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One Week in Prague

One Week in Prague

All you need to know – essential insider tips to consider, places to visit, activities to fill your days for one week in Prague, we will share it with you.

Our full guide covers:

  • Basic Introduction
  • Where to stay in Prague
  • How to get around
  • What to see in Prague
  • Things to do in Prague
  • Tickets you have to buy before – must read
  • Food and Restaurants
  • Day Trips from Prague
  • Itinerary for Prague
  • Packing List

As travelers, too, it is our happiness and great pride to help other tourists have the most of their trips in Europe. Sharing the most important details and essentials tips you need in Prague.

Believe me, it will be hard for you not to love Prague once you visit this beautiful city.

1. Basic Introduction

We want to start with a simple intro to the things you need to know before coming to Prague.

Currency : Czech Crowns (CZK) – the Czech Republic does not have the EUR (€)

Language Spoken : The official language in Prague is Czech.

Although older people in Prague does not speak much of English, you will still be able to have a good English conversation with those in the tourism sector. But more often than not, Czechs have good command in English.

On the other hand, the second most popular language in the city is considered to be the German language while the third one is Russian.

Population : 1.3 Million

Known for : When we speak of Prague and its country, we definitely won’t miss the beer. That is for sure! They consume the most beer per capita in the world.

Aside from this, Prague is also known for its delicious food and known to be one of Europe’s architectural gems. Being an important UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’re one week in Prague will without a doubt be packed with a wide range of activities for tourists.

Accommodation : Just like the famous tourist destinations in Europe, Prague won’t leave itself behind. You will find all kinds of accommodation in the city that will certainly match your needs and meet your requirements.

From luxury hotels to budget-friendly apartments, from amazing terrace views to great quality service, you will all find it in Prague.

Find more details in our where to stay in Prague section below.

Public Transport : Aside from it is one of the best public transportation systems in Europe, using it is relatively easy, reliable, and very affordable.

However, Prague city center is an extremely walk-able city. This includes the old town and new town. Of course, there are still places that are better reached by the use of public transportation.

More under how to get around Prague .

Safety : Traveling to Prague is generally safe even for solo and female travelers, yet there is many scams, especially for tourists. We added a video by The Honest Guide , a fantastic Youtube channel dedicated to Prague and its tourism. Check them for safety tips, food tips and everything around Prague.

Being one of the major destinations in Europe, Prague draws its own theft and pickpockets especially very crowded places.

But to keep you safe, here are tips you should consider:

  • Always secure your belongings and keep an eye on them.
  • Keep your money in your front pockets.
  • Don’t carry large amounts of cash with you.
  • Beware of strangers who propose to exchange money on the street. You might receive Belarussian Rubles instead of the Czech crowns or old Czech Crowns which are no longer in circulation.

Generally, just be smart and vigilant but still make sure you enjoy yourself in this beautiful city.

Here’s a good read on safety in Prague: 5 Things NOT to Do in Prague

City name : Among the other city names of Prague, the “City of a Hundred Spires” is most commonly used. On the other hand, it is also called the Golden City, the Mother of Cities and the Heart of Europe.

Electricity : 230V/50Hz (European plug). Remember to pack your travel plug adapter .

2. Where to stay in Prague

Aside from getting around in Prague is easy (both through walking and public transport), the Czech capital also invites many tourists because of its amazing nightlife and exciting fares.

After a long day of touring the city, Prague still gives you more options at night. From party bars, live music, and modern clubs to great Czech beer, your night will certainly be on fire.

Moreover, Prague offers many attractions that every time you’d visit the city, there will and always be more to see.

And since we know you’re traveling for the first time for one week in Prague, we have listed down below our handpicked recommendations where you can stay according to the purpose of your travel.

Our handpicked recommendations:

  • Families: Salvator Superior Apartments
  • Couples:  Remember Residence
  • Luxury Travelers: Hotel Century Old Town Prague – MGallery By Sofitel
  • Design Lovers: Zatecka N°14
  • Groups: Dream Hostel Prague
  • Solo Traveler: Mosaic House
  • Nightlife Traveler: The Madhouse Prague
  • On a low budget: Czech Inn Republic

Also, we have added a map to better show you where they are located. Plus, included in the map are sights you should and might want to visit during your 7 days in Prague or less.

2.1. Salvator Superior Apartments – Best for Families

One of the most important to consider for traveling families is the location.

Place yourself right in the historical center of Prague in Salvator Superior Apartments with the tourist sights just a few minutes walk away.

You can reach several major sights within 5-minutes on foot like the Old Town Square, the Municipal House, and the Powder Tower.

Even more, just opposite the apartment is the tram station while the nearest train station can be reached in just 3-minutes walking time.

Apartments can accommodate from 2-6 persons that comes with a fully equipped kitchen. Feel the vibes of your home while traveling. Prepare your own meals and save more. There is also a supermarket just across the property which is pretty convenient.

However, you can also request and have a wonderful breakfast at Hotel Salvator which is near the property. They serve a superb breakfast so you should not miss trying during your stay.

Get a wonderful view of Prague from Salvator Superior Apartments

2.2. Remember Residence – Aparthotel Great for Couples

Offering bright rooms and boasts a convenient location near the Charles Bridge is Remember Residence .

Go intimate over this chic aparthotel with rooms designed with amazing garden views. There is also an individual terrace that you’ll catch a wonderful view of the place. A property placed in a very peaceful and romantic area near Petřín and Kampa Park.

Get the art of being unforgettable which is why it is named the Remember Residence. During your entire stay, they will make sure that when you leave Prague, you will remember.

The aparthotel is extra thoughtful to give little gifts and tokens throughout your stay. From personalized welcoming like wine and flowers to a tray of fruits before you leave. Plus, the staff are very helpful and friendly. Giving the best advice and tips on the best restaurants and activities to do in Prague.

Overall, the Remember Residence is a total package and true gem that makes sure you have the greatest stay in your travel to the Czech Republic.

Good to know: The property is kid and pet-friendly. Making it ideal for those traveling with their little ones and fur babies.

Rooms offer natural lighting and have hammocks for relaxation

2.3. Hotel Century Old Town – Best for Luxury Travelers

Place yourself right in the center of Prague, in line with the Old Town Square and the famous Astronomical clock. Stay in the most charming area of the city and spoil yourself with modern design building.

Hotel Century Old Town boasts an exquisite culinary experience in its La Veranda Restaurant. Have a wide variety of Czech and international cuisines. And besides, you can also have your meals on the terrace and enjoy the warm vibes of the inner courtyard.

Moreover, you can head over the Hedgehog Bar and the opportunity to enjoy exceptional wines and refined liqueurs. Or you can proceed to the fitness center and run a few miles to relax through the night.

Location wise, Hotel Century Old Town is very near Náměstí Republiky Subway Station and the Palladium Shopping Centre.

And for the famous tourist destinations, aside from the Old Town Square and the Astronomical Clock, you are also near the Wenceslao Square, Historical Building Of The National Museum, and the iconic Charles bridge.

Hotel Century Old Town boasts an exquisite culinary experience in its La Veranda Restaurant

2.4. Zatecka N°14 – Best for Design Lovers

Appreciate the unique architectural features of Zatecka N°14 . With decorative cherubs, mysterious alchemical symbols, gilded Art Nouveau hardware – handles, postboxes, and latches.

Most of the apartments offer a balcony which boasts an amazing view of the Prague Castle. Besides, the apartment also offers a fully equipped kitchen with everything you might need for cooking. From the oven, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffee machine, kettle to cutlery.

Aside from the amazing designs offered by the accommodation, they also serve breakfast and do grocery deliveries right at your doorstep.

As for the location, the Old Town Square and the iconic Astronomical Clock is just a few minutes away from Zatecka N°14. While the other major sights like Charles Bridge and Wenceslas Square are also walking distance from the apartment.

Plus, it is located in the Jewish quarter, an area known for its fashion boutiques, antique stores, fine dining, and unforgettable sights.

Appreciate the unique architectural features of Zatecka N°14

2.5. Dream Hostel Prague – Best for Groups

Meet the resident dog, Sam in Dream Hostel Prague. You and your friends’ best accommodation option in Prague.

Beds come with a personal curtain, socket, and bed light for your privacy and convenience. They offer mixed rooms and female-only boardings. They also have large and spacious bathrooms.

Aside from the very welcoming ambiance at the hostel, the staff is helpful and friendly which makes the hostel a very warm place to stay.

Furthermore, the hostel puts you in a very quiet location where everybody gets a good nights sleep. Besides, the location gives you the perfect opportunity to party. With plenty of bars and cafes, you can try and visit.

The hostel’s facilities like the common area and kitchen are great avenues to meet new friends from all over the world. Whether you’re staying for one week in Prague or less, without a doubt, you will go home with a new friend.

The Dream Hostel facilities like the common area and kitchen are great avenues to meet new friends from all over the world

2.6.  Mosaic House – Best for Solo Travelers

Stay in the first carbon-neutral hostel in the Czech Republic, the Mosaic House .

With over 337,605 kWh energy saved and 13,505260 L of water saved since 2010 and still running as of now, it is the first hostel to achieve BREEAM In-Use “Excellent” certificate.

In particular, from energy-saving lights and machines, waste recycling, automatic blinds for sun protection and insulated windows and facade, the hostel makes you one Eco-friendly traveler.

Moreover, the Mosaic House offers shared dormitory, female-only bedroom and private rooms for more individual space. Shared rooms are social and private that can sleep 4-6. On the other hand, rest with ease and relax in style in your own private room.

Furthermore, you can try local dishes and international specialties in La Loca Music Bar and Lounge. And at night, you can join the happy hour, evening entertainment, and live music and DJs to wrap your day.

As for the location, the property is just a 10-minute walk from Prague’s Charles Bridge. While public transportation can be reached around the corner.

Stay in the first carbon-neutral hostel in the Czech Republic, the Mosaic House

2.7. The Madhouse – Best for Nightlife Traveler

The Madhouse is definitely a party traveler’s haven.

Whether you’re a party monster or a not-so-social traveler, you will certainly won’t get bored with their activities.

From walking tour, pub crawls and evening entertainment to beer-pongs and other board games, every night will be full schedule for you.

Aside from this, win as many friends as you can over a few beers and games with other hostel guests from all over the world. Whether you’re traveling with friends or traveling solo, you surely have a spot in The Madhouse.

Along with being a great avenue for socializing and great party, the hostel also puts you near restaurants, cafes, and bars. Making it convenient for you to spice up your night aside from the great party in the hostel.

However, don’t get worried about having a good night sleep because you’ll still be able to get one.

Win new friends from all over the world at The Madhouse

2.8. Czech Inn Hostel – Budget-friendly Accommodation

Featuring a swanky décor, comfy places and cool spaces is Czech Inn Hostel .

If you’re looking for a good deal for money, you won’t go wrong with this hostel.

From shared rooms, female-only dorm, private rooms to apartments, they have everything for everybody. Whether you’re a group, a family or traveling solo, you have a place in Czech Inn Hostel.

The property is located in a short walk away from the metro station. Putting you in an easy access to get you to the city center and the other major sights in Prague. In particular, you can reach the Old Town Square and the Wenceslas Square in 20 minutes through the public transport.

Moreover, the hostel offers free walking tours that you might find interesting. You can also take advantage of their wonderful buffet breakfast during your stay.

Apart from this, you can also stay and chill at the basement bar after a long tiring day at the city. You can catch the live music and entertainment with stand-up comedians in the evening. Plus, don’t miss the happy hour!

Besides, the staff are friendly and knowledgeable to tip you with essential details about the Czech capital. The hostel is also a great place to meet people and win new acquaintances.

Grab a good coffee or a snack at Czech Inn Hostel's cafe

3. How to get around

So, we have your accommodation set, now let us get out and explore.

Best for sightseeing : One of the most convenient ways and easiest to go around is through the famous Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour .

Explore the entire city with over 21 bus stops in 3 different routes. Hop-On and Hop-Off with tickets valid for 24-48 hours.

Public transport : Getting around Prague is easy thanks to its efficient public transport system.

Generally, you could reach all the corners of the city with their transportation. Although, just like what I have mentioned in the introduction, Prague is a walkable city.

However, if you’re staying for more than 3 days in Prageu or probably one week even, it is wise to get the short-term tourist passes. These tickets give you unlimited access to its public transportation valid for 24 and 72 hrs.

Use your tickets among these transports:

  • Prague Metro (Subway) – Aside from trains in Prague is fast, clean, and safe, it will also get you almost anywhere you need to be in Prague. The trains arrive every 1-3 minutes during peak hours and  4-10 minutes on off-hours and weekends.
  • Prague Trams  – Prague’s network of trams is one of the oldest in Europe and the third-largest in the world. The tram comes every 8 to 10-minute intervals during peak hours while 40-minute intervals at night.
  • City Buses  – City buses bring you to places in Prague that are not reachable by the metro and tram. The bus comes every 6 to 8-minute intervals during peak hours 30 to 60-minute intervals in midnight.

Personally, I would not buy any cards online yet and see how it is for you. I absolutely loved to take the tram in Prague; it was an experience for itself.

Bikes : One of the best and cheapest way to see a city is through bikes and Prague is no exception.

You can find yellow cycle paths in general parts of the city with cycling lane signs in every crossroads or junction. Hop on a saddle, wear a helmet, you’re good to go.

You can either have a moment by yourself or join group bike tours for more fun, do whatever you like.

Although Prague still has a long way to go to catch up with far-more-bike-friendly cities like Vienna or Amsterdam .

Walking : Enjoy the innermost parts of Prague on foot. Especially in the Old Town you can walk anything and it is the best way to explore.

Mostly, tourist sights in Prague are not very far from each other which makes it perfect to explore through a wonderful walk. See  Get a hand of the city through going into the smallest details on your walking tour.

And this is my favorite way of getting around Prague. While the Old Time Square is the perfect starting point for a walk where you can reach interesting destinations of the city in 30 minutes.

Taxi : The fastest way to getting from point A to point B is through the taxi.

However, yes the stories are true, some taxi drivers in Prague may try to rip you off with crazy rates especially those you hail on the streets.

Therefore, here are tips to keep you off those crooks:

  • Taxi rides in Prague are calculated using the fare per one kilometer + entry fee. The average taxi fare is 24-28 CZK ($0.90-1.10) per kilometer while the standard entry fee is 40 CZK ($1.50).
  • Get taxi on designated stands and never flag down taxis on the streets.
  • In case you think you’re being overpriced, you can call the emergency number 112.

Boat : Boating in Prague may not be a highlight in the city, nevertheless, it is one of the classic ways to enjoy and explore.

A perfect alternative from walking and using public transportation especially on great weathers.

See Prague in the most convenient way through the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

4. What to see in Prague – The Must-Do’s

What to see in Prague? A very good question!

Aside from Prague possessing one of the best-preserved historic city centers in Europe, it would not be called the “city of a thousand spires” without a good reason.

Whether you’re coming for the first time or traveling for the nth time, Prague will give an endless list of things to see and do to make you fall in love with this city.

Nevertheless, here are the essential sights you should visit on your trip.

The Must Do’s are:

  • Walk Across Charles Bridge
  • Explore Prague Castle
  • Visit the Old Town Square and the Astronomical Clock
  • Have a Becherovka ( Czech Beer ) in the old pubs
  • Experience a medieval Czech dinner

More great sights to see in Prague are:

  • Letna Park River Views
  • John Lennon Wall
  • St. Vitus Cathedral
  • Wenceslao Square
  • The National Museum
  • Municipal House
  • The Petrín Lookout Tower
  • The Dancing House

Be amazed and amazing photos with Prague's Letna Park River views

Photo by Cecilia Rodríguez Suárez

Don't forget the famous and iconic Astronomical Tower before you leave Prague

Photo by Darko Kukovec

5. Things to do in Prague

Aside from being one of the millions of tourists that comes to visit the Czech capital, we are certain that you will also be one of the city’s fans once you have seen it yourself.

So whether you’re visiting for fast-track travel or slow-paced sightseeing, and regardless of how many times you’ve visited, there’s a never-ending wealth of things to do and see throughout the year.

Accordingly, here are the lists of things to do one week in Prague or less.

We collected for you a great list of cool Things To Do in Prague:

  • 40+ Things to do in Prague
  • 79 Things to Do with Your Kids in Prague
  • 36 Free Things to Do in the City of 1000 Spires

Here are more ideas:

  • Go on a night river cruise
  • Discover the myths and legends of Prague
  • See Prague in a vintage car

See the amazing Prague in a very unique way on a vintage car

6. Tickets you have to buy before (Must Read)

I sincerely hope you are reading this section carefully! It will make a difference.

This is important so you actually can enter the places you would love to see from the inside.

There is exactly one ticket you have to buy beforehand: Prague Castle!

Prague Castle

At the top of every tourist’s list in the Czech capital is the symbolic Prague Castle which is over centuries-old architecture.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it would be a great disappointment not to see the world’s biggest medieval castle complex according to Guinness Book of World Records.

It was founded in the 19th century and became the home of Czech rules. Now it is the official residence of the Czech president.

The castle stands in an 18-hectare land that will fill your list of things to do. You can see that the castle is made up of historical palaces, church, and fortification buildings, gardens, and picturesque spots that will make you fall in love with it.

In line with this, many tourists flock the Prague Castle every day. So I highly suggest that you book in advance and go ahead of the long ques.

The Prague Castle is the world's biggest medieval castle complex according to Guinness Book of World Records

Photo by Dmitry Goykolov

The Prague Castle stands in an 18-hectare land that will fill your list of things to do

7. Food & Restaurants

Just like the millions of tourist visiting Prague, it’s exciting to finally get a taste of its would and what it has to offer. Isn’t it great to experience what the locals eat, how they prepare it, and how these foods have been passed through generations?

Therefore, here are food guides and food places to help you out in your one week in Prague food tour. Just click on the links and get ready to discover more food details in the city.

Of course, let’s start with Everything you NEED to Eat in Prague . Foods you definitely must try before leaving the Czech capital.

My absolute best recommendation? Watch once again The Honest Guide . They have a full playlist with videos showing the best places to eat.

And if you’re traveling with a loved one, here are romantic restaurants to dine in for a sweet and unforgettable date in the City of a 100 Spires.

On the other hand, catch these street foods in your 3 days in Prague. Obviously, there are a lot of pubs and bars in Prague. Check out this guide on where to have a beer in Prague .

Furthermore, we all deserve a little dose of caffeine to start the day or after a long tiring tour. Here are the best cafes in Prague to get a good cup of coffee.

While for a great breakfast and brunch , choose among these best restaurants in Prague and have an amazing food experience.

Here’s also a good read of the Best Places to Eat in Prague . The author, Natasha, sites the specific places to eat for your different desire.

8. Day Trips from Prague

Whether you’re staying for one week in Prague or less, it’s always a good idea to go beyond the city and see what lies across.

It’s always more fulfilling to capture two birds in one stone. So why not visit its neighboring places, add and check more in your bucket list?

Therefore, I have gathered here the best day trips you can check and might get you interested in visiting them.

Here are 10 Day Trips from Prague I entirely recommend visiting:

  • Český Krumlov
  • Karlovy Vary
  • National Park Bohemian Switzerland

8.1. Český Krumlov

Lying on the banks of the Vltava River is the magical and enchanted place of Český Krumlov .

Now a UNESCO World Heritage that flocks many tourists that used to be a hidden Bohemian gem found beneath the backdrop of a medieval Český Krumlov castle.

This is one of the famous day trips in the Czech Republic which means the crowd can be quite packed as much it is in Prague.

However, aside from the amazing panoramic view of the city, you can walk the grounds of the castle for free. But if you want more, you can pay for a tour of the castle and go up to its towers.

Below the castle, you will find a variation of cafes, shops, and restaurants you can visit during your tour in the city.

How to get there:  You can take a direct bus from Prague to Český Krumlov which will take you around 3 hours travel time. Although I highly suggest you book ahead if you’re visiting on a Friday or Sunday which are very crowded days.

Lying on the banks of the Vltava River is the magical and enchanted place of Český Krumlov

8.2. Karlovy Vary

If you’re seeking for a more relaxing time, it would definitely be in Karlovy Vary .

This is one of my favorites, Czech’s most famous spa town, a great place to indulge yourself with natural thermal springs. Release those stress away and refresh your body in their curative mineral waters.

Aside from this, marvel at their architectural gems that are dated back in the 14th century or go hiking towards its hills and catch amazing views.

Moreover, if you want to experience and see how glass is made, you can also visit the Moser Glassworks Museum.

Pro Tip: I highly suggest that you stop for a day or better if you spend a night to make the most of your visit to Karlovy Vary.

How to get there: 

  • Train – You can catch a train at Hlavni Nadrazi (Prague Main Railway Station) and will take you approximately 3 hours to Karlovy Vary.
  • Bus – Taking the bus is cheaper and faster which will take you only an hour less from the train. You can take a direct bus from UAN Florenc Prague to Karlovy Vary bus terminal.

Visit the famous spa town in the Czech Repubic, the Karlovy Vary

8.3. Kutna Hora

If you’re looking for something beyond the ordinary, you got to visit Kutna Hora .

Kill your curiosity and witness yourself the intriguing Sedlec Ossuary, one of the 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Czech Republic. Check out 40,000 to 70,000 human skeletons which are decorated all over the Chapel of Bones.

Aside from this extraordinary tourist spot, you can head over the historical center of Kutna Hora and visit the Cathedral of St. Barbara. This is one of the town’s most famous site which also resembles St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague.

How to get there: You can catch a train from Praha hl.n and Kutna Hora hl.n. stations which leave every two hours in the morning and every hour in the afternoon. Travel time from Prague to Kutna Hora is one hour.

While from Kutna, you can take a train or a bus to Sedlec. Drop off on the 1st stop by train and 2nd stop by bus.

Kill your curiosity and witness yourself the intriguing Sedlec Ossuary and see yourself the Bone Church

8.4. National Park Bohemian Switzerland

You might be a little confused with its name. Contrary to its name, let’s just make it clear that you can certainly find the National Park Bohemian Switzerland in the Czech Republic and not in Switzerland.

Its name originated from two Swiss painters who traveled in the area in the 18th century.

Definitely get your cameras ready and prepare yourself with breathtaking views of the natural beauty of the park. Immerse yourself in a hiking tour to this picturesque site which was once used in the scenes from the Chronicles of Narnia movie.

Moreover, the number one highlight in the park you should look forward to is the Pravčická Gate (Pravčická Brána). This is Europe’s largest natural stone arch which you will instantly fall in love with. I’m sure about that!

How to get there: From Prague, you can take a train to Děčín which will take you 1 and 30 minutes. And from Děčín, you can take a bus to Hřensko which is the best starting point for the hike to the park.

Bring the nature lover in you at the National Park Bohemian Switzerland

8.5. Aquapalace (Best Daytrip for Families with Kids)

Let’s admit it, kids will not be kids unless they go swimming.

The Aquapalace is the best day trip option I would suggest traveling families with kids especially when you’re visiting Prague from June to mid-September, the summer season.

Your kids will go gaga over the largest water park in Central Europe which has three palaces.

With exciting and thrilling 12 slide tubes, 3 open slides measuring 860 meters in total for the kids and 14 different saunas for the adults,  definitely the park is a win-win deal between you and the kids.

So if you want to beat the heat the Czech way, head to the Aquapalace and unleash your adrenaline in this water park.

  • Bus 325 from the stop Nádraží Uhříněves to Čestlice, Kika
  • Buses 328, 363, 385 from the metro station ‘C’ – Opatov to Čestlice, Aquapalace
  • Night bus 605 from the stop Čestlice, Aquapalace

Pro-Tip :  From Opatov Metro Station (‘C’ line) to Aquapalace Praha, you can take the Aquabus for free if you’re guests of Aquapalace Praha and Aquapalace Hotel Prague.

8.6. Vienna, Austria

The City of Music is where a rich history lies and great architecture stands. From amazing people to stunning destinations, surely you will love Vienna as we did.

Find the majestic Schönbrunn Palace and Schonbrunn Gardens, witness the beauty of St Stephen’s Cathedral, and get enchanted with the treasures of the Hofburg Palace.

Find more amazing details of 7 days in Vienna here.

We also wrote a guide on fun and cool things to do in Vienna .

How to get there: From Prague to Vienna, the fastest and most comfortable way to travel is by taking the EuroCity train. In 4 hours and 25 minutes, this modern and luxurious train will get you to Vienna. Check Omio.com to find transport.

schönbrunn-palace-vienna

8.7. Dresden

Go beyond the areas of Germany and visit one of its most interesting cities, Dresden .

After the notorious firebombing in WWII, Alstadt was rebuilt and has turned to a beautiful restoration of the past.

Even from afar, you will see and appreciate the beauty of Frauenkirche which was the last major building to be restored. Witness yourself its amazing restoration, enter the Baroque-style Lutheran church climb to its dome to have a breathtaking view of the city.

Here’s a good read of 32 Cool Things to Do in Dresden .

Appreciate more of the magical town of Dresden in the winter

8.8. Pilsen

Calling out y’all beer lovers! Here’s the perfect chance not to be wasted.

Your one week in Prague and visit to the Czech Republic would not be complete without paying a visit to where the iconic  Pilsner Urquell brewery was born 1842, Pilsen. Plus, the birthplace of 70% of all the beer crafted and consumed on our planet. Awesome!

Discover the famous beer style which took the world by storm and later inspired some of the most leading beer brands today.

Every year, the Pilsner Urquell brewery commemorates its foundation through a festival called the Pilsner Fest.

How to get there: You can catch the train from the main train station and will probably take you to Pilsen in 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Here's the perfect chance to see the Pilsen brewery who started everything

9. Itinerary for 7 days

When spending a week in Prague, you can explore the city itself and its surroundings.

Therefore, to further help you catch a little inspiration in making your own itinerary, here are samples you can check out and see what can suit you and your schedule.

  • 3 Days in Prague and 5 more days in the Czech Republic
  • Itinerary for 4 Days in Prague

10. Packing List

There are a few things we recommend for your packing list Prague.

  • Travel plug adapter
  • Beach Towel
  • Conversation guide in Czech
  • Portable Charger

Optional but always useful:

  • Packing Cubes
  • Good quality camera
  • Water Bottle with Built-In Filter
  • Sleeping mask

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11. Printed Guides & Map

These guides are best for the ones looking for a printed version.

Once you come to Prague, you will also receive a paper map of the city.

  • Lonely Planet Guide for Prague
  • Rick Steves Prague & The Czech Republic Travel Guide
  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Prague

Here is again our map of Prague with the recommended hotels and neighborhoods.

Questions? Contact us

I tried to make this guide as useful and complete as possible. However, chances are you still have questions left.

Therefore, any questions? Anything not clear?

Please get in touch with us, I would be very happy to help. I want to make this guide as useful as possible for you.

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Admire prague castle’s medieval elegance:, explore the enchanted town square:, take a sunrise stroll across the charles bridge:, find the lesser town’s hidden treasures:, discover the mysteries of the jewish district in prague:, april–june (spring):, july–august—what a summer, autumn (september-october), winter (november–february):, research and prioritize, schedule days for major areas, make daily plans, think about hours, historical-modern balance:, relax and explore:, transport optimisation:, enjoy local life:, weather prediction:, allow flexibility:, make a daily checklist:, review and adjust:, record moments:, relax on the last day:, stay online:, enjoy traveling:.

The Prague 1 week itinerary allows for a deep and immersive experience, providing the opportunity to delve into the city’s rich history, culture, and charm. To ensure that you get the most out of your week in the city, we have crafted the ideal Prague’s 1 week itinerary for you. Prepare to plunge into the very center of Bohemia!

You will have plenty of time to explore all of its highlights—its varied neighborhoods, delicious cuisine, breathtaking landscapes, and fascinating history—if you stick to our seven-week plan. In that case, pack your bags because you’re about to go on an adventure across the middle of Europe that you will never forget. Prague is calling! 

This 1 week in Prague itinerary allows for a comprehensive experience of Prague, blending iconic landmarks, cultural immersion, nature exploration, and local interactions. Adjustments can be made based on personal interests and preferences.

Unlocking Prague’s Charms: What to Do in the Heart of the City

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What to do in Prague? The city of Prague has a way of winning over tourists with plenty of things to do including best tours and trips in 2023 . Let’s explore the top attractions in the center of Prague so you can fully enjoy your stay in this magical place.

Prague Castle, one of the world’s largest ancient castles, is a great place to start your journey of the city center. Step into a world where centuries of Czech history come alive in this breathtaking architectural wonder. Take a leisurely stroll through the stately courtyards, gaze in awe at the magnificent St. Vitus Cathedral, and don’t miss the opportunity to picture the cityscape from the tower of the castle.

Enter the Old Town Square, a place straight out of a fairy tale. The world-renowned Astronomical Clock, which features a mechanical figure show that unfolds hourly, is housed in this lively area. Take in the vibrant ambiance as you peruse the Gothic Tyn Church’s elaborate embellishments or have a tasty Czech beer at one of the charming cafes.

Take a peaceful walk across the world-famous Charles Bridge first thing in the morning or consider a Prague bike tour . Beautiful views of Prague Castle may be had from this statue-adorned bridge that links the Old Town to the Lesser Town. As the city comes to life, snap a photo of the breathtaking sunrise reflected on the Vltava River. It will take your breath away.

Escape the madding masses and explore the picturesque Lesser Town. Discover its secret gardens and magnificent Baroque buildings as you weave through its narrow alleyways. St. Nicholas Church is an architectural marvel, and the Wallenstein Gardens are a charming spot where peacocks run amok on well-kept lawns. Don’t leave without riding the funicular to Petrin Hill for sweeping city views.

A live testimony to Prague’s Jewish past may be seen in Josefov, the Jewish Quarter. Stop into the Old Jewish Cemetery and be captivated by the haunting beauty of thousands of tombstones packed into a tiny area. If you’re interested in Jewish history, culture, and religion, you should check out the Jewish Museum. The Spanish Synagogue, with its breathtaking Moorish architecture, is also a must-see.

When is the Good Time to Explore Prague?

Wondering a good time to visit Prague? The ideal time to visit Prague depends on a lot of personal considerations, including how you feel about crowds, the weather, and the kind of experiences you’re hoping to have. Consider the following in light of the changing seasons:

When to visit Prague depends on weather, crowds, and experiences. Consider these seasonal factors:

Climate: Expect mild (10–25°C, 50–77°F) temps.

Beautiful Scenery: Flowers and greenery beautify the city.

Activities: Ideal for park-goers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Climate: Sunny and warm, 15–30°C (59–86°F).

Events: Festivals and outdoor music create a lively atmosphere.

Longer daylight : This gives you more time to explore.

Consideration: Consider: More tourists, especially in popular spots.

Climate: Expect temperatures between 50 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit, or 10 and 20 degrees Celsius.

The autumn foliage: This make the city even more beautiful.

Crowds: This is less crowded than in the summer.

Events: Celebrations and cultural events continue.

Climate: Weather is expected to drop to 1–5 degrees Celsius (30–41 degrees Fahrenheit).

Festive Atmosphere: December’s Christmas markets and decorations make it wonderful and joyful.

Crowds: Less traffic means fewer tourists and, therefore more intimacy.

Consideration: shorter days, brighter city at night.

Prague’s charm changes with the seasons, so you may visit year-round. If you appreciate moderate temperatures and exciting outdoor scenery, spring or early fall may be ideal. Summer is ideal if you want longer days and a lively city. Winter is more festive and has fewer tourists, but visitors should bundle up. Consider your interests while planning a Prague vacation.

Strategically Plan Your One-Week Prague Itinerary

A Prague 1 week itinerary should mix historical exploration, cultural engagement, and recreation. A step-by-step guide to making the most of your time in this charming city:

  • Find must-see Prague attractions and activities.
  • Consider personal interests—historical, cultural, or leisure.
  • Segment your week into Old Town, Prague Castle, and Lesser Town portions.
  • Balance time throughout districts.
  • Divide each day into morning, midday, and nighttime activities.
  • Set aside times for sights, food, and leisure.
  • Plan visits by checking attraction hours.
  • Make sure your itinerary matches museum, castle, and other site hours.
  • Balance historical sites, cultural experiences, and modern attractions.
  • Combine historic landmarks with modern art galleries, parks, and markets.
  • Give yourself time for fun and unscheduled activities.
  • Allow sudden discoveries and investigation.
  • Daily routes save travel time and maximize exploration.
  • Learn Prague’s public transit system to travel efficiently.
  • For real flavors, explore local restaurants and marketplaces.
  • For cultural immersion, attend local festivals, events, and performances.
  • Check the weekly weather prediction.
  • Weather-dependently plan inside or outdoor activities.
  • Leave afternoons and nights open for spontaneity.
  • Accept emotional swings and unexpected findings when making plans.
  • Plan daily activities on a checklist.
  • Complete tasks and check them off to keep organized.
  • Remember daily highlights and opportunities for development.
  • Adjust the itinerary to your liking.
  • Carry a camera or smartphone for photos.
  • Journal your memories for a keepsake.
  • Spend the last day relaxing and visiting favorites.
  • Eat at a memorable restaurant to say goodbye.
  • A map or navigation app makes navigation easy.
  • Online platforms and tourism information keep you updated on local events.
  • Let travel be spontaneous and fun.
  • Experience the local culture and make memories.

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How to Spend a Week in Prague: A Top 12 Guide

Prague used to be a quiet, inexpensive place to travel in Europe compared with other, more popular attractions that crowd every traveler’s bucket list. Today, the secret is out. Prague is now high up on that list, attracting tourists from all over the world who enjoy the majestic architecture, the charming cobbled streets, and the inexpensive alcohol (which attracts bachelor/bachelorette parties, an unfortunate side effect).

Whether you’ve been to Prague before or not, it’s hard to pass up a visit to the standard tourist attractions, which are what drew people to Prague in the first place. These are best visited very early in the morning while most tourists are still sleeping. I took advantage of my jet lag - when I woke up at 4:00 am, I slipped out to walk the Charles Bridge and encountered only a few early birds.

Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí)

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Stroll through the Old Town Square to see the Astronomical Clock on the Old Town Hall. Dating to 1410, it’s the oldest astronomical clock in operation in the world. Arrive on the hour to see “The Walk of the Apostles,” a mechanical march of figures, including Death itself. Have a gander at the statue of Jan Hus and the sharp spires of the Church of Our Lady before Týn. You can also avail yourself of lots of knick-knack shopping and over-priced food at the shops and cafes on the square. Beware - this is an extremely busy place and while Prague is known to be a very safe city, you’ll need to stay vigilant against pickpockets.

Charles Bridge (Karlův most)

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Beautiful at any time of day, it’s especially enchanting at sunrise and sunset, with views of Prague Castle to the northwest and the city all around. Each day, artists and musicians set up along the bridge span to draw caricatures and busk for onlookers. It spans the Vltava River where tour boats, fishing dinghies, and pedal boats alike cruise all day and evening. Construction began on the medieval stone bridge in 1310, but it wasn’t finished until the 15th century. It’s lined by 30 unique statues and punctuated at either end by stunning bridge towers. Once again, watch your wallet while you’re snapping pictures!

Prague Castle (Pražský hard )

This castle is more of a complex of fort, castle, and cathedrals. Built in the 9th century and home to kings of Bohemia and Holy Roman emperors, it’s still home to the President of the Czech Republic and the crown jewels. Marvel at the Basilicas of St. George and St. Vitus and wander through the castle and gardens. At the first courtyard entrance at the top of every hour, witness the changing of the guard (best at noon when the spectacle includes flags and trumpets), and enjoy the street musicians playing traditional Czech music.

National Museum (Národní muzeum)

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Whether you visit the museum itself (a repository of natural history and Czech history, arts, and music) or not, stroll up Wenceslas Square to see the statue of St. Wenceslas. During the Prague Spring of 1968, it’s said that Soviet soldiers mistook the museum for an official government building and it was pounded by heavy machine-gun fire, damaging sandstone pillars, panels, and statues. Many of the bullet holes were plugged with a lighter-colored sandstone, so they’re still visible today.

Prague Jewish Quarter (Židovská čtvrť)

The heart of Prague’s Jewish community for nearly 1000 years, it was originally a walled ghetto where Jews were required to live. It wasn’t until 1850 when the Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II emancipated the Jews and gave them equal rights that they were allowed to live outside what is now called the Jewish Quarter. Sadly, most of Prague's Jews were sent to concentration camps during WWII. Hitler wanted to establish a “Museum for an Extinct Race,” so many Jewish artifacts from across Europe were brought here by the Nazis. See the Old Jewish Cemetery, the five synagogues, and the must-see Jewish Museum. Along the way, you’ll see a statue of Franz Kafka in front of the Spanish Synagogue which has an interesting design and story.

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If you’ve got more time, expand your horizons a bit and get a little deeper into the culture.

Take a Food Tour

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Food is arguably one of the best windows into the soul of a culture. In Prague, you’d have to include beer in that survey, as beer is a major part of Czech culinary heritage. While you can certainly find your own way around Prague’s food scene, I can highly recommend taking a tour with Prague Food Tours .

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George and Leona are young entrepreneurs who will not only put plenty of local food and beer in front of you, but also heap on a big dose of history, culture, language, and weird-but-true facts and figures for you to chomp on while you saunter through Prague from places like the traditional Imperial restaurant to beer hall Lokal to modern fare at Eska and dessert at Mysak. These tours are well worth what you spend and are a great introduction to the city in general.

Bike to Karlštejn Castle (Hrad Karlštejn)

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Biking in and around Prague is an easy and inexpensive activity that can give you a wider view of the region while also giving you a much-needed workout after that day-long food tour. Look no further than Transphere Bike Rentals and Tours - George will set you up with a very reasonably-priced bike that fits your frame plus give you advice on where to go and when. We opted for a day-long, 45-mile, out-and-back tour to Karlštejn Castle along the Vltava and Berounka Rivers. Most of the trip is on pedestrian-only paths, passing through Prague, the countryside, and several small towns.

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It was hot the day we chose to bike, so we jumped in the Berounka a couple of times and availed ourselves of the handy, path-side pubs for the occasional ice-cold pilsner along the way. Don’t want to ride all the way back, take your bike on the train. BTW - Google Maps is useless for biking directions, but George turned us on to Mapy , which does a great job of keeping you on track on two wheels.

David Černý Art Tour

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Sculptor David Černý made a name for himself when he painted a Soviet tank pink and was arrested for his efforts. His barcode-faced babies on the Žižkov TV Tower and at Kampa are both creepy and adorable (incidentally, I’ve also seen his babies in Palm Springs, CA, where they are on loan to the city),

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and his parody of the statue of St. Wenceslas, with the saint sitting on the belly of a dead horse strung up by its hooves in the Lucerna Passage, are popular. A rotating, mirrored, multi-layered head of Franz Kafka adorns the Quadrio Shopping Center. Many more Černý sculptures dot the city, so put on your walking shoes (or saddle up on a bike from George at Transphere) and make your own tour.

Lennon Wall

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This wall has been a popular place since the 1960s for students and reformers to post anti-regime messages against the Communists because it sat opposite the French Embassy. Such close proximity deterred police from actively cracking down on protesters writing on the wall, lest they seem overly sensitive against such criticism under the West's gaze. When John Lennon was assassinated in 1980, an artist painted an image of him and some lyrics. Since then, the wall has become a tribute to Lennon as well as struggles for causes from freedom to racial equity to climate change. Make your way across the Charles Bridge into Malá Strana (Lesser Town or Little Side) and you’ll find it on a quiet street just southwest of the end of the bridge. After you see it, amble around Malá Strana’s narrow streets a bit. You won’t be disappointed!

Střelecký Island (Střelecký ostrov)

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What do locals do on a warm summer evening? Some of them head south to the embankment ( “náplavka”) along the Vltava River, where they sip pilsner and cocktails in the fading light. Others make their way to one of the Vltava’s islands, like Střelecký ostrov, where we quaffed a pivo, had a tasty snack from one of the food trucks, and bobbed our heads to some pretty funky (and good!) music performed by an Australian trio.

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Families lounged on blankets near the water and kids fed the geese, swans, and muskrats competing for attention along the river banks. One island over, at Slovanský ostrov, you can treat your sweetie to a romantic, rented pedal boat excursion. This is laid-back Prague, where, on the right summer evening, after an afternoon thunderstorm, the National Theater lights up like a movie set.

Vyšehrad is a historic fort just a couple of miles southeast of the main action in Prague. Inside, you’ll find the soaring Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul, plus a cemetery filled with many famous Czechs.

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As musicians, we were most interested in the graves of composers Antonín Dvořák and Bedřich Smetana, composers of the symphonies “From the New World” and Má vlast ("My Fatherland"), respectively. A walk through the grounds is in order, as is a picnic on the shady lawns here. From its hilltop perch, views north to Prague and Prague Castle are well worth the journey.

While no list of Prague attractions and activities can catch everything, these will easily fill a week. But don’t overload your itinerary - my advice is to take your time, open your eyes and mind, and savor every moment you’re privileged to experience in this spectacular destination.

What did I miss? Have any Prague favorites you’d like to tell readers about? Let us know in the comments below.

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Prague Adventure Guide: Master Your Weeklong Escape!

Ready to conquer Prague in a week? Imagine seven days packed with fairy-tale castles, quirky art, and the world's best beer. Let's turn that 'someday' into 'day one'. Adventure awaits!

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Prague One week Itinerary /7 days in Prague - Prague is a breath-taking medieval city, with jaw dropping architecture, lush parks, unique eateries and one of the best nightlife scenes in Europe. Partially thanks to cheap, high quality beer, at less than 1€/pint in some pubs!

It's a city which appeals to vast range of people, popular with romantic couples looking for that city break to backpackers looking to explore and even bachelor parties wishing to go crazy in Pragues wild nightlife !

The city is the Capital of the Czech Republic and has recently become popular with many digital nomads/remote working and was voted the best place in Europe for remote working, in a recent study.

Church of Our Lady before Týn Old town square Photo Copyright www.townandtourist.com

Despite it's increase in tourism & popularity in recent years, it's still one of the best Bang for your buck cities in Europe! With Reasonably priced, hearty food, beers and accommodation.

How many Days should I stay in Prague?

I have visited Prague multiple times now and always discover something new! Most people say," you only need 3-4 days in Prague", I disagree the vast amount of scenes means to really do you need longer! In seven days you can really immerse yourself in the city, you can tick all the tourist landmarks of and also discover some really unique places!

So in this post, I will outline Prague in 1 week/7 days  to cater for different crowds I will put recommendations for couples, groups etc.

Day 1 in Prague:

Free walking tour.

A sensible option for your first day in Prague is to take one of the many FREE walking tours! This is a great way to get your bearings on where everything is, learn about the history of the city and see alot of the main attractions: Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, Prague Castle etc.

Insider Tip:

Prague is a city, which is best explored on foot through the maze of cobbled streets, so bring some comfy shoes, most tours last around 3 hours.

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Finding your way to all of Pragues great attractions can be a challenge by yourself. Photo by: www.townandtourist.com. Planning a trip to Prague)

How to book a FREE walking tour?

If you head near the Astronomical clock at 10A.m you will see many of the walking tour groups congregating. A company I use for such Free tours of Europe is called New Europe , they are friendly, engaging but also give really in depth info.

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Be aware, alot of these free tours will ask for donations at the end. It is purely up to you how much you give!

If you would rather just pay upfront (like we did!). I recommended this great value half day tour with boat cruise, follow the link HERE

Check out Prague Castle

After taking a walking tour, be sure to spend some time at Prague Castle! This is where most walking tours end. The castle areas are vast and you can really spend some time here exploring the different parts.

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Such as : St George’s Basilica, Rosenberg Palace, Old Royal Palace, Daliborka Tower, St Vitus Cathedral (The gigantic building you can see with the copper blue spire).

Tickets & Opening Times:

Tickets to each of the attractions & more can be purchased from the box office. Tickets cost 70-350CZK. Castle areas are open between 6am-10pm.   119 08 Prague 1, +420 224 373 368, hrad.cz.

Day 2 in Prague:

Prague food tour:.

If you are a foodie who would like an alternative type of tour, be sure to try a local Prague food tour. On this you will be guided around Pragues eateries known for the most authentic & delicious Czech foods.

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Czech-Food-Tour, Roasted goose with pork crackling ! (one-week-prague-Itinerary)

Meeting Point:

Malostranske namesti 5 in front of Starbucks coffee. Here you will meet local foodies local foodies Vladimir and Ursa, who will take you on a whirlwind foodie tour around Prague.

Explore Old town Square:

Although you have probably passed through Old town square multiple times on your walking tour or foodie tour, it's worth heading here independently. Explore the markets, eateries and the hustle & bustle of this vibrant square.

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Highlights :

  • The Oldest working Astronomical Clock in the World!

This is an unique piece of history which dates back to 1410. Watch as the crowds fill old town square, cameras at the ready for the hourly chime...which is a real anti climax!

Many tourists are poised ready for fireworks, epic ringing bells or just something crazy!

Instead they are greeted with a slow rotation of two statues nestled in the tower! Haha, still worth it to see the looks on everyones faces!

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Also, the clock is incredible beautiful and the more you look at it, the more details you see!

  • Experience the Creepy Catacombs!

Head beneath the old town hall to explore the infamous catacombs! Which have been converted into a exhibit showing life in Medieval times.

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Access through the tourism office.

Staromestské nám. +420 221 714 444, prague.eu/en.

  • Watch the Talented Buskers!

Watch some of the most talented musicians/entertainers in the world from Violinists to Jazz players and even a one man band!

  • Explore the Churches

Explore the stunning churches of St Nicholas & Tyn.

Church Tyn, is only open in the morning & late afternoon. St Nicholas is open throughout the day.

Powder Tower:

5 minutes walk from old town square is the Power Tower, a large Medieval arched tower which was constructed in 1475!

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The tower was mainly used to stockpile gunpowder and was one of the original city gates (one of 13).

Namesti Republiky, 5, Stare Mesto, +420 725 847 875, muzeumprahy.cz/prasna-brana. Open daily 10am-10pm. Tickets cost 100 CZK.

Explore the Jewish Quarter:

Head to the Jewish Quarter which is located between Old town square & Vltava River. Here you will find a preserved location, which ironically Hitler saved from destruction! Hoping it would become a Museum to the eradicated Jewish race!

These days you can explore the Jewish Ceremonial Hall, the six Synagogues and the jewish Cemetery which is really eye opening to see!

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Prague-Powder-Tower-Prague-One-week-Itinerary. Source: discover-prague.com (Prague one week Itinerary, 7 days in Prague Guide)

Adventure through Letná Park

From the edge of the Jewish Quarter, cross over to Bridge to the West side of Prague  and take an adventure through Letná Park. A Hilltop park offering stunning views and a Baroque-styled pavilion. Letná Park has multiple hiking trails and is popular with cyclists and scooter tours.

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Take a Romantic Stroll through Chotkovy sady Park:

For a tranquil place to take romantic stroll, head west through Letná Park and Crossover Chotkova road to enter the serene beautiful Chotkovy sady which offers rear views of the prestigious Prague Castle.

Chotkovy Gardens, Letná, 118 00 Praha 1, Czechia. The park is open 24 hours and admission is free.

To get there on the metro take the Green line (A) from Malostranská.

Day 3 in Prague

Vyšehrad castle.

If you fancy exploring a really authentic piece of Pragues history, which isn't brimming with tourists...head to the often overlooked Vyšehrad Castle.  Built in the 10th Century, this areas contains the oldest building in Prague Rotunda of St. Martin.

prague-Vyšehrad Castle-guide-winter. Source: Praguehere.com (Prague one week Itinerary, 7 days in Prague Guide)

V Pevnosti 159/5b, Praha 2, +420 241 410 348, praha-vysehrad.cz. Open 9:30am-5pm (6pm during the tourist season). Guided tours cost 120 CZK.

Afterwards, you can take a scenic river walk back into town (20-25 mins).

Museum of Communism

Back in town head to the Museum of Communism. Here you will learn about the oppressive communist environment & how the velvet revolution changed everything and caused the communist government to collapse in November 1989.

Day 4 in Prague:

Day trip to kutná hora city:.

If you fancy a day trip out of Prague, head to Kutná Hora a gothic city on the east side of Czech Republic.

St Barbaras Church:

Popular attractions here include: the St. Barbara's Church a Gothic Church with medieval frescoes and Spikey Architecture!

Sedlec Ossuary - "Bone Church"

Sedlec Ossuary is a creepy, bone cladded church which contains a series of human skeletons totalling over 70,000 bones! The chapel dates back to Medieval times and is definitely worth checking out! A walk round only takes about 20 minutes but the memories will last a lifetime!

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Kutna Hora Prague Day Trip. Source: Trip advisor (Prague one week Itinerary, 7 days in Prague Guide)

Cathedral of the Assumption

Afterwards check out the Cathedral/Basilica of Assumption, which was established by King Wenceslas II in the early 1300s. During this time, the area was going through a silver mining rush and thus riches were abundant.

Afterwards take a walk around Kutná Hora sqaure it feels like prague 20 years ago, no crowds just great architecture all for yourself!

How to get to Kutná Hora?

Take a train from Prague central train station to Kutná Hora. The journey takes around  hour and trains run every 2 hours. It only costs 100 CZK., €4.

Chruch of the Assumption Prague-1. Source: Wiki creative commons, Prazak - Own work (Prague one week Itinerary, 7 days in Prague Guide)(Prague one week Itinerary, 7 days in Prague Guide)

Franz Kafka Museum:

If you get back early check out the Museum dedicated to the famous Czech writer Franz Kafka. Located at: Cihelná 635/2b, +420 257 535 373, kafkamuseum.cz.

Franz Kafka Sculpture:

Day 5 in Prague:

Prague underground tour:.

So you've explored Prague over the past few days but now it's time to venture underground! Prague Underground Tours   offers the experience of venturing beneath prague to see the creepy Catacombs & medieval houses

Malé nám 459/11, +420 777 172 177, prague-underground-tours.com. Each tour costs 410 CZK (16€ approx) and takes just over 1 hour.

Explore Pragues Unique Street Art:

When you get back overground, be sure to check out some of Pragues most amazing Street Art!

“Choose to Be Happy” by Pasta Oner (2012)

Pasta oner is one of the most talented & famous artists in Prague, his art is expressive and always delivers a life changing message.

Located on Vitězné náměsti is Pasta oners version of Michelangelo’s fresco on the Sistine Chapel with the text “Choose to be Happy” adding a positive vibe to art painting.

Choose to Be happy Pasta Oner Street Art Prague

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This choose to be happy, mentality stems from many ancient philosophies, religions and even psychology with the idea being that our happiness is not determining by our outside circumstances but by our reaction to them and thus choice.

For Locations, maps and a full guide see the following: Ultimate Guide to Prague Street Art/Graffiti

National Monument at Vitkov Park:

The National Monument at the top of Vítkov hill in Žižkov is one of the most important landmarks related to the birth of the Czech Republic state. The Moument includes the 3rd largest bronze equestrian statue in the entire world (Jan Žižka) and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. One week in Prague gives you plenty of opportunities to explore the landmarks which others may miss on shorter trips!

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Pedal Boating/Canoes at Kampa Park:

If you fancy less sightseeing and more of an activity, rent a pedal boat or Canoe to experience the beauty of Vltava River. An hour costs 200Czk (Less than $10) or you can rent a larger car like boat (fits 4) for 350Czk for one hour (14€).

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Bring ID with you, as most boat provides keep this or take a photo copy until after the ride. This tour provider is pretty good. Or explore Kampa Park island and you will surely find a few boats!

Kampa park is also a really great place to relax, have some food and enjoy...especially during the summer months! A recommended restaurant is: Kampa Park Restaurant, Na Kampe 8b, Lesser Town, +420 296 826 102, kampagroup.com.

Day 6 in Prague:

Day 6, I'm going to assume this is a Saturday/Weekend but in a 24/7 city like Prague it doesn't really matter! What better way to start the day, then taking a brewery tour of Pragues most famous & delicious beer the Pilsner Urquell.

Take the Beer Museum Tour:

On the Beer Museum tour, you will learn about the magical brewing process of Pragues famous beer the Pilsner Urquell , learn about the equipment used and of course sample some fresh, frothing beer!

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The tour takes around three hours in the afternoon, so either arrive early and have lunch before at the Brewery or eat after, liquid lunch is optional! If you took the underground tour in morning, hang tight as its in a similar location.

Evening Entertainment Options:

For the evening in Prague, you have so many options as the place comes to live at night!

A. Classical Music Concert:

After a few tasty beers, why not sample the historical Classical Music Scene of Prague, with a variety of evening classical shows. A popular venue is the stunning Smetana Hall, part of the Municipal house the largest concert hall offering 1200 seats under an artistic glass dome.

The Estates hall is the oldest theatre in Prague, and the place where Mozart conducted the premiere of Don Giovanni on 29 October 1787.

Prague Municipal House concert hall

B. Take an evening Cruise:

Taking a evening cruise along Pragues Vltava River, is a really unique way to see the city. There are a variety of trips on offer from sightseeing, to romantic and of course party boats!

Prague-Evening-Cruise

Be sure to include one of these trips in your one week Prague Itinerary.

C. Explore Pragues Nightlife:

One week in Prague would not be complete without exploring Pragues epic nightlife scene at least one night. Whether you fancy just few beers & some cool Jazz or a full blown party Prague has something to suit every individuals music tastes and desires.

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i. Jazz Night in Prague

For some vibrant Jazz, head down to the Jazz dock on Vltava River or Ungelt Jazz & Blues Club in Old town square.

Everything happens late at night in Prague, so be aware that Jazz at the dock doesn't start till 10pm!

ii. Head to one of Pragues Unique Bars/Nightclubs:

Prague has a massive variety of exciting and unique bars & nightclubs for more on this check out: 15 Unique Nightclubs in Prague: Party Animals Guide!

Day 7 in Prague:

After a late night partying in Prague, listening to lots of Jazz and drinking a whole lot of Pilsner you may wan't some relaxing culture on your last day in Prague.

Petrín Park - The Cities Largest Park!

Take a stroll through the cities largest parks which offers breath taking views of Prague, lush gardens and a fun maze of meandering trails. Oh and of course a series of attractions such as Pragues very own Eiffel Tower!

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Pragues Eiffel Tower?

Commonly called "Pragues Eiffel Tower" its actual name is the Petřín Lookout Tower, a 63.5 metre tall steel framed tower which was built in 1891. It was used as an observation tower & a transmission tower.

Petrínské sady 417/5. The park is open 24 hours and admission is free.

John Lennon Wall:

After exploring Petrín Park, head back towards the river and to Iconic John Lennon Wall nearby about 10-20mins walk depending on how far in the park you went!

After 1948, it became associated with people protesting the communist takeover of Prague. In the 1960’s it was known as the “ Crying wall ” a place where protested painted phrases, art and lyrics although he government regularly painted over it.

When, John Lennon was shot on December 8th, 1980, the crying wall became a popular place for people to express their grief and protest against his deaf.

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John Lennon Wall Street Art Prague. Photo by Ben at www.townandtourist.com Aug 2019 (Best Street Art in Prague/Street Art Tour, Graffiti Guide) (Prague  one week Itinerary, 7 days in Prague Guide)

A single image of John Lennon remains as a center piece of the wall and hence the new name the john Lennon Wall. These days, it is a place to promote messages of love & peace and is a popular instagram hotspot!

Sometimes buskers can be seen by the wall singing classic Beatles hits.

Location: Velkoprevorské námestí.

John Lennon Pub:

Just one minute away you will find the appropriately named, John Lennon Pub. A Beatles style pub, based on the Yellow Submarine, with an outdoor beer garden. This quirky is great for drinks & food. The Toilet is hidden by a British style red phone box door.

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On the same side of prague as the John Lennon Wall (Mala Strana) you can discover the Peacock gardens or Wallenstein Palace Garden Prague. The perfect place to nurse that hangover with some serene beauty and peacock sightings.

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WEEKEND IN Prague Itinerary (2024)

Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic, it’s known for its ornate buildings, proud beer culture, and affordable tourism industry.

Nicknamed “the City of One Hundred Spires,” Prague is a great choice for travellers interested in history, culture, and architecture. It is an extremely photogenic city, from its colorful baroque style buildings lined with red roofs, to its medieval gothic churches and monuments, this city has a fairytale-like enchantment that draws in visitors from around the world.

This modern metropolis still retains its old-world charm, and there are plenty of options for you to enjoy your two days in Prague. The people are friendly, the beer is cheap and plentiful, and the city has a welcoming atmosphere that makes it perfect for a weekend trip.

There’s so much to see and do, which is why we’ve come up with a helpful guide that’ll ensure you make the most of your weekend in Prague!

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A weekend trip to Prague gives you plenty of time to explore this historic city, but the key to spending your weekend wisely is staying in a central location!

Insider Tips for an AMAZING Weekend in Prague

Know Where to Stay in Prague

Deciding where to stay in Prague is important. Whether you’re looking for a friendly hostel, a budget hotel, or a lavish 5-star room, you’ll want to make sure the location is near the main attractions. Prague has many accommodations to choose from, with prices to suit all budgets! Check out some of our favourites:

Our Favourite Hostel – Hostel Downtown

Cosmopole Hostel, Prague

  • Free breakfast
  • Wide variety of room sizes (2,4,6,8,10,12 beds)
  • Top floor is a large game room with outdoor terrace attached

This trendy Prague hostel is centrally located and within walking distance of Prague’s top attractions as well as bars, shops, clubs and restaurants. The whole top floor has been converted into a large social hangout area. Admire the city views from the outside terrace, play a social game of pool, or relax and have a drink.

Our Favourite Airbnb – Newly Refurbished Studio

Studio in the center of Old Town

Start exploring in the heart of Prague while still on your budget. This home is in the best location for solo and couple travellers looking to hit everything at once in the city.

You will be facing the beautiful courtyard to enjoy a glass of wine that also has quick access to the Astronomical clock, which is a 5-minute walk. So like we said, if you’re into hitting all the sweet tourist spots, then this is the home for you.

And if it’s summer, the owner may even offer to take you paddle boarding. On the nights you aren’t at the Dlouha, well known for its restaurants, bars, clubs, and nightlife, there’s a selection of books you can choose from to read while you are snuggling up in the loft bedroom overlooking the city.

Check out the other Airbnb’s in Prague for more options.

Our Favourite Budget Hotel – Small Luxury Palace Residence

Small Luxury Palace Residence, Prague

  • Within walking distance to Old Town and public transportation
  • Tea/coffee maker in every room
  • Decorated with classic Czech antiques and oil-paintings

The name of this hotel really says it all! Great location, modern amenities, plus friendly and attentive staff. It’s located in the city centre and only a short walk from Prague Castle and many other top attractions.

Our Favourite Splurge Hotel – Grand Hotel Bohemia

Grand Hotel Bohemia, Prague

  • Located in the heart of Prague
  • Free breakfast with a wide variety of options
  • Spacious rooms, elegantly decorated with modern amenities

This lavish hotel has it all! It’s conveniently located in the heart of Prague, only 400 meters from the city centre. Rooms are large and spacious and have every amenity you could possibly want! Free WI-FI, satellite TV, bathtubs in every room, and more!

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Know How to Get Around in Prague

Getting around Prague is easy and convenient. There are a few different options for public transportation around the city, the main forms being the metro, trams, and buses. Walking is another option, as many of Prague’s historic sites are within pedestrian zones.

There are lots of things to do in Prague but thankfully most are easy to reach on foot or public transport.

Public transportation in Prague is known for being reliable and affordable. If you’re spending a weekend in Prague it might be a good idea to purchase a tourist transport pass. This pass allows for unlimited travel between any form of public transportation in Prague and can be purchased in increments of 30-minutes, 90-minutes, 1-day or 3-days.

Uber also operates in Prague and is a popular form of transportation. With this convenient app you will be connected to a reliable ride in minutes. A great option for people unfamiliar with the city, your driver will know exactly where you want to go!

Prague is very much a walking city. Most of the city’s top attractions are in close proximity to each other and you can easily spend a day walking around. Prague also offers many free-walking tours around the city’s different areas, that can help you get better acquainted with the city’s layout and cover your Prague itinerary .

Prague nightlife

Weekend trips to Prague are the best time to experience the nightlife. Different areas of the city have different options for going out. Here are the best districts in Prague to experience the vibrant nightlife!

Old Town Prague

  • Lots of options for clubs and bars
  • Easily accessible by public transportation
  • Prices to suit all budgets – inexpensive to high-end

You can’t go wrong going out in Old Town Prague! This area of the city is known for its exciting nightlife. Al Capone’s Cocktail Bar has a fun speak-easy setting with a wide range of drink options and reasonable prices. Or, If you feel like dancing head to KU Club & Bar, one of the trendiest clubs in Prague with a great atmosphere and good dance music.

New Town Prague

  • Eclectic range of nightlife options for going out
  • Larger layout than Old Town with more options
  • Easy to walk around and navigate

From clubs that stay open all night to quiet bars with inexpensive local beer, going out in New Town is sure to make for a memorable night!

Duplex is one of the most popular spots to party in Prague. Dance the night away with locals and fellow travellers! If you’re a beer lover you’ll definitely want to check out The PUB Pilsner Unique Bar. You get to pour your own unpasteurized beer from individual table tabs at this lively bar.

Lesser Town

  • Lots of casual eateries and traditional pubs
  • Less crowded than other areas of Prague, more relaxed and laid-back vibe
  • Lots of wine-bars, perfect for wine enthusiasts

This district of Prague is located just across the river from Old Town. It has a reputation for being a quieter area of the city. Perfect for a more relaxed night out.

Blue Light Bar is a hip local hangout that serves cocktails until the early morning hours. U Staré Studny offers something a little different. This cognac and wine bar is perfect for people with a passion for wine and spirits because they value quality and have a large selection of drinks.

Prague Food Guide

Food is an integral part of any holiday getaway! Whether you’re on a weekend trip to Prague or backpacking around the Czech Republic , the capital is a great place to experience the local food culture. Here are a few of our favourite places to go to enjoy Czech cuisine!

Naplavka Farmers Market

  • A great way to sample the local culinary flavors
  • Large and diverse selection of food and drink options
  • Casual style eating, great for groups and people with different dietary needs

From snacks to mains, to dessert, to drinks, there’s something for everyone! Naplavka Farmers Market has a large variety of local food and drink. It’s located right on the water and has live music you can enjoy while taking in the calming views of the river. This market is closed on Sundays, so make sure to head over on a Saturday to check it out!

Head to the Strahov Monastic Brewery For Traditional Czech Food

  • Great prices and a wide variety of local Czech dishes
  • A nice selection of fresh craft beer made on site
  • 17th-century brewery restored and reopened in 2000

This former monastery turned popular Czech restaurant is the perfect place to go for traditional food and beer. Its prime location in Old Town, next to Prague castle makes it easily accessible. The portions are large and there’s plenty of craft beer on the menu to help you wash it down!

Check out Maitrea Restaurant for Vegetarian and Vegan Options

  • Large range of menu options for people with different dietary needs
  • Cozy restaurant with a friendly staff in the city center
  • Customizable food options made with fresh and flavorful ingredients

Maitrea is a highly rated vegetarian restaurant that also caters to vegans and people with gluten intolerance. Their menu features a large variety of wholesome meals, from traditional Czech dishes to Asian cuisine. The interior is decorated with a relaxing zen aesthetic. It’s a feast for the eyes as well as the palate!

Prague sports

A weekend trip to Prague is a great time to experience the city’s sports culture. Here are a few of our favourite activities to enjoy on your weekend away.

Play a communal game of Pétanque in the Park

  • Enjoy a game at Letna park, where this activity is always free
  • Easy to learn and fun for people of all ages and skill levels
  • Relaxing game and a great way to socialize

This leisurely game of French origin is very popular in Prague, especially when the weather is nice. It has a simple concept, throwing a set of balls to reach close proximity to another ball, the team who gets the closest wins. Head over to the Letna chateau in Letna park and enjoy a friendly game, or two!

Have a Quick Outdoor Workout at one of Prague’s Outdoor Gyms

  • Workout at one of Prague’s many outdoor gyms found across the city
  • Free gyms that have all of your workout essentials
  • Enjoy a gym session in the beautiful outdoors

These outdoor gyms are perfect for people visiting Prague for the weekend, but still wanting to fit in a quick workout. The gyms are well organized and laid out like obstacle courses in the middle of grassy areas. You’ll get a great workout, and there are no memberships or fees required!

Attend a Sports Match at Sinobo Stadium

  • Professional football club and the home of the Slavia Praha
  • Watch a match and immerse yourself in the electric feel of gameday
  • Largest stadium in the Czech Republic.

The Sinobo Stadium is a must-see for sports enthusiasts. This is the largest and most modern stadium in the Czech Republic. Gameday brings high energy and a lively atmosphere. Watch a match and experience the local sports culture!

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Prague entertainment

Two days in Prague will give you plenty of time to explore the city’s music and theatre culture. From classical plays to modern music, here are our favourite places in Prague to go for live entertainment.

The National Theatre

  • The place to go in Prague to experience the performing arts
  • Wonderful selection of operas, ballets, and plays
  • Affordable prices, amazing acoustics and good visibility

Immerse yourself in Prague’s magical world of art. The National Theatre is beautiful from the inside out. This neo-Renaissance Opera House was built in the 19th-century and is one of the most important cultural and historical monuments in the Czech Republic. All acts are performed on a large stage and offer subtitles in English and Czech.

Jazz Republic

  • Live local music club with a friendly vibe and casual aesthetic
  • Reasonably priced drinks and food items
  • Different genres and new bands perform every night

Famed jazz house in the heart of Prague offering live music every night of the week. This cosy family-run club showcases the best of Prague’s jazz, funk, blues, Latin, world music, and more! Free entrance during the week and a small entrance fee during the weekend. Check out their website to view their monthly line-up, showtimes, and weekend prices.

Lucerna Music Bar

  • Concert venue within the Lucerna Palace of New Town
  • Great atmosphere and a large dance hall
  • Frequented by locals and travelers from around the world

This fun and high-energy dance hall are known for its weekend 80s and 90s pop disco nights. It has a fun vibe with a casual dress code and reasonable drink prices. Large TV projectors display the performances and flashing neon lights add to the exciting weekend atmosphere!

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10 Other Awesome Things to do in Prague This Weekend

Weekends in Prague are a great time to explore this happening city. Here is a list of even more places to visit in Prague that’ll make your weekend as epic as possible!

#1 – Visit the John Lennon Wall

John Lennon Wall

If you’re a Beatles fan, this is a must-see! The John Lennon Wall has been attracting visitors since the 1980s. This colourful wall is creatively decorated with art and inspirational messages. This is also a popular place to see artists singing, playing the guitar, or getting to work on a new piece of street graffiti.

Visitors are encouraged to add their own messages or artwork to the wall, so you can see messages from all over the world! It’s ever-changing and a great place to stop for a photo-opt or a quick selfie

#2 – Take a Jewish Quarter Walking Tour of Prague

Prague has a long and tragic Jewish history that many people are unaware of. Taking a walking tour of the prominent Jewish areas of the city on this 2.5-hour walking tour, you’ll learn the stories of this side of Prague. The tour includes entrance tickets to many different synagogues and a Jewish cemetery where you’ll get to experience some impressive architecture too.

You’ll learn about Prague’s sights , history, and secrets as you follow your tour guide around the different Jewish areas of the city. All tour guides are locals, so you’ll be able to hear personal stories from the families that have called this area home for generations.

Adolf Hitler decided to preserve this section of Prague, calling it a “Museum of an Extinct Race.” Walkthrough the streets of the former Jewish Ghetto and reflect on this amazing piece of history.

#3 – Explore Prague Castle

Prague Castle

Prague castle is definitely one of the top places to see in Prague. This large complex is nestled on a hill overlooking the Moldava River. The vantage points are spectacular, especially at sunset! You’ll have a view of the whole city, and as the sun sets the sky projects pastel shades that contrast beautifully against the red roofs that fill the city.

Entrance into the castle grounds is free, but if you want to go inside any of the structures you have to purchase a ticket. Choose what area you would like to visit and learn more about the history of these unique buildings inside the castle walls!

#4 – Take a Stroll on the Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge

This historic bridge began construction in 1357, it is beautifully decorated with 30 mostly baroque-style statues that line the sides. It connects Old Town with Lesser Town and is often filled with musicians, painters, vendors, and tourists. It’s one of the great free things to do here.

Perfect for a nice stroll, you’ll have wonderful views of Prague Castle and the Vltava River. This bridge does tend to fill up with tourists during the day, so we recommend going early in the morning or later at night when it’s a little less busy.

If you want to take things a bit further, then you can take a river cruise down the Vltava and take in the city from this unique and stunning perspective. It’s the perfect way to get your bearings and take in so many of the cities highlights on a relaxing trip.

Cosmopole best hostel in Prague

Cosmopole Hostel

This trendy Prague hostel is centrally located and within walking distance of Prague’s top attractions as well as bars, shops, clubs and restaurants. The whole top floor has been converted into a large social hangout-area.

  • Centrally located in the most beautiful ancient city in the heart of Europe.

#5 – Enjoy a Beer at Letná Zahradní Restaurace

Only in Prague can you find beer cheaper than water on some restaurant menus. Prague citizens love their beer and are extremely proud of their local beer culture. Letná Zahradní Restaurace is a beer garden just outside of Old Town that overlooks the Vltava River.

It’s a great place to go for a cheap beer and panoramic views of the city. They also have a wonderful selection of wine, liquor, and some food items. Its chilled-out vibe attracts locals and travellers from around the world. You could spend hours relaxing in the garden, drinking craft beer, and admiring the city views.

#6 – Climb up the Old Town Bridge Tower

The best way to see Prague is definitely from above! Head up the Old Town Bridge Towers for excellent views of the city. This gothic monument was built in the late 14th century and is one of the best places to see Prague from above.

There is a small entrance fee, and you’ll climb 138 steps to reach the top, but it’s totally doable! You’ll be rewarded with gorgeous views of Old Town and the Lesser Quarter. The bridge is open daily from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.

#7 – Visit the Prague Astronomical Clock

Prague Astronomical Clock

The jewel of Prague, this astronomical clock is a beautiful piece of engineering that mixes science with art. There is a display at the top of the hour (from 9:00 am – 11:00 pm) where a procession of 12 apostles figures pass through open sections of the clock tower.

Watch from the street as the hour strikes, or pay a small fee to enter the structure, you’ll also be given access to the Old Town Hall Tower. Once inside, there’s a staircase or an elevator for visitors to use to reach the top, you’ll be greeted by wonderful views overlooking Old Town Square.

#8 – Watch a Classical Concert at the Spanish Synagogue

Visit Pragues Jewish Museum

Visit this beautiful structure and take in an incredible hour-long classical concert that just complements the incredible architecture. Depending on which day you visit you could be treated to Jewish folk music or classics from Mozart and Bach or traditional Czech music.

Either way, you’ll get to experience this incredible building in style with music that will take your breath away and perfectly complement your surroundings. This is perfect if you’re visiting for a long weekend and have three days in Prague!

#9 – Relax at Super Tramp Coffee

Take a break from your busy day exploring and recharge with a cup of coffee. Super Tramp is a hidden gem in the heart of Prague with highly-rated coffee and a cosy laid-back vibe.

This hip local joint also serves a variety of tea, lemonade, and alcoholic beverages, so there’s something for everyone! They have a nice selection of baked goods made in their on-site bakery. Relax in their quiet courtyard with a snack and a drink before resuming your exciting day of exploring!

#10 – Take a Walking Beer Tour Around the City

Experience Prague’s local beer culture on a walking brewery tour around the city! Meet fellow beer enthusiasts and explore Prague’s famous craft beer scene.

There are numerous tour companies to choose from, all of which include beer tastings and tours of local breweries. Follow your guide to some of Prague’s oldest and most authentic breweries. Learn more about the brewing process and the history of Prague’s most beloved drink!

Prague Weekend Travel FAQs

Travelling to a new destination can provoke an exhilarating feeling of excitement, but with that can come curiosity and questions. If you’ve never visited Prague before you might not know what to expect.

No need to worry, we’ve got you covered! Here are a few more details about Prague, and answers to questions you might be asking yourself.

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions…

What should I pack for a weekend in Prague?

– Camera – Prague is one of the most photogenic cities in Europe. Make sure to take a camera to capture all of your magical moments on film. There’s no need to buy an expensive camera if you don’t already have one, the beauty of the city is so obvious and everywhere it’s almost impossible to take a bad photo! – Supportive Shoes – Prague is definitely a walking city, and It’s entirely possible to spend all day on your feet. Much of Old Town is hilly and paved in cobblestones, this means your walking surface will be uneven. A comfortable pair of sneakers with good support will be your best friend on your weekend in Prague! – A Money Belt – Prague is an extremely touristy city, and it’s known to have its fair share of pickpockets. Bringing a money belt to conceal your valuables is a great idea to avoid being targeted. This will keep your belongings safe and your mind at ease while walking around and taking in the sites of this beautiful city.

Can I get an apartment in Prague for the weekend?

Booking an apartment in Prague for the weekend has never been easier! This can be a great option as apartments tend to have more amenities than hotels and hostels. These usually include a kitchen, laundry facilities, living area, and more space in general. You’ll have a few options to choose from when selecting your accommodation.  Airbnb is widely used  by tourists visiting Prague. This is a great option for groups in particular, as splitting the cost of your accommodation more ways will save you more money. Apartments you find on Airbnb are usually rented out by locals. You can find some pretty unique places with a cool local feel and design to them! Another way to find an apartment in Prague is by checking  booking.com . They have a lot of apartment options listed on their website. Just switch your search to the “apartment” option on the left-hand side and you’ll be shown a list of apartments in Prague.

Is Prague safe for a weekend trip?

Prague is fast becoming one of the top travel destinations in central Europe. If you’re spending a weekend in this Czech capital you should have no reason to worry. Generally speaking,  Prague is a very safe  city to visit. General disorder and violent crime rates are low. However, just as with anywhere else in the world, the threat of crime does exist. Most common crimes stem from financial-motivated offences. Pickpocketing is the main crime you’ll want to watch out for. Carry sufficient cash for your immediate needs and leave what you don’t need in a safe area at your accommodation. Avoid having too much to drink when you go out, as this could turn you into a target for theft.  Keep your common sense  about you and you’ll have no need to worry about crime while enjoying your weekend away. Always be vigilant, especially in crowded areas, never leave your belongings lying around. For more information about staying safe while travelling, follow these  simple tips to avoid being targeted .

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Final Thoughts on a Great Weekend in Prague

Prague is one of the most visited cities in central Europe. From its enchanting Czech architecture to its rich history and its impressive beer culture, this city has a lot to offer.

Prague is a great city to visit, especially for backpackers and travellers on a budget. We’ve collected all information to give you a rough idea of how expensive Prague is .

However you decide to spend your time, we hope your weekend in Prague is as magical and enchanting as possible! And if you’re looking for even more things to see and do in Prague, make sure to check out our Backpacking Prague travel guide .

This city has a natural and alluring beauty that draws in people from all over the world. From its windy cobblestone streets to its dramatic medieval buildings, and its attractive red roofs, this is a city you’ll want to keep coming back to!

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‎ Prague Top Tourist Tips ‎ | Suggested Itineraries For Prague

  • Old Town Walking Tour
  • Castle & Little Quarter Walking Tour
  • Charles Bridge Walking Tour
  • Jewish Quarter Walking Tour
  • New Town Walking Tour
  • Best Day Trips
  • Helpful Visitor Tips
  • Suggested Itineraries
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Suggested Itineraries For Prague

Suggested Itineraries For Prague:

While you can buzz through a lot of compact Prague in a day we have found that 3-4 day itineraries are the best to really experience everything. We also suggest adding on at least 1 extra day to fit in an amazing day trip.

One Day In Prague:

If you only have one full day in Prague you you should really focus your itinerary in and around historic Old Town.  If you start your day early you can see all of Old Town, the St Charles bridge and even of little of either the Jewish Quarter or Prague Castle if you run a really fast pace.

Two Days In Prague:

You’ll find that two days in Prague really makes your itinerary a lot easier to handle.  The City may be compact, but it also has a ton to see and do that you can’t do justice to in just 1 day.  Having the 2nd day will let you take your time in the Jewish Quarter and Lesser Town where Prague Castle sits.  You will also end up with plenty of down time in the evenings to visit one of Prague famous Medieval taverns.

Three Days In Prague:

With a 3 day itinerary you can really start to fall in love with Prague.  In addition to the main sights we have already covered you can begin to explore a little further out.  On your 3rd day you can walk down Wenceslas Square in New Town, See the Dancing House and even scale the Petrin Tower.  Alternatively you can get out of the town on an amazing day trip that can include Kutna Hora Bone Church, Karlštejn Castle, Karlovy Vary, or Saxon Switzerland National Park.

•Day 1: Old Town Walk & Charles Bridge StatuesTour .

•Day 2: Jewish Quarter & Lesser Town and Prague Castle.

•Day 3: New Town Walking Tour & the Other Attractions Around Prague.

•Alternative Day 3: Take a Day or Side Trip From Prague .

Four Days in Prague:

4 days is the perfect amount of time to spend in Prague and really lets you see everything.  This is the our favorite of the itineraries as it allows for all of the major sights Prague has to offer plus a full day to take an amazing day trip that can include Kutna Hora Bone Church, Karlštejn Castle, Karlovy Vary, or Saxon Switzerland National Park.

•Day 1:   Old Town Walking Tour & Charles Bridge Walking Tour .

•Day 3: Take a Day or Side Trip From Prague .

•Day 4: New Town Walking Tour & the Other Attractions Around Prague.

Five Days In Prague:

A 5 day itinerary will really let you experience more of what the Czech Republic has to offer as you will have time for all the main Prague sights plus up to 2 full day side trips.  The side trips we suggest are all within 30 minutes to 3 hours away and almost all are directly accessible by train.  They range from Medieval castles to amazing natural wonders.  Prague is bound to be one of your top 3 favorite cities after a 5 day stay.

•Day 1: Old Town Walking Tour & Charles Bridge Walking Tour .

•Day 3: Take a Day Trip to Kutna Hora Bone Church, Karlštejn Castle, Karlovy Vary, or Saxon Switzerland National Park.

•Day 5: Take a Day Trip to Kutna Hora Bone Church, Karlštejn Castle, Karlovy Vary, or Saxon Switzerland National Park.

Top 10 Things To Do In Prague:

1.Stroll St Charles Bridge 2. Visit Old Town Square 3. Observe the Historic Astronomical Clock 4. Experience a Medieval Tavern 5.Explore Mighty Prague Castle 6. Investigate the Synagogues & Cemetery of the Jewish Quarter 7. Scale the Petrin Tower 8. Watch Little Town’s Pissing Fountain 9. Check Out the Clementinum National Library 10. See the Dancing House

Bonus: Wenceslas Square

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Prague is a destination that always seems to be in vogue.

It’s been on the tourist map for decades, and the crowds show no signs of abating, especially as it becomes a center for digital nomads and tech workers.

It’s a gorgeous, well-preserved medieval city with a rich history, expansive parks, Vegas-style nightlife, and a hint of romance. It holds a special place in my heart: it was the first city I backpacked through on my round-the-world trip in 2006. It was where I stayed at my first genuine hostel, the first place I was on my own, and the first place I went to where signs weren’t in English. I grew as a traveler in this city.

I’ve been back over a dozen times since that first visit.

Over the years, a lot has changed: there are more tourists, prices are higher, the food is more international, and more foreigners live there. But its essence — all the clichéd stuff (cobblestone streets, quaint medieval houses, incredible charm) that makes Prague…well, Prague — is still there.

There’s a reason why so many people visit Prague each year.

There is just so much to see and do in Prague that you aren’t going to be short of things to choose from as you plan your trip.

To really see Prague, it’s best to visit for four to five days. That will allow you to see all the main sites and get a sense of the city’s culture — without rushing (something a lot of tourists do).

Prague Itinerary: Day 1

a view of Prague castle from the river in Prague

Take a free walking tour Walking tours are a smart way to orient yourself to a new city, learn some history, and hear about the main attractions. There are a TON of free walking tours in Prague, so you’ll have plenty of options. Most tour companies meet near the astronomical clock in the Old Town Square and last 2-3 hours. They will give you an overview of the main sites, like the Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, the Jewish Quarter, and more.

My favorite company is New Europe . It operates free tours around Europe and tends to have upbeat guides and lots of historically accurate information. Free Tours by Foot is another great option.

If you are looking for a paid tour, check out Prague Alternative Tours , which runs amazing alternative art and history tours throughout town, run by local artists. The Prague: Ghosts and Legends Tour is another alternative tour option for those who want a more niche-focused (and spooky) tour. It’s really fun. I highly recommend it.

Visit Prague Castle The famous Prague Castle is the next logical place to visit, since all the walking tours end near this popular sight. The castle, which lords over the city, consists of multiple sections: St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, The Story of Prague Castle, St. George’s Basilica, Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower, the Powder Tower, and Rosenberg Palace. You can buy a ticket to any or all of these sights from the box office. The most famous structure is St. Vitus Cathedral — this is the large building you see when you look up at the castle from outside the city walls.

119 08 Prague 1, +420 224 373 368, hrad.cz. Open daily 6am-10pm. Tickets are 150-250 CZK while in-depth guided tours (including admission) cost 830 CZK .

view of Prague from Petrin Park

What I love about this expansive park is how easy it is to get lost among the trees. Paths meander throughout, and it’s a relaxing contrast to the crowds of the historic center. Keep in mind that this park is on a big hill and walking to the top can be strenuous. There is a funicular that can take you down (or up) the hill if you don’t feel like making the trek.

Petrínské sady 417/5. The park is open 24 hours and admission is free. Admission to the tower and maze is 272 CZK ( get your tickets in advance here and skip the line ).

John Lennon wall in Prague

Velkoprevorské námestí. The wall is free to visit.

Relax on the waterfront It’s been a long day, so relax in Kampa with a satiating drink, some food, or a coffee. There are a number of appealing restaurants and cafés in the area. To get here, just keep walking toward the river from the John Lennon Wall. You’ll cross a little bridge and there you are! You’ll find lots of places to eat, sit, and relax, and when you’re done, you can walk across the famous Charles Bridge back toward the city center.

Suggested restaurant: Kampa Park Restaurant .  

Prague Itinerary: Day 2

the old town square in prague

  • Hang out in the square — The people-watching is unbeatable as tourists, families, students, and touts pass through the square. Sit on one of the benches, eat a sandwich, and enjoy! Moreover, there are a number of talented musicians — ranging from jazz musicians to Scottish bagpipe players, and everything in between — that perform in the square.
  • See the Astronomical Clock — Watch the most overhyped attraction in all of Prague! While the hourly chime that people line up for is anticlimactic, the detail and artistry of the clock make it one of the most beautiful in Europe.
  • Visit the churches — The beautiful Tyn and St. Nicholas churches line the square. St. Nicholas is open all day, but Tyn is only open in the mornings and late afternoons.
  • Explore the catacombs — Under the Old Town Hall, you’ll find a series of catacombs worth exploring. They were the first level of the medieval houses that used to be in the square. Now, they are an exhibit showcasing medieval life (enter through the tourism office).

headstones in the jewish cemetery in prague

170 00 Praha 7. The park is open 24 hours and admission is free.

Take an underground Prague tour Prague Underground Tours runs an underground tour of the medieval houses in the city center. There are many “catacombs” in Prague, which are basically the first couple of levels of old houses below the Prague that has risen on the rubble of many centuries. This tour may be short, but it provides a detailed history of medieval Prague and is super interesting!

Malé nám 459/11, +420 777 172 177, prague-underground-tours.com. The tour costs 500 CZK and lasts about 75 minutes.

Prague Itinerary: Day 3

skulls at the sedlec ossuary in kutna hora

You can take a half-day tour from Prague for 1,652 CZK or visit on your own (if you visit without a tour, skip-the-line tickets with an audio guide cost 200 CZK.

Trains for Kutná Hora leave regularly and the journey takes about an hour. It costs around 105-139 CZK each way.

Prague Itinerary: Day 4

Vyšehrad castle, prague

V Pevnosti 159/5b, Praha 2, +420 241 410 348, praha-vysehrad.cz. Open daily 10am-6pm. Guided tours cost 830 CZK . I’d recommend a guided tour if you can as there’s not a lot of signage here so it will help add context to what you’re seeing.

Walk up the river back into town From the castle, you can take a nice walk along the river back into the center of town. There are walking and bike paths, as well as places to stop, sit, and maybe read a book. It’s mostly locals around here, despite it being about 20 minutes from the city center.

the powder tower in prague

Namesti Republiky, 5, Stare Mesto, +420 725 847 875, prague.eu/en/object/places/102/powder-gate-tower-prasna-brana. Open daily 9am-9pm in the summer (check website for hours in other seasons). Admission is 190 CZK ( get your tickets in advance and skip the line ).

a market in the city center of Prague

Other activities while in Prague:

  • Take in a concert — Prague is famous for its classical music, and there are beautiful venues and concert halls throughout the city with nightly performances. There are a variety of shows to choose from, from a performance of Mozart’s classics in a historic theatre over a 3-course dinner to the Prague Symphony Orchestra performing in the Spanish Synagogue.
  • Visit the Franz Kafka Museum — Love Kafka? Great! Then you know Kafka was from Prague. There is a museum dedicated to his life and work on the banks of the river. Admission is 300 CZK. kafkamuseum.cz.
  • Visit the National Monument at Vitkov Park — This hill has played an important role in the development of Prague and has a gigantic statue of Jan Žižka, who defeated the Catholic King Sigismund and his forces in 1420 on this very hill! You’ll also find the Ceremonial Hall here, which has an exhibit on the history of the country during the 20th century (it’s really good and detailed) and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The high vantage point gives you incredible views of the city, and the park is popular for running.

Prague has been one of my favorite cities in the world since I first visited in 2006. It’s gorgeous and brimming with fun things to see and do (especially if you love history).

Though there is a constant horde of tourists, Prague’s magnificence will always make it worth visiting — just avoid coming in the middle of summer when the city is at its most crowded!

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Book Your Flight Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight. They are my favorite search engine because they search websites and airlines around the globe so you always know no stone is left unturned!

Book Your Accommodation You can book your hostel with Hostelworld as they have the biggest inventory and best deals. If you want to stay somewhere other than a hostel, use Booking.com as they consistently return the cheapest rates for guesthouses and cheap hotels. Tow of my favorite places to stay are:

  • Miss Sophie’s
  • The MadHouse

If you’re looking for more places to stay, here are all my favorite hostels in Prague!

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations. It’s comprehensive protection in case anything goes wrong. I never go on a trip without it as I’ve had to use it many times in the past. My favorite companies that offer the best service and value are:

  • Safety Wing (best for everyone)
  • Insure My Trip (for those over 70)
  • Medjet (for additional evacuation coverage)

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Prague is one of the most photogenic cities in Europe. This was the only large Eastern European city to survive WWII without being destroyed by bombs. With gothic towers, ancient cathedrals, and the largest castle in the world, Prague is one of Europe’s great cities to visit.

The list of sites to visit in Prague is long. So long, in fact, it would take days to see all of them. Here is our short list of essential experiences to have in Prague, a good starting point for having the best holiday here.

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Best Things to Do in Prague

#1 stroll across charles bridge.

Charles Bridge (Karlov Most) is one of the most famous pedestrian bridges in the world, connecting the Old Town to Mala Strana. It’s gorgeous at sunset, it’s crowded midday, and it is always a joy to stroll across.

Charles Bridge

View of the Lesser Town Tower at the end of Charles Bridge

#2 Visit the Old Town Square

The Old Town Square (Staromestske Namesti) has been the market square for Prague since the 11th century. Now it is a landmark of the city and a popular tourist attraction.

Old Town Square Prague

This is a colorful, vibrant, busy place, day and night. Go shopping at the market, visit the iconic Tyn Church, and ogle at our next must-have experience, the astronomical clock.

#3 Watch the Hourly Show at the Astronomical Clock

The astronomical clock is a complicated mechanism that shows several different versions of time. Every hour, the clock puts on a brief show: a skeleton rings his bell, twelve apostles walk by, a rooster crows, and then the clock chimes.

Astronomical Clock

The astronomical clock draws quite the crowd of people!

We didn’t think the show quite lived up to the hype, but even so, it is still one of those things that you must see while in Prague.

Enhance your experience with this Old Town Hall & Astronomical Clock Entrance Ticket . You will enter Old Town Hall, get a peek at the inner mechanism of the astronomical clock, see staterooms, the gothic chapel, the medieval underground, and more.

#4 Climb the Towers of Prague

Prague is called “The Golden City of A Hundred Spires” and there is no better way to view this cityscape than from the top of its many gothic towers.

The Old Town Hall

Tyn Church

For the best view over the Old Town Square, climb to the top of the Old Town Hall Tower. The Old Town Hall is located next to the astronomical clock.

Old Town Tower Bridge

Charles Bridge View

This tower is located at the end of the Charles Bridge closest to the Old Town Square. From the top of this tower, the views of Charles Bridge and Prague Castle are unbeatable.

Lesser Town Bridge Tower

Lesser Town Tower View

This tower is located at the other end of the Charles Bridge, closest to Mala Strana. It offers another unique perspective of the Charles Bridge.

Powder Tower

Powder Tower View

Of all of the towers we climbed, the Powder Tower was the least crowded. Located a short walk from the Old Town Square, this tower once served as an entrance gate in Prague’s Old Town wall.

#5 Wander through Mala Strana

Mala Strana, also called the Lesser Town, is home to some of Prague’s most famous sites, including the Prague Castle and St. Nicholas Church. This is a lovely place to go for a stroll, go window-shopping, and take more photos of this gorgeous city.

Mala Strana

#6 The Lennon Wall

When John Lennon was killed in 1980, this wall was covered with memorial graffiti overnight. Every night the police would paint over the graffiti and the next day it would reappear. John Lennon’s ideas gave the Czech people hope during communist rule, so this wall became a symbol of freedom.

Lennon Wall

#7 Visit Prague Castle

Prague Castle dominates the skyline of the city. It looms over Charles Bridge and Mala Strana, forming one of the most recognizable views of Prague.

The Prague Castle complex is the largest castle in the world. It is still in use today and is one of Prague’s most visited landmarks.

Prague Castle

Hours: Castle: 6:00 – 22:00; Historical buildings: 9:00 – 17:00; reduced hours in winter Cost: Prices vary depending on the type of ticket or tour you choose upon arrival. Visit the official website for full details. Tour: Plan ahead by purchasing this guided tour in advance. Both the Small Group Tour option and the Private Tour option include your admission ticket and an experienced guide.

#8 St. Vitus Cathedral

Tucked away inside the Prague Castle is St. Vitus Cathedral. This gothic cathedral dates back to 1344 when construction first began. The St Vitus Cathedral is the site of coronation of Czech kings and queens and the place of burial for saints and noblemen.

St Vitus Cathedral

For those who want another bird’s eye view over Prague, climb the 287 steps to the top of the spire of the cathedral.

St Vitus Cathedral View

#9 St. Nicholas Church

St. Nicholas Church is a beautiful, Baroque church. It is located in Mala Strana just down the hill from Prague Castle.

For us, the highlight here was the view from the bell tower. In fact, this was one of our favorite viewpoints of the city. From here, you have an excellent view of the Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral.

View from St Nicholas Church

#10 Try a Trdelnik

This was our favorite snack in Prague. Similar to a cinnamon roll, a trdelnik is dough that is wrapped around a pole, grilled, and then topped with sugar. It’s a delicious treat and it can be found all over Prague.

Trdelnik

#11 Visit the Jewish Quarter

The Jewish Quarter, also called the Jewish Ghetto or Josefov, is a small area near the Old Town where Jewish people were permitted to live in Prague. At one time, it is estimated that over 18,000 people lived in this small area. Buildings, synagogues, and tombstones crowded together in this small space.

Now, the Jewish Quarter looks much different. Several of the old buildings stand among the more modern architecture. The best place to get an idea of just how crowded it was in the Jewish Quarter is at the Old Jewish Cemetery. Tombstones are literally stacked on top of one another.

Jewish Cemetery

Don’t miss the Old New Synagogue. Built in 1270, it is the oldest synagogue in Eastern Europe.

Old New Synagogue

Enhance your experience with this highly rated guided tour of the Jewish Quarter.

#12 Enjoy a glass or three of Czech Beer

The Czech Republic is known for brewing some of the world’s best beer. There are numerous pubs and beer halls to visit in Prague. We tried U Fleku and U Medvidku, but the list is endless.

For more recommendations, check out this list on the Prague Stay website.

Guided tours to local pubs are also available.

#13 One Final View of Prague at Petrin Tower

As you can tell by now, we are big fans of climbing towers for the best views over the city. There’s just something about gazing out at a city skyline that excites us.

Petrin Tower looks like a miniature version of the Eiffel Tower. Climb the 299 steps to the top for another spectacular view of the city.

Prague Castle View

Taking a Tour of Prague

If you prefer to explore Prague with an experienced guide, then here are several highly rated tours to consider:

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Take a break from exploring the historic sites of Prague in order to take a food tour or to take a day trip to picturesque places outside of Prague.

Take a Food Tour: During this guided food tour you will taste a variety of authentic foods at locally loved venues.

Visit the Bone Church in Kutna Hora: On this 5-hour day trip from Prague, visit the St. Barbara Cathedral and the Sedlec Ossuary and have a 3 course lunch at a local Czech restaurant.

Explore Cesky Krumlov: During this guided day trip you will visit the charming town of Cesky Krumlov.

Explore Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland: During this guided day trip you will visit the mysterious and unique Bastei Bridge and more!

Where We Stayed

We stayed at Hotel Paris , a beautiful, 5-star hotel located within walking distance of the Old Town Square. The hotel is a historical monument in Prague and filled with Art Nouveau accents.

If you have any questions about the best things to do in Prague, let us know in the comment section below.

More Information for Your Trip to Prague

CHRISTMAS IN PRAGUE: If you will be visiting Prague in December, don’t miss our guide to the best Christmas markets in Prague, which also includes other festive things to do in the city.

CESKY KRUMLOV: In our Guide to Cesky Krumlov, learn how to plan your day trip from Prague.

CENTRAL EUROPE: Plan your visit to Central Europe with our 10 day Central Europe Itinerary , which includes Budapest, Vienna, and Prague.

GERMANY: The Bastei Bridge is a beautiful place to visit in Saxony, Germany. Learn about the best things to do in Berlin , how to day trip to Rakotzbrucke , and how to spend 10 days in Bavaria.

POLAND: Plan your trip to Poland with our 10 Day Poland Itinerary . We also have guides to Warsaw , Krakow , and Gdansk, and information on how to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau.

EUROPE TRAVEL INSPIRATION: For more great ideas on where to go in Europe, check out our article 30 Beautiful Places to Visit in Europe. You can also get more travel ideas in our One Week in Europe itinerary guide, which has lots of sample itineraries for your next trip to Europe.

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It’s impossible to see everything that the Czech Republic has to offer in just one week but you can still cover a lot of ground. This seven-day itinerary includes many key sights and cities in the Czech Republic, including Kutná Hora, Český Krumlov, and the Moravian wine region. 

Using Prague and Brno as a base, there are many top locations that can be visited on day trips so that you don’t have to worry about changing hotels and mastering a new public transportation system every day. There are many tour companies offering tours to these locations or you can do it yourself, which will be much cheaper. If you’re overwhelmed by planning your trip to the Czech Republic, let this one-week travel itinerary lead the way.

Day 1: Prague

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Welcome to the Czech Republic! After arriving at Václav Havel Prague Airport or the main bus or train station, your first order of business will be to make your way to your accommodation to drop off your bags. Using the well-connected public transportation system will be the cheapest way to do this but a ride-sharing app may be easier if you have a lot of luggage. We recommend avoiding the taxis waiting at the station or airport, as you’ll likely pay a much higher rate than other options. If you do take a taxi, use an official airport service like FIX Taxi or Taxi Praha to prevent price-gouging.

Head straight to Prague Castle after dropping your bags off. Lines can get quite long at the castle during high-season, so it’s best to get there as early as possible. There's a ton to explore as Prague Castle holds the Guinness World Record for the largest ancient castle complex in the world. If you work up an appetite while there, make your way to the nearby Strahov Monastic Brewery for a traditional Czech lunch and some fresh beer that’s brewed on-site. 

Once you’ve filled your stomach, head down the hill through Lesser Town (Malá Strana) to Charles Bridge (Karlův most). The bridge dates back to the 1300s and is one of the most recognizable sights in Prague. Take your time strolling across the bridge while admiring the replica statues and great views of Prague Castle behind you. You’ll cross into Old Town on the other side of Charles Bridge. Make your way through the winding streets to Old Town square where you’ll be able to take in the splendor of Prague’s stunning gothic architecture and see the famous astronomical clock. Enjoy a relaxed dinner and drinks at a traditional Czech restaurant nearby, such as Krčma , and turn in early for the night.

Day 2: Day Trip to Kutná Hora, Pilsen, or Terezín

Wake up early on day two and grab a quick bite to eat before heading out on a day trip. It may be difficult to decide where to go since there are many great locations that are easy to visit in a day from Prague. No matter which you choose, you can’t go wrong with a visit to Kutná Hora, Pilsen, or Terezín.

Trains and buses travel between Kutná and Prague several times throughout the day. It takes about an hour to get to Kutná Hora central station (hlavní nádraží) by train. From there, you can take another train or bus into the city center or catch a tourist minibus straight to Sedlec Ossuary and St. Barbara's Cathedral . The ossuary at Sedlec Abbey is a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its massive chandelier constructed from human bones.

If you’d rather spend your day drinking and learning about the beer the country is famous for, head to Pilsen (Plzeň). Pilsen is the fourth largest city in the Czech Republic and is known worldwide as the birthplace of pilsner beer. Located just 56 miles (90 kilometers) west of Prague, the journey takes approximately an hour and a half by bus or train. Tour the Pilsner Urquell brewery for a deep look into Czech brewing culture and sample some of the freshest beer in the country.

It is also possible to visit the Theresienstadt Ghetto concentration camp in Terezín on a day trip from Prague. A somber and important location, a visit to this memorial to the victims of the Nazis will surely be a moving experience. The memorial highlights the atrocities committed by the Nazi regime at this site and throughout the Czech Republic and gives visitors an opportunity to pay their respects to the 33,000 people who lost their lives there.

Day 3: Travel from Prague to Český Krumlov

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Take your time in the morning to recover from the busy day before. Enjoy a nice breakfast at one of Prague’s famous cafes: Café Savoy or Café Louvre . After breakfast, catch a bus or train to Český Krumlov. This journey will take approximately three hours so be sure to bring something to entertain yourself if you aren’t taking the Regiojet bus, which provides each passenger with an entertainment console. 

Český Krumlov is one of the most beautiful towns in the Czech Republic. Its historic center dates back to the 14th century and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend your day strolling through the area and taking in the lovely sights. Stop by the Eggenberg brewery , which was established in 1560, for dinner and enjoy a traditional Czech meal with some locally-produced beer. If the brewery looks familiar, it may be because it has been featured in popular films such as "The Illusionist" and "Hostel."

Day 4: Enjoy Český Krumlov and More of Prague

Start the day by visiting the awe-inspiring Český Krumlov Castle , which is the second biggest castle complex in the Czech Republic. Its origins can be traced back to 1240 and rumor has it that the moat was once filled with bears instead of water to ward off intruders. While there, make sure to visit the castle’s Baroque theater, which was originally constructed in the 1680s and is one of the best preserved theaters of its kind in the world. 

After exploring the castle and its gardens, head back to Prague for a relaxing evening of exploring the city’s Jewish quarter. Since you’re sure to spend a significant amount of time at the castle in the morning and the trip back takes around three hours, it’s likely that many of the main attractions in the area will already be closed but you’ll still be able to enjoy the ambiance. Stop by King Solomon , the oldest kosher restaurant in the Czech Republic, for some traditional Jewish cuisine. 

Once you’ve finished dinner, make your way to Absintherie to try the legendary green drink. There are over 100 types of absinthe available to sample and plenty of unique cocktails that use the spirit. The staff can provide a lot of information about the beverage and demonstrate the correct way to serve and drink it.

Day 5: Brno

Take the train or bus in the morning down to Brno, the Czech Republic’s second-biggest city and capital of the Moravia region. You’ll notice pretty quickly that Brno has a different vibe to it than Prague. The population skews slightly younger and you’ll encounter way fewer tourists. As a result, prices tend to be significantly lower than in the capital city. If you’re feeling peckish when you arrive, you can grab some lunch in the heart of the city center without worrying about it costing a fortune. 

Once you’ve spent some time enjoying the area around the main square, head up the hill to Špilberk Castle. This 13th-century fortress has beautiful gardens around it and will provide you with some of the best views of Brno. Be sure to buy a ticket for the casemates located below the prison. This part of the complex was once one of the harshest prisons in the Habsburg empire. This isn’t the only one of Brno’s coolest sights located underground either.

The 10-Z bunker built into the side of the hill Špilberk Castle sits on was originally built during Nazi occupation but was transformed into a nuclear fallout shelter during the Communist period. You can even spend the night in the bunker if you’re feeling adventurous. The ossuary at the Church of St. James is the second biggest in Europe so it’s definitely worth a visit. If you haven’t had enough creepy adventures underground, Brno’s 17th-century Capuchin Crypt is the final resting place for 41 naturally mummified monks.

After such an exciting day, you’ll likely want to kick back with a hearty meal and a few beers. Head to Lokál U Caipla for traditional Czech dishes and fresh Pilsner Urquell beer served straight from the tank.

Day 6: Day Trip to Moravian Wine Villages or Olomouc

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Wine lovers should take advantage of their location and head to one of the wine-producing towns in Moravia as an astounding 96 percent of Czech wine is produced in this part of the country. Znojmo or Mikulov are both great options for a day trip from Brno and will offer plenty of wine cellars and vineyards where you can sample some of the country’s finest wine. The National Wine Salon at Valtice is another option for hardcore wine drinkers. Visitors can pay for a two-hour block of time in the cellar where they can try as many of the Czech Republic's 100 best wines as they want.

Olomouc is another option for an easy day trip from Brno, with buses and trains running regularly between the two cities. Despite being the sixth-largest city in the country, Olomouc feels quite cozy and its main square is home to the Holy Trinity Column, which is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Saint Wenceslas Cathedral is also worth a visit, and its southern tower is the second tallest church tower in the Czech Republic.

Return to Brno in the evening to enjoy some more of the city’s excellent nightlife. If you’re in the mood for beer, head to Výčep Na Stojáka . This translates roughly to "stand up" and you’ll notice that there are no seats in or outside the bar. If the weather is nice, you’ll see patrons enjoying their beers on the curb or in the square across the street. If cocktails are more your scene, check out Bar, Ktery Neexistuje , also known as the bar that doesn’t exist, or Super Panda Circus for creative cocktails that tell a story.

Day 7: Return to Prague

Begin your last morning in the Czech Republic by enjoying one of the tasty eggs benedicts and coffee at Bavard cafe in Brno. After breakfast, sneak a peek at the Brno “dragon” in the Town Hall and head over to the Vegetable Market (Zelný trh), a popular farmers market that takes place on the square every day except for Sundays. Wander through the stalls and then up the Petrov hill to the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul where you can enjoy the beauty of the church up close and get great views of the city from above.

From there, make your way down to the train or bus station. The journey back to Prague takes approximately two and a half hours but can be longer on the bus due to heavy traffic between the two cities. The train often works out to be cheaper than the bus with train tickets from the company Regiojet costing approximately $4 for the low-cost option and $10 for business class. Both the train and bus station are within walking distance of the city center so you won’t have to worry about catching public transportation or a taxi.

Once you’ve made your way back to Prague, head to the Prague Beer Museum for dinner and drinks. Their menu includes regional favorites such as pork knee, goulash, and schnitzel. They also serve an impressive 30 Czech microbrews on tap, so this is a great opportunity to get a flight or two and try as many local beers as possible before leaving the Czech Republic. After dinner, take a walk along the banks of the Vltava River for one last view of Prague’s stunning castle.

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13 things to know before going to Prague, Czech Republic

Jenny Elliott

Jun 14, 2023 • 7 min read

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC, April 10. 2011: People enjoying sunny weather, spring and blooming trees at Petrin hill on April 10. 2011 in Prague, Czech Republic

Take a break in the shade: enjoying Prague's sunny weather at Petřín hill © Michal Kalasek / Shutterstock

Prague is a city that knows how to surprise. Wander its beautiful medieval core, and you’ll soon be bumping into both fairytale vistas and provocative street art. At night, small, dimly lit doorways can lead to vast convivial beer halls, whereas riotous music clubs hide behind grand Art Deco facades. Whatever brings you to the eclectic Czech capital, though, it’s best not to be thrown completely off guard. 

Of course, one of the key decisions you’ll need to make is when to visit – but no matter the season, come prepared with these insider tips and make the most of a trip to Prague.

People enjoying the sunshine in Prague in the summer, Naplavka

1. Choose where (and where not) to stay

With its abundance of soaring spires and must-see attractions, Staré Město (Old Town) is a good-looking and convenient base – but don’t overlook Prague’s other neighborhoods . The center is compact, and the neighboring districts of Malá Strana and Nové Město are also handy for the sights and have their own gauntlet of pubs, bars, and clubs. Just be aware that Wenceslas Square transforms from a respectable shopping destination into party central after dark, and its glut of strip joints can attract roaming stag parties. 

For those keen to see where locals kick back, head to the outlying districts. Both cosmopolitan Vinohrady and hip Holešovice have good-value stays, fun nightlife, and top-notch transport links. 

2. Pack comfy shoes and layers

Central Prague’s timeworn streets and alleyways are best explored on foot. Pack comfortable shoes that are cobblestone ready; high heels can lead to unfortunate pratfalls. 

Besides dressing for upscale restaurants or a night at the theatre, Czechs are a casual lot. Comfy layers – which can be peeled back in a subterranean pub and then restored during a blustery walk home – will help you blend in. Whatever the season, never discount the chance of a rain shower.  

3. How to get into Prague from the airport on public transport?

Prague has an excellent affordable public transport system . Its main pitfall is that the metro doesn’t quite stretch to the airport. The cheapest route to Prague’s Old Town is to catch the often-busy 119 bus to Nádraží Veleslavín station and then change to metro Line A. Tickets can be bought either in the visitor center or from machines in the terminals, which mostly accept contactless debit/credit card payments. If you’re staying close to Prague’s central train station, consider taking the slightly more expensive but direct Airport Express bus .

Prague Municipal House in old town – Prague, Czech Republic

4. What about traveling from the airport via taxi?

Opportunistic taxi drivers can be a problem. If you want to avoid hulking suitcases on and off buses, it’s best to arrange a transfer in advance rather than stepping into a cab outside the airport (or the main train station, for that matter). At the very least, ask about the price before you set off, and let the driver know you’ll want a receipt. Uber , Bolt , and local company Liftago are popular ride-hailing apps. 

5. Remember to validate your public transport ticket

Public transport tickets lasting from 30 minutes to three days can be bought at most newspaper stands, corner shops, and in all metro stations. Trams also have orange contactless debit/credit ticket machines onboard. Alternatively, you can use the PID Lítačka app . Just make sure to validate your ticket when starting your journey. This involves popping it into the yellow machine inside buses and trams or at the top of the metro escalators (or clicking the button on the app); forgetting can leave you with a hefty fine. 

6. It’s not quite as cheap as it was (but it’s still good value)

Although prices have increased in recent years, Prague is still a good destination for budget-conscious travelers compared to many European capitals. The currency you’ll be spending is known as both Czech koruna and Czech crown. Beer remains refreshingly cheap, and a 500ml tanker will only set you back about 50Kč ($2.20). A cappuccino is approximately 60Kč ($2.70), and a decent traditional Czech meal costs around 200Kč ($9). It’s usual to tip around 10% for table service. 

Buying the Prague City Pass or Prague CoolPass means free and discounted admission to some key attractions and sightseeing tours, although you’ll need to work hard to make either worth the investment. If you’re on a budget, paying for a few key attractions and making the most of Prague’s free diversions makes more sense. 

Graffiti along "John Lennon Wall", Mala Strana, Prague, Czech Republic

7. Small talk isn’t big

If you come from a culture where having a chat about the weather is the obligatory warm-up to every interaction, you may find the Czech approach more, well … abrupt. Czechs (like everyone) can be very warm and funny, but being reserved with strangers is common. Be polite, but it’s fine to get straight to the point. 

8. English is widely spoken, but a little Czech is welcome

It’s common for people who live or work in Prague’s tourist hotspots to speak English. Menus and museum information boards will usually be translated into English, too. For the odd occasion where you’re struggling to be understood, it’s worth having the Google Translate app ready on your phone. 

Despite the ubiquity of English in central Prague, some basic Czech is appreciated. Greet people by saying, " Dobrý den"  (Good day) or "Dobrý večer" (Good evening). The more informal "Ahoj!" (Hi/Bye!) is best saved for close friends and relatives. 

Portrait Of Smiling Young Woman Eating Food In Prague

9. Try traditional Czech baked goods

Chimney-shaped cakes called trdelník are hawked at stalls by most tourist attractions, and they’re an Instagram favorite. The thing is: they aren’t Czech, but rather Slovakian or possibly Hungarian. So, sure, devour one of these sugar-encrusted towers (they’re delicious), but it’s also worth scouring local bakeries for some more traditional Czech treats. Keep a hungry eye out for kolaches – palm-sized, sweet-bread disks filled with poppy seeds or fruit jam. 

10. Sidestep the crowds

Prague can get hectic, especially in the late spring and summer. To escape the hubbub, venture beyond the tourist triad of Charles Bridge , Old Town Square , and Prague Castle . For example, instead of jostling through selfie sticks, admire Charles Bridge from the river islands of Kampa or Střelecký ostrov. Also, consider swapping the carnival atmosphere of Golden Lane for a romantic stroll around the tranquil castle district of Nový Svět . And if it all gets too much, bag yourself a shady spot in one of Prague’s handsome parks (some come with beer gardens and sweeping city views). 

11. Be wary of exchange rates that look too good to be true

Some unscrupulous currency exchanges promise brilliant deals and then charge hidden fees. When changing money, ask for the final amount in writing before handing over your cash, and make sure you get a receipt. If you believe you’ve been given a bad deal and have changed less than €1000, you have three hours to cancel the transaction. A more scam-proof alternative is to have a bank account that offers reasonable rates and low fees for international withdrawals and use an ATM (cashpoint).

Tourists at the Old Town Square, Prague

12. Use common sense

Prague is generally a safe city: violent crime rates are low, traffic rules are followed, and the tap water is clean. Take the same precautions you would in your home country and be especially vigilant about your belongings; pickpockets have been known to target crowded tourist areas, trains, and trams. Should you need emergency help, calling 112 guarantees an English-speaking operator.

13. Get travel insurance 

The Czech Republic has high-quality healthcare. If you need a Schengen visa for entry, having medical insurance is mandatory. Visitors from the EU and the UK can get free emergency treatment in Prague by showing their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC). It’s still advisable to take out travel insurance, as the cards do not cover all costs, such as medical repatriation. 

This article was first published January 2022 and updated June 2023

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What is the best way to get there?

Prague Ruzyne Airport (Václav Havel Airport Prague) has direct flights to the US, Canada, and many European cities. Airport Express buses and public bus 119 connect the airport to the city.

Prague Central Train Station (Praha Hlavni Nadrazi) has trains to cities around the Czech Republic and to Central Europe destinations such as Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava.

Do I need a visa?

If you’re visiting Prague from overseas, use Schengen Visa info to see if you need a visa.

When is the best time to visit?

Summer is Prague’s busiest season and offers the best weather, with temperatures reaching highs of 75°F (25°C) and lows around 55°F (12°C). Major events throughout the year include the Czech Beer Festival in May and the Signal Light Festival in October.

Prague is also popular over the holiday season, when Christmas markets and festive illuminations show the Old Town at its most atmospheric. During the holiday season, Prague sees highs around 35°F (2°C) and lowest temperatures of 23°F (-5°C).

Prague’s central neighborhoods are easy to get around on foot, and it’s possible to visit most attractions without using public transport.

Prague is not the most bike-friendly city, but cycling is becoming more popular. Freebike is an electric bike-share system with bicycle stations located across Prague.

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DDP operates metro and tram services daily from 5 a.m. to 12:30-1 a.m. Tickets can be bought from the automated ticket machines at metro and tram stations; day passes and single fares are available. Tickets are also valid for the Petrin funicular.

For more information about the network and fares, see here .

Prague’s local bus system operates day and night, but most travelers find it quicker and more convenient to take the tram.

It’s possible to hail down a taxi on the street in Prague, but prices will generally be higher, and it’s advisable to agree on a fare before you set out. Alternatively, find an official taxi stand or get your hotel to call one for you.

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The Perfect 2-Week Czech Republic Itinerary

The Czech Republic is an enchanting place brimming with magical castles, ancient towns, and sprawling landscapes that are almost too beautiful to be true. No matter how much research you do in advance, this country is guaranteed to surprise you – in the best way possible!

While many people travel to the capital city of Prague , few venture beyond that. On your 14-day Czech Republic itinerary, you’ll have plenty of time to spend in this exciting city before exploring the country’s lesser-known spa towns, rugged countryside, and fairytale villages, experiencing a side of the Czech Republic that a lot of travelers miss out on. 

Despite the country’s small size (it’s a little smaller than South Carolina ), the Czech Republic is bursting with fascinating places just waiting to be discovered. Whether you’d rather spend your vacation uncovering the many secrets hidden in medieval towns, relaxing in naturally-healing thermal waters, hiking in practically untouched countryside, or opening your mind by exploring inspirational art galleries, the Czech Republic is the place to be. 

Creating your own Czech Republic itinerary from scratch can be incredibly overwhelming. There are just so many intriguing places to visit that it can be impossible to get started. Plus, if you’ve never been to these cities, towns, and villages before, it’s difficult to estimate how much time you’ll need at each place.

So you can have the best time possible without wasting weeks of frustrating planning, we’ve put together the perfect 2-week trip to the Czech Republic. To make things even easier for you, we’ve also included some insider tips to make sure your adventure gets off to the best start!

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Two Weeks in Czech Republic

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Getting Around the Czech Republic: The Perfect 2-Week Itinerary

If you’re planning on spending less than 90 days in the country, you don’t need to worry about getting a visa. All you need for your 2 weeks in the Czech Republic is a passport that has been issued in the last 10 years and is valid for at least 3 months after your planned departure date. This is true for citizens of most countries outside the EU, including the US.

If you’re an EU citizen, you can spend as much time as you like in the Czech Republic with your passport that meets the previously stated requirements. As always, to avoid any unnecessary hassle, it’s always a good idea to confirm the latest rules and regulations with official sources before making any concrete arrangements.

Although the Czech Republic is part of the EU, it uses the Czech koruna (also known as the Czech crown) as its currency. While you can exchange your money for Czech koruna (CZK) before you leave home, we suggest waiting until you’re in the country before getting your hands on some cash. All you need to do is find an ATM after you’ve landed and withdraw Czech koruna with your debit or credit card. This method is usually cheaper than using money exchange kiosks. 

Not a fan of cash? You don’t need to worry about withdrawing money at all if you don’t want to. Practically everywhere, from major tourist attractions to tiny market stalls, accepts all major debit and credit cards, which saves you from carrying cash around. 

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One thing you’ll definitely come across during your 2 weeks in the Czech Republic is different people calling the country different names. You’ll hear some people calling it the Czech Republic, while others will call it Czechia. The shorter name became the country’s official name in 2016, but both are still used all the time. 

The Czech Republic’s cities and towns are wonderfully compact, so you can easily get around on foot. But many of the roads and paths haven’t been updated since medieval times. So you’re not constantly tripping over the cobblestones, pack flat comfy shoes that you know you can walk around in for hours on end. 

While the country remains one of the cheapest places to visit in Europe, it’s not as cheap as it once was. A couple of decades ago, you could easily order a 20fl-oz tanker of beer for less than 22CZK (around $1). Today, the same drink will cost you 50CZK (about $2.30). On the bright side, this is still probably much cheaper than you’re used to paying at home! 

Getting Around Czech Republic

The airport you’ll land at depends on where in the world you’re traveling from. Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG), formerly known as Prague Ruzyně International Airport, is the capital city’s international airport. It has the broadest range of connections, so it’s most likely to be the one you’ll land at to start your adventure. From the airport, you can reach the city center by metro, train, cab, rideshare, bus, or taxi – there are plenty of options. 

The Czech Republic has one of the best rail networks in Europe. The fast rychlík (R) and spěšný (Sp) trains only stop at major towns, while the slower osobní trains run at around 18mph and stop at all the small stations. Hopping on a train is definitely the recommended way of traveling between big cities.

Because so many cities (including Prague) are pretty compact, you can easily get around many cities, towns, and villages entirely on foot. If you’d rather save your energy or the weather has taken a turn for the worse, you can also travel via bus. 

If you’re more comfortable using a rideshare app, you’ll be glad to know you’ve got plenty to choose from in the Czech Republic. Uber, Liftago, HOPIN, and BlaBlaCar all work in most places throughout the country. Ridesharing services may be limited in small villages, so you may find yourself stuck hailing a taxi the traditional way.

Czech Republic Itinerary: 2 Weeks to Explore the Highlights of the Country

Prague – 3 nights.

2 Weeks in Czech Republic Itinerary: Prague

The first stop on your 2-week Czech Republic itinerary is Prague . This enthralling city is bursting at the seams with fascinating history, spellbinding charm, and a captivating vibe you won’t find anywhere else. 

One of the most interesting cities in the world, Prague boasts everything from fairytale-inspired castles to rowdy beer halls and intriguing art galleries. It’s an excellent place to begin your adventure and is where you’ll find some of the very best Czech Republic attractions. 

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Things to do in Prague

2 Week Czech Republic Itinerary: Charles Bridge

Start your trip with one of the must-see places in the Czech Republic – Charles Bridge. This iconic bridge dates back to the 14th century and is always teeming with life. Whenever you walk over it, you’ll come across musicians playing live music and artists painting stunning pictures.

Then it’s time to explore the world’s biggest ancient castle – Prague Castle . Here you can easily spend the rest of the day wandering around courtyards, losing yourself in grandiose palaces, and discovering all kinds of fascinating facts in museums. 

2 Week Itinerary in Czech Republic: Prague Castle

The Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square is something you’ve absolutely got to see. Make sure you’re standing below it on the hour so you can watch the quirky show it has been performing hourly since 1410. 

End the first leg of your journey with some beers at one of Prague’s many bars. Hemingway Bar is a welcoming place with a speakeasy vibe. They serve a huge range of local beers here, as well as expertly-mixed cocktails.

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Getting To Prague

2 Weeks in Czech Republic Itinerary: Prague International Airport

There are plenty of ways you can get from Prague’s international airport (Václav Havel Airport Prague) to the city center, although none of them are direct. The cheapest and quickest way to get to the center is to travel via bus and then the metro.

Head to Terminal 2 at the airport and you’ll find the bus station. Here you can buy a ticket for around 32CZK that’s valid for 90 minutes on buses, trams, and metros. Hop on the 119 bus to Nadrazi Veleslavin and get off at the last stop. From here, transfer to the metro line A (green) and ride it until you reach downtown (Mustek).

If you arrive in Prague after 11:30 pm, your public transport options will be very limited. You’ll be better off getting a taxi or using a rideshare app to get to the city center. 

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Getting Around Prague

2 Week Czech Republic Itinerary: Old Town Square

Prague is an incredibly pedestrian-friendly city and the best way to get around is on foot. This way, you can experience the atmosphere and the gorgeous surroundings that make Prague such an enthralling place.

When you get tired, the second best option is to ride on the metro. Line A (green) moves between some of the top places to visit in Prague, including Wenceslas Square, Old Town Square, Mala Strana, and Prague Castle.

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Karlovy Vary – 2 Nights

Czech Republic Two Week Itinerary: Karlovy Vary

Next, it’s on to one of the best places to go in the Czech Republic – Karlovy Vary. Also known as Karlsbad or Carlsbad, this area is the country’s most famous spa town, and for good reason, too. This gorgeous town is full of bubbling hot springs, dreamy architecture, and spectacular viewpoints you’ll never want to walk away from. Get ready for a couple of days of pure bliss!

Explore the Historic Town of Karlovy Vary

Things to do in Karlovy Vary

2 Weeks in Czech Republic Itinerary: Hot Spring Colonnade

Start your time in Karlovy Vary by wandering around the city’s charming streets and admiring the many cute parks and dazzling buildings you stumble upon. Be on the lookout for the quaint street kiosks that sell colorful mugs. Buy one and seek out the hot spring within the Hot Spring Colonnade. You can use your new souvenir to taste the thermal water that is said to have powerful medicinal properties. 

Karlovy Vary is home to one of the best places to visit in the Czech Republic – Mill Colonnade. This elegant white building is over 100 years old and is made from 124 impressive stone columns. 

2 Week Czech Republic Itinerary: Mill Colonnade

It makes an excellent backdrop for one-of-a-kind pics. If you’re in the mood for more exploring, check out the Westend Residential District. One of the oldest neighborhoods in the town, this area is where you’ll find spectacular villas and mansions that reflect different styles from all over the world. 

End this section of your adventure by hiking to Goethe’s Tower. If you’ve got some energy to spare, it’s worth climbing the steps to reach the top. From up here, you’ll be rewarded with phenomenal panoramic views that go on for miles.

Getting To Karlovy Vary

Czech Republic Two Week Itinerary: Student Agency

The best way to get from Prague to Karlovy Vary is via bus. The journey is just 78 miles, which takes around 2 hours to cover from Prague’s main bus station (Florenc). There’s at least one bus every hour, the seats are pretty comfortable, and the tickets are affordable for even the tightest budgets.

There are two companies that operate buses on this route – Student Agency and Flixbus. For the best experience, we suggest booking a ticket with Student Agency . This company offers free onboard Wi-Fi, an international entertainment system, and complimentary drinks. 

Getting Around Karlovy Vary

2 Weeks in Czech Republic Itinerary: Railway Diana

Like most places in the Czech Republic, walking is the most popular way of getting around Karlovy Vary. It’s safe to explore the town on foot at any time, even after dark. For a unique experience, hop on board the funicular railway Diana that passes through the spa woods. Or, alternatively, ride the Imperial funicular if you want to be able to tell people you’ve been on the oldest funicular in Europe!

Plzeň – 2 Nights

2 Weeks in Czech Republic Itinerary: Plzen

One of the largest cities in the Czech Republic, Plzeň (also known as Pilsen) boasts loads of things to see and do. While it’s best known for its incredible beer brewed in the Pilsner Urquell Brewery , this dynamic city also boasts stunning places of worship, fascinating galleries, interactive museums, and lots more. It was awarded the title of European Capital of Culture in 2015 and, during your trip, you’ll get to discover why it’s a must on any Czech Republic itinerary.

Plzeň & Pilsner Urquell Brewery Tour

Things to do in Plzeň

2 Week Czech Republic Itinerary: Pilsner Urquell Brewery

Start your time in Plzeň with a tour of the world-famous Pilsner Urquell Brewery . During this fun tour, you’ll get to find out how Czech’s most popular beer came to be and watch how it’s made today. At the end of the tour, you’ll have the chance to explore the brewery’s ancient cellar and try some unfiltered pilsner. 

Exploring the Historic Underground of Plzeň is something you’ve absolutely got to do during your visit. On this guided tour, you’ll get to head below the Earth’s surface and discover what life was like in the Middle Ages. The labyrinth of wells, cellars, and passageways you’ll cross all date back to the 13th century! Like many activities in Plzeň, your day will end with a beer.

2 Week Itinerary in Czech Republic: Pilsner Urquell Brewery

If you’ve got any energy left, there are plenty of museums to explore, too. The Techmania Science Center and Puppet Museum are two of our favorites.

Getting To Plzeň

2 Weeks in Czech Republic Itinerary: Train in Plzen

The cheapest and easiest way to get from Karlovy Vary to Plzeň is on the train. All the journeys are direct, and there are around 12 connections each weekday and 10 on weekends. Head to the Karlovy Vary train station and buy a ticket for Plzeň. Hop onboard, and in just 2 hours, you’ll be at Pilsen Hb train station! 

Getting Around Plzeň

2 Week Czech Republic Itinerary: Plzenske Mestske Dopravni Podniky

Plzeň has an excellent public transport network with plenty of options. PMDP (Plzeňské Městské Dopravní Podniky) is the local transport company that operates tram, trolleybus, and bus routes throughout the city.

You can buy single tickets, as well as tickets that are valid for 1, 2, 3, and 24 hours. As you’re staying two nights in the city, we suggest buying one of the tourist tickets from your nearest tourist information center and loading it with 48 hours’ worth of transport.

Český Krumlov – 2 Nights

2 Week Itinerary in Czech Republic: Cesky Krumlov

Next up is one of the most beautiful cities in the Czech Republic. Nestled peacefully within the winding curves of the Vlatava River, this romantic city looks so much like a page out of a fairytale book that you’ll do a double-take when you first arrive. 

The highlight of the UNESCO World Heritage Site is its spectacular castle. But no matter where you visit, you’ll be surrounded by unprecedented charm and grace everywhere you go. Make sure you’ve got plenty of memory free on your phone because you’ll be snapping pictures non-stop here.

Visit the Fairy-Tale Town of Cesky Krumlov

Things to do in Český Krumlov

2 Weeks in Czech Republic Itinerary: Old Town

Get to grips with Český Krumlov by wandering around Old Town. Here you’ll be surrounded by cobblestone walkways, magnificent medieval buildings, and a buzzing atmosphere that will sweep you away with it. 

This part of the city is dotted with gorgeous street art, as well as a handful of museums and art galleries. We recommend popping into the Egon Schiele Art Centrum if you’ve got time. 

End your first day by heading to the small observation deck next to the main bus station. Here you’ll find a few benches where you can relax with a cool Pilsner (if you came prepared!) as you watch the sunset over the city.  

2 Week Czech Republic Itinerary: Cesky Krumlov Castle

Spend your second day exploring the grandiose Český Krumlov Castle . This imposing building is located on a rocky outcrop and towers over Old Town. It’s the second-largest castle in the Czech Republic (after Prague Castle) and is bursting with buildings, courtyards, bridges, towers, and gardens.

If you’re short on cash, you’ll be glad to know that only select parts of the castle have an entrance fee. Most of it is free.

Czech Republic Two Week Itinerary: Trdelnik

Before heading to your next destination, visit one of the many street vendors you’ll come across and order a Trdelník . This delicious baked treat is a type of pastry that’s cooked over an open fire before it’s liberally dusted with cinnamon sugar. You’ve got to try one! 

See the Best of Český Krumlov Old Town

Getting To Český Krumlov

2 Weeks in Czech Republic Itinerary: Train Station in Cesky Krumlov

The quickest way to get from Plzeň to Český Krumlov is (you guessed it!) on the train. Head to the main train station at Plzeň and catch the train to České Budějovice. This journey takes around 2 hours and will get you most of the way there. 

After that, you need to walk 4 minutes to the České Budějovice bus station. From here, you can catch the bus to Český Krumlov. There’s usually a bus once every hour and the journey only takes 25 minutes. 

Getting Around Český Krumlov

Czech Republic Two Week Itinerary: Vlatava River

Český Krumlov is a very small place that’s almost completely pedestrianized, making it easy to get around on foot. There are no vehicles allowed within the historical center, where the most impressive attractions in the city are located.

If you’d rather stay off your feet, public bus stops are scattered throughout the non-pedestrianized zones. However, you will have to do a little walking to visit the main tourist hotspots.

Hluboká Castle – 1 Night

2 Weeks in Czech Republic Itinerary: Hluboka Castle

You’ve already seen at least two castles on your trip so far, but you can’t pass up on the chance to visit Hluboká Castle . One of the most stunning places to see in the Czech Republic, this castle is so outstanding that it has appeared in a number of Czech and international movies. 

It’s definitely worth stopping for on your way to Brno. The castle’s colossal size, intriguing character, antique furniture, and sprawling park will bewitch and delight you.

Things to do in Hluboká Castle

2 Week Itinerary in Czech Republic: Inside Hluboka Castle

The castle’s grounds are completely free to visit. If you’re running out of your vacation budget, you can have a wonderful time wandering around the manicured gardens and admiring the alluring structure from the outside. The outdoor spaces surrounding Hluboká Castle are equally gorgeous, whatever time of year you choose to visit.

To take a look inside, you need to sign up for a guided tour. You’ll get to explore stunning private apartments, magnificent kitchens, and spectacular lounges. If you’ve got the time, we definitely recommend you climb to the top of the tower and check out the views. 

Czech Republic Two Week Itinerary: Park of Hluboka Castle

When you’ve seen all there is to see, spend the night at Telč. This charming neighborhood is a UNESCO heritage town that will win you over as soon as you arrive. The ancient monuments, pastel-colored houses, and elegant parks will give you plenty to check out while you take a stroll through the streets.

Getting To Hluboká Castle

2 Week Czech Republic Itinerary: Hluboka Castle

There are two main ways to get from Český Krumlov to Hluboká Castle. The easiest way is to simply hop in a taxi. The journey will take 35 minutes, but it will cost around 1,066 CZK ($49).

The other option is to take the train. This will take around 90 minutes, but it will only cost approximately 285 CZK ($13). Head to the Český Krumlov train station and catch the train to Ceske Budejovice. Get off at the last stop and then catch another train to Hluboka Nad Vltavou. This will take you straight to the castle. 

Brno – 2 Nights

2 Weeks in Czech Republic Itinerary: Brno

While some people say Brno is Prague’s ugly sister, we think it’s one of the best cities to visit in the Czech Republic. It is quite similar to Prague, but it has more of a local feel, with excellent restaurants, fantastic bars, and fewer tourists walking around. It’s a great place to go if you want to get a feel for a more local town but still have plenty of things to see and do to keep you entertained during your trip. 

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Things to do in Brno

2 Week Czech Republic Itinerary: Brno Old Town

Get your bearings by exploring Old Town on foot. As you’ve already visited the Czech Republic’s capital city, you’ll probably get unusual déjà vu feelings now and again. Brno’s Old Town can feel very similar to Prague’s Old Town. It even has its own astronomical clock!

If the weather’s in your favor, seek out one of Brno’s sun-kissed beer gardens. The Starobrno Brewery is one of our favorites. As well as top-quality beer, this popular hotspot also serves amazing BBQ platters.

2 Week Itinerary in Czech Republic: Starobrno Brewery

If that doesn’t sound like your thing, head underground and enjoy a sophisticated afternoon tea at one of the city’s many tea houses. Chajovna , with its distinctive Japanese vibe, is a great choice.

Hungry for more castles? Then check out Spilberk Castle . It has a fascinating, if somewhat macabre history. It was one of the most severe prisons in the 17th and 18th centuries and was also used by occupying Nazis as a political prisoner-of-war camp. 

2 Weeks in Czech Republic Itinerary: Spilberk Castle

For something a little more cheery, check out Villa Tugendhat instead. This stunning villa is filled with some of the earliest examples of modern architecture and furniture dating back to the 1920s.

Stroll through the Old Town of Brno

Getting To Brno

This is the longest leg of your 2 weeks in the Czech Republic. The cheapest, easiest, and quickest way to get from Hluboká Castle to Brno is on the bus. Start by either walking or catching a taxi to the České Budějovice bus station, then hop on the bus that takes you to Brno.

There’s only one direct bus each day and the journey takes around 3 hours 40 minutes. There are other bus routes, but you’ve got to change at least once, and the journey can take up to 14 hours! So best be organized and make sure you catch the direct bus.

Getting Around Brno

2 Week Itinerary in Czech Republic: Tram in Brno

The best way to explore Brno is by tram. It runs every 5 minutes in the center of the city and will quickly whisk you away to most of the popular tourist attractions. You’ll find tram stops dotted all over the city with clearly marked schedules. As well as the trams, buses and trolleybuses also run in both directions regularly throughout the main streets.

If you’re in the mood to stay out late, Brno is a fantastic place to do so. It has a great night transport system, with buses leaving the main railway station and traveling throughout the city every 30 minutes after midnight. 

Olomouc – 2 Nights

2 Weeks in Czech Republic Itinerary: Olomouc

Last up on your Czech Republic itinerary is Olomouc. This charismatic city is where you’ll spend your final couple of days roving between lines of pastel-colored houses, people-watching in ancient squares, and soaking up the last few drops of the Czech Republic’s unique atmosphere. 

Keep your phone in your hand because you’ll be surrounded by phenomenal photo opportunities wherever you are here. Olomouc is a wonderful, peaceful end to what has been a very active vacation. 

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Things to do in Olomouc

2 Week Czech Republic Itinerary: Old Town

You’ll find some of the best things to do in the Czech Republic in Olomouc. Start off by walking around Old Town. Here you’ll find all sorts of interesting sites, from towering columns and religious buildings to cute cafes and even an astronomical clock. There are six Baroque fountains scattered throughout Old Town. See how many you can spot!

Arcibiskupský palác (Archbishop’s Palace) is worth checking out. It’s a fantastic example of Early Baroque architecture and has witnessed some of the most important historical events that took place in Olomouc. Vila Primavesi is another fascinating place to visit. It’s a stunning Art Nouveau home that was decorated by the famous Austrian artist Gustav Klimt for a local banking family. 

Enjoy a relaxing end to your trip by spending your final evening at the Olomouc Beer Spa . Here you can unwind in a wooden bathtub filled with warm black beer that’s been enriched with brewer’s yeast. 

The beer is said to contain essential nutrients which will leave your skin feeling amazing. Your visit also includes two large beers to drink, 30 minutes in a salt sauna, and a natural stone foot massage!

Getting To Olomouc

Getting from Brno to Olomouc is simple. There are direct buses every 30-60 minutes from the Grand Hotel (Hlavní Nádraží) in the city that will whisk you straight to Hotel Clarion (Třída Kosmonautů) in Olomouc. From here, you can walk, catch a taxi, or ride the bus to your accommodation. The journey only takes 60 minutes, so you’ll be there before you know it. 

Getting Around Olomouc

2 Week Itinerary in Czech Republic: Tram in Olomouc

Olomouc is pretty small compared to other Czech cities, and you can easily visit most of the attractions on foot. But if you’ve had enough walking this trip, you’ll be glad to know that there are also excellent tram and bus systems. 

Olomouc’s tram connects the main train station with the rest of the city. You can buy your tram ticket directly from the vending machine at any tram stop or from newsstands that you’ll find scattered throughout Olomouc. 

Bus stops are also located throughout the city. Just like at the tram stops, you can buy your tickets directly from the machines at the bus stops or from the driver when you get on the bus. 

There you have it! That’s our perfect two-week Czech Republic itinerary. Where will you be visiting on your trip to the Czech Republic?

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8 train routes in Europe to launch this year

T rain travel in Europe is becoming increasingly popular. Such trips are associated with comfort, environmental friendliness, and impressions of the scenery outside the window. In 2024, there will be new rail routes connecting different countries, according to traveloffpath.com.

From Paris to Madrid in 7 hours

Thanks to the new route, traveling between French and Spanish cities is now more comfortable and faster than ever. The high-speed train between Paris and Barcelona will take passengers in less than 7 hours.

Although Spain has one of the best rail networks in the world, the new route will be operated by the Italian state railroad FS Italiane.

The opportunity to visit both popular cities by rail may be of interest to many tourists traveling in Europe.

Photo: FS Italiane trains in France (instagram.com/fsitaliane)

Route from Brussels will be extended to Prague

The European Sleeper train route between Brussels, Amsterdam, and Berlin is already in operation. But starting March 25, it will be extended to include night trains to Prague.

The travel time from Brussels to Prague will take about 15 hours, which is enough time to get a good night's sleep.

The train will run three times a week. The route includes stations in Antwerp, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Berlin and Dresden.

Photo: Prague train station (pixabay.com)

From Amsterdam to Austria for ski vacation

The new TUI Ski Express route is a weekly direct service from Amsterdam to the Austrian Alps. Passengers bring their luggage free of charge, get a good night's sleep, and enjoy breakfast in the morning while looking out the panoramic windows at the snow-capped mountains.

The train will depart from Amsterdam at 17:30 on Friday, stopping in Utrecht, Cologne, and Frankfurt before arriving in the Austrian Alps. You can choose one of two regions as the end point of your trip: Tyrol or Salzburg.

This route is worth the trip if only for the snowy landscapes.

Photo: Night train to a ski resort (tuigroup.com)

From Brussels to Amsterdam - updated high-speed routes

There are train travel options between Brussels and Amsterdam, but in December 2024, the NS and SNCB rail lines will launch updated direct high-speed routes between the two cities.

The number of flights on this route will also double, which is good news for those planning to visit two cities in one trip.

From Berlin to Brussels - another overnight route

Brussels is a popular destination for new European rail connections in 2024.

The OBB night train will make several stops in Germany, including Halle, Erfurt, Cologne, and Aachen.

This train will run three days a week and will be a useful option for tourists hoping to explore Europe.

From Liège to Maastricht through three countries

An important route will connect Belgium with Germany and the Netherlands from December 2023. The train will pass through Liege and Aachen, major high-speed train hubs. This means a wide range of connecting options for those traveling across Europe.

At the same time, the Belgian city of Liege and the Dutch city of Maastricht are beautiful and popular tourist destinations worth seeing while traveling.

Photo: A train among snow-capped mountains (pixabay.com)

From Paris to Bourg St. Maurice for mountain lovers

A railway route with breathtaking views will be launched in December 2024.

The Ouigo train will depart from Paris and arrive in the French city of Bourg St. Maurice in the popular Les Arcs ski region in France.

The journey through the French Alps already promises incredible views, and some of the best ski slopes await passengers at their destination.

The Rome - Cortina d'Ampezzo train will also take you to the mountains

The new night express train between Rome and Cortina d'Ampezzo will be operated by the Italian state railroad (FS Italiene).

Cortina d'Ampezzo is a luxurious ski resort in the Italian Alps. It will be more convenient to get there. The journey on this night train will last 10 hours and depart every Friday evening. This is a great option for those who want to go skiing during their trip to Italy.

It will be a comfortable train ride with compartments that can have either one or six beds. There is also a restaurant car and a bar on board.

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