Just created my itinerary draft for my week in Paris and it will work great if:
1. I start at dawn and finish about midnight,
2. There are no lines or no other tourists in Paris,
3. I can magically transport from one sight to the next instantaneously.
Obviously, I am going to have to make cuts and set different priorities; but it won’t be easy. I know…everyone says….save some for the next trip….but this is my one and only trip. I will be saving for a year for this trip and this will be my last international trip before I retire. So much to see, so little time. It is so hard to schedule time for museums….how do you know how much time to give yourself? I may be so enthralled by some painting or sculpture….I may not want to leave!! I will just have to ”best guess” myself. At least I am traveling solo, so I have no one else to take into consideration.
Now back to the drawing board….as they say….and go back through my two guide books of Paris again and see what I can eliminate. The TA travel forum also makes this hard, as postings describe so many wonderful places that I want to see as well!! And I also want to save some time to just wander around and delight in the city itself and smell the roses….and the crepes!!
Thanks for letting me voice my frustrations!!