What to do in Prague in 3 Days | The Guide

When you visit this city that seems right of a fairytale on a short vacation, it’s hard to determine just what to do in Prague in 3 days. It is challenging but not impossible, to experience most of its unparalleled wonders if you plan ahead. We’ve already been to Prague from Germany twice in the last three months so have put together this Prague itinerary accordingly.

You need to fit in visits to important cultural sights, the leisure of admiring architectural wonders like the Charles Bridge, and also a taste of Prague’s incredible nightlife. Also, you need to have a few moments of solace to appreciate the splendid beauty of this unique Czech city. Worried how you’ll do all this in 3 days in Prague? Let us help you out.

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What to SEE in Prague in 3 Days?

Day 1

Head to The Old Town Square and the surrounding areas as it is always bustling with tourist influx. You can devote a full whole day to visit this particular space thoroughly. It includes the Jewish Quarters, Astronomical Clock, or Prague orloj, and the Powder Tower or the Gothic tower in Prague. (Our suggestion: take a walking tour to get a feel of the city)

Like a free-spirited bird, wander around the cobbled Praha streets. This is a different experience altogether. Looking at all of its historical and cultural sites will make you admire the place for everything that it holds. We went all the way up on the Astronomical Tower and it was a surreal experience. Got some stunning aerial views of Prague city and the Old Town.

Explore those narrow streets also which aren’t in the heart of the city. As you dive deeper and deeper, the city will surprise you with the Pandora Box which will remain in your memories for time immemorial. The area also includes the gripping Czech traditionally styled pubs which really give the true local essence.

Tip– Stop by the pub U Zlateho Tygra for experiencing an amazing and lively Czech nightlife. It is really soothing and a good full stop to the first day of travel. Or, you can even sign up for pub crawling experience which takes you through various night clubs in one single night.

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Fun going on at the Old Town Square

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The Old town Square and the Gothic Towers

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Majestic Powder Tower Prague

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Aerial View of Prague City

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Aerial view of Old Town from the Astronomical Tower

Day 2

For the second day – keep Castle Hill, Charles Bridge, Lennon wall and the Boat Trip. Read about our boat trip experience in Prague.

Castle Hill or Hradcany is one of the major attractions of Prague. It is also marked as the UNESCO monument with a history dating more than 1000 years. Its characteristic feature is being the largest ancient castle in the world.

Charles Bridge is a historical bridge that is built across the Vltava river in Prague with a rich history of first stone laid by the great Charles IV himself. It is one of the most visited sites in Prague. It is lined with large statues and flooded with musicians, painters, vendors and tourists. Its oozing beauty never disappoints to surprise you.

Lennon wall or the John Lennon wall is a public art landmark in Prague. It has been filled with John Lennon inspired graffiti and is covered with Beatles song lyrics. 100% it is the perfect location for those insta-worthy pictures. It is really essential walk from the Bridge. The square near the wall often hosts market- type activities and public events, celebrations and festivals.

Boat Trip on the Vltava River in the evening is an excellent way to see Prague’s best sight illuminated at night. The rides usually start at Dvorakovo nabrezi and continue till Vysehrad and back for which there are plenty of options to choose from.

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Hike all the way up to the Castle and it will be worth the views

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Everything around the castle looks so beautiful

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Stunning views from the Prague Castle

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Historical attractions of Prague

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Beautiful Prague scenes – so serene

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Charles Bridge – looks beautiful even when it’s cloudy

Day 3

Keep the third day to visit the very famous Nationale-Nederlanden building and shopping at Wenceslas Square and Republic Square. Make your way to the Palladium Mall that is located in the Republic Square. There are around 200 shops and is one of the biggest shopping centers of Prague.

Nationale-Nederlanden building – The Prague Dancing House (also called Fred and Ginger) is a fascinating building modelled after the two famous dancers namely Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The two buildings signify those two dancers and is a renowned marvel of Czech architecture.

Wenceslas Square is the famous central attraction of the city for shopaholics. You can get fashion trends ranging from departmental store to multiple high-end and high-street outlets which is really enthralling.

To sum up the third and final day in Prague, watch the ballet at the National Theatre or you could spend some time simply sampling different varieties of all famous beers. 3 days in Prague, sorted?

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The famous Dancing House looks so cute

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Just outside the Nationale-Nederlanden Prague

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Explore the area around the Dancing House

Even after all this if you still have time, take a half-day trip to Kutna Hora. It is an hour drive from the city center. You can visit the Bone Church and St. Barbara’s Church. This UNESCO Heritage site would be a welcoming reprieve from the otherwise bustling Prague town.

Prague Nightlife

One of the major high points of Prague is it’s buzzing nightlife of the city. Don’t miss the thrill. There are festivals going on always and the shimmery cafes and bars which never fail to entertain you.

Head to Wenceslas Square if you wish to enjoy vibrant colourful Prague nightlife.

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Prague by the night looks so beautiful

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How gorgeous Prague looks by the night!

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The major worship point on the Charles Bridge

Food Recommendations in Prague

Don’t miss trying the authentic traditional Czech food. Some of the famous delicacies are Trdelnik, potato soup, and the very famous beer.

Make sure you get your hands on the famous ‘CHARCOAL ice cream’ in Prague.  This one really did taste great, apart from having that Instagram worthy appeal. It was actually mild and quite refreshing at the same time. Don’t be surprised if people stop you and ask you from where you got one.

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Charcoal Ice Cream in Prague

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Sample yum macarons at the Little Prague Macarons

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Download TAXIFY App to Explore PRAGUE Hassle-free

The drivers in Prague are infamous for their hefty taxi prices. So a very useful tip is to negotiate and agree on a price before getting in and starting your journey.

However, a better idea is to download the TAXIFY APP beforehand to save big time on the taxi travel. I established here after two consecutive trips that this app helps travel around Prague for sure cheap rate.

Best time to visit Prague

The best time to visit the city is late spring and early fall, i.e. the second half of May and months of June and September as otherwise generally the city is too cold to be able to enjoy as a tourist.

You can check our Prague vlog to plan your visit.

 

Prague Hotels

Searching for hotel is never a herculean task in the capital city. The city provides with plethora of options in different price range. Though with all that, the confusion levels might really seem to be troublesome. So, it is always recommended to get the booking done prior to the visit after proper research.

For that, prepare a list of the places you really want to visit and try finding the hotel near to the area. This will help you save time and money. We chose to get accommodation in the picturesque Zizkov district both the times we were in Prague.

The district is 20-25 minutes walk away from the Old Town. It was indeed a great idea to stay in Zizkov due its proximity to the Old Town and a laidback vibe.

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Outside our Airbnb at Zizkov Prague

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Final Say

The popular ‘City of a Hundred Spires’ never stops to surprise you with the magical revelations here and there. Make a list beforehand and try to visit as many places as you can. We suggest you to start from the most popular one, which is the Old Town Square & move on too the area surrounding.

  1. But do not restrict yourself to the Old Town Square. Go ahead and explore Letna and Zizkov. These areas are beautiful as well.
  2. Never Never Never exchange money on the street (EVER).
  3. Beer is super cheap. There you GO!
  4. Leave your heels at home as you have to tackle cobbled streets and walk a lot. Wear comfortable shoes all the time!
  5. The weather of Prague is quite unpredictable so always carry a jacket to be on the safer side.

So now you know what to do in Prague in 3 days, right?

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23 Comments

  • Reply Amanda Yorton October 5, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    Prague looks like a wonderfully historic place to visit! I would love to go to Europe and check out these amazing cities! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Monidipa Dutta October 6, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Great ideas about things that you can do. The place and your pictures are great. It is really worth traveling there. Very well written my dear.

  • Reply Ale October 6, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    The pictures are amazing! I love this types of posts where you show the city and share the best places to visit. The tips are the end are the best. I loved the one that says chap beer!

  • Reply Debby October 7, 2018 at 3:15 am

    Both of my daughters have traveled to Prague and I have seen pictures similar to yours. But recently they traveled to Southeast Asia and had a picture of charcoal ice cream that was a dark gray. Your is a really pretty color! I guess there are many different kinds of that flavor.

  • Reply Silvia October 7, 2018 at 4:32 am

    This is a great tour, if one day I can go there I will for sure read this again. How was the Charcoal ice cream?

  • Reply Jessica Martin October 7, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    I would love to visit Prague. It is so beautiful. It is hard to believe you did all of this in 3 days! This was helpful for whenever I’m able to visit Prague.

    • Reply Prerna Harsh October 8, 2018 at 8:21 pm

      Of course not. 🙂
      We’ve been to Prague twice now so know a lot. Most of the queries so far have been regarding itinerary for 3 days in Prague, hence the post 🙂

  • Reply Marysa October 7, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    This looks like a really neat place to explore. It looks like a beautiful city with plenty of places to check out. We love to see new places and Prague would be a lot of fun.

  • Reply Patricia-Ann Que October 7, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    this is so beautiful! definitely in my list to visit!

  • Reply Renee October 8, 2018 at 12:30 am

    Prague was never on my bucket list, but the pictures and your very thorough post has made me want to visit. I am a foodie, so I would love to know your top food items you enjoyed there. Thanks for the post.

  • Reply Vikrant Nimbalkar October 8, 2018 at 12:43 am

    Very beautiful. Perfect clicks. Thanks for this information.

  • Reply Echo October 8, 2018 at 1:03 am

    What a great guide! God, this looks like such a magical city! I would definitely love to visit Prague in the future!

  • Reply Enriqueta E Lemoine October 8, 2018 at 1:12 am

    I told you that I was coming back to your blog and I did it! Prague is such a jewel. No doubt it’s one of the most beautiful European cities. I always wanted to go. Now is in my bucket list.

  • Reply Vanessa October 8, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Fantastic post and the pictures look awesome! I’d love to visit Prague if only to try that charcoal ice cream. YUM!

  • Reply Suzanne October 8, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    There’s so much to see in Prague! I love how it looks like a fairytale, Eastern-European thing 🙂

  • Reply K.A. Wypych October 9, 2018 at 1:19 am

    This was fantastic! What a great summary of travel tips and amazing pictures. Outstandingjob!

  • Reply K.A. Wypych October 9, 2018 at 1:20 am

    This was fantastic! What a great summary of travel tips and amazing pictures. Outstanding job!

  • Reply blair villanueva October 9, 2018 at 8:14 am

    Haven’t to Prague and your guide is very helpful for someone like me who wants to visit the city soon. Is summer also a great season to visit to city?

  • Reply Devyani Ray October 9, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Beer bike!! My husband would LOVE that and it’s such a cool idea. Drink and burn calories- haha

  • Reply David Elliott October 10, 2018 at 3:22 am

    I am definitely going to have to make a trip out to Prague. It looks pretty amazing there. I would love going out to the square out there. Just too amazing. Those Gothic towers are just amazing.

  • Reply Mommy Sigrid October 14, 2018 at 2:31 am

    Prague looks awesome through your lens! And I would like to get on that beer bike. Oh my, that would be such an experience! 😀

  • Reply Vaibhav Mehta October 22, 2018 at 6:52 am

    Prague is my absolute bucketlist city to cover in Europe..covered quite a few places but this one’s left to be explored. Bookmarking your post for my stay there in future!

  • Reply A G October 22, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    you had me at charcoal ice cream. this is definItely going to be on my list next month

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