I've spent countless hours planning trips for with my two children and I'd love you to be able to experience these itineraries -please steal! Paris is one of the few cities that I could go to every year and not get bored - it is, in fact, my favorite city (cliche as that may be). We spent six weeks in Paris and took a lot of day and weekend trips and I've boiled down what I think are the highlights!
Number of Days: 9
Fly in/out: Paris
Major sights: Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Galleries Lafayette, Siene, Notre Dame, Catacombs
Activity Level: 3 (Moderate) - hiking, biking, walking/climbing
Kids Ages: My kids were 15 and 18 and they loved it!
Day 1 – Begin the Journey
Day 2 – The Louvre
Day 3 – Shopping & Galleries Lafayette
Day 4 – Notre Dame
Day 5 – Boat trip on the Seine
Day 6 – The Eiffel Tower
Day 7 – Le Marais
Days 8 & 9 – Versailles
If you’ve been dreaming of a trip to the either Petra or the Pyramids, this trip is for you! This 9-day adventure combines the history of both the Pyramids of Giza, Egypt and Petra in Jordan. The trip is full of wonder and discovery at both of these sights.
Italy is truly the country of dreams - I combined the history and awe inspiring sights of Rome and the Vatican with a beach holiday on the Amalfi Coast. This trip is great for kids as well - you can temper the museums and history with lots of fun activities and a beautiful beach to boot!
Turkey seems to still fly a bit under the radar with US tourists, but it's one of safest, most beautiful places we've been. We went to Istanbul for the history and mosques and then to Cappadocia for the underground cities and balloon rides and finished up in Fethiye at a beautiful beach resort.
Inside the beautiful St Chapell