Visiting Prague in 3 days is quite possible. In the following text, we propose a complete tour that will allow you not to miss any of the must-see places while taking time to relax, eat well and visit some of the lesser-known places in the capital, especially in the summer, when the sun is shining.
HOW TO VISIT PRAGUE IN 3 DAYS?
Are you planning to go to Prague and discover all the good and beautiful things the Czech capital has to offer? As you can imagine, this seems like an excellent idea. However, it is true that the capital is full of things to do and things to see.
That’s why in the following article we will present you with some ideas on how you can visit Prague in 3 days without missing any of the major sights. The ideal for a few days of vacation.
VISITING PRAGUE IN 3 DAYS: ARRIVAL AND FIRST DAY
You have arrived at Václav Havel airport. The first thing to do is to get to your hotel. To do this, take the metro from the airport to the city center. Once there, check in, drop off your belongings and enjoy the enchanting atmosphere of the Czech capital.
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1. PRAGUE’S MUST-SEES: DOWNTOWN AND CHARLES BRIDGE
Depending on your arrival time, we suggest that you start the first of your 3 days in Prague by discovering the main tourist and historical places. A visit in time through which you can discover some of the most beautiful local monuments, such as:
- The Old Town Square, the Astronomical Clock and the Clock Tower
- Můstek Avenue (to the Muzeum if you feel like it)
- Charles Bridge, the very symbol of the capital and even of the Czech Republic
We have compiled a list of the 10 best local restaurants. If you want to visit Prague in 3 days, we strongly suggest you try the local and typical dishes. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a good meal and a good local beer.
2. WALK ALONG THE VLTAVA RIVER
Prague’s river, the Vltava, offers many possibilities, including the opportunity to walk along the banks while enjoying an absolutely sublime view of the capital. We can assure you that during your 3-day visit to Prague, you will want to return.
We invite you to start your Vltava River tour from the National Theater. Then go down to the Dancing House. It’s a great opportunity to take some nice pictures. If you feel like it, you can even continue to Vyšehrad!
If you want to go out at night, you will find a list of some of the best bars in Prague in this content. Our advice? If you like cocktails and light… surprising universe, we recommend you to discover the Anonymous Bar. If you’re more of a chill and beautiful view kind of person, a rooftop bar could do the trick.
VISITING PRAGUE IN 3 DAYS: DAY 2
In the morning, after a good breakfast, we suggest you discover the western part of Prague. On the program? Prague Castle and Petřín. So the second day of your stay begins on the side of the Hradčanská metro stop.
Get out and walk up the alley to the castle gates. Be careful, the slopes are steep and you will probably have to climb a few steps in order to get there.
1. PRAGUE CASTLE, ST. VITUS CATHEDRAL
On the way, stop in the vineyards, take some nice pictures and enjoy the fresh air. The heights of Prague offer a splendid view. It is the perfect opportunity to stop and admire the view, have a good glass of water before going back to discover the surroundings.
Prague Castle is beautiful and can be visited: we recommend you to do it. Also stop by St. Vitus Cathedral, one of the most beautiful buildings in Prague.
Finally, if you are lucky, you will be able to see the changing of the national guard. As in England, a whole ceremony is put in place allowing the guards on duty to leave for a rest when others come to take their place. A rather surprising scene that tourists like to immortalize.
2. PETRIN TOWER
Further on, continuing your way through the forest, you will come to the Petrin Tower, erected as a tribute to the Eiffel Tower. This is a very pleasant walk through one of the many parks and gardens in Prague.
Here again, you can enjoy Prague in a slightly different way, away from the hordes of tourists. The ideal way to get away from it all, to breathe. Don’t forget your picnic, your water bottle and your camera!
3. MEALS AND HOLEŠOVICE
Holešovice is a somewhat bohemian neighborhood, known for its many cafes and parks. What’s on the agenda? A detour to Letná, a cultural stop and a trip to Stromovka.
Letná is one of the largest and most beautiful parks in Prague. In the summer, hundreds of people come here to stroll, enjoy the sun, the trees and the beer gardens. This park is well worth a visit.
If you go back down and then continue your way along the streetcar line, you might see a huge structure. It is the National Museum of Technical Arts. If you feel like visiting it, it is a great idea. The museum is very large, so if you are in a hurry, consider prioritizing the exhibits.
If you go out and continue straight on, you will come to a new park. This is Stromovka. There are several events organized here, including the Prague Metronome Festival, one of the most famous festivals in the capital.
VISIT PRAGUE IN 3 DAYS: DAY 3
Here begins your last day in the heart of Prague. We recommend that you stay close to the center and discover the Vinohrady district before heading back to the airport. Perfect to conclude your visit.
1. BRUNCH IN PRAGUE
Your third day is probably going to be a little fast. So we suggest you take the time against the grain and enjoy a good brunch.
The best ones can be found in particular on the side of Jiřího z Poděbrad, one of the quietest, most pleasant neighborhoods in Prague.
Spend your morning there. You’ll even have the opportunity to stroll through a “Farmer’s market,” a small market offering local products
Our last suggestion, before going back home, is to go back to the city center to buy your souvenirs, do some shopping and stroll from Mustek to the national theater, taking care to take some pictures of the old city square! In short, a last tour as a goodbye before getting back on the metro, towards the airport.
ARE 3 DAYS ENOUGH TO VISIT PRAGUE?
Norman’s answer: yes and no. Indeed, in 3 days, you have plenty of time to discover the main tourist centers of the Czech capital. On the other hand, if you want to go further, to discover its smallest corners and its unusual places, you will probably have to come back (it is even sure and certain).
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PRAGUE IN 3 DAYS, IN BRIEF
Visiting the city of Prague in 3 days is possible. Of course, you will have to target your neighborhood of residence as well as the places you must visit. In any case, the Charles Bridge, the Old Town Square (where the Astronomical Clock is located) as well as the center, the Jewish Quarter (with the cemetery and the synagogue) or the Castle and Mala Strana should be on your list of things to do.
However, the Petrin Hill or the many museums in the capital of the Czech Republic could be overlooked. Don’t hesitate to hire a guide for a guided tour (free or paid, it doesn’t matter), which will allow you to learn a little more about the city.
An exceptional trip to the heart of Prague is waiting for you, in one of the most beautiful capitals of Europe. A city where prices are accessible, perfect for a weekend.