A visit to Prague will be your next unexpectedly amazing European trip. Whether you love the history of Europe, arts or trying new foods, the Czech Republic is a great place to visit. Use this 3 day Prague itinerary to help you plan a trip to your next favorite European city.
Day 1 – Visit Old Town
Start your day in Old Town Square, the historic heart of the city, and admire the stunning Gothic architecture of the Church of Our Lady before Tyn and the Astronomical Clock. Take a guided tour of Old Town, which will take you through the winding streets and alleys of the city’s most historic district, and introduce you to the rich history of Prague. For lunch, try some local dishes such as goulash, which is a pork or beef stew with onions.
After lunch, visit the Jewish Quarter, where you’ll find the historic synagogues and the Jewish Cemetery, one of the oldest in Europe. Keep an eye out for any brass plaques in the pavement, which remember the victims of National Socialism and are created by artist Gunter Demnig. Cross the famous Charles Bridge for spectacular views of the city at sunset. Those of you who enjoy trying the various Mickey D’s in the world will find a location on the west end of the bridge. Others who want local may consider craft beer on the east end. Finally, stop at the local stores and purchase items for tomorrow’s picnic.
Day 2 – Prague Castle
Pack a picnic and start your day at Prague Castle, one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. Admission to the castle gets you access to additional museums, so get here early so you can see it all. If you are solo, audio guides are available. If you have four or more people, sign up for a guided tour of the castle. The St. Vitus Cathedral, located among the castle grounds, has beautiful gothic architecture, the inside is a must-see.
Enjoy your picnic lunch in the beautiful gardens of the castle, with breathtaking views of the city below. Then, head over to the Strahov Monastery. If you loved Belle and her library as a child, you have to see the stunning Baroque complex that includes a library with over 200,000 volumes.
Finally, take the funicular to the top of Petrin Hill for more panoramic views of the city. Formerly a vineyard, the hill has a tower that locals call a mini version of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. You will also find a mirror maze and more gardens to walk through. Walk back down the hill to the castle or take the funicular down.
Finish the evening in the super trendy Vinohrady neighborhood, which is known for lively nightlife and great dining options.
Day 3 – Modern Prague
Next, you can start your day with a visit to the Dancing House, which is a unique modern building that is said to resemble a pair of dancers, before heading to the National Museum. The National Museum has several exhibitions, so consider browsing their exhibitions online first to choose which exhibitions will get your time. Will it be the Czech Puppets and Circus Exhibition? Purchase tickets online in advance to guarantee entry the day you choose.
Then, enjoy lunch at the stylish Cafe Louvre, which has been a popular meeting place for artists and intellectuals for over a century. Once you’ve experienced some culture, visit the Museum of Communism, which offers a fascinating look at the country’s communist past.
Finally, take a relaxing stroll through Letna Park, which offers stunning views of the city and is home to one of the city’s largest beer gardens. If you have time, stop at the famous U Fleku Brewery, which has been brewing beer for over 500 years and is one of the city’s most popular tourist destinations.
This 3 day prague itinerary has only scratched the surface of things to do during your time here.
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