Last updated on April 6th, 2024 at 12:53 pm

If you’re wondering what to do in Prague in 4 days, we’ve put together the best Prague itinerary for you. Complete with the best Prague travel tips, the main things to do in Prague, but also the places that mostly locals know of, this guide on how to spend 4 days in Prague has everything you need to plan the perfect trip to the Czech capital.

Prague is one of our favourite cities in Europe. The main reason is its utter beauty. Often called The Mother of All Cities, Prague is captivatingly beautiful. Alongside listing the best things to do in Prague and sharing the most useful travel tips for Prague, it’s the city’s beauty that we’ll try to bring to life through the words and the images in this article.

Therefore, without any further delay, here’s what to do in Prague in 4 days, for an unforgettable trip in a city that’s impossible not to fall madly in love with.

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Where Is Prague

Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic, a landlocked country in Central Europe. Built along the Vltava River, Prague is divided into 22 city districts. A trip to Prague can be either a standalone or part of a longer trip across Central Europe, with stops in other fascinating capitals, such as Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest.

This image shows a panoramic view of Prague from Petrin Tower.
How not to fall in love with this beauty?

How Many Days in Prague

In our humble opinion, Prague is the Rome of Central Europe in terms of beauty. Since our recommendation for Rome is to spend at least 4 days there, we can’t recommend anything less for Prague. Almost unbearably gorgeous and charming, Prague is the city that makes you want to stay for a lifetime. Therefore, consider 4 days in Prague the absolute minimum, especially if it’s your first time in the city.

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Day 1: Old Town – Jewish Quarter – Letna Park

Start your 4-day Prague itinerary with an introduction to some Prague essentials before you finish your day at a beer garden with a view.

Old Town Hall

The most iconic building on Old Town Square and one of the most recognisable attractions in Prague, the Old Town Hall was established in 1338. Famous for its Astronomical Clock, the Old Town Hall Tower stands in all its glory next to the building’s entrance and offers some of the best views in Prague from its gallery.

The Old Town Hall was constructed in different periods. Each time, one of the adjacent small houses would be implemented. One of the most beautiful rooms in the Old Town Hall is the Old Council Chamber with its original Gothic details.

In the Old Town Hall, you can also visit the underground Romanesque-Gothic cellars where you’ll discover that, initially, the city was built at a lower ground level.

This image shows the viewing gallery of the Old Town Hall Tower. Prague Castle is in the background.
The views from the Old Town Hall Tower are stunning
Astronomical Clock

Adorning the southern wall of the Old Town Hall Tower, Prague’s medieval Astronomical Clock has been in operation since 1410. One of the top things to do in Prague is to watch the Walk of The Apostles, a quirky show the Astronomical Clock puts on every hour.

During the Walk of The Apostles, a skeleton figure representing death rings a bell and the 12 apostles start parading through two small doorways over the clock. The show lasts about one minute. Therefore, make sure you are in front of the Astronomical Clock on time.

For more information about admission fees and opening hours, click here.
Entrance to the Old Town Hall is free with the Prague Visitor Pass.

Alternatively, purchase your Old Town Hall tickets here.

This image shows a panoramic view of people in front of the astronomical clock waiting for the Apostles Parade.
Crowds gather to watch the Walk of The Apostles

Old Town Square

Probably the most vibrant spot in the city, Old Town Square has other attractions to admire besides the Old Town Hall:

  • The massive Jan Hus Memorial stands almost in the middle of the square. Jan Hus became a symbol against oppression after his torturing death, which resulted in the Hussite Wars.
  • The Gothic Church of Our Lady Before Tyn is the most iconic in the city. It’s been Prague’s main church since the 14th century.
  • Formerly a palace owned by the Kinsky family, the ornate Kinsky Palace – built in Rococo style – now belongs to the National Gallery of Prague. Franz Kafka’s father used to have a store on the ground floor, while Franz Kafka went to school in the palace.

Check out this 3-hour walking tour to discover the main highlights of Prague.

This image shows the Jan Hus Memorial in the Old Town Square, one of the top things to see during your Prague in 4 days trip.
The Jan Hus Memorial in the centre of Old Town Square

Terasa U Prince

Before leaving Old Town Square, you can visit Terasa U Prince for a relaxing break over a coffee or drink. Its terrace offers fantastic views of the Old Town Hall and Old Town Square. Moreover, it’s a great spot to watch the Walk of The Apostles from the best vantage point. Make sure to book a table before your visit or consider visiting in the morning to avoid the crowds.

This image shows the view of the Old Town Hall and the Church of our Lady before Tyn from Terasa U Prince.
The perfect frame from Terasa U Prince

Powder Gate Tower

Constructed in the 15th century, the Powder Gate Tower stands between the Old and the New Town. The Powder Gate Tower used to be one of the 13 original city gates, serving as an actual gunpowder storage space. Nowadays, it’s still part of the Royal Route that leads to Prague Castle.

You can visit the tower and climb 186 stone steps to enjoy unique views of the city from its viewing gallery. A stone’s throw from the Powder Gate Tower, you can also visit the House of The Black Madonna, which houses the Czech Museum of Cubism.

For more information about admission fees and opening hours, click here.
Entrance to the Powder Gate Tower is free with the Prague Visitor Pass.

Alternatively, buy your Powder Gate Tower tickets here.

This image shows the Powder Gate Tower.
The Powder Gate Tower

Jewish Museum

Open since 1906, the Prague Jewish Museum is one of the oldest Jewish museums in Europe. It’s situated in the area of the former Jewish Ghetto, which was later called Josefov, after the emperor Joseph II. The latter was the emperor who lifted many restrictions imposed on Jews and allowed them to live outside the ghetto.

At the beginning of the 20th century, the Jewish Quarter was demolished, besides the synagogues and the old cemetery that survive today as part of the Jewish Museum. The sites of the Jewish Museum are scattered across the Jewish Quarter.

This image shows the Holocaust Memorial in Pinkas Synagogue in Prague. There are countless names of victims written on the walls.
The Holocaust Memorial in Pinkas Synagogue

Among them, the following stand out:

  • Spanish Synagogue. Built in 1868 in the Moorish Revival style, the Spanish Synagogue is the newest synagogue in Prague. Upon entering the functionalist building that was added to the synagogue in 1935, nothing can prepare you for the synagogue’s magnificent interior. Outside the Spanish Synagogue, don’t miss the modern statue of Franz Kafka.
  • Pinkas Synagogue. Built in 1535, the Pinkas Synagogue is the second-oldest synagogue in Prague. Nowadays, the Pinkas Synagogue is a memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. The names, birth dates and death dates of 78,000 Jewish victims are written on the walls. On the first floor, the permanent exhibition of drawings of children captured in the Terezin concentration camp is heartbreaking.
  • Old Jewish Cemetery. Although there are over 12,000 tombstones in the Old Jewish Cemetery, it’s believed that a lot more bodies lie there, as people were buried one on top of the other after a certain point, due to lack of space. The burials were stopped in 1787 for hygiene reasons. Here, important Jewish personalities are buried, such as Rabbi Loew, renowned for his role in the golem legend, and Mordecai Meisel, a benefactor of the Jewish Community.

Other sites included in the Jewish Museum are the Ceremonial Hall, which is dedicated to Jewish death rituals, the Maisel Synagogue, the Robert Guttmann Gallery and the Klausen Synagogue. Note that the Old New Synagogue is not part of the Jewish Museum.

You can find more information about opening hours and admission fees here.
Entrance to the sites of the Jewish Museum is free with the Prague Visitor Pass.

Alternatively, you can explore the Jewish Museum on a guided tour.

This image shows some tombstones in the Old Jewish cemetery.
A stroll around the Old Jewish Cemetery is a unique experience

Letna Park

Situated north of the Old Town on the opposite bank of the Vltava River, Letna Park is renowned for its great views of Prague. After a day full of sightseeing in Prague, Letna Park is the best place to enjoy a beer at its famous beer garden and take relaxing walks along its numerous winding paths.

While there, don’t miss the huge Prague Metronome, the largest functional in the world. The Prague Metronome was erected in 1991 on the site where an enormous Joseph Stalin statue stood until its demolition in 1963.

This image shows the Metronome in Letna Park.
The huge Metronome at Letna Park

Day 2: Prague Castle – Lesser Town – Charles Bridge

On your second of 4 days in Prague, visit the largest castle in the world and wander around the quaint Lesser Town or Mala Strana before you surrender to the utter charm of Charles Bridge, the ultimate symbol of Prague.

Prague Castle

Start your day by visiting one of the main Prague attractions. Similar to Buda Castle in Budapest, Prague Castle is a massive castle complex. Built atop a hill overlooking the Old Town, the castle’s grounds cover 70,000 square metres. Founded around 880, Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world and it’s listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Before you can enter the castle grounds, you have to pass through security checks. Although you don’t need a ticket to wander around the castle grounds, you do need to buy a circuit ticket to visit the monuments that are scattered across the castle complex.

This image shows a panoramic view of Prague Castle from Petrin Tower.
A panoramic view of Prague Castle

Prague Castle is one of the best places to visit in Prague as it houses several historical monuments such as:

  • Saint Vitus Cathedral. A fine example of Gothic architecture, Saint Vitus is the Cathedral of Prague and the largest church in the Czech Republic. Step inside to marvel at its wonderful stained-glass windows, some of which were made by the famous Czech painter, Alfons Maria Mucha. To enjoy breathtaking views, you need a separate ticket to get to the viewing gallery of the Cathedral.
  • Saint George’s Basilica. Built in Romanesque style, Saint George’s Basilica is the oldest church in Prague Castle.
  • Old Royal Palace. The highlight of the Old Royal Palace is the Vladislav Hall where coronation festivities used to take place and state ceremonies are still held today.
  • Golden Lane. If you ask us, Golden Lane is the most beautiful attraction in Prague Castle. With colourful houses that date back to the 16th century and line a picturesque cobbled street, Golden Lane was where the castle guards used to live. Later, the houses were used by goldsmiths, hence the name Golden Lane. Several prominent artists also lived there. For instance, Franz Kafka lived for a year in house number 22.

For more information about admission fees and opening hours, click here.
Entrance to the Prague Castle monuments is free with the Prague Visitor Pass
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Alternatively, buy your skip-the-line tickets to Prague Castle here.

This image shows the interior of Saint Vitus Cathedral in Prague Castle. There are some beautiful stained-glass windows.
Gorgeous stained-glass windows inside Saint Vitus Cathedral

Wallenstein Garden

After your tour of Prague Castle, you deserve a chill walk around the Wallenstein Garden, which is part of the Early Baroque Wallenstein Palace that now houses the Czech Senate. While there, walk through the lovely garden until you come across an artificial cave with stalactites. On the other side of the Wallenstein Garden, there is a photogenic pond you don’t want to miss.

This image shows the Wallenstein Gardens. There are statues and gardens. In the background, the Wallenstein Palace.
A sunny day at the Wallenstein Garden

Franz Kafka Museum

Born in Prague, Franz Kafka was a prominent figure in global literature. The Franz Kafka Museum narrates the life and work of the famous author through photos, letters and diaries.

By the way, one of the funniest things to see in Prague is located outside the museum. Have fun by playing around with David Cerny’s bronze statues of two men peeing in a pond shaped like the Czech Republic.

This image shows the entrance to Kafka's Museum.
For us, the Franz Kafka Museum is a must-visit attraction in Prague

Prague’s Narrowest Street

A former fire escape, the narrowest street in Prague is only 50 – or 70 according to some sources – centimetres wide. Walking along this dark yet super fun passageway is one of the quirkiest things to do in Prague. As the narrowest street in Prague is too narrow to fit two people coming from opposite directions, a traffic light system is installed. Hence, the queues at both ends of the alleyway.

That said, it seems that some people don’t care about the traffic light’s functionality, as they tend to treat it like an ornamental Instagrammable prop, ignoring it when it’s time to walk through the narrow alley. Therefore, coming face-to-face with someone entering the alley from the opposite direction isn’t uncommon.

This image shows the narrowest street in Prague. There is a traffic light to regulate the flow of people that come from both directions.
Not for the claustrophobic among us

Lesser Town Bridge Towers

Your last stops in the Lesser Town area are the Lesser Town Bridge Towers. The gate that connects the shorter to the higher tower is in reality the entrance to the Lesser Town coming from Charles Bridge. Over the gate, the 26-metre viewing gallery offers fantastic views of Charles Bridge, while from the top of the higher tower, you can enjoy panoramic views of the city.

For more information about admission fees and opening hours, click here.
Entrance to the Lesser Town Bridge Towers is free with the Prague Visitor Pass.

You can buy a combined ticket to enter the towers that stand on both ends of Charles Bridge.

This image shows the Lesser Town Bridge Towers.
Entering the Lesser Town, an essential stop on your Prague in 4 days trip

Charles Bridge

Constructed between 1357 and 1402, Charles Bridge is the oldest bridge in Prague. It was the only connection between the Lesser Town and the Old Town until 1741. Most of the statues that adorn Charles Bridge are copies. The first and most famous statue that was constructed was that of Saint John of Nepomuk in 1683.

Charles Bridge is one of the most beautiful and romantic bridges in the world. That’s why it can get really crowded. To beat the crowds, come back early in the morning. For a romantic memory, walk along the bridge at night instead.

This image shows Charles Bridge with ducks swimming on the Vltava River in the foreground.
Charles Bridge looks gorgeous from every angle

Old Town Bridge Tower

If you’re looking for one more fantastic viewpoint that offers jaw-dropping views of Charles Bridge and Prague Castle, you need to climb the 138 steps that lead to the Old Town Bridge Tower’s viewing gallery.

Built in the 14th century along with Charles Bridge, the Gothic Old Town Bridge Tower used to serve as a triumphal arch on the Royal Route.

For more information about admission fees and opening hours, click here.
Entrance to the Old Town Bridge Tower is free with the Prague Visitor Pass.

You can buy a combined ticket to enter the towers that stand on both ends of Charles Bridge.

This image shows the Old Town Bridge Tower.
The imposing Old Town Bridge Tower

If you’re hunting epic views as we do,
read our post about the best viewpoints in Prague!

Venice Boat Tour

To wrap up your second of 4 days in Prague in an unforgettable way, join a special boat tour in Prague that will help you relax and take in the city’s beauty from a unique vantage point. Get on board an old-fashioned wooden Prague Venice boat and enjoy a fantastic historical tour on the Vltava River.

Prague Venice boats depart from a hidden dock under Charles Bridge, located next to the Charles Bridge Museum. Compared to other cruises, Prague Venice boat tours sail many times under Charles Bridge. These retro boats are also among the few vessels that can enter the Devil’s Canal, due to their compact size. The cruise lasts around 45 minutes with free refreshments and snacks on board.

The Prague Venice Boat Tour is free with the Prague Visitor Pass.
Alternatively, you can book this fantastic 3-hour night cruise with a buffet for a romantic experience in Prague.

This image shows two Prague Venice boats on the Vlatva River. A boat tour is one of the best things to do in Prague in 4 days.
A tour on board a Prague Venice Boat is one of the best ways to take in the beauty of Prague

Day 3: Lesser Town – Petrin Hill – New Town – Vysehrad

After checking out a few more spots in the Lesser Town, it’s time to climb to the top of Petrin Hill for spectacular views – and a good laugh – before you learn the secrets of the New Town and the often-overlooked Vysehrad.

Old Water Mill

Picking up from where you left off, start your third day in Prague from the Lesser Town and the Old Water Mill, which is situated in the Devil’s Canal. You can stop by the little bridge over the Devil’s Canal on your way to Lennon Wall.

This image shows the Old Water Mill in the Devil's Canal.
Can you handle all this quaintness?

Lennon Wall

The wall of the Seat of The Maltese Order became the canvas where political messages against the regime started appearing in the 1960s. Twenty years later, John Lennon’s face and Beatles-related graffiti dominated the wall. Nowadays, Lennon Wall is a symbol of freedom and change.

This image shows graffiti on the Lennon Wall. On the left-down corner is the Beatle's Yellow Submarine graffiti.
The colourful but also meaningful John Lennon Wall

Kampa Park

Continue your walk to Kampa Park. Apart from enjoying an amazing riverside walk there, you’ll also get acquainted with the gigantic crawling babies of Devid Cerny. Yes, it’s the same artist who created the Piss sculpture outside the Kafka Museum and it’s almost certain that you will see more of his statues during your strolls around Prague.

This image shows three enormous baby statues at Kampa Park.
Hi babes!

Petrin Hill

Your next stop is Petrin Hill, a huge park with gardens, home to some of the best things to do in Prague. You can get to Petrin Hill either on foot or you can ride the historic funicular to save some energy. Operating since 1891, the funicular starts from Ujezd station and makes one more stop before reaching the top of Petrin Hill.

This image shows the Petrin Tower on Petrin Hill.
The iconic Petrin Tower

Some of the best things to do on Petrin Hill are:

  • Climb to the top of the Petrin Lookout Tower for fantastic panoramic views of the city. Built in the 19th century for the World’s Jubilee Exhibition, the steel-framed Petrin Tower is the main highlight on Petrin Hill. It was designed to look like the Eiffel Tower, but obviously shorter. You can get to the top of the Petrin Tower either by climbing 299 steps or by paying an additional fee to use the lift. If you are a Prague Visitor Pass holder, entrance to the Tower and use of the lift are free. Otherwise, you can book a combined ticket for the Petrin Lookout Tower and the Mirror maze here.
  • Have fun inside the Mirror Maze. We will always remember how hard we laughed in the labyrinth of distorting mirrors. If you’re looking for fun things to do in Prague, stepping inside the Hall of Laughter is at the top of the list. Entrance is free for Prague Visitor Pass holders.
  • Visit the Stefanik Observatory for a night sky observation.
  • Take any path towards the city centre and enjoy fantastic views at every turn.
  • Don’t miss the controversial Memorial to the Victims of Communism at the foot of Petrin Hill, near the funicular station.
This image shows Maria and Katerina in the Mirror Maze, a hall filled with mirrors. There are several reflections of Maria and Katerina on the various mirrors.
Several Marias and Katerinas inside the Mirror Maze

Dancing House

The futuristic Dancing House is one of the most recognisable buildings in Prague. Constructed between 1992 and 1996, the Dancing House consists of a glass tower representing Ginger Rogers and a concrete tower representing Fred Astaire, the famous Holywood pair of dancers.

The building houses the Dancing House Hotel for a special stay in Prague. Moreover, you can visit the on-site Ginger & Fred Restaurant as well as the terrace of the Dancing House for panoramic views of Prague.

This image shows the Dancing House.
Prague’s Ginger and Fred

Crypt of Saints Cyril & Methodius Church

A few steps from the Dancing House, the Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius awaits for a lesson into a significant moment in World War II history. The church’s crypt was the hiding place of the Czech resistance soldiers who assassinated Reinhard Heydrich, one of the masterminds of the Nazi terror. The Nazis found the crypt and the heroic soldiers were murdered.

Nowadays, the crypt is a museum where you can learn everything about how the Czech heroes planned and executed the so-called Operation Anthropoid. The entrance to the museum is on the side street. On the main street, in front of the church, there is a National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror.

This image shows the memorial of the Czech Resistance in WWII outside the Church of Saint Cyril & Methodius.
The National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror

Vysehrad

Overlooked Vysehrad is ideal for relaxing strolls and unparalleled views of Prague over the Vltava River. Legend has it that Vysehrad was where the first settlement in Prague was established in the 10th century. Vysehrad was abandoned and ruined during the Hussite Wars in the 15th century. Throughout the centuries, it was remodelled several times in the Baroque style.

This image shows the cemetery in Vysehrad.
A walk around Vysehrad Cemetery at sunset

Among the sites you can visit in Vysehrad, don’t miss the Neo-Gothic Church of Saints Peter & Paul and the Vysehrad Cemetery where famous Czechs, such as Alfons Maria Mucha, a prominent artist, are buried. Furthermore, don’t leave without catching the fantastic views of the city, framed by lovely vineyards, and visiting Vysehrad’s quaint beer garden.

Vysehrad is situated atop a steep rock on the eastern bank of the Vltava River, south of Prague’s Old Town. You can get to Vysehrad by passing through Leopold Gate by tram or metro. Exit from the Brick Gate to continue to your final stop for day 3 on this Prague 4-day itinerary.

If you want to discover more about Vysehrad, check out this tour.

This image shows a vineyard in Vysehrad.
Vineyards in the heart of the town

Naplavka

End your third of 4 days in Prague in Naplavka, one of the most romantic spots in Prague. Naplavka means riverbank in Czech. This is the best place to enjoy a relaxing stroll followed by a glass of Czech beer at one of the floating bars on the Vltava River. Keep in mind that some of these bars accept only cash.

The opposite bank of the Vltava River is also called Naplavka. You can get there either by walking along the Vysehrad Railway Bridge – in the daytime – or by riding the little ferry that runs between the two banks for a very small fee that you can only pay in cash.

This image shows riverside cafés and people walking along Naplavka.
Naplavka is a favourite among locals and visitors alike

Day 4: New Town – Zizkov – Vinohrady

There’s more to see in the New Town and that’s where you’ll start your last day in Prague before mingling with locals at two of the best residential neighbourhoods in Prague, Zizkov and Vinohrady.

Church of Our Lady of The Snows

Start your last day of this Prague in 4 days trip at the Church of Our Lady of The Snows. Its construction started in the 14th century by Charles IV but the church remained incomplete. Before you leave, check out the nearby Cubist Street Lamp and the hidden beer garden in the unfinished wing of the church, as you might want to visit this later for a beer or two.

This image shows the interior of the Church of Our Lady of the Snows.
Inside the Church of Our Lady of The Snows, one of the lesser-known things to see in Prague in 4 days

Rotating Head of Franz Kafka

This one will excite you as it’s another unusual sculpture by the talented David Cerny. The fascinating fact about this statue isn’t that this huge head of Franz Kafka dominates the space, but that it’s rotating. The head consists of 42 layers that rotate every hour for 15 minutes. So, grab a coffee and enjoy the show!

This image shows the rotating Kafka Head.
A unique show that’s free to watch every hour

Pilsner Urquell Experience

Stop for the ultimate beer experience in Prague at the new Pilsner Urquell Brewery in Prague. This fun and interactive museum will walk you through the history of beer in the Czech Republic with cheeky beer pit stops during the tour. However, fun and beer don’t stop at the end of the tour.

Buy the extra ticket to attend the Tapster Academy where you will learn the three typically Czech ways to pour beer. Don’t forget to collect your Pilsner Urquell bottle with your name before you leave.

Buy your tickets for the Pilsner Urquell Beer Experience here!

The entrance to the Pilsner Urquell Experience in Prague.
The Pilsner Urquell Experience in Prague

Wenceslas Square

More like a boulevard than a square, Wenceslas Square is the beating heart of Prague’s historic centre. A former horse market with horse trams and a small lake in the middle, Wenceslas Square was reconstructed by Charles IV, taking its final form in 1348.

Wenceslas Square is so lively that it’s hard to believe it was a site for public executions in the Middle Ages. Nowadays, every public demonstration in Prague takes place on Wenceslas Square.

This image shows Wenceslas Square. The National Museum is in the background.
Watching local life go by at Wenceslas Square

Some of the top things to see on or near Wenceslas Square are:

  • National Museum of Prague. Built in the 19th century, the massive National Museum dominates Wenceslas Square and houses nearly 14 million exhibits.
  • Statue of Saint Wenceslas. Saint Wenceslas is the patron saint of Bohemia, Prague and the entire Czech Republic. The statue of Saint Wenceslas riding his horse is located on the square near the National Museum of Prague.
  • Jan Palach Memorial. On the ground in front of the National Museum, you will see the Memorial to Jan Palach, a student who killed himself in January 1969, as an act of political protest against the invasion of the Soviets into Czechoslovakia the previous year.
  • Lucerna Passage. This is not exactly on Wenceslas Square. You need to make a small detour to find it. Apart from the old-fashioned aesthetics of the passage, the reason we recommend visiting Lucerna Passage is that we know you must be great fans of David Cerny’s work so far and here’s where you can see one more of his creations. This time, it’s a quirky version of Saint Wenceslas riding his horse but upside-down.
  • Vytopna Railway Restaurant. By reading the name of this restaurant you might think that it’s housed in a former train station. Good guess, but no. At this point, we’d like to pay our respects to the masterminds behind this brilliant idea, which is no other than serving beer and food on trains that run on a labyrinthine network of rail tracks. It’s as mindblowing as it sounds and you have to see it to believe it.
This image shows the upside down statue of Saint Wenceslas on his horse in Lucerna Passage.
Lucerna Passage

Church of The Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord in Zizkov

After the fun experience at Vytopna Railway Restaurant, take the tram to explore Zizkov, an off-the-beaten-path neighbourhood with fashionable restaurants and bars.

Stop by the modern Church of The Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord, which is situated on a lively square next to a farmer’s market operating most days of the week. The church was built between 1929 and 1932 and it was designed by the famous Slovene architect, Joze Plecnik.

This image shows the interior of the Zizkov Church.
Inside the Church of The Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord

Zizkov Television Tower

The main attraction in Zizkov is the Television Tower, a controversial structure that you’ll either love or hate. Chances are the building has more haters than fans. However, as you might expect (or not), David Cerny offered a helping hand by adding his adorable crawling babies to the Tower in 2000. This way, the ugly (?) Television Tower became a bit cuter.

Constructed between 1985 and 1992, the TV Tower has an observation deck that offers panoramic views of the entire city. The observation deck is built at a height of 93 metres and it can be reached via a lift.

For more information about admission fees and opening hours click here.
Entrance to the Zizkov Television Tower is free with the Prague Visitor Pass.

Alternatively, purchase your Zizkov Television Tower tickets here.

This image shows the Zizkov Television Tower.
Spot the babies

Riegrovy Sady

We saved our favourite place to visit in Prague for last. That’s no other than Riegrovy Sady, a beautiful park located near the city’s main train station. The gardens of Riegrovy Sady used to be vineyards in the past. Nowadays, you can visit the park to hang out at its lovely beer gardens, take relaxing walks or enjoy a picnic with a postcard-perfect view of Prague Castle.

This image shows Prague Castle from Riegrovy Sady. In the foreground, people are sitting on the benches of the park. This is hands down one of the best views in Prague.
This is where we took an oath to keep coming back to Prague

What To Do in Prague in Less or More Than 4 Days

3 Days in Prague

We’ve already established that seeing Prague in 4 days is ideal. Especially if you’re visiting Prague for the first time. That said, we understand that your vacation time might not allow you to spend 4 days in Prague. In that case, here’s a shorter version of our Prague itinerary, perfect for anyone who plans to see Prague in 3 days. Please note that if you consider a trip to Prague for a weekend, it’s nowhere close to enough.

Day 1

  • Old Town Hall
  • Astronomical Clock
  • Old Town Square
  • Terasa U Prince
  • Powder Gate Tower
  • Jewish Museum
  • Letna Park

Day 2

  • Prague Castle
  • Prague’s Narrowest Street
  • Lesser Town Bridge Towers
  • Old Water Mill
  • Lennon Wall
  • Kampa Park
  • Petrin Hill
  • Charles Bridge
  • Venice Boat Tour

Day 3

  • Rotating Head of Franz Kafka
  • Wenceslas Square
  • Dancing House
  • Church of Saint Cyril and Methodius Crypt
  • Naplavka

Prague in 5 Days

If, on the other hand, you have more than 4 days in Prague, then you’re very lucky. Spending 5 days in Prague means that you can either split everything included in our 4-day Prague itinerary into five days instead of four, thus enjoying the best of Prague at a slower pace, or follow our 4-day itinerary for Prague and plan a day trip on your fifth day to see more of the fabulous country that is the Czech Republic.

This image shows the beautiful landscape at the confluence of the Vltava and Elbe rivers.
Daydreaming at the confluence of the Vltava and Elbe rivers in Melnik

Here are some ideas for day trips from Prague:

  • Melnik. At the confluence of the Vltava and Elbe rivers, Melnik is a charming town particularly known for its wine. It’s also one of the best and easiest day trips from Prague as it takes less than an hour to get to Melnik from Prague by train. Once there, you can walk around the town’s quaint alleys and lovely square, visit a gorgeous castle for a wine tasting and a stroll around its dark wine cellars and take in the stunning scenery at the point where the Elbe meets the Vltava.
  • Kutna Hora. Famous for its impressive ossuary – or Bone Church as it’s commonly known – Kutna Hora is one of the best half-day trips 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, in Kutna Hora it’s worth taking a stroll around the picturesque town, marvelling at its colourful architecture. You can get to Kutna Hora by train from Prague. However, for a hassle-free experience, consider booking a guided tour that includes entry tickets to the Ossuary.
  • Cesky Krumlov. We’d strongly recommend adding a couple of days to your Prague trip to explore the wonders of South Bohemia at a slow pace, spending a night or two at the enchanting UNESCO-listed town of Cesky Krumlov. That said, if your vacation days don’t allow it, you could get a taste of this fairytale-like region by planning a day trip to Cesky Krumlov from Prague. The highlight of Cesky Krumlov is its imposing 13th-century castle. There’s also a handful of museums scattered across the town. However, strolling around this dream town is a unique experience in its own right. Getting to Cesky Krumlov by train from Prague can be tricky and time-consuming. Therefore, it’s best to book a full-day guided tour of Cesky Krumlov in advance.
  • Karlovy Vary. Again, if you have some extra days to spare, by all means, extend your trip to Karlovy Vary to enjoy the fabulous architecture and superb thermal baths of one of the best spa destinations in Europe. But if that’s not an option, you can visit Karlovy Vary on a day trip from Prague, as long as you do so with a guided tour that includes a comfortable drive through the gorgeous Czech countryside. Otherwise, the time and effort to get there by train are too much trouble for a day trip. Apart from its amazing spas, Karlovy Vary is also famous for its grand Art Nouveau architecture, splendid Colonnades and utter quaintness. Another essential stop is the Jan Becher Museum, which is dedicated to Becherovka, the Czech Republic’s signature herbal liqueur. Click here for our detailed guide on what to do in Karlovy Vary and around.
  • Bohemian Paradise. For a chance to get a glimpse at one of the Czech Republic’s best-kept secrets, consider joining a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Bohemian Paradise Geopark, an area of great historical significance and unfathomable natural beauty. However, if your schedule allows it, we’d strongly recommend spending a few days exploring the region of Liberec and the secrets of Bohemia crystal in depth instead. Here’s our guide to all the fantastic things you can do in Liberec.
This image shows the entrance to the Cold Passage in the Bohemian Paradise.
The Bohemian Paradise is a true fairyland

The Ultimate Prague Travel Guide

Best Time To Visit Prague

Like with most European cities, the best months to visit Prague are May, June and September. During those months, the weather is mild with warm temperatures. To avoid the crowds, don’t plan your trip during July and August. However, you should expect crowds during peak times and weekends regardless of the season, mainly around the Old Town Square area.

Prague is a charming city all year round, though. If you have visited Prague before and you have covered all the main attractions, you could visit again even in the winter to enjoy Prague in the snow. Our favourite time to visit Prague is spring, especially May, when the city’s gardens are in full bloom, the days are longer and the weather is just perfect to enjoy sitting outdoors, taking in all this beauty.

This image shows the riverside promenade near Kampa Park. Charles Bridge is in the background.
Long riverside walks in September

How To Get To Prague

Prague’s international airport is situated about 15 kilometres from the city centre. It serves as a hub for Czech Airlines and Smartwings and as a base for Ryanair and Eurowings. Prague connects to almost every country in Europe, while there are direct flights from New York and other US cities, too.

Find the best deals for your flights to Prague.

From Prague airport, you can 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.

However, the best and most comfortable way to get directly to your hotel in Prague is to book a shared or private transfer from Prague Airport.

As we’ve already mentioned, Prague is not far from other Central European capitals. You can get to Prague by bus or train from neighbouring countries either because you want to travel sustainably and reduce your carbon footprint or if you plan to combine Prague with other European cities on the same trip.

Check out prices and routes by bus and train within Central Europe.

This image shows a man walking along the platform in Prague's train station.
Travelling by train in Central Europe is a mindset

How To Get Around Prague

Undoubtedly, the best way to get around Prague is by walking. Most of the areas you’re going to wander around are relatively flat with many gorgeous promenades. However, sometimes you will need to use public transport either because you don’t have time and your destination is far or if the weather is bad.

Prague has an excellent bus and tram network operating at night as well. We recommend the tram or bus over the metro, as it’s the best way to see the city instead of spending time underground. Thankfully, you can use your contactless card to pay for your ticket once on board your preferred means of transport. If you don’t already have a multicurrency card for your travels, like Wise, order one here. It’s a lifesaver.

For more information about prices and types of tickets, click here.

For Prague Visitor Pass holders, the use of public transportation is free. What’s more, with the Prague Visitor Pass, you can hop on and hop off the vintage Tourist Tram, which runs all over the historic centre of Prague during the weekend.

This image shows a tram turning on a main street in Prague.
Trams run all day and night in Prague

Is The Prague Visitor Pass Worth It?

Before we answer that question, let’s have a look at what you can get by purchasing a Prague Visitor Pass:

  • Free and unlimited use of public transportation, including the funicular to Petrin Hill.
  • A free round-trip ticket on the Airport Express Bus (AE).
  • A 24-hour hop-on hop-off ticket to use on the Historic Tourist Tram at the weekend.
  • A free boat tour on the Vltava River with Prague Venice Boats, including refreshments and snacks.
  • Entry tickets to most of Prague’s main attractions, such as Prague Castle, Old Town Hall, the Jewish Museum and many more.
This image shows the tourist tram on a cobbled street in Prague.
Prague’s Historic Tram Line 42

Apart from all the above benefits, the Prague Visitor Pass can also inspire you to visit for free some lesser-known attractions in Prague you didn’t even know existed. However, the most important for us is the hassle-free experience of not thinking that you have to buy a ticket every time you want to hop on a tram or visit a site. All you need is that city card which is valid for 2, 3 or 5 days, depending on the version you choose.

So, to answer the question if the Prague Visitor Pass is worth it, we say yes, if you follow an itinerary like ours which includes many Prague attractions and activities. For a more laid-back trip, we would recommend booking individually some of the attractions we suggest throughout our Prague 4-day itinerary.

You can purchase your Prague Visitor Pass here.

This image shows two Prague Visitor Passes on a map of Prague.
Planning our Prague itinerary

Where To Stay in Prague

Prague is divided into 22 districts. Prague 1 corresponds to the city centre and includes the main Prague tourist attractions. If you want to save time and make the most of your trip to Prague, the best area to stay is near the city centre and, more specifically, anywhere in the Old Town. However, if this isn’t your first time in Prague, you might want to opt for a more residential area for a change.

Read our detailed guide for the best areas to stay in Prague.

For a unique stay in a historic building, we can’t recommend the Mozart Hotel enough. Built along the Vltava River, a few steps from Charles Bridge, the Mozart Prague Hotel is the perfect base to explore Prague. The historic 5-star hotel offers panoramic views of Prague Castle and Charles Bridge while its romantic courtyard is the best place to enjoy your breakfast or dinner.

Book your room at the Mozart Hotel for an unforgettable luxury stay!

However, for a more authentic experience, away from the hordes of tourists, Vinohrady is one of the best areas to stay in Prague. A quaint residential area, Vinohrady is where many of Prague’s ex-pats live.

Book your room in Empirent Garden Suites for an alternative stay in Vinohrady!

Prague is abundant in gorgeous boutique hotels and comfortable aparthotels, ideal for longer stays. Therefore, try to refrain from booking an Airbnb in Prague for all the reasons we explain in this article.

This image shows the view of Prague's skyline from a room in the Prague Mozart Hotel.
A room with a view at the Mozart Prague Hotel

Best Restaurants in Prague For Vegetarian & Vegan Food

As you know, we always look for the best places to enjoy mouthwatering veggie and vegan food in the destinations we’re visiting and Prague couldn’t be an exception. Prague has several dedicated vegetarian or vegan restaurants. That said, most restaurants offer delicious vegan and veggie dishes anyway. Here’s a small selection of the best restaurants in Prague that serve meat-free dishes.

  • Maitrea Restaurace is one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Prague, serving meat-free versions of Czech staples, like goulash and svíčková, in a very cosy setting. Making a reservation is necessary.
  • Restaurace Satsang is a cruelty-free restaurant in a beautiful residential neighbourhood, specialising in mouthwatering ethnic dishes. Making a reservation is recommended.
  • Palo Verde Bistro is one of the most popular places to enjoy a hearty vegan brunch. Making a reservation is necessary.
  • Lehka Hlava is Maitrea’s sister restaurant, serving equally good veggie and vegan dishes in a warm space with lively decor. Making a reservation is necessary.
  • Forky’s Vegan Fast Food is a Czech cruelty-free fast food chain established in Brno, with several restaurants in various locations within Central Europe. It serves delicious vegan versions of staple street food from all over the world. You don’t need to make a reservation.
  • Manifesto is an open-air food hall where you can taste several ethnic cuisines, with several plant-based options available. No matter what you choose to eat there, don’t forget to pair it with a dish of Fancy Fries. You don’t need to make a reservation but you may have to wait a bit until you find an available spot.
  • The Tavern is a burger place in Vinohrady, with several veggie and vegan options, some of which are among the best meat-free burgers we’ve ever tried. Making a reservation is recommended.
This image shows the vegan version of the typical Czech dish Svickova.
Maitrea’s vegetarian version of the traditional Czech svíčková is delicious

We hope you enjoyed this virtual trip to one of our favourite cities in Europe. Since the very first moment we set eyes on Prague, we’re haunted by its beauty, sworn to never stop going back. If you’ve already been to Prague at least once, you know what we mean. If you haven’t, this Prague in 4 days itinerary is all you need to be enchanted by this dazzling city.

WORDS & IMAGES: Katerina
EDITING: Maria

Disclosure: We were guests at Mozart Hotel and the Prague Tourism Board offered us two Press Prague Visitor Passes. However, as always, we express nothing but our honest opinion about the experience we had.

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