What to see in Prague and surroundings in 7 days

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Joel Fulleda

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For twenty years now, after the Velvet Revolution unveiled the magical beauty of Prague, the City of 100 Towers has become one of the most popular destinations and requests from tourists, Italians in the first place.
This city is charming in every season. Spring and summer are certainly preferable for pleasant temperatures and flower parks; however, numerous daring ones, braving the harsh temperatures, reach it even in the middle of winter to enjoy a Christmas atmosphere that cannot be compared.

With an enchanting fairytale allure and of yesteryear, the city has so much to offer. And if you have a few more days to spare, it is in a convenient position to reach other delightful and interesting places to visit.
Here's what to see in and around Prague in 7 days!


  1. 1 day
  2. 2 day
  3. 3 day
  4. 4 day
  5. 5 day
  6. 6 day
  7. 7 day
  8. How much does a week cost in Prague
  9. Before leaving: useful tips
  10. User questions and comments

1 day

Start with the Prague Castle, a huge complex (45 hectares) spread over three courtyards. To visit the whole complex you need half a day or a 2,5 hour guided tour.
Enter the Cathedral of San Vito to admire especially the stained glass windows, visit the ancient Royal Palace with the exceptional vaulted ceiling, stop by church of San Giorgio (the only Romanesque example) and walks in the very particular Vicolo d'Oro with all the colorful houses. End the morning at Daliborka Tower complete with a torture room.
The entire complex is open from 9:00 to 18:00 (in winter until 16:00. Single ticket € 18,00).

Get off via Hradčanské nám. and Loretánská (500 m) to Loreta. Have lunch at the Host Restaurant (€ 16,00).

Visit the Loreta complex: Holy House and Church of the Nativity. Spend the rest of the afternoon at the curious museum of miniature (9: 00-17: 00, € 6,00) and admiring the collection of the national gallery of Sternberg palace (10:00-18:00, €6,00).

Dine at U Labutí (€ 20,00)

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 3,5 km / 44 min
  • Places visited: Castle complex (San Vito cathedral, royal palace, San Giorgio church, Vicolo d'Oro, Daliborka tower - € 18,00), Loreta (9: 00-17: 00, € 5,50), Museum of Miniature ( € 6,00), Sternberg palace (€ 6,00)
  • Daily shopping: € 75,00
  • Prague Castle: ticket and introductory commentary Prague: Castle tour with admission ticket
  • Lunch at host Restaurant (Get directions), Dinner at U Labutí (Get directions)

2 day

The day begins in the Malà Strana district. Admire the baroque church of San Nicola (9: 00-17: 00, € 2,80) and spend the morning strolling through the narrow streets of the neighborhood. You can choose between the Karel Zeman museum (10: 00-19: 00, € 10,00), dedicated to the director himself and the Kampa museum (10:00 -18: 00, € 13,20) dedicated to th century art.

Have lunch at Cukrkávalimonáda (€ 18,00).

After lunch, get on the Petřín Hill, 318 m high, it represents one of the largest green spaces in the city. The funicular ride costs € 1,25. Get on the panoramic tower, 62 meters high and from the top of which (299 steps) you can admire one of the most panoramic; have fun in the mirror labyrinth and finally walk down through via Nerudova pausing to observe the medieval signs above the houses.

Dine along the river from Hergetova Cihelna (€ 50,00)

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 5,5 km / 1 h 13 min
  • Places visited: St. Nicholas church (€ 2,80), Karel Zeman museum (€ 10,00), Kampa museum (€ 13,20), Petřín hill (free), lookout tower (€ 5,00), mirror labyrinth (€ 3,00), via Nerudova (free)
  • Daily shopping: € 100,00
  • Segway tour to Petrín Tower with tickets
  • Lunch at Cukrkávalimonáda (Get directions), Dinner at Hergetova Cihelna (Get directions)

3 day

Day trip to Dresden, in Saxony, about 50 km north of the border with the Czech Republic, 150 km from the center of Prague. By train, from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Dresden Hbf, 2 hours and 20 minutes € 10,00 or by Flixbus (from Prague ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Dresden central), 1 hour and 50 minutes € 12,00.

Start your tour at Theaterplatz, the central square of the city which is home to numerous historical monuments, Baroque palaces and original museums. Visit the castle and the attached museum (€ 12,00) and the Zwinger complex (10: 00-18: 00 Tue-Sun, € 10,00), Baroque palace with elegant pavilions and galleries dating from the early th century.

Have lunch at Alte Meister Café & Restaurant (€ 40,00) and continue towards the Brühlsche Terrasse, a 500-meter-long terrace overlooking the Elbe River. Visit the Frauenkirche, (10: 00-12: 00/13: 00-18: 00) completely reconstructed Lutheran cathedral and climb the viewing platform (€ 8,00).

Return to Prague in the evening and have dinner near the station from Zvonice (€ 55,00).

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 1,8 km / 22 min
  • Places visited: Theaterplatz (free), castle + museum (€ 12,00), Zwinger (€ 10,00), Brühlsche Terrasse (free), Frauenkirche (free)
  • Daily shopping: € 150,00
  • Dresden: Semperoper Visit and Old Town Tour Dresden: City Walking Tour Dresden City Card
  • Lunch at Alte Meister Café & Restaurant (Get directions), Dinner at Zvonice (Get directions)

4 day

Morning in the Jewish quarter Josefov.
Arrive at Jewish museum where you will make a cumulative ticket (€ 12,00). Quickly visit the touching Old Jewish Cemetery which has around 12.000 tombstones, but many more people are said to be buried; continue with Maisel Synagogue and Singoga Pinkas which houses a poignant collection of drawings made by deported children; and end the tour with Spanish synagogue, the most beautiful, with a Moorish-style interior.
To get to know the history of this district, we suggest a guided tour with entrance to the museum.

Have lunch at V Kolkovně (€ 12,00) and admire the neighbor monument to Franz Kafka.

Afternoon at decorative arts museum (10: 00-19: 00, € 5,00) dedicated to design and then visit the convent of Sant'Agnese (10: 00-18: 00, € 6,00), the oldest preserved gothic building in prague which houses medieval and gothic period works.

Dine at Lokál's (€ 15,00).

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 2,2 km / 27 min
  • Places visited: Jewish cemetery - Maisel synagogue - Pinkas singoga - Spanish synagogue (single ticket € 12,00), Franz Kafka monument (free), decorative arts museum (€ 5,00), Sant'Agnese convent (€ 6,00)
  • Daily shopping: € 60,00
  • Old Town and Jewish Quarter walking tour Old Town and Jewish Quarter
  • Lunch at V Kolkovně (Get directions), Dinner at Lokál (Get directions)

5 day

Prague's Charles Bridge is one of the symbols of the city, and therefore always very crowded. To enjoy it to the fullest, go there as a first stop in the morning.
Start from Màla Strana and cross it calmly, stopping to admire the statues of the saints, especially the most famous one dedicated to St. John of Nepomuk, and observing and listening to the good street artists who gather here.
Then get on Old Town Hall Tower: very long wait, go up in the elevator and the view is wonderful!

Have lunch at Mincovna (€ 22,00).

Like everyone, stop under the Astronomical Clock Tower waiting for the hour and the traditional and cute carousel. Admire the Art Nouveau buildings around the square and stroll through the cobbled alleys browsing the craft shops, especially of Bohemian glassware.
Visit the church of Santa Maria in front of the Tyn with a particular and clearly distinguishable facade.
Walk along Václavské nám. and reach Wenceslas square, the large square where the most important political events in the country took place and at the center of which stands the equestrian statue of St. Wenceslas.

Dine at Otevřeno (€ 15,00)

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 3,2 km / 39 min
  • Places visited: Charles Bridge (free), Old Town Hall Tower (€ 4,00), Astronomical Clock (free), St. Mary's Church in front of Tyn (minimum bid € 1,00), Wenceslas Square (free)
  • Daily shopping: € 50,00
  • Treasures of Prague: walking and bus tour bus tour of the old town
  • Lunch at Mincovna (Get directions), Dinner at Otevřeno (Get directions)

6 day

Dedicate afull day to visit Cesky Krumlov, a picturesque Renaissance town in South Bohemia was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The most convenient solution is to participate in organized tours that depart from Prague and provide the all-inclusive formula, otherwise you can reach the city, 170 km from Prague, by train (more than 2 and a half hours of travel).

The main attraction of the city is undoubtedly the castle, a huge complex located in the city center and comprising 40 buildings, 5 courtyards and a garden.
Also worth visiting is the gothic church of San Vito, whose tower contrasts with that of the Castle.

Have lunch at the Hospoda Na Louži, a typical restaurant.
Also in the historic center of the Bohemian city, the Egon Schiele Art Gallery and an ancient mill are interesting to visit.

In the evening, once back in Prague in the station area, have dinner in the bistro at Tarquinio (€ 18,00)

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 750 m / 10 min
  • Places visited: castle, church of San Vito, Egon Schiele Art Gallery, ancient mill (1 day tour with lunch from € 79,00)
  • Daily shopping: € 100,00
  • From Prague: Cesky Krumlov and Ceske Budejovice tour From Prague: Self-guided day trip to Ceský Krumlov Cesky Krumlov: 2-hour private city walking tour
  • Lunch at Hospoda Na Louži (Get directions) Dinner at Tarquinio's (Get directions)

7 day

Start the day on the river. Stroll south along the Vltava towards theSlavic Island, an area with sand, piers, picnic areas and panoramic views of the river where you can rent a pedal boat or simply relax. At the center of the island stands, imposing, Žofín palace, a Neo-Renaissance building considered one of the most important cultural and social centers in Prague where concerts, congresses and dances are held.

After some relaxation, reach the Dancing House, an architectural work with an unusual shape nicknamed Ginger and Fred. Go up to the panoramic terrace and, once off, have lunch at Al Tagliere (€ 25,00).

Continue towards the church of Saints Cyril and Methodius famous for a dramatic episode in which Czech paratroopers were victims, an event recalled and narrated in the Heydrich National Monument to the Victims of Terror (9: 00-17: 00).

In the late afternoon reach Ponte di Cech where you will embark for a romantic cruise with dinner and live music (duration about 3 hours, starting from € 40,00).

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 3,9 km / 49 min
  • Places visited: Slava island (free), Žofín palace (free), dancing house (€ 8,00), church of Saints Cyril and Methodius (free), national monument to the victims of the terror of Heydrich (€ 3,00), cruise on the Vltava River (from € 40,00)
  • Daily shopping: € 70,00
  • 3-hour dinner cruise with live music
  • Lunch at Al Tagliere (Get directions), Dinner on a river cruise

How much does a week cost in Prague

NB: The prices expressed in the table above are to be intended "per person".

Prague often appears among the low cost destinations. The first factor to consider is the massive presence of low cost flights (Ryanair and WizzAir on the podium); Of course, during the peak seasons, € 100,00 is easily exceeded, but if you have the opportunity to travel during non-crowded periods or during the week, then you can find very interesting opportunities.

For accommodation you can find everything: from hostels at € 15,00 per night to luxury hotels. It also affects the area: the most central areas are obviously the most expensive, but you can stay a little off-center because the public services service is really very efficient and cheap. Similar speech for meals: in typical and rustic places you can get by with € 15,00 (if not in the center).

For the visit of monuments, museums etc, the best choice is to buy the Prague Card which includes: free admission to over 60 of the best attractions in the city, a city bus tour, a river cruise and many exclusive discounts in the clubs affiliated.

  • starting from € 25,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 30,00 per room -
  • walking tour of the Castle and the Old Town Jewish quarter with entrance tickets Prague Castle: ticket and introductory commentary
  • Total cost of a week, flight included: Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 602,00 per person -

Before leaving: useful tips

  • When to visit Prague: all the year. It is fascinating during the Christmas period, splendid during the spring awakening, practical to shoot during the summer and colored by the shades of autumn - for more info
  • there is only one airport, Ruzynè (15 km from the center) reachable by taxi (€ 2,00, 20 minutes), Airport Express shuttle (€ 2,30), by bus lines: 110, 119, 510 (€ 0,95 , 50, 9,95 minutes), or by minibus from €
  • the city is divided into 22 districts (Prague 1 is the center). The best areas to sleep are the districts with the most interesting attractions: Staré Město, Nové Město, Vinohrady, Žižkov, Letná / Dejvice, Hradčany, Malá Strana, Holešovice - Hotels and b & b from € 45,00 per room -
  • Getting around: public transport is all efficient and cheap. The metro is the fastest way, the tram is characteristic and the bus is active 24 hours a day. All have the same rate: € 1,50 for 90 minutes - for more info
  • Recommended cards and passes: Prague card with free admission to more than 60 of the city's best attractions, a city bus tour, a free cruise along the Vltava river and many exclusive discounts (for 4 days it costs € 83,00).

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