Would you like to enjoy a long weekend abroad? A good solution would be to go to Prague, in the Czech Republic! Indeed, the capital has a lot to offer and plenty to keep you busy for 2 or 3 days.
The big plus? If you plan ahead, the plane tickets won’t cost you much. In short, everything is gathered to meet your needs and offer you the weekend in the green so much hoped.
When is the best time to travel to Prague?
You can travel to Prague whenever you want, especially for a short 3-day weekend. If you would like to find out more about the weather and temperatures in the Czech capital, please take a look at our special article. You will find all the information you need.
How to visit Prague in a weekend?
Are you discovering Prague in a weekend for the very first time? We recommend that you read our article on the 10 restaurants in Prague. It will give you a clear idea of what you could do. What’s next? Here is what we suggest!
Day 1: Arrival in Prague and downtown
After your arrival, go directly to the place where you will stay. Check in at your hotel or youth hostel in Prague. From there, you can drop off your belongings. We recommend 3 areas:
- The city center: for amenities and transportation. Be careful though, it may cost you more!
- Holešovice: it is the trendy district of the moment. You will find many museums, bars and good restaurants.
- Žižkov: one of the most fashionable areas. Bohemian, bohemian, you will find many cafes here.
Depending on where you are, why not take advantage of your first moments to visit the surroundings? The rest is a bit more demanding. Take the metro to the city center, get off at Náměstí Republiky.
Then you can enjoy the excitement of the old town. You can take turns discovering Muzeum and Můstek, the central square with the clock tower and thus the astronomical clock.
Further on, if you walk along the Prague River, you will come to Charles Bridge. You can take a walk there, but the second part of Prague is more reserved for the next day. However, enjoy a few moments of the musicians, painters and artists present there… It’s almost like being in Paris!
Of course, you will also have to eat. It is difficult for us to tell you where to eat. So think about reading our article on the 10 best typical restaurants in Prague. One thing is certain, you will find what you are looking for.
At the end of the day and in the evening, don’t hesitate to stroll through the streets of the center to enjoy the bars of the city. Prague is a nightlife city where many people like to go out, drink and eat.
You will find excellent food and many good drinks. We recommend you to try the local beers, which are very typical. A great way to start your weekend in the Czech Republic.
Day 2: Prague Castle, a museum and Letná
At the beginning of the second day of this weekend in Prague, we recommend you to go to Hradcanska by metro. This is the stop that will take you to Prague Castle. What’s on the agenda? A long climb up the stairs for a final view of the whole city.
If the weather is nice, take the opportunity to stop for a glass of wine and enjoy the view. On the way down, if you have the opportunity, visit the Senate and the Wellenstein Gardens.
The tour of this part of the city will take you a good morning. Then stop for a bite to eat. The rest of the day? We suggest you visit a museum. There are several: the National Museum of Prague (which we highly recommend), the Kampa Museum, near the Charles Bridge, and the Kafka Museum.
If you wish, you can head to Holešovice to visit the National Museum of Technical Arts. The day can then continue with a tour of Letná Park, a large green park where you will have the opportunity to enjoy a purer, more pleasant area… In short, a new way to discover the capital.
Book your stay in Prague
You want to visit Prague? Book your hostel or hotel room in the heart of the Czech capital.
Day 3: Můstek and airport
On the last day of your weekend in Prague, we once again invite you to go to the side of Náměstí Republiky in order to walk up Můstek and its stores. You will have the opportunity to buy nice souvenirs for you and your loved ones.
Continue towards the Vltava River and pass the National Theater. Enjoy the view one last time and take some nice pictures. It will be time to leave soon enough. Take the metro, line A (Green) and don’t miss your plane!
How much does a weekend in Prague cost?
A weekend in Prague may not cost you much. In fact, depending on where you stay and the restaurants and bars you choose, you can easily divide your total bill by 2. A budget of 400 euros for two people can be more than enough, or not enough…
Everything will depend on your tastes. The only thing you can be sure of is that you will need a 3-day travel ticket and to pay for your hotel. As for the rest, most of the activities offered here are totally free!
Can we really discover Prague in a weekend?
No. In one weekend in Prague, you will have the opportunity to visit the most important tourist points of the city, without really going into detail.
Don’t hesitate to extend your stay in order to have enough time to discover all that the Czech capital has to offer.