impressionist Musée d'Orsay. The building is a former train station and there's a great view of it from the gardens. Continue through the gardens and you'll come to the Place de la Concorde and you can enjoy the Obelisk.
From the metro station Concorde, you can go to Montmartre. Just get on line 12. You need the station Abbesses. You'll end up in the middle of the district. We have described the main sights of Montmartre in a separate article.
Paris isn't that large of a city. You can see all the main sights in two days. No need to hurry. Enjoy your walk!