What to do in 3 days in Prague

Old Town Square

Old Town Square

The most common amount of time an average tourist spends in Prague is something around three to four days. If you are wondering how to wisely fill up this time so you’ll get the very most out of Prague, then our short list of suggestions is for you! We recommend stepping up the pace and taking a Segway tour to really learn what’s what in style, but you can also make your own way of course. Here are the things that we as locals, appreciate the most.

Mary of the Snows

Off the beaten track – Church of St. Mary of the Snows

DAY 1 – Getting to know Prague

The very first day you explore this gorgeous city should be a day of getting a brief overview of what you can see here, as well as visiting the most famous sights of Prague, such as Prague Castle, Charles Bridge and the Old Town Square. Our personal experience of travelling abroad is that there is no better way of getting an introduction into the city’s history than taking a walking tour or a bike tour. Your guide will recommend some places to visit later on, and point out the essentials you need to know while you’re here.

DAY 2 – Going deeper

When you already have a brief overview of what Prague is really about, it’s usually a good time to focus on things that not every tourist might see. As an old medieval city, Prague is full of hidden places and sights, which remain overlooked by many people. Sometimes, if you do some deep research before you arrive in the city, you can find those places on your own, but a good local guide usually knows his way around, so you can ask them or hire them for private tour off the beaten track. Sometimes the most memorable moments of your vacation are the ones when you get to know the things and sights most of tourists don’t have a clue about. Our personal suggestion is to put these sights on your list: Loreta, Church of St. Mary of the Snows, Church of St. James the Greater and Vyšehrad.

riverside walk

Riverside walk

DAY 3 – Relax; get some souvenirs and re-visit places you liked

On the very last day you should take it easy. If you collect souvenirs from most of the places you travel to, have your own small shopping tour around the Old Town Square (that’s where most of the souvenir shops are) and get some good stuff. Sometimes it pays to re-visit some of the places you liked and didn’t have enough time to fully discover yet. We highly recommend taking a leisurely walk along the riverside (especially at night!) and admire the gorgeous panoramic views across the river. A very popular way to end the trip in summertime is to take a boat cruise at night – those scenes of beautifully illuminated sights, are unforgettable!

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