History, Hipsters and Hops – An Epic 4-Day Prague Itinerary

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Planning 4 days in Prague and no idea where to start? Then this Prague itinerary for 4 days is the perfect one for you! From where to stay to what to see and where to eat, it’s all here!

Have you ever wanted to step into a real-life fairytale?

That’s what Prague felt like to me as I wandered through enchanting cobblestone streets, gazing at gothic architecture and savouring delicious local cuisine.

From the moment I arrived in Prague, I was smitten. You hear so much about Charles Bridge and Prague Castle, but nobody prepared me for the little things that make the charming capital of the Czech Republic so special.

You’ll learn about the Prague Spring and Velvet Revolution, whose echoes can still be felt today. Prague has blossomed in the 30 years since it was Soviet-occupied land where uniformity was enforced, but that’s not long to shed old norms and forge a new identity.

Beneath Prague’s undisputed historic charm, you’ll sense the exciting vibe of a city that’s still discovering its own unique rhythm and spirit.

During my incredible 2-week Central Europe trip, my 4 days in Prague were a definite highlight. The food is incredible, and the beer is so tasty it converted even a wine enthusiast like me. And the locals? Some of the warmest and most welcoming people I’ve ever met.

My 4-day Prague itinerary is designed for you to get the most out of this wonderful city, so let’s turn those fairytales into reality!

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Currency: Czech Koruna – CZK/Kč

Language: Czech

Money: Most places will take cards, but I recommend having some cash for small purchases

Visit in: spring, late summer and fall

Transport: excellent public transport system of trams, metro and trains

Best for: Foodies, wine lovers, beer lovers and history fans!

Table Of Contents
  1. Who this 4 Day Prague Itinerary is For
  2. Where to stay for 4 Days in Prague
  3. Prague Itinerary for 4 Days at a Glance
  4. Prague Itinerary for 4 Days: Orientation in the City
  5. Prague Itinerary for 4 Days: Day 1 – Royal Ramparts to Leafy Lanes
  6. Prague Itinerary for 4 Days: Day 2 – Cobblestones, Culture, and Cuisine
  7. Prague Itinerary for 4 Days: Day 3 – Journey through Prague's History
  8. Prague Itinerary for 4 Days: Day 4 – From Old to Bold
  9. Top Tips to make your Prague Itinerary run smoothly
  10. Prague Itinerary with less time
  11. Prague Itinerary with more time
  12. How to get to Prague
  13. How to get around in Prague
  14. Prague Frequently Asked Questions
  15. Final Thoughts: 4 Day Prague Itinerary
  16. Planning A Trip To Europe?

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4 Days in Prague Itinerary

Who this 4 Day Prague Itinerary is For

The last thing I want is for you to use my itineraries and feel disappointed. So I want to make sure that this Prague itinerary will suit you!

IS THIS 4 DAY PRAGUE ITINERARY FOR YOU? | I think this itinerary is for first-time Prague visitors who love food, wine and history. It’s perfect for singles, couples and small groups. Families with younger children may not find it suitable for them.

This itinerary for Prague in 4 days was something I created for myself while I was on my Central Europe trip that also visited Budapest and Vienna. The entire visit was focused on trying to understand the fascinating history and culture of this part of the world.

Despite having done history to GCSE level at school, I feel that there’s a massive gap in my knowledge from the end of WW2. On this trip, I wanted to get a better understanding of how the Soviet occupation influenced this part of the world and how life has changed in the last 30 years.

With that in mind, there’s a big focus on meeting local people, learning about the local history and culture and enjoying the restaurants and bars locals visit. It’s not written by a local, but I hope it’ll make you feel like you want to become one!

If you’re a solo female traveller who loves food and wine, history, culture and art, then this Prague itinerary was made for you because it was made for me!

This entire 4 day Prague itinerary was created using only public transport, so that’s all you’ll need.

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4 Day Prague Itinerary

Where to stay for 4 Days in Prague

Where To Stay | I recommend the Hotel Century Old Town. Located in a beautiful Neo-Baroque building, this hotel is perfectly located near both tram stops and the subway line. It’s in the heart of Old Town and a perfect location for exploring on foot. Check availability and book here.

For other options, read my guide to the best luxury hotels in Prague for a short trip (coming soon).

4 Day Prague Itinerary

Prague Itinerary for 4 Days at a Glance

Prague has 5 historic districts where you’ll find the majority of the sights: Hradčany (the Castle District), the Lesser Quarter (Malá Strana) below the Castle District, the Old Town (Staré Město) with nearby Josefov (the Jewish Quarter), and the New Town (Nové Město). My Prague itinerary, however, will take you off the beaten track into some extra spots that locals love.

Prague Itinerary Day 1: Prague Castle, Petrin Hill, Lesser Town

Start the day with a self-guided walk through the city before your introduction to the Prague foodie scene with the best brunch ever. Next, head up to the Prague Castle complex for a fantastic guided tour. Have lunch with a famous Czech beer before heading down to Mala Strana (Lesser Town) via Petrin Hill.

Prague Itinerary Day 2: Old Town, Jewish Quarter, Food Tour

Head to the Jewish Quarter in the morning and learn about the darker side of Prague’s history. After lunch, explore the stunning corners of the famous UNESCO World Heritage site of Prague’s historic centre. In the evening, it’s time for a wonderful food tour led by locals, which also acts as a bit of a walking history tour!

Prague Itinerary Day 3: New Town, Vyšehrad Fortress

Dive into the history of Prague today, learning about two of her favourite sons – Dvořák and Mucha – by visiting their respective museums. Visit the oldest building in Prague and then the famous Wenceslas Square, home to revolution and celebration throughout the years. End the day at a beautiful rooftop bar.

Prague Itinerary Day 4: Old Town, Letna, Zizkov, Karlin

Start off with a visit to my favourite exhibition in the city, the Museum of Communism. Next, explore some of the less visited parts of Prague, where you’ll get more of a feel for what it’s actually like to live here. You’ll also visit one of Prague’s most famous beer gardens before rounding off your visit with an incredible degustation dinner.

4 Day Prague Itinerary

Prague Itinerary for 4 Days: Orientation in the City

Prague is straightforward to get around, but it can be a little confusing hearing about all the different names for the town. Here’s a summary map of where you’ll be visiting so you can see what ground you’ll be covering on my Prague itinerary:

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Prague Itinerary for 4 Days: Day 1 – Royal Ramparts to Leafy Lanes

To see the best of Prague in 4 days, you’re going to have to get an early start. Explore the streets before the rest of the visitors wake up, and you won’t regret it. Today, you’ll see some of Prague’s most famous sights, learn about the Royal history of the city, visit some spectacular buildings and top it all off with meals at a couple of Prague’s best restaurants.

1. Charles Bridge

Kick your Prague itinerary off the right way with an early morning visit to the Charles Bridge. The early morning, before the rest of Prague is awake, is the best time to feel the fairytale vibes of the older parts of the city.

INSIDER TIP | Sunrise and the early hours of the day are the only time you’ll get Charles Bridge remotely to yourself, so make the effort to set an early alarm!

This pedestrian-only bridge crossing the Vltava River was built by Charles IV, King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor, in 1357. Until 1841 there was no other way to cross the river other than in a boat!

Charles Bridge is one of the most recognisable in Europe, and crossing it is one of the most popular things to do in Prague. It’s famous for the beautiful Gothic towers at each end, the 30 Baroque statues on the walls and the hoards of people on it!

I’ll bring you back here later to go up the towers and see the stunning views, so for now, just enjoy the relative solitude of the bridge before everybody else arrives!

2. John Lennon Wall & Kampa Island

Take a left turn from the bridge and make your way down Lazenska Street. After a couple of hundred metres, this turns into Velkopřevorské nám, where you’ll find the famous Lennon wall.

When John Lennon was murdered, the students of Prague (already a formidable protest force) started the wall as a symbol of defiance against the Communist regime. Each night, under cover of darkness, it would be painted with Beatles lyrics and demands for freedom.

Initially, the wall was regularly whitewashed, but eventually, the authorities simply gave up. Today, it has been turned into an exhibition area for local artists, and it’s well worth a stop.

TIP | As you walk over the canal to Kampa Island, look to your left and see if you can spot the Gremlin!

On Kampa Island, walk through the park beside the river, where you’ll find a lot of weird and wacky (but cool) street art. It’s just a lovely place to watch the rest of Prague wake up.

Once you reach the end of the island, turn right up Říční and walk until you reach the bottom of Petřín Hill, which will only take a few minutes.

I recommend heading to your left and walking through the small formal garden until you reach the Memorial to the Victims of Communism. It’s a very striking work by Czech sculptor Olbram Zoubek, with the bronze statues starting off whole and slowly vanishing into the distance.

If you’re feeling up to it, take a quick 10-minute walk up the hill to Petřínské Terrace for one of my favourite views over the rooftops of Prague’s Old Town. Double back and make the 15-minute walk to my favourite brunch stop in Prague. Possibly the world.

3. Brunch at Bockem

My notes from this trip say that this is the most incredible brunch I’ve ever eaten. And, since I’ve lived in Australia and New Zealand, where brunching is basically a religion, I’ve eaten a lot of them! Get here by 9:30 am for a leisurely meal.

NOTE | Bockem is cash only, but you can pay with your credit card via a website that they’ll give you a QR code for. This is what I did, and it worked fine.

From the second you walk into the simple space with solid, dark wood tables, heavy silver cutlery and smiling staff, you feel like you’ve stepped into some kind of movie. The entire experience is just magical and one I recommend so highly.

My server, Karel, talked me into getting a breakfast gin and tonic (not that I took much persuading to be honest), which involved a cucumber and citrus-steeped gin delivered via an old-fashioned soda syphon.

I then embarked on a three-course extravaganza of mushroom cream (unctuous umami flavours), soufflé eggs Benedict (possibly the best Bennie I’ve ever had in my life, which, if you know me, is saying something) and a semolina pudding.

Karel had to really talk me into the pudding, but holy hell, it was incredible, doused in butter and cinnamon and like eating a cloud. If clouds were full of calories, you know?!

Bottomless filter coffee offset the effects of the G&T and came with apologies from Karel that they didn’t serve any “fancy” coffees, but it was so good that I just didn’t care.

The service was amazing, the entire experience rating at least 12/10, and just please go here if that sounds like a bit of you!

Just remember that you’ve got to get out of here with enough time to make it to the next stop on your Prague itinerary! It only takes 10 minutes on the tram to get to the 11 am starting point of the Castle Tour, so you should be fine.

Where: Elišky Peškové 1095/5

Opening Hours: Bockem is open Wednesday-Friday from 8 am to 1 pm and on weekends from 9 am to 2 pm.

Cost: $$

BOCKEM CLOSED? | If you’d like to do this day of your Prague itinerary on a Monday or Tuesday, then I suggest Café Savoy as an excellent brunch alternative with all the same vibes!

4. Prague Castle Tour

Now you’ve seen a bit of the city and have fuel for the day ahead, it’s time to head off on your first tour of the trip. Although you can wander Prague Castle independently, you won’t really appreciate a lot of the history and meaning behind what you see.

The Prague Castle walking tour that I recommend starts at 11 am at the Malostranka metro station near the National Gallery. It’s very convenient to get to, even if you’re not following my itinerary to the letter. The tour is 2.5 hours, and I thought it was fabulous, and with a 4.7/5 rating with over 3,000 reviews, I’m clearly not alone!



I loved this Prague Castle tour which includes the ticket for your tram ride up the hill, quick entry and guide, with a 4.7-star rating from nearly 3,500 reviews!

If you choose not to take a tour, it’s easy to visit the Prague Castle complex independently. I would suggest still aiming for a similar time, as the Changing of the Guard happens at midday and is a fun thing to see. It takes place in the first courtyard of Prague Castle.

TRAVEL TIP | For free entry to multiple sites, discounts on tours and much more, consider purchasing a Prague City Card in advance, particularly if you intend to visit most sights independently.

Prague Castle is the largest castle complex in the world, and it’s the Number 1 tourist attraction in the Czech Republic, so I’m afraid it’s going to be busy! The collection of palaces, religious buildings and halls was built between the 9th and 18th Centuries, so there’s a huge variety of architecture and styles.

If you take the guided tour, then you’ll be taken to all the spots, but if you’re doing this independently, here are the things you shouldn’t miss:

Old Royal Palace

Built during the 14th and 15th Centuries, the beautiful vaulted column-free hall is the real highlight here. It won’t take you long to see.

St George’s Basilica

This was the second church to be built on the site, although this is a reconstruction of the original. It was still built in 1142, though! Again, the sparsity of decoration here means it won’t take you long to view.

St Vitus Cathedral

Construction on the Cathedral began in 1344, and it took nearly 600 years to complete. The showstopper of the complex, be sure not to miss the beautiful glass window painting by Mucha!

Golden Lane

This is one of the most popular sections if you go on what’s online, but I thought it was rather overhyped! The most interesting thing about it is that Kafka once lived in house 22, and wrote a couple of novels here. I actually think that without a guide, you’re best off seeing this section when the buildings are closed and the crowds are gone.

TIP | A Prague Castle Complex ticket is valid for 2 days (although allows access to each building only once), and you should buy in advance to save standing in long lines in peak season. You will still have to queue to go through security to get into the complex.

Opening Hours: Prague Castle Complex is open daily from 6 am to 10 pm, and the historic buildings are open daily from 9 am to 5 pm April-October and to 4 pm November-March

Tickets: Buy online in advance. The Complex can be visited without a ticket.

Cost: Tickets from €18 per person. Free with the Prague Card.

Schwarzenburg Palace

Just outside the gates of the castle, you’ll find this very cool-looking palace with sgraffito decoration paint on the outside making it look as though it’s made of 3D blocks! It’s now part of the National Gallery of Prague and home to several Old Masters.

Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10 am to 6 pm, closed on Mondays.

Cost: 250 Kč (€10) per person. Free with the Prague Card.

5. Strahov Monastery

Once you’ve finished at the castle, walk via the very pretty Novy Svet to Strahov Monastery.

Strahov Monastery is a great place to stop for a quick lunch and your first taste of excellent Czech beer in Prague. There’s a grand tradition of brewing here, with the original monks of this monastery making beer here since 1400. The brewery was closed down in 1907 and then reopened as a craft brewery in 2000.

While you’re here, visit the stunning Baroque Library, one of the best-preserved historical libraries in the world, with a collection of around 200,000 volumes. The Theological Hall is the oldest part, dating back to the 17th century, while the Philosophical Hall dates back to the 18th century.

It’s also worth popping into the Basilica of Assumption of Our Lady, which has beautiful ceiling frescoes.

Where: Strahovské nádvoří 1/132

Opening Hours: From 9 am to 5 pm daily (closed for lunch from 12-12:30 pm)

Tickets: Only available on the door

Cost: 150 Kč (€6) per person.

6. Petrin Tower

This was one of my favourite stops on my Prague itinerary, and started something of a mission for me to get up as many of the best viewpoints in Prague as possible! I’m sure you’ll find the tower rather familiar, and that’s because it was built in 1891 as a miniature version of the Eiffel Tower.

There are 299 steps to the top of the tower (there is a lift available for an extra charge) and such a great view – on a clear day, you can actually see the highest point in the Czech Republic, Snezka, which is about 150 kilometres away. See if you can spy the creepy babies climbing up the Zizkov tower too!

Locals will explain that the top of Petrin Tower is actually higher than the one in Paris, but they kind of cheated by putting this one on a hill!

Where: Petřínské sady 633

Opening Hours: January-March 10 am to 6 pm, April-May 9 am to 8 pm, June-September 9 am to 9 pm, October-December 10 am to 8 pm

Tickets: Buy on-site for the best deals

Cost: From 220 Kč (€10) per person. Free with the Prague Card. Since I went up every tower in the city, I bought a multi-ticket which allowed access to all the towers for 990 Kč (€40).

7. Vrtba Gardens

Make your way down through the park to these gorgeous Baroque Gardens. They’re super popular for weddings and easy to miss, as there’s just a small archway with a sign to show the entrance.

The gardens consist of 3 terraces with wonderful Prague views, including some of the best of the Castle District. Keep going to the top of the 3rd terrace for the best city views!

Where: Karmelitská 25

Opening Hours: 10 am to 7 pm daily from April to October.

Tickets: Buy on-site.

Cost: 120 Kč (€5) per person.

8. St Nicholas Church Communist Listening Post

This little museum in the Bell Tower of St Nicholas Church has a fascinating history. Not only are you able to visit the rooms where the church warden once lived, but if you make it all the way to the top, you’ll find a more sinister spot.

Right at the top of the tower is the Communist Listening Post, where people once sat and spied on the Embassies of the Castle District. When you’re at the top, the views are spectacular, and you can see how this would be the perfect spot to observe all the comings and goings of the Castle District.

TIP | I found this well worth the detour for the views alone, but be warned that there are 303 stairs, some of which are pretty steep, and access to small and narrow spaces required to access it.

Where: Malostranské nám. 556/29

Opening Hours: 10 am to 6 pm (often later in the summer months).

Tickets: Buy on-site.

Cost: From 190 Kč (€8) per person.

9. Charles Bridge Lesser Tower

This is a fun spot if you, like me, are on a mission to get up all the high points of Prague. It’s a lovely spot for Golden Hour photography, but if you’ve already been up the St Nicholas Bell Tower, the only added benefit here is the top-down views of people walking over Charles Bridge.

Where: 57, Malá Strana

Opening Hours: January-March 10 am to 6 pm, April-May 10 am to 7 pm, June-August 9 am to 9 pm, September 10 am to 7 pm, October-November 10 am to 6 pm, December 10 am to 8 pm

Tickets: Buy on-site.

Cost: 190 Kč (€8) per person. Included in the 9 site multi-ticket allowing access to all the towers for 990 Kč (€40).

10. Dinner at Terasa U Zlaté Studně

For your first dinner in Prague, what better place than one of the top-rated restaurants in the city?! This is a wonderful spot with gorgeous views out over Prague’s rooftops. Be sure to book in advance because it’s extremely popular!

You’ve had a long day, so after dinner, it’s definitely time to head back to your hotel for a well-earned rest!

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Prague Itinerary for 4 Days: Day 2 – Cobblestones, Culture, and Cuisine

This morning, you can have a leisurely start to the day or, alternatively, head out in the morning and check out some of Prague’s wonderful coffee shops! In the morning, take a tour of the Jewish Quarter before heading out into the fabulous Old Town for an explore in the afternoon. In the evening, head off on a fabulous food tour with a local – one of my favourite things to do in Prague!

1. Tour of the Jewish Quarter of Prague

In the north of the Old Town, you’ll find Josefov, the Jewish Quarter, one of the largest Jewish ghettos in Europe. From the 13th century, the Jews of Prague were ordered to move from their homes into this small quarter and forbidden to live elsewhere in the city until the mid-1800s. 

Unfortunately, much of the original quarter was demolished in the early 20th Century, but the remaining significant buildings are the four famous Synagogues – Pinkas, Maisel, Klausen and Spanish – and the Old Jewish Cemetery, which are all part of the Jewish Museum. 

The Jewish Cemetery is one of the oldest Jewish burial grounds in the world and dates back to 1439. 12,000 tombstones are crammed together and piled on top of each other, and it’s a striking sight.

Since Jewish people weren’t allowed outside the ghetto, the dead had to be placed in the same cemetery through the years. As a result, it’s thought there are as many as 100,000 people buried in this small area. You might notice symbols on the headstones, which will represent a family name or the profession of the person buried there.

You can get a ticket to visit the Jewish Quarter by yourself, but I recommend taking a tour which includes entrance to all the sights and an extremely informative guide. If you do opt to do it by yourself, get to Pinkas Synagogue at opening – I think it’s the best way to experience the extremely moving holocaust memorial with as few other people as possible


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I took and highly recommend this guided tour of the Jewish Quarter. It includes entry fees and has a great rating of 4.7* from over 1,500 reviews!

Where: Široká 23

Opening Hours: Sunday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm (April-October) and 10 am to 4:30 pm (November-March). Closed on Saturdays.

Tickets: Can be bought on-site (tickets valid for a single entry to each site for 1 week), but I recommend booking a guided tour online in advance.

Cost: From 550 Kč (€23) per person. Free with the Prague Card.

Once you finish here, I suggest making your way to the fabulous Liberia Café for lunch (if they have the pistachio pastries, then please have one for me!).

2. Old Town Square

Now it’s time to visit the famous square, the beating heart of this city since the 12th century. Every building here is pretty much instantly recognisable if you’ve been planning your Prague itinerary for more than 5 minutes – I have no idea how some places just manage to infiltrate the collective consciousness, but there we go.

If you take a walking tour of the city, you’ll spend some time here, but I’ve opted not to do that on this itinerary, so instead, here are some of the famous spots you shouldn’t miss while you’re here:

Old Town Hall

You definitely need to go up to the top of the tower for the views because I think it’s one of the best in the city. There are tours of the Town Hall available, but I chose not to do this as I arrived at the wrong time having not done my research properly (bad blogger lol).

I found going up the stairs absolutely fine, but there is a lift that you can take if you pay extra. You can purchase tickets in advance, but they have to be exchanged on-site so I don’t think it’s worth it.

Where: Staroměstské nám. 1/3

Opening Hours: The Tower is open from 10 am to 8 pm daily (from 11 am Mondays) January-March and 9 am to 9 pm (from 11 am Mondays) April-December. The historical buildings close at 7 pm and the last tower entry is 40 minutes before closing time.

Tickets: Buy on-site. Guided tours in English at 10 am (not on Monday), 12 pm, 2 pm and 4 pm daily can be booked at the front desk.

Cost: 300 Kč (€12.50) per person. Free with the Prague Card. Included in the 9 site multi-ticket allowing access to all the towers for 990 Kč (€40).

Astronomical Clock

People call the clock overhyped, but I beg to differ. I think it’s pretty incredible that something engineered in the 14th century is still going strong today. Also, I’m not entire sure what people are expecting from something that was a marvel in the 1300s!

Every hour from 9 am to 11 pm the clock chimes, drawing crowds from across the city. The Twelve Apostles come out from the clock and do a little procession and then death comes and rings the bell. It’s all over fairly quickly, but I thought it was a fun thing to see.

Jan Hus Memorial

Located almost in the middle of the square, this is worth a look as Jan Hus is revered in Prague. He was a local Catholic Priest in the 1400s who disagreed with the teachings of the Catholic Church at the time. Eventually, the Pope excommunicated him before imprisoning him and then burning him at the stake for heresy in 1415.

After his execution, his followers refused to have another Catholic King, adopting the Hussite religious teachings. This led to the Hussite Wars and with the Czech Republic remaining mostly Hussite until forced Catholic conversion under the Hapsburgs from the 1620s.

Today, Jan Hus stands as a symbol of resistance in a city where resistance has changed the course of history. His memorial was a popular local meeting place when Prague was under Soviet control.

The Church of Our Lady Before Tyn

You’ll instantly recognised those twin Gothic spires which are visible all over the city. This has been been Prague’s main church since the 14th Century and you can pop in for a look inside if it’s open when you’re there (mornings and late afternoons).

The Golz-Kinsky Palace

This beautiful historic palace with gorgeous pink and white facades is now part of the National Gallery of Prague, and where Franz Kafka once went to school!

The House at the Minute

Kafka once lived at this house near the clock, significant for the gorgeous white sgraffito etchings on it’s black walls – they depict Hapsburg rulers and were added in the 1600s

The House at the Stone Virgin Mary (Storch’s House)

Tucked away in the corner at number 16, this house has possibly the most beautifully painted facade of all Prague’s medieval buildings.

If you’re in need of a quick stop, you can visit Terasa U Prince for a coffee or drink with lovely views over the square, but the food isn’t really worth it as far as I’m concerned. It’s really popular with tourists, so if you want to be sure of a Town Square view, be sure to book a table.

3. Explore the Old Town

For the rest of the afternoon, I recommend strolling through the streets of the Old Town, popping into places that appeal to you. Here’s what I would do:

The Powder Tower

A short distance from the Old Town Square you’ll find the Powder Tower, so called because gunpowder was stored here in the 18th century. The foundations of the tower were laid in the 15th century and it’s one of the few mediaeval towers remaining in the town today.

Obviously, you know I’m going to tell you to go up the tower! The views towards both the Old and New Town are really great from here but, as usual, it’s stair-only access and there are quite a lot of them.

Where: Nám. Republiky 5

Opening Hours: Vary throughout the year. 10 am to 6 pm January-March, 10 am to 7 pm April-May, 9am to 9 pm June-August, 10 am to 7 pm September, 10 am to 6 pm October-November and 10 am to 8 pm in December.

Tickets: Buy on-site.

Cost: 190 Kč (€8) per person. Included in the 9-site multi-ticket allowing access to all the towers for 990 Kč (€40).

The House at the Black Madonna

This beautiful building is the earliest example of cubist architecture. It was built in the 1910s as a department store around a pre-existing 17th century building. Today, it houses The Cubist Museum, and I think it’s worth a visit just for the stunning spiral staircase.

Where: Ovocný trh 19

Opening Hours: 1 pm to 8 pm Tuesdays and 10 am to 6 pm Wednesday-Sunday. Closed Mondays.

Tickets: Buy on-site.

Cost: 150 Kč (€6) per person.

The Klementinum

You may decide to skip this if you’ve already been up to the Strahov Monastery Library, but I thought it was well worth doing in addition to that (but I love libraries, books in general, and great views, so take that as you will).

The only way to visit is via a guided tour which takes 45 minutes. You’ll get to see Galileo’s scientific instruments in the astronomical tower as well as the stunning Baroque library hall (which you can’t photograph) and amazing views from the lookout (yes, more confined spaces and steep stairs, sorry!).

Where: Křižovnické nám. 1040/4

Opening Hours: 9 am to 9 pm April-September.

Tickets: Buy on-site.

Cost: 300 Kč (€12.50) per person. Included in the 9-site multi-ticket allowing access to all the towers for 990 Kč (€40).

From the Klementinum Complex, walk up past the Bethlehem Chapel, where Jan Hus once preached, before looking at a rather different side to Prague.

David Černý Sculptures

David Černý is a Czech artist who is famous for his subversive artwork. You’ll find loads of his pieces in Prague, and you can see two of them on this quick walk.

About a 5-minute walk south from the Klementinum is “Man Hanging Out”. If you look up at the rooftops, you’ll see a statue of Freud hanging by one arm high above the city streets. Apparently, the work is a statement about Černý’s uncertainty about intellectualism in the 20th century.

Since I have no idea what that really means, I guess he’s right to be concerned!

Another 5 minutes south of this is the Kafka head, a mirrored sculpture of (you guessed it) Kafka’s head, made up of 42 rotating panels. Every hour, the panels rotate for 15 minutes, hiding and revealing the author’s head.

This piece is intended to represent Kafka’s tortured personality and the unrelenting self doubt that plagued him his entire life. This one, I understand!

Visiting these won’t take too long, so pop into Place Store and have a browse of the lovely locally made goods here. If you have time before you need to be at the start of your food tour at 5 pm, have a drink at the cutest bar, Myslis?

4. Prague Food Tour

I know I say this about every food tour I take, but this was one of the best I’ve taken! You’ll need to be outside the Municipal House at 5 pm for the start – it’s about a 10-minute walk from Myslis? if you’ve gone there for a drink.

Our local guide Tereza was an absolute delight and gave us some wonderful insights into life in Prague as well as the history and culture of both Prague and the Czech Republic. I felt like I’d had a walking history tour as well as a food tour, which is exactly what I love.


Prague Old Town square from above
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I had the best time on this food tour, where you have a local guide, walk through the Old and Lesser Towns and sample great local food while hearing about Prague’s history.

We started off with dessert, which is always a good idea in my book. A local pastry shop provided several wonderful options, but it was the salted caramel pastry that really blew my mind. We had a chance to chat and introduce ourselves and, since there were only 3 of us on this tour, it felt like a little group of friends by the end!

We headed to another spot to learn about the historychlebíčky open-faced sandwiches, and sampled a few alongside a wonderful local Pilsner (did I mention that Prague turned me into a beer drinker?!). Next up was a taste of Vietnamese, where we learned that it’s home to one of the largest Vietnamese diasporas in the world, thanks to Communism!

We wandered over the Charles Bridge (which was a very different experience to my sunrise visit of the day before!), before trying pork at Pork, alongside dark larger which quickly became my favourite. To finish up, we sampled some Czech wines in a Lesser Town wine bar.

You’ll sample 8 local dishes and 4 drinks, and since these guys have a perfect 5* rating from over 200 reviews, I don’t think I’m wrong in saying that it’s a must-do on your Prague itinerary! All in all, it was one of the best and most entertaining food tours I’ve ever done.

You’ll finish your food tour around 9:30 pm, so I recommend just heading back to your hotel unless you want to continue trying the fabulous local wine and beer!

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Prague Itinerary for 4 Days: Day 3 – Journey through Prague’s History

Today you’re going to start exploring some of the less visited parts of the city. A lot of people only have a couple of days here, but since you have more time, you can add some more interesting stops to your Prague itinerary. Today, learn about two of the Czech Republic’s most famous people, and experience some of Prague’s most popular spots.

1. Antonín Dvořák Museum

This lovely little museum about the great Czech composer is housed in an absolutely stunning Baroque villa in Prague’s New Town. I think it’s worth a visit for anybody interested in architecture and history, not just people who love music.

The museum is over two floors, with the lower floor documenting Dvořák’s life and the upper floor showing fascinating documentaries in English and Czech. There’s a listening post that plays many of his most famous compositions, such as Symphony No. 9, the Czech Suite, plus many more that I wasn’t familiar with.

The museum is small and the entrance fee is probably the cheapest you’ll find in Prague! It won’t take you long to explore, and I think you’ll enjoy it a lot.

Where: Ke Karlovu 462/20

Opening Hours: From 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday-Sunday. Closed on Mondays.

Tickets: Buy online in advance or on-site.

Cost: 50 Kč (€2) per person.

Now I recommend that you walk through the nearby University Botanical Gardens on the way to your next stop.

2. Vyšehrad Fortress

The historic fort, located in the southern part of the city, was one of the original castles of the kings of Prague. It was built around the 10th century and contains Prague’s oldest surviving building, the Rotunda of St. Martin.

Not many people visit this spot, so you’re likely to get the castle and impressive views of the city largely to yourself. The grounds are lovely to walk around, but it’s also worth paying to go into the St Peter and St Paul Basilica. The cemetery here is where Antonín Dvořák is buried.

Where: V Pevnosti 159/5b

Opening Hours: The grounds are open to wander from sunrise to sunset.

Tickets: Buy tickets to buildings on-site.

Cost: Entry to the grounds is free, with a fee to enter buildings.

I’d recommend going to the lovely traditional Czech U Kroka restaurant for lunch before moving on to the next stop on your Prague itinerary.

3. Dancing House

The famous Dancing House was inspired by the dancers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. There’s a restaurant, art gallery and, rooftop bar inside the building. You can just walk past and take some photos, but if you’d like to see the views from the bar, you’ll need to pay or buy a drink.

You can add in a ferry ride from the fortress to Smíchovská náplavka across the other side of the river for great views on the way.

Where: Jiráskovo nám. 1981/6

Opening Hours: Restaurant from 7 am and bar from 10 am

Cost: 150 Kč (€6) per person for access to the rooftop bar, redeemable against drinks.

4. Mucha Museum

I didn’t really know all that much about the work of Alphonse Mucha before I came to Prague and only added this stop to my itinerary after a recommendation from one of my tour guides. I’m so glad that I did.

This is the only museum in the world dedicated to the life and work of the world-acclaimed artist and his work is absolutely beautiful.

The museum contains a huge volume of Mucha’s work, as well as personal items donated by his family. This was one of my favourite things that did during my visit to Prague, and I highly recommend a visit.

Where: Panská 7

Opening Hours: Daily from 10 am to 6 pm.

Tickets: Buy online in advance.

Cost: 350 Kč (€14.50) per person.

Just around the corner from the Mucha Museum, you’ll find the lovely Franciscan Gardens, which are a perfect spot to sit on a sunny day. From here, make your way to the next stop on your Prague itinerary.

5. Wenceslas Square

At the top of Wenceslas Square, you’ll see the statue of St Wenceslas in front of the National Museum (I’ve not been here, but it gets good reviews). Although this square isn’t the most beautiful in Prague, it’s definitely worth visiting when in the Czech Capital since it’s really the symbolic heart of the country.

Wenceslas Square is where the history of Prague lives in demonstrations, revolutions, uprisings, the declaration of the independence of Czechoslovakia and more.

This was the site where, in 1969, Jan Palach set himself on fire to protest the suppression of free speech. It was also the site of mass protests in November of 1989 during the Velvet Revolution. It has borne witness to some of the most momentous events in the history of the Czech Republic, and you can’t help but feel some of the weight of that history when standing there.

6. Rooftop Bar & Dinner

From Wenceslas Square, you’re going to go to the Palace Lucerna (Lucerna Passage), where you’ll find another of David Černý’s works, King Wenceslas riding an upside-down horse. Find the entrance to the Paternoster lift, and jump in it (literally) to the rooftop, where there are drinks and dancing in the summer.

TIP | You’ll need 150 Kč in cash to get in the lift, and cash for the rooftop bar.

2023 NOTE | The rooftop is currently being refurbished but should be open again for events in early 2024. Please check their facebook page for the most up-to-date information.

A great alternative rooftop bar that’s also nearby is Balcony Bar, which I recommend going to if Palaca Lucerna is closed.

When you’re ready for dinner, I highly recommend Tiskárna Jindřišská or Bistro Spejle, both of which serve fabulous food and are within a 5-minute walk. I’m afraid I can’t possibly choose between them, so you’ll have to make that decision yourself!

That’s a wrap on day 3 of your Prague itinerary, so time for bed before your last day exploring!

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Prague Itinerary for 4 Days: Day 4 – From Old to Bold

So, here you are, ready for the final day of your Prague itinerary! Once again, we’re going to get a little bit off the beaten tourist track for some of the day. I’m taking you to what I found to be the most interesting museum in Prague, up the famous TV tower, and to Karlin, a cool local district where you’ll go to another of my favourite restaurants in Prague.

1. Museum of Communism

I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this museum, but I absolutely loved it. Covering the period from the end of WWII to the fall of Communism in 1989, the exhibits are well thought out, beautifully presented, and thought-provoking.

One of the quotes I wrote down was this; “You don’t understand – for me, it was the living present. For you, it’s just the past that you’ve heard about.”

The entire museum is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the recent past of Prague. To hear about normal people turned unlikely martyrs, and to wonder what you would do if you were in their shoes.

I think it’s an absolute must-do when you’re in the city. You’ll need about 1.5-2 hours here, and it is a museum that’s very much focused on reading rather than exhibits, so if that’s not your vibe it won’t take as long.

Where: V Celnici 1031/4

Opening Hours: From 9 am to 8 pm.

Tickets: Buy on-site. If you’d like a guided tour (additional 1,500 Kč) then it must be booked in advance – details here.

Cost: 380 Kč (€16) per person.

2. Charles Bridge Old Town Tower

From the Museum of Communism, it’s about a 15-minute walk to the Old Town Bridge Tower, which is definitely one of my favourite views in the whole of Prague. Not only can you look back over the Old Town streets but also across the Vltava River to Prague Castle and the Castle District.

Once again, it’s a lot of stairs and fairly confined spaces to get up here, but I do think that this one is very worthwhile if you’re only able to tackle one of the towers.

Where: Karlův most

Opening Hours: Vary throughout the year. 10 am to 6 pm January-March, 10 am to 7 pm April-May, 9am to 9 pm June-August, 10 am to 7 pm September, 10 am to 6 pm October-November and 10 am to 8 pm in December.

Tickets: Buy on-site.

Cost: 190 Kč (€8) per person. Included in the 9-site multi-ticket allowing access to all the towers for 990 Kč (€40).

3. Letna Park

On the northern side of the river, you’ll find the lovely Letna Park. It’s a great spot for a walk, and you’ll glipse wonderful views over Prague from the hillside.

The best spot is probably at the Prague Metronome, where you’ll get a clear shot of the Vltava River winding between the Old Town and the Castle District.

I suggest a quick visit to the Letna Park beer garden for a quiet beer with a view before continuing. You can have lunch here or wait until your next stop.

INSIDER TIP | Letna Park Beer Garden is cash only. You’ll need to pay a 50 Kč deposit for cups, but you’ll get that back when you return the cups. The food selection isn’t fantastic but the restaurant Letenský zámeček next door is lovely if you’re ready for lunch.

Once you’ve finished here, walk down the hill to the river and get the tram to Jiřího z Poděbrad.

4. Jiřího z Poděbrad

More commonly known as JzP, this is a really lovely area of Prague. Stunning Art Nouveau architecture lines the streets, and there are dozens of hip cafes and restaurants for a meal or a drink. Happy Bean vegetarian café is a welcome (and delicious) change to the fairly meat-heavy meals of Prague!

The Church of the Most Sacred Heart is the focal point of the area and is a really interesting design by Jože Plečnik, probably the most famous Slovenian architect.

INSIDER TIP | If your visit to Prague coincides with Wednesday to Saturday then try to move this day of your Prague itinerary to fall on one of them. That’s when you’ll find the fantastic farmer’s market here in the square. Wednesday-Friday 8 am to 6 pm and until 2 pm on Saturday.

Once you’ve finished in the area, wander up to Škroupovo náměstí, a pretty square with great views of the Žižkov TV tower, where you’re going next!

5. Žižkov TV tower

You’ll have seen the Žižkov TV tower throughout your stay in Prague as a distant landmark, but now you’re going to switch things up to see the views from the top. There is a bar up here, but I think the best thing is actually being able to see the creepy babies climbing the tower up close!

The babies are, of course, another of David Černý’s works. The babies are actually reproductions of the original installation (meant to be temporary, but so popular that they made it permanent), and you’ll have seen the originals on day 1 of this Prague itinerary, outside the Kampa Museum.

Where: Mahlerovy sady 1

Opening Hours: From 9 am to 11:30 pm daily.

Tickets: Buy on-site.

Cost: 300 Kč (€12.50) per person.

Finish up at the TV tower and then make your way to the Old Jewish Cemetary next door if you’d like. It’s not as large as the one in the Old Town, but still a lovely peaceful spot to visit.

From here, make your way through the district to Kostel sv Prokopa and on through the Žižkovsky tunnel, and you’ll find yourself in Karlín. This is the last stop on our Prague itinerary!

6. Karlín

This little neighbourhood, tucked between the Vltava River and the Vítkov Hill, feels like a different city to the rest of Prague. It’s one of the hippest districts, full of converted industrial buildings, and you’re unlikely to find many fellow tourists here!

I think it’s a wonderful place to just walk the streets, popping into whatever bar or restaurant takes your fancy. Have a Czech beer or wine with the locals, and just enjoy feeling like you’re actually part of the tapestry of Prague.

Check out Veltlin, probably the best boutique wine shop in the city to taste authentic and natural wines from the former Austro-Hungarian Empire. These were a revalation for me and I think they will be for you too!

My recommendation for dinner is the fabulous Eska Restuarant, which I absolutely loved. I opted for the 5-course degustation menu with matching wine for 2100 Kč (€90) and thought it was worth every penny!

INSIDER TIP | Make sure that you make a reservation at Eska as it’s very popular with the locals and you’re highly unlikely to get a walk-in spot (I speak from experience!).

The menu is seasonal, but the highlights for me were roast pumpkin with an orange chilli sauce, the signature dish of potato in ash and the pumpkin cream puff dessert. The paired wines were all fantastic, particularly a Slovakian orange wine and local barrel-aged Pinot Gris.

With that, we’ve reached the end of my 4-day Prague itinerary, and it’s time to head back to your hotel for your last night in Prague. I’m sad for you, honestly.

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Top Tips to make your Prague Itinerary run smoothly

1. Book your tickets online in advance

Use Get Your Guide, Viator or Tiquets to book any group tours in advance. It’s the easiest way to make sure that you don’t miss out on what you really want to do. I’d also really recommend purchasing your Prague Castle tickets in advance, as it’s the most likely spot that you’ll encounter long lines.

2. Pick the right hotel location

Although Prague has a great public transport system, you’re better off staying in a central location to maximise your time enjoying the heart of the city. I particularly likes staying in the Old Town as it meant I could wander the historic streets before most people were even out of bed.

I recommend the Hotel Century Old Town. Located in a beautiful Neo-Baroque building, this hotel is perfectly located near both tram stops and the subway line. It’s in the heart of Old Town and a perfect location for exploring on foot. Check availability and book here.

3. Consider getting a Prague Card

The Prague Card is now called the Prague Coolpass and allows access to 70+ attractions for durations of 1 to 6 days. It also includes a 2 hour bus tour and a river cruise on the Vltava. For this itinerary, it includes entry to the Jewish Museum sights, the Prague Castle historical buildings, the National Museum and the Dvorack Museum

4. Book restaurants in advance

Many of the best restaurants in Prague are extremely popular, and you’re unlikely to get a table without a reservation, especially in summer.

If you’ve got your heart set on a particular venue, book ahead so you’re not disappointed.

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Prague Itinerary with less time

Prague is compact enough that I think you could see most of the famous sights in the city in a weekend. It’s not what I would recommend, but it’s certainly doable.

Here are a couple of ideas for a single-day Prague itinerary that you can mix and match to find what works for you if the above doesn’t suit you!

Single-Day Prague Itinerary Ideas

  • Day #1: Old Town Square, Town Hall Tower, Astronomical Clock, Jewish Museum, Charles Bridge, Prague Castle Complex walk
  • Day #2: Prague Castle Complex historical buildings, Mala Strana (Lennon Wall, Kafka Museum, Kampa) and Letna Park
  • Day #3: Museum of Communism, Powder Tower, Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, Prague Castle Complex
  • Day #4: Museum of Communism, Mucha Museum, Powder Tower, House at the Black Madonna, Old Town Square
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Prague Itinerary with more time

Although I think a 4-day Prague itinerary is pretty perfect, there are still plenty of other things to do that I wasn’t able to fit in. If you’re fortunate enough to have a bit more time in Prague, here are some suggestions for how to spend it:

Beer Spa

You’ve definitely had time to drink some Czech beer on this trip, but I wasn’t able to squeeze in a visit to the Beer Spa! Extremely unfortunate since I don’t think that anyone loves a spa more than I do!

The Beer baths are a medical procedure from the Middle Ages and apparently cleanse the pores, increase pulmonary circulation, regenerate skin and hair, and revitalise the nervous system! You can also get a 20 minute massage and drink unlimited beer during the experience.

I’m 100% doing this on my next visit.

Tickets: Buy online in advance.

Slivovitz Museum

This famous Czech spirit made with plums is extrememly popular throughout Eastern Europe. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to get to this highly recommended exhibition that takes you through the process of making the spirit and offers tastings at the end.

I know several people who did visit and said that the whole experience was fantastic, especially the part where you become a plum…

Opening Hours: From 10:30 am to 6 pm.

Tickets: Buy online in advance.

Kafka Museum

Kafka is probably Prague’s most famous writer. This beautiful, artistically styled museum is full of visual and sound effects, with gloomy atmosphere to represent Kafka’s works as close as possible.

There are several of his personal belongings, lots of documents and his handwriting. You’ll even see some sketches he made when he was in his artistic era alongside thought-provoking quotes from his books. It’s probably best enjoyed by fans of Kafka’s works, with several people commenting that they think the price is high for what you get.

What you shouldn’t miss is outside – the hilarious “Piss” installation by David Cerny. This sculpture is of two urinating men releasing streams of “piss” (pretty sure it’s water) into a shallow pool shaped like Czechia. What looks like random movement is apparently the sculptures “writing” Czech literary quotes!

Where: Cihelná 635

Opening Hours: Daily from 10 am to 6 pm.

Tickets: Buy online in advance. I recommend booking a guided tour if you love Kafka.

Cost: 300 Kč (€12.50) per person.

Speculum Alchimae

This museum is a hidden gem, quite literally. The rooms it consists of were only discovered in 2002 after flooding of the area and the need for renovations. It;s located in the spot where alchemists through the ages have tried to produce the elixir of eternal youth, discover the Philosopher’s Stone, and turn non-precious metals into gold.

Tours depart every 30 minutes throughout the day, lasting 30-40 minutes and are about as close as you can get to feeling as though you’ve stepped into the heart of 14th Century Prague!

Opening Hours: Daily 10 am to 6 pm.

Tickets: Buy on-site

Cost: Guided tours 200 Kč (€8) per person.

Classical Music Concert

Prague, like many cities that were once part of the Hapsburg Empire, is famous for the Classical Music scene that flourished here. There are several stunning venues and concert halls that put on nightly concerts and I absolutely recommend going to one if you have the time.

Here are a few options:

Mozart’s classics in a historic theatre over a 3-course dinner

Prague Symphony Orchestra performing in the Spanish Synagogue

The Best of Mozart in the stunning Smetana Hall

Take a Day Trip from Prague

If you’re lucky enough that your Prague itinerary is 5 days or more, then I think you should definitely try to squeeze in one of the best day trips from Prague!

The best part is that most of these are available as tours, so you don’t even need to hire a car to experience more of the beautiful countryside around Prague.

A Day Trip to Kutna Hora

I had the most amazing few days visiting Central Bohemia, and Kutna Hora was a definite highlight. Famous for the impressive Sedlec Ossuary – or Bone Church as it’s commonly known – Kutna Hora is easily accessible from Prague.

Similar to the Ossuary in Brno, the Ossuary in Kutna Hora is home to over 40,000 bones. Apart from visiting the Ossuary, it’s worth taking a walk through Kutna Hora’s picturesque streets, marvelling at its colourful architecture.

You can get to Kutna Hora by train from Prague, but for the best experience I recommend booking a guided tour that includes entry tickets to the Ossuary.

A Day Trip to Karlovy Vary

Dating back to the 14th Century, Karlovy Vary is the largest and most famous spa town in the Czech Repbulic. Full of fabulous Art Nouveau architecture and pretty streets, you can easily enjoy it on a full day guided tour that includes 2 hours relaxing in the fabulous spas.

Unfortunately, the time and effort to get there by train are too much trouble for an independent day trip and you’d need to spend the night.

A Day Trip to Cesky Krumlov

Get a taste of fairytale-like South Bohemia by planning a day trip to the gorgeous UNESCO-listed town of Cesky Krumlov from Prague. The highlight of Cesky Krumlov is its imposing 13th-century castle, and there are also a couple of museums scattered across the town. It’s really just the experience of strolling around this dreamy town that’s the draw.

Getting to Cesky Krumlov by train from Prague can be complicated and time-consuming. Therefore, it’s best to book a full-day guided tour of Cesky Krumlov in advance if this is on your must-do list in the Czech Republic.

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How to get to Prague

Getting to Prague by Air

There’s no metro station at the airport, so you’ll need to work out how you plan to get into the city. Whilst it’s easy enough to get public transport, the need to switch from bus to metro means that I recommend a private transfer.

When you’ve just gotten off a long flight, it’s so much nicer to be able to chuck your luggage into the back of the car and get door-to-door service! Definitely book in advance to make your life easier.



For a private transfer from Vienna Airport to your hotel, I recommend this service. With a review score 4.8/5 from over 2000 reviews, they’re the best option!

If you’d prefer a slightly cheaper option then try this shared shuttle transfer from Prague airport, which also has an excellent rating of 4.7/5 with nearly 5500 reviews!

From Prague airport, you can also get to the city centre with the Airport Express Bus (AE) in about 35 minutes. An Airport Express Bus round-trip ticket is included in the Prague Visitor Pass.

On public transport, take Bus 119 to the Nádraží Veleslavín metro stop (Line
A – Green). From there, proceed (using the same ticket) towards Malostranská, Staroměstská, or Můstek stations – all of these stops are on Line A and they are centrally located so there’s a good chance your accommodation will be near one of these stops). Your journey from the airport to the city will take around 45 minutes).

Getting to Prague by Train

This is probably the easiest way to get to Prague, and is easily done from all major European cities. It’s how I got here when I was doing my Budapest, Vienna and Prague itinerary and I found it a breeze. It’s also one of the best ways to travel sustainably in Europe.

You’ll arrive into the Main Station, which is just over 1 kilometre from the Old Town. It’s on metro line C and connects with multiple tram servies, so you then simply get the metro or a tram to your accommodation.

You can also use Bolt or Uber, which I would recommend over flagging down a taxi.

Getting to Prague by Car

If you’re road-tripping through Europe, then I’m sure you already know how to use a map! I’d recommend that you select a hotel with free parking or park outside the Old Town, because trying to find street parking in Prague will be a nightmare.

You could even stay a little outside the city centre and just make use of the excellent public transport system to get around with ease.

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How to get around in Prague

Prague is incredibly walkable, and I did this entire Prague itinerary using my own two feet and public transport without any issues. You can invest in a travel card, but I spent less doing single journeys than I would have with the card.

The Prague Metro covers the entire city centre and operates between 5 am and midnight. Services run every 2-3 minutes during peak times and every 4-9 minutes after 7 pm.

The tram network also covers the whole city centre and operates between 4:30 am and midnight. The most popular tram services run every 4 minutes; others run every 8-10 minutes during the week and every 8-15 minutes at the weekends. Night trams run every 30 minutes between midnight and 4 am.

Tickets are valid across all modes of transport, so you can use the same ticket on the tram and metro. Buy one before you travel, either at the ticket office or an orange vending machine. In all trams, you can also just tap your credit card. You can also download the PID Lítačka app and buy a ticket directly from there (my preferred method).

INSIDER TIP | If you buy a single ticket through the app, it takes 2 minutes to be fully active, so buy it before your tram comes in case you get on the wrong side of a ticket inspector…

WISE CARD | If you don’t have a contactless multicurrency card to pay for tickets, like a Wise card, order one here. It’s a lifesaver.

Single trip tickets cost 30 Kč for 30 minutes or 40 Kč for 90 minutes. For unlimited transport, a 1-day pass (valid for 24 hours) costs 120 Kč while a 3-day pass (valid for 72 hours) costs 330 Kč. Always validate your ticket in the yellow validator machines when using the service for the first time. These can be found at the entrance of each metro station or onboard trams.

Any Prague itinerary is easiest if you’re staying near the sights, either the Old Town or just outside. I stayed at the Hotel Century Old Town, which I found really convenient for public transport and walking to all the sights. It was particularly good for early morning wandering without the crowds!

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Prague Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Days Should I Spend in Prague?

You should spend at least 3 days in Prague to be able to see most of the highlights on a Prague itinerary without feeling rushed. I did have to skip several things that I would have loved to do, even with 4 days, so if you can spend an extra day or two, then I would recommend it!

When is the Best Time to visit Prague?

The best time to visit Prague for sunny weather without the crowds is early summer (May to July) or autumn (late August to October).

Christmas is also a wonderful time to visit when Prague’s famous Christmas markets are in full swing!

Where should I stay in Prague?

I recommend staying in either the Old Town or just across the Vltava River in Mala Strana. I stayed at the Hotel Century Old Town, which I found was perfect for this Prague itinerary.

Is the Prague City Pass worth it?

If you’re planning to visit most of the main attractions in Prague independently, then this pass will almost certainly work out to be cost-effective for you. You’ll also get a free bus tour and river cruise. You can purchase your Prague Coolpass here.

Is Prague worth visiting?

Prague is definitely worth visiting if you love art, history, food, wine and culture. It’s a compact city that’s easily walkable, and I loved my time here.

Is Prague expensive?

Prague is one of the cheaper European cities to visit, so I thoroughly recommend going high end for your time here. Luxury splurges will be much cheaper than you might expect!

Is Prague safe for solo female travel?

Prague is definitely safe for solo female travellers. I did this entire Prague itinerary on my own, using public transport and walking around the city. I felt completely safe the entire time!

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Final Thoughts: 4 Day Prague Itinerary

So, there you have it, everything you need to create a perfect Prague itinerary for your visit – I hope that you found it helpful! I really do think that Prague is a lovely city and a great place to explore.

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