3 Days in Prague: The Perfect Itinerary by a Local

 
3-day Prague travel itinerary.

Are you planning on visiting Prague for three days? Our Prague itinerary will show you the best things you must see and do when in the capital of the Czech Republic. This complete insider's 3-day Prague guide includes all must-visit places, top activities, tips on where to stay, how to get around, and much more.


You cannot expect us to be unbiased when writing about Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic.

We've been living in Prague with some breaks for several years now, walked the city center countless times forth and back, and know every single narrow cobblestone street.

And even after this time and uncountable hours we spent in the center, we still think Prague is the most beautiful destination you can travel to in Europe, if not in the whole world (ok, this might be an overstatement, but we have a really soft spot for Prague).

But it is not only us who have noticed Prague's magical atmosphere and splendid medieval architecture. The city is now on the top of thinkable popularity, and the number of visitors increases every year.

No matter how much time in Prague you have, you will enjoy it, but three days give you a fair amount of time to be able to see most of the best things Prague has to offer as the city is very compact and pedestrian-friendly.

If you were looking for the best 3-day Prague itinerary, look no further.

As locals, in this guide, we share what to see and do in Prague, what places to visit, all of that in only three days without feeling rushed.

Our suggested itinerary focuses on places you should not miss when in Prague for the first time and is packed with tips on the most beautiful places in the city.

Although the itinerary might seem packed and busy, it is for sure doable in only three days! So feel free to get inspired; we cannot wait to show you around.


3-DAY PRAGUE ITINERARY

Before we share all the must-visit places in Prague with you, it is necessary to sit down and say aloud what you expect from visiting Prague.

Are you visiting Prague for the first-time and want to see top sights and seek the best activities? Are you a couple looking for a romantic escape, a family with kids, or retirees who want to enjoy the destination at a slow pace? Keep on reading.

Simply select from our itinerary the highlights and visit them according to your travel plan and the possibilities you have, as we understand traveling with kids can be difficult. Prague is also a perfect choice if you love museums, theatres, and culture in general.

Simply put, the capital of the Czech Republic has a lot to offer, and we believe our itinerary includes alternatives for all of you, reading this blog post and planning the trip.


DAY 1

On day one, we believe you are excited and want to see most of the best things Prague has to offer. Our number one advice is to visit the top places, but also leave some highlights for later.

Start your day on Wenceslas Square, then walk via Na Prikopech Street to Powder Tower and Namesti Republiky. From here, head to Old Town Square.

Once you soaked in the atmosphere and saw Astronomical Clock in action continue via Parizska Street to the old Jewish City. After you're done with a tour, go to the Vltava River waterfront.

Here, admire Rudolfinum, then continue to Klementinum, National Theatre, and then return back to Wenceslas Square.

Do not miss the statue of Franz Kafka, though. In the evening, head back to the river and embark on an unforgettable boat trip while enjoying dinner on board.


WENCESLAS SQUARE

The main square of the Czech Republic, Wenceslas Square, is more a boulevard than a regular plaza.

It has been under renovation lately, so you can see here more trees and more places to sit, and overall the square is much more inviting and visitors-friendly than it used to be several years ago.

The most beautiful view is from the lower part of the square when looking to the other side - you can see the National Museum and Saint Wenceslas statue, patron of Czechia.

Many hotels and hostels are close to Wenceslas Square as it is in the real heart of Prague, and we think chances are you will be based here.

But if not, use Prague metro A, B, or C and get off at either Mustek or Muzeum- these are two stations on the Wenceslas Square. This square is a place no traveler can miss, and it should be on the top of your Prague itinerary, even though we like other places a bit better.

Wenceslas Square is also a typical place where to start a pub/bar tour and enjoy the night.

On the other hand, if you are looking for a great place to have dinner, we would go elsewhere, to more local neighborhoods.

Wenceslas Square is packed with great restaurants, hotels and stores.

POWDER GATE & REPUBLIC SQUARE

When in Prague, you cannot miss Prasna Brana, alias Powder Gate, which connects Namesti Republiky (Republic Square) with Staromestske Namesti (Old Town Square).

The tower is 65 meters tall, and you can walk through the spiral staircase to a viewing platform. Prasna Brana got its present name in the 18th century when it served as storage for gun powder.

You will get to Powder Tower from Wenceslas Square via busy street Na Porici where is located many shops, and it should take you a maximum of 10 minutes, of course, if you do not go shopping.

When on Namesti Republiky, you cannot overlook Municipal House, a celebrated concert venue and one of the finest Art-Nouveau buildings in Prague.


OLD TOWN SQUARE

In the very center of Prague, you will find Old Town Square, often rated among the most beautiful squares in the world. If you follow our route, from Namesti Republiky, it is only 750 meters walking distance to Old Town Square.

There are many reasons why to visit the square, but when here, pay attention especially to the following buildings and monuments.

Old Town Hall, Church of Our Lady before Tyn, Baroque Church of St. Nicholas, the Rococo Kinsky Palace, the Gothic House at the Stone Bell, and the monument of Jan Hus. The new addition is the Marian column.

Like every busy touristy place, Old Town Square has its tourist traps. Do not change money here, and even though Prague Ham seems delicious in all stalls, believe us, it is ridiculously overpriced, and you can eat much better meat for less in almost every restaurant around. 

Despite these common Prague scams that come along with mass tourism, Old Town Square is one of our favorite attractions in Prague. The architecture is simply stunning, and it is the place where you can hear the heart of the city beating.

Astronomical clock on Old Town Square in Prague.

ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK

Last but not least, right on the Old Town Square, you can find Prague's gem, Astronomical Clock, an architectonical gem from the 15th century, which makes it the oldest still working medieval astronomical clock in the world.

Hoards of people wait every hour in front of the clock and wait for the procession of Apostles, moving statues, who parade past the windows.

Although everything happens in less than one minute, it is a must-see thing when in Prague. Just beware of pickpockets.


PARIZSKA STREET

Parizska Street is the most expensive street in Prague, well, even in the whole country, where you can find luxurious and prestigious shops on a short stretch.

Even when you do not feel like shopping or your budget won't allow you to have a peek inside, it is worth walking this street.

Unlike New York's Fifth Avenue, Parizska Street is much shorter, so you can quickly get from Old Town Square to Vltava River via this avenue.


JEWISH QUARTER

Josefov is home to Jewish Quarter, located between Vltava River and Old Town Square. In the past, back in the 13th century, Jewish people in Prague were banned from living anywhere else except for this part of the city.

This artificially created ghetto turned during centuries into the city within the city.

And although (thankfully) the rules alleviated and later (in the 20th century) melted away, the architecture, such as synagogues, ceremonial halls, or moody cemeteries, have been preserved.

If you want to know more about the moving history and want to see authentic architectural gems, you can check out this Prague Jewish Quarter Tour.


RUDOLFINUM

From the Jewish Quarter, walk to the riverfront and admire Rudolfinum for a while.

The Rudolfinum is a Neo-Renaissance building on Jan Palach Square, beautiful from the outside and worth a shortstop.

The hall has been for long associated with music, and many concerts largely of classical music take place here. If time allows, check out the program.

We visited a classical music concert in Rudolfinum, and can only recommend it. The experience that combined admiring beautiful interior and Antonin Dvorak's music was one of its kind.


KLEMENTINUM

You are getting closer to Charles Bridge, but don't cross it yet to the other side of the river; it is on your itinerary tomorrow, and we want you to focus it while you are fresh!

Instead, go to Klementinum, which is on the way between Rudolfinum and National Theatre.

Klementinum or Clementinum is a complex of baroque buildings, and you have an option to get in and admire one of the world's most beautiful libraries!


NATIONAL THEATRE

The building of the National Theatre is one of the finest in Prague, and its golden roof can be easily recognized from any viewpoint overlooking the city.

The pride of the Czech people had the grand opening in 1881, but only two months after, a huge fire broke out and severely damaged the theatre.

It did not take long, and people collected money for reconstruction, and the doors to the theatre opened two years later.

The building is exceptional from the outside, but the interior is worth seeing as well. Again, Prague's cultural scene is rich, so check out the program. You might get lucky and secure the tickets.

The architecture of National Theatre in Prague is stunning.

STATUE OF FRANZ KAFKA

After you see the National Museum up close, head back to Wenceslas Square, but on the way, do not miss a moving Statue of Franz Kafka.

An impressive modern artwork of the moving head of Franz Kafka was installed in Prague's city center only in 2014, but since then, this piece of art has become a must-stop when in the city.

The statue of famous Czech artist David Cerny is composed of stainless steel with 42 tiers that rotate independently of each other.

It can happen that you will come across it accidentally, as it is on the way between Wenceslas Square and National Theatre, at the back door of the shopping mall ‘My’.


VLTAVA RIVER CRUISE

Take a rest for a while and end your day on a boat. This day was a lot about walking and soaking up the beauty, but we have one more ace in the sleeve, although this time in a more relaxed manner.

Vltava River is winding through Prague, and it is impossible not to cross it several times when in the city for three days.

The river itself is very photogenic from above, especially when you can see many bridges across the water, but if there is one thing we would recommend you to do, it would be taking a river cruise from where you can appreciate the beauty of Prague the best.

There are several cruises every day, and you can choose from 1-hour Prague Day Cruise to the most popular Prague Sightseeing Dinner Cruise.

Vltava River Cruise in Prague is a must-do activity.

DAY 2

Start your day early, and head to the Charles Bridge to beat the crowds and take awesome sunrise pictures.

Then leave the bridge and turn to Kampa, an island with a museum, pleasant park, Lennon Wall, and statues of famous Czech artists.

Once you're done, walk back, and follow picturesque Nerudova Street to Prague's most well-known sights, Prague Castle and Saint Vitus Cathedral.

If you plan on going inside and want to see the whole complex, including Golden Lane, and visit a museum or two, spare at least a couple of hours to savor this place to the maximum.

After your visit to Prague Castle, head a bit further uphill to Strahov Monastery (you can but don't have to go inside), and from here, take a scenic walk via Petrin Hill to Petrin Tower from where you will get lovely views of Prague.

Then walk down either on foot or take the cable car.

If you still have time or energy, get from Ujezd (the tram stop under Petrin Hill) to one of the well-rated Prague museums.


CHARLES BRIDGE

Another iconic place in Prague you cannot miss by no means is Charles Bridge connecting the Old Town and Lesser Town.

This bridge is probably the most famous sight in Prague, and we believe that everyone visiting the city will eventually cross this bridge lined with many baroque statues and bookended by two towers, at least once.

The bridge was built in the 14th century, and since then, it has been the pride of the city.

Charles Bridge is a busy place (thankfully, it is a pedestrian-only bridge), but if you want to get great photos without crowds, get here just after sunrise.

We do it from time to time, especially in the winter. It is an unusual experience and a perfect way how to start a day.

Charles Bridge is a top attraction in Prague.

KAMPA

When walking across Charles Bridge, you should take a short detour to Kampa, an island on the Vltava River between Mala Strana and Certovka (you need to get under the bridge).

The island provides visitors with splendid views, an exceptional atmosphere, greenery, and museums.


LENNON WALL

Honestly, we don't know why Lennon Wall is on every single Prague itinerary as we do not find it that exceptional, but when you are in the Mala Strana area, you can for sure walk around and decide whether this place is worth seeing or not.

Lennon Wall pays tribute to John Lennon, and you can see here lyrics of some Beatles songs, inspirational texts, and graffiti artwork.



STATUES

Prague has many random statues all over the city like any other capital in Europe.

And we believe you will find some piece of art even without looking for it hard, but to increase your chances, we suggest you walk to Kampa, where you can find bizarre bronze statues of kneeling children, again from David Cerny.


NERUDOVA STREET

When walking from Charles Bridge uphill to Prague Castle, you must walk through Nerudova Street, named after famous Czech writer Jan Neruda who even lived in this street, particularly in the house with a poetic name At Two Suns.

The street is very picturesque, lined with colorful houses, many restaurants, and souvenir shops.


PRAGUE CASTLE & ST. VITUS CATHEDRAL

It doesn't matter if you plan your Prague itinerary for two, three, or four days; Prague Castle and Saint Vitus Cathedral will be for sure on the list even when in the city for a couple of hours.

The complex is Prague's dominant, not only because it is an exceptional architectural feat but because it is towering on the hill overlooking the city.

Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world, and every traveler wants to see it, so be prepared to wait in line a bit because you need to go through a security check first.

Inside the complex, there are several galleries and museums, the famous alleyway Golden Lane, and the gothic Saint Vitus Cathedral. You can wait to see the change of the guard ceremony, which happens every hour.

You can either enjoy Prague Castle and cathedral from outside, but it is unquestionably worth having a look inside - you only need to buy a ticket.

Don’t forget to read our useful article How to Get to Prague Castle.

You can buy your ticket on the spot (you can choose from three sightseeing circles or even climb to the cathedral tower).

Or consider purchasing Prague Castle Ticket in advance.

If you prefer to see the Castle complex with a guide, many well-rated Prague Castle Tours with knowledgeable guides will show you around.

Of course, it is completely fine to walk around the grounds independently, but if you learn more, we can only recommend you to join a group tour for an hour or two.


STRAHOV MONASTERY

When you go a little bit further from Prague Castle uphill, you will get to Strahov Monastery; the highlight here is an utterly stunning library, so go inside if you have a chance.


PETRIN HILL

For the nice views over Prague, head to Petrin Hill. You will know the hill instantly because on the top stands Petrin Tower, a 63 meters steel tower resembling Paris' Eiffel Tower.

You can get to the top for the best views, visit Mirror Maze, and then either walk downhill on your own to Ujezd or use the cable car (you can use your multi-day public transport ticket here).

Only a short walk from Ujezd is Discalced Carmelite Church of Our Lady Victorious, where you can find a worldwide famous wooden statue, The Infant Jesus of Prague - it is for sure worth seeing.

Petrin Hill offers stunning panoramic views of Prague.

MUSEUMS IN PRAGUE

When having three full days to explore Prague, you should be able to sneak some museums into your itinerary.

The best-known museum is the National Museum on Wenceslas Square, which recently reopened after several years of reconstruction, so you should take advantage of it.

We quite like an unconventional DOXX museum in Holesovice, but as there is so much to see, you can head, for example, to the Museum of Communism, Jewish Museum, Franz Kafka Museum, The National Gallery, Kampa Museum, or to The Beer Museum.

Our Tip: Yes, strolling around Prague on your own is perfectly enjoyable.

But if you want to know more about the city, its history, or experience it from a different perspective, there are plenty of Prague City Tours you can choose from.


DAY 3

Take advantage of having three full days to explore Prague, and head today to places not that many people visit (in comparison with sights you've seen on your first two days).

You will use public transport today, so make sure you have your ticket with you.

First, head to Vitkov Hill in the Zizkov area, and later to Zizkov Tower, and subsequently to the Church of the Most Sacred Heart of our Lord.

Once in the Vinohrady area, carry on to Namesti Miru and through the pretty residential neighborhood to the park Grebovka. Do not forget that either Zizkov and Vinohrady have a great selection of coffee shops and restaurants, so take a break and enjoy your lunch or snack here.

Later, go to Vysehrad, personally one of our favorite spots in Prague.

Once you have explored Vysehrad, jump on the tram, get off at a nearby Dancing House, and then continue to Strelecky Island.

Take a break and later in the afternoon take a metro to Malostranska Station where you can relax for a while in the attached gardens.

Later walk up Zamecke Schody to enjoy views over Prague and appreciate once more the magical atmosphere of Prague Castle.

If you still have enough energy, your last stop on your tight itinerary should be Letna, where you can grab a beer and savor one of the most splendid views of the city where you've just spent three busy but unforgettable days.


VITKOV

When in the Zizkov area, you should not miss Vitkov Hill. It is a park with a large bronze statue of Jan Zizka, one of the ten biggest equestrian statues in the world.

The sculpture itself is quite impressive, but wait until you see the view!

To get to Vitkov, you need to take the metro to Florenc Station (line B and C), and from here, you can either walk or take a short bus ride to the station U Pamatniku.


ZIZKOV TOWER

Zizkov Television Tower is yet another landmark worth visiting. The structure is unconventional, to say it diplomatically as it was voted the second ugliest building in the world in 2009, which we think is a bit unfair.

But what makes it interesting are in the first place the statues of babies crawling up and down the tower's pillars, and then the views.

The observatory is 93 meters high, and when the weather is clear, you will get yet another exceptional view over Prague. There is also a restaurant at 66 meters.

Our Tip: If you are looking for something extraordinary, you can stay in One Room Hotel - the only hotel room in Zizkov Tower at 68 meters above the ground.

From Vitkov, you can either walk 1.5 kilometers to Zizkov Tower or take a bus 175 to Olsanske Namesti and continue on foot from here. The church is only a short walking distance from this place.


NAMESTI MIRU (PEACE SQUARE)

Namesti Miru is a central square of Vinohrady district with the park and the massive Neo-Gothic Church of Saint Ludmila from the late 19th century.

Nearby you can find a great ice cream shop called Zmrzlinar (Icecream Maker), some nice Vietnamese restaurants, or our favorite Indian vegetarian buffet restaurant, Dhaba Beas.

Again, you can walk one kilometer from the church to Namesti Miru (also known as Mirak) or hop on the metro on Jiriho z Podebrad station and get off directly at Namesti Miru station.


GREBOVKA & VINOHRADY

When you have three days for Prague, we think you should take the time to explore one of the prettiest neighborhoods the city has.

You don't need to walk far from Wenceslas Square to reach our favorite part (we always try to live there or nearby when moving around Prague), Vinohrady.

Vinohrady is an elegant residential district with quiet streets lined with beautiful Neo-Renaissance and Neo-Gothic buildings.

You can find here many charming cafes, markets, small atmospheric restaurants, and many specialized food shops.

Vinohrady also has several parks where locals go jogging or just hang out, and our favorite is Grebovka, alias Havlickovy Sady with many paths, greenery, and even a small vineyard.

Did you know that Vinohrady literally means vineyard?

You can easily walk from Namesti Miru through Vinohrady to Grebovka; no public transport is needed.


VYSEHRAD

The historic fort of Vysehrad (Upper Castle) was built on the hill in the 10th century, and according to a legend, from this place, Libuse (daughter of mythical Czech ruler Krok) prophesied the glory of the future city of Prague.

We love Vysehrad as there are still not that many tourists, although we think it is for sure the place which should make it to everyone's itinerary.

In Vysehrad, you can see the Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul, Cemetery containing remains of famous people from Czech history, or you can only enjoy the upriver views of the city and the relaxed atmosphere of the surrounding park.

This place is popular among locals who come here to jog (we lived nearby, so this place is soaked with our sweat), walk dogs, or have a beer and gather with friends, so come here to get to know Czechs better and enjoy authentic vibes.

We are used to jogging from Grebovka to Vysehrad, but you can take a direct tram number 7, 14, or 18 from Otakarova to Ostrcilovo Namesti.


DANCING HOUSE

When strolling around the waterfront, you can see an example of Prague's modern architecture - otherwise, we don't have many modern buildings in the center and the city overall.

This building is photogenic, especially after dark, and you can even visit a restaurant inside the house which offers a stunning view over Prague.

From Vysehrad (Ostrcilovo Namesti), take again tram number 7 to Palackeho Namesti.

Once you get there, it is a short walking distance to Dancing House (Tancici dum).

Dancing House is a modern building in Prague near the Vltava River.

STRELECKY ISLAND

A scenic waterfront walk will take you to Strelecky Island.

A romantic island on the Vltava River under Legion Bridge calls for a leisure stroll accompanied by exceptional views. From the tip of the island, you can see Charles Bridge or the National Theatre.

Our favorite time of the year to visit Strelecky Island is in autumn, when leaves change color, and we can observe reflections of buildings standing around the river.


SENATE GARDENS

Close to Malostranska Metro Station are several pretty gardens. Still, many people stumble upon them on accident as they are tucked away from the main tourist path leading to Prague Castle.

Sit here for a while and take a break from all-day walking.


CASTLE STAIRS

Castle Stairs (Zamecke schody) lead from Malostranska Station to the opposite entrance of the Prague Castle.

It is a steep walkway, but worth it, as at the end, you will get a hard-to-beat view of Prague.


LETNA

But there is still one view left, and we think that visiting Letna could be the best way to say goodbye to Prague.

Letna is a district in Prague that is getting more and more attention from locals and tourists.

Many hipster coffee shops and bistros have grown here lately, and simply put, Letna is cool.

If not hungry or thirsty, you can come here solely for the iconic (best) view of Prague from above.

From Malostranska, take a tram 2 or 20 to Chotkovy Sady, from where it is the closest (5 minutes walk) to the best view near Hanavsky Pavilon.

From here, you can head back to your hotel from Chotkovy Sady, or you can walk down the park to get to the river and either walk across Cechuv Most to the city center or take a tram from Cechuv Most Station.

We'll these have been three busy days in Prague, and we hope you will get the chance to see as much as possible. And if you did not make it everywhere you wanted, it is at least a great excuse to come again later.

Letna Park offers one of the best views of Prague and the Vltava river.

WHERE TO STAY IN PRAGUE

Prague has countless options on where to stay, and you should book your room way ahead when traveling around summer (from May to September) or during top dates such as weekends in December or on New Year's Eve.

However, Prague has many hotels and hostels for every budget, and we've handpicked the three best places for every budget.

Budget | Hostel Boudnik - This hostel offers both dormitories and private rooms and features free wifi- clean common areas and a great location close to the city center.

Mid-range | Nyx Hotel Prague - It is quite hard to pick only one hotel in the mid-range category as there are simply too many of them, but this hotel lies in the center and beats the others with the unique design.

Luxury | Augustine Prague - A luxury hotel located close to Prague Castle set in an old monastery offers beautifully appointed rooms and apartments with stunning views over Prague.


HOW TO GET FROM THE AIRPORT

There are many ways to get from Prague Airport to the city center. Of course, you might arrive by bus or train, but both stations are close to the city center and public transport, and getting to your hotel room should be quite straightaway.

TAXI

Taxi drivers in Prague don't have the best reputation, but you should be able to secure a taxi for a reasonable price at the airport through official stands.

The price differs, but standardly a taxi from the airport to the city center costs between 700 CZK to 850 CZK.

If you want to prebook well-rated transport from the airport for a competitive price, you can check out this Prague Airport Private Transfer.

UBER

Well, Uber is technically a taxi, but we put it here separately, as we prefer using Uber over regular taxi service when possible.

We like the way how to call a driver via the app, the fact we don't have to take care of payment as the amount is automatically charged from a credit card, and the biggest plus is that Uber is usually cheaper than a taxi.

The only disadvantage is that the price is not fixed but changes throughout the day depending on demand.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

In Prague, we have excellent public transport. You can get to the center of Prague for as little as 40 CZK (buy a ticket at a bus station, you can pay cash or card).

The bus stops in front of both terminals, and if you are heading to the center, get on bus 119, which will take you to Nadrazi Veleslavin.

Here you need to change to metro A (use the same ticket) which will take you to the city center.

This bus runs every six minutes, and the ride takes less than 30 minutes.

Note the service doesn't work between 11:40 PM and 4 AM. If arriving that late or that early, it is better to use a taxi.

Alternatively, you can take bus number 100 to Zlicin (last stop on B line) or bus 191 going to Andel (close to the center as well, B line).

Another option is to take the AE bus - this is a service of Czech Railways so that this bus will take you to the main train station (Hlavni Nadrazi on line C, close to the center).

You can buy the ticket in the driver's cabin for 100 CZK. This service runs every 15 - 30 minutes from 5:30 AM to 10 PM.

We've also created a more detailed post about getting from the Prague Airport to city center.

Public transport is the best way to get around Prague.

HOW TO GET AROUND PRAGUE

Using public transport to get around Prague is easy and convenient, and we don't say that only because we have been living in the city for several years.

Prague really has one of the best public transports in the world, so believe us that when we lived in Calgary, using their trains was a nightmare for us.

Generally, you can buy four types of tickets - 30 minutes without transfers for 30 CZK, 90 minutes with transfers for 40 CZK, a 1-day ticket for 120 CZK, or a 3-day ticket for 330 CZK.

When reading a post focusing on the 3-day itinerary in Prague, we believe the last one should be the most convenient for you.

You can use every ticket for all means of transport within Prague - buses, trams, and metro (and some trains going to Prague's suburbs).

Although Prague's city center is quite walkable, we believe you will use public transport at least once; we recommend you to download the application ‘IDOS’ or ‘Jizdni Rady’ where you can find all lines, transfers, and schedules.

Some travelers decide to start their European road trip in the Czech Republic.

It is easy to rent a car in Prague for a longer period of time, or for only day trips from Prague.

But we don't think it is necessary when visiting Prague only as public transport is absolutely sufficient.


BEST TIME TO VISIT PRAGUE

Prague is a year-round destination, but some periods are for sure more popular than others.

In Prague, you can experience four seasons - spring from March to May, summer from June to August, autumn from September to November, and winter from December to February.

The warmest weather lasts from May to September, but this is also the time of the year when the city is crowded and prices rise high.

If you have a chance to plan your holiday, we would have opted for either spring (March and April) or early autumn (September or October), when temperatures are usually pleasant, but there are not that many visitors yet or already.

Winter in Prague is not that bad either, but temperatures can drop below freezing point, and it can be a bit rainy and snowy.

Generally, winter is slower in terms of tourism, but December is an exception because of Prague Christmas Markets and Prague New Year's Eve celebration.

You can also check out our in-depth post best time to visit Prague where you will find more information.


WHAT TO PACK

For a three-day city break, pack comfortable clothes for walking, but here are five essentials you should have in your backpack for sure.

Travel Adapter | When traveling from outside Europe, do not forget that we have different sockets here, so bring along a travel adapter with multi-plugs to keep your electronics working.

Comfortable Shoes | Our 3-day Prague itinerary is packed to ensure you will see the best of the capital of the Czech Republic. Having comfortable shoes is essential to make sure you won't suffer when walking the narrow cobblestone streets.

Umbrella | It can rain in Prague any time of the year; having a sturdy windproof umbrella can save your day.

Camera | Prague is one of the most beautiful destinations in Europe, so make sure you have a quality camera ready.

Guidebook | Although we love reading travel blogs and follow the advice of people who had visited the place before us, we also like to walk around the city with the good old-fashioned paperback.

The best time to visit Prague to avoid crowds is spring and autumn.

SAFETY IN PRAGUE

Truth to be told, we've never experienced any safety-related problem in Prague, even when traveling back home at night. Still, you should always use your common sense as wrongdoers live everywhere around the world.

Make sure your valuables are safe and beware of pickpockets, especially in public transport and at crowded touristy places.

If you want to know more about this topic, read our post on Prague Safety, where you can find useful tips and advice.


TRAVEL INSURANCE

We never leave our home without travel insurance which is designed to help cover your expenses if something goes wrong on your trip.

World Nomads Travel Insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers to cover your trip essentials.

Travel smarter and safer!


HOW TO GET TO PRAGUE

Prague belongs among the most visited European destinations, so getting to the city is pretty easy; it only depends on where you are traveling from.

Probably the most convenient way is to get to Prague by air to the busy Vaclav Havel Airport Prague.

But suppose you are coming from nearer destinations within Europe. In that case, you can consider traveling by bus - Student Agency or FlixBus - arriving at Florenc station, or by train arriving on Hlavni Nadrazi.


TRAVEL RESOURCES

Here you can find links to all the travel resources we use and which you might find helpful when planning your next holiday.

Accommodation: When looking for accommodation, we usually search hotels via Booking.com or Hostelworld.

Rental Cars: When going on a road trip, we always use Rentalcars.com, a reliable site for booking a rental car in advance.

Tours: Although we love to travel independently, some places are better to visit with a guided tour.

We prefer GetYourGuide for its easy-to-use interface and solid reputation. Another great alternative is Viator.

Get Around: Buses and trains are an affordable way to get around the Czech Republic. Regiojet offers clean and modern buses and trains with all the amenities.

Flight Tickets: When looking for flight tickets, you can search Skyscanner to find the best price.

Travel Insurance: World Nomads Travel Insurance covers against risks of travel.


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