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How Many Days for Seeing Prague

Would you like to take a trip to Prague but have doubts about how many days you need to see the city? Read on!

Isabel Catalán

Isabel Catalán

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How Many Days for Seeing Prague

View of Prague | ©Catalina Schuth

Prague is one of the European cities that will steal your heart. One of those destinations that every self-respecting traveler should visit at least once in a lifetime.

It has it all! History, art, gastronomy... there is so much to see and do in Prague no matter what time of the year you travel to this city. But surely you have asked yourself, how many days do you need to see Prague?

Staying at least 3 days in the capital of the Czech Republic is the perfect getaway to enjoy everything this place has to offer but if you have less time, in this post we see how you can plan your visit and everything you can do.

How many days do you need to see Prague?

Getting to know Prague| ©Elisa G. Fernández E
Getting to know Prague| ©Elisa G. Fernández E

The capital of the Czech Republic is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe due to its richness, history and architectural variety. To get to know the city of Prague you will need 3 days to discover its most picturesque streets and corners, and its most iconic monuments. From the Prague Castle, the Atronomical Clock Tower to the Old Town, the Jewish Quarter or the Manes Bridge and Charles Bridge, over the beautiful Vltava River.

In addition, Prague is one of the cities where you will find many cultural plans, art galleries, has one of the best markets in Central Europe to discover its gastronomy, Czech handicrafts, and a very varied nightlife. What are you waiting for to prepare your itinerary?

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See Prague in one day

Prague Castle| ©Tetraigofotos
Prague Castle| ©Tetraigofotos

Seeing Prague in one day may not be enough but the truth is that the center of Europe has many attractions and fascinating sites so if you are making an express trip to the area, you have no choice but to optimize your time. What can you see in Prague in one day?

In the morning

To make the most of the day I advise you to get up early to visit Prague Castle, the main tourist attraction of the city. It is a place that will catch your attention because although it is a castle, it does not look like a medieval fortress but rather a citadel formed by a group of beautiful palaces, temples and other buildings.

Prague Castle has large dimensions, so you will need to spend several hours to see it in depth. Since you only have a short time to see Prague in one day, one way to make sure you see the most important things is to join a guided tour for which you can buyyour tickets in advance.

To see Prague Castle, you will first have to cross the Charles Bridge, another of the symbols of the city that crosses the Vltava River. It dates back to the 14th century and connects the districts of the Old Town and Malá Strana.

Around noon you can take a break for lunch near the Prague Castle and recover energy with which then resume the route through Malá Strana, one of the most beautiful districts of the city.

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In the afternoon

Spanish Synagogue| ©Chmee2
Spanish Synagogue| ©Chmee2

Strolling through the Malá Strana district, when you reach the lower area you will cross the Mánes Bridge to reach the Jewish quarter of Prague on the other side.

It is a small place but with a good number of tourist attractions, so I recommend you to take a guided tour here that will tell you its history and show you the highlights of the neighborhood as some synagogues (the Altneuschul or the Spanish Synagogue) or the Jewish cemetery.

You will find the Jewish quarter of Prague next to the old part of the Old Town (Staré Město). Walking through the streets of the center you will be able to contemplate several very relevant enclaves in this one-day tour of Prague such as the Old Town Square, the Astronomical Clock, which you can visit by purchasing your tickets here, the Clock Tower, the Town Hall or the Powder Tower.

As the sunset approaches, return to the Charles Bridge to enjoy the spectacular views and then the illuminated city, the perfect end to an intense day in the city!

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See Prague in two days

St. Charles Bridge| ©A.Savin
St. Charles Bridge| ©A.Savin

In the event that you go to see Prague in two days, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the charms of the city quietly and without so much haste.

In addition to the above, you will be able to add other tourist attractions that were left pending and even do some activities to complete your experience in the city. However, it is still necessary to optimize your time to try to see as much as possible.

What to see on the first day?

If you are going to be in Prague for 2 days, I advise you to spend the first day exploring the historical center, following more or less the route I suggested in the previous section.

In case it is the first time you travel to the city, it will allow you to get in touch with its main tourist attractions and get to know a little better the history and culture of the Czech capital.

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What to see on the second day?

Cruise on the Vltava River| ©Thomas Depenbusch (Depi)
Cruise on the Vltava River| ©Thomas Depenbusch (Depi)

The second day in Prague in the morning can be used to visit inside some of the monuments and buildings of the city, either because you want to know them in depth or because they were pending the previous day.

Depending on the number of sites you plan to visit, you may want to get the Prague Pass, a tourist card that will allow you to squeeze the most out of your trip. It gives access to more than 60 attractions in the city and even allows you to benefit from exclusive discounts. I recommend it if you are going to spend between 2 and 4 days in Prague.

In the afternoon you can do other activities such as a cruise on the Moldova River, ride the tourist bus or take a tour of some local breweries with tastings of Czech snacks.

Prague is known for its rich beers, so this is an excellent opportunity to toast your trip to the city before dinner.

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See Prague in 3 days

Tepla River as it passes through Karlovy Vary| ©Alice Denysenko
Tepla River as it passes through Karlovy Vary| ©Alice Denysenko

A 3-day city break in Prague is the ideal time to get to know the city and its surroundings in depth, and you will get a very complete vision of the capital of the Czech Republic!

During this period, you will not only be able to take walking tours through the center to discover the main tourist attractions, but you will also have time to make some original and different plans in the city, as well as some fun excursions to the outskirts.

What to do on the first and second day?

The first and second day of your stay in Prague I advise you to spend them exploring the city center to soak up its history and culture, especially if it is the first time you go there.

In addition to touring the various sites of Prague, it is also interesting to spend time doing other types of activities that complement the cultural ones and with which you can have fun: shopping for some peculiar souvenirs, riding the tourist bus, a bike tour, a gastronomic tour, reserving your place, etc. This way you will get to take home as many experiences as possible!

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What to do on the third day?

Konopiste Castle| ©Viator
Konopiste Castle| ©Viator

During the third day in Prague, I recommend an excursion to the outskirts of the city. The spa town of Karlovy Vary is one of the most popular destinations. Its peaceful atmosphere and unique architecture will surprise you. However, Karlovy Vary is famous for its thermal spas with healing properties. If you want, you can book an excursion from Prague to visit this area.

Another option is to go to the town of Kutná Hora to see the Sedlec Ossuary, a very curious (and somewhat spooky) gothic chapel decorated with human bones. During the excursion to Kutná Hora you cannot miss its historical center, an architectural wonder declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Finally, another excursion you can make from Prague is to Konopiste Castle. On the road trip you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Bohemian region and once at the destination you can see its fantastic collections of tapestries, armaments and works of art. You can book your

And if you have some time to spare on your return to Prague, a dinner cruise on the Vltava River can be the perfect way to end your trip on a high note, seeing the city illuminated at night will be a very special memory!

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