Prague is one of those places with the wow factor and it really is a fantastic place to just go and get lost in. The moment we landed we felt like we were walking around in a fairytale. We just wanted to take pictures of everything and see it all. If you are wondering how to spend 4 days in Prague this guide will help you plan the perfect trip. From walking the cobbled back streets, to exploring the best tourist spots here is our detailed 4 day Prague itinerary to help you get the most out of your time in the city.
This guide is perfect for your if you want inspiration for creating your own itinerary for Prague. We also include tips for budgeting, as well as where to eat, sleep, and party. And if you are wondering if Prague is worth visiting here is an article all about that.
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- Before we get to our itinerary for Prague here is some Basic Information
- 4 days in Prague, is it enough?
- Weather in Prague
- Itinerary for Prague- When to visit
- Before we get to your itinerary for Prague – here is how to get there
- Where to stay during your 4 days in Prague
- Money Matters for your 4 day Prague itinerary
- Getting around as part of your 4 day Prague itinerary
- What to do in Prague in 4 days
- Get your photo at the John Lennon Wall
- Visit Prague Castle
- Feed the swans
- Walk the Charles Bridge at sunrise
- Admire the views from the Old Town Hall Tower
- Have a Beer Bath
- See the Astronomical Clock
- Visit the Old Town Square and eat Trdelnik
- Get a picture of the Dancing House
- Eat, Walk, Repeat
- Ride the Funicular to Petrin Hill
- Get to the top of the Petrin Tower
- Enjoy the beautiful grounds on Petrin Hill
- Drink some Czech Beer
- Brush up on your history at the Jewish Museum
- Cruise the Vltava River with some mulled wine
- Get Spiritual at St Nicholas’ Church
- Romantic things to do during your 4 day Prague Itinerary
- Prague itinerary 4 days
- Eating and drinking during your 4 days in Prague
- Must try bars to add to your itinerary for Prague
- Interesting experiences to add to your itinerary for Prague
- 4 days in Prague packing list
- Have longer than 4 days in Prague?
- Tips for planning your Itinerary for Prague
- So should I spend 4 days in Prague?
- 4 days in Prague- a recap
Before we get to our itinerary for Prague here is some Basic Information
Country: Czech Republic
Languages Spoken: Czech but English is widely spoken
Currency: Czech koruna (CZK)
Famous for: Old world architecture, stunning scenery and cheap beer
Visit if you like: City breaks with history, and really beautiful places
Prague is one of those cities with an eclectic mix of old and new. On the one hand you have castles dating back to the 9th Century and on the other graffiti clad walls dedicated to John Lennon.
An interesting fact about Prague is that it is home to the largest castle in the world. Spanning around 18 acres, it consists of cathedrals, chapels, royal palaces and perfectly manicured gardens. It is certainly a must visit on your Prague trip!
Speaking of interesting facts, the people in Prague drink more beer per capita than any other nation. In fairness the beer is actually really good, so it’s not really hard to see why. If you enjoy the occasional drink then you will definitely enjoy sampling the Czech beers during your 4 days in Prague.
We really think Prague is the place to be. And the fact that over 8 million tourists visit Prague every year goes to show you that there really is something special in the city.
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4 days in Prague, is it enough?
One of the questions that we get asked a lot is how long do you need in Prague? For us it really is one of those places that you need to explore at your own pace, to soak it all in. We spent 4 days in Prague and we did actually get to see a lot, and on top of it still made time to taste some amazing beer and food.
Ideally 3-4 days in Prague is probably your minimum in order to have a good look around and see the main sights. If you are adding day trips to your Prague itinerary then you will need to add at least another day. You can visit Prague in less time, but we wouldn’t recommend anything under 2 days in Prague.
Weather in Prague
Summer in Prague ranges between the mid teens to mid 20’s (Celsius). It gets pretty cold in the winter months, so from December to February. Temperatures range from -2 to 5 degrees Celsius. The good news is though that you will find people selling mulled wine on almost every corner to warm you up!
Spring tends to be quite mild in Prague, ranging from around 8 degrees Celsius in March to 20 degrees Celsius in May. Autumn on the other hand tends to get quite a bit colder ranging between 10 and 3 degrees Celsius.
Itinerary for Prague- When to visit
When planning your itinerary for Prague you might be wondering when the best time to visit is. We think Prague is one of those places that can be enjoyed at any time of the year. You have this cosy old world charm of the winter months, and the outdoor dining and drinking in the summer months. There are obviously pros and cons no matter when you plan your 4 days in Prague, so here is a bit of a breakdown.
4 days in Prague in summer
Summer is a great time to visit Prague. The daylight hours are long, and the temperatures are pretty mild. You are looking at an average of 15 – 26 degrees Celsius. With the warm temperatures though comes a high number of tourists.
Summer is very much peak travel season in Prague. It’s not so much of an issue if you book things like accommodation well in advance, but can be frustrating when you have to line up for ages to see an attraction. Also, August coincides with school holidays, so this does tend to make it extra busy.
4 days in Prague in winter
Winter gets pretty chilly in Prague. On average the temperatures range from minus 2 to 5 degrees Celsius. It is very much the off season, although December is pretty popular due to the Christmas Markets that fill the Old Town Square. It’s kind of a nice time to visit because you can warm up with mulled wine, and pastries, and snow on the Charles Bridge is incredibly beautiful. Your itinerary for Prague will be very different in the winter months, and we recommend getting cosy in the bars, and enjoying some comfort food.
4 days in Prague in autumn and spring
The best times to plan your 4 days in Prague, in our opinion are the shoulder seasons of autumn and spring. Personally I would recommend visiting in autumn because the red and orange leaves look incredible against the backdrop of stunning architecture and grey skies. The temperature ranges from 3 degrees Celsius to 10 degrees, which is cold, but nothing a little mulled wine won’t cure. It’s also a lot less busy than the summer months, which is another bonus.
Spring is also really beautiful, when the city’s flowers are in bloom, and the weather starts to warm up. You are looking at temperatures between 8-20 degree Celsius, and again it isn’t as busy as the summer months.
Before we get to your itinerary for Prague – here is how to get there
Chances are your 4 day Prague itinerary will begin at the airport. A lot of European carriers as well as some international ones use this airport. The airport is around 9 miles (16km) out of town, so you will need to work out how to get into the centre from here.
The quickest and easiest way to get from the airport, to start your Prague itinerary, will be to get a taxi. You are looking at a 30 minute journey to say 45 minutes during peak times. This costs around the €30/ 736 CZK mark.
Of course if your itinerary for Prague is a little more budget friendly, then the cheapest way to get into Prague is by bus. But be warned the bus won’t take you directly into the centre, it will take you to a metro station and you will need to make your way from there.
If you are heading towards the Old Town then get on bus 119. It arrives every 15 minutes, and will take you to Nádraží Veleslavín metro station on line A. From here it is about 6 stops on the metro into Old Town.
If you are travelling to the New Town, then get on the 100 Bus. This stops at Zličín metro station on line B. From here you are looking at about 11 metro stops to the centre.
Despite the buses being a little bit of effort they only costs 1.20€ or 32 CZK, so this is a good option for those trying to do Prague on a budget.
Where to stay during your 4 days in Prague
Prague has a ton of accommodation options to suit all budgets. We opted for a mid-range hotel located right near the Charles Bridge called Lokal Inn. For us it was perfect. We could cross the Charles Bridge and enjoy the array of restaurants and bars in the evening, and we were right in the thick of it when it came to tourist attractions.
A lot of people tend to try and stay around the Old Town, which is the historic part of the city. The buildings are beautiful, the beers are flowing, and the atmosphere is incredible. Here is a run down on each of the areas to help you decide where to stay for your own Prague trip.
Old Town or Staré Město
The Old Town or Staré Město as it is known in Czech is probably one of the best places to stay if you want to be close to the hustle and bustle and main tourist attractions. It feels like the beating heart of the city, with its gorgeous buildings, bustling squares, and of course its tourist attractions. You are also really close to the Charles Bridge and the river, which again is perfect especially if you want to catch that gorgeous Czech sunrise. It’s probably the best place to stay if this is your first Prague trip.
New Town or Nové Město
The New Town is still a decent location if you are looking for places to stay in Prague. It’s located right next to the Old Town, and is still pretty central. It’s probably ideal if you are planning to incorporate some crazy nights out into your 4 day Prague itinerary.
Lesser Town or Mala Strana
This was actually where we stayed at the Hotel Lokal Inn. The reason being was this was right next to the Charles Bridge, which made getting up before sunrise that much easier. It’s another great area for walking around, getting lost and taking some beautiful pictures. It’s also not too far from the main tourist attractions.
The Castle District or Hradcany
Another great place to stay during your 4 days in Prague is the Castle District. Not only does this have some incredible views over the city, but of course the Castle area itself is absolutely beautiful.
Money Matters for your 4 day Prague itinerary
You might be wondering how much money you need to bring for your 4 days in Prague. We found Prague to be cheap in some regards and pretty standard in others. On average we budgeted around £100 or 2967 CZK per person per day and we generally didn’t spend this much. I should also add that our budget does not include accommodation.
A pint of beer will set you back around £3 (80 CZK) or less depending on where you go. A meal will probably cost you around £20 or 600 CZK. Prague certainly isn’t as cheap as it used to be, but you can cut costs by avoiding fancy restaurants and bars and walking instead of catching public transport.
Throughout Prague and the Czech Republic, you will need to use Czech Koruna. Banknotes are made up of the following denominations 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000 CZK, and coins consist of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 CZK. A lot of places in Prague will accept payment by bankcard, but you do get the occasional small shop that only accepts cash. Therefore we recommend you bring even just a little bit of cash with you during your 4 days in Prague.
Getting around as part of your 4 day Prague itinerary
Another important factor when planning your itinerary for Prague is thinking about how you will get around. We mostly walked during our 4 days in Prague because we sort of wanted to get lost in the back streets and soak up all the atmosphere. But there were the occasional times we caught public transport. The first time we caught a tram in Prague we did get slightly confused. Once you know the basics it is super-efficient and we highly recommend using it.
You need to purchase a ticket before boarding the tram. Tickets can be bought at some tram stops, and all metro stations. Additionally, you can purchase them at newspaper kiosks or hotels. Once you board the tram you will need to validate your ticket. There is a stamping machine by the door of the tram where you can do this.
Ticket options vary. You can either purchase a day pass or a 3 day pass. We didn’t think it would be worth it for us because we were planning on doing a lot of walking so we just purchased a single use ticket. These are only valid for 30 minutes. If you are planning on using public transport quite regularly you are probably best asking your hotel if they sell passes.
Alternatively you can always do a hop on hop off bus tour, at least for one of your 4 days in Prague. We always find these tours are a great way to familiarise yourself with a new city, and if you don’t see everything you want on the day you can always make plans to visit afterwards.
What to do in Prague in 4 days
There is so much to see and do in Prague, we recommend taking it slow and trying to explore different areas at a time. Here are some of our suggestions for key attractions if you are wondering what to do in Prague in 4 days.
Get your photo at the John Lennon Wall
A must for any Prague itinerary is a visit to the John Lennon Wall. Thanks to Instagram we had seen so many pictures of the wall and for us it definitely was a must see. The wall is is etched with graffiti from top to bottom. It is a symbol of political frustration particularly during the 1980s.
The wall is still highly political with us spotting a F*^k Trump sign only days after the election results. Try to go early in the morning like we did if you want to get a photo with no other tourists. We passed the wall again on our trip, but in the afternoon, and it was really busy.
Officially the wall is the only legal part of Prague where you can graffiti. And you might be wondering what the connection is to John Lennon and the Beatles. When the country was under communist rule, Beatles songs were banned, with people even facing prison for playing western pop songs. John Lennon represented freedom and free speech, and after his death in 1980 the youth of Prague visited the wall to mourn his death and celebrate all that he represented to them. Your Prague trip definitely isn’t complete without a visit so do make sure you stop by.
Visit Prague Castle
Prague Castle is hard to miss, perched on top of a hill overlooking the city. The Castle grounds contain gardens, palaces, and shops as well as the dramatic looking St Vitus Cathedral whose construction began in the 14th century and was only completed in the 20th century. One of the best things is the incredible view that you get of Prague from the castle grounds. It really is a must see sight in Prague and no Prague 4 day itinerary is complete without a visit.
Tickets are sold in different groups allowing access to an assortment of buildings. The real gem of the tour is St Vitus Cathedral, but do make a point of walking through the Golden Lane. Here you will find brightly coloured houses. Some of them have been recreated to show you the way of life of the people that used to live in them. It is definitely a fascinating insight into life in the castle grounds.
As we walked down the hill after visiting the castle we ended up stopping in a small cafe for mulled wine. It was the perfect place to soak in those amazing city views. It was a lovely moment and really got us excited for our 4 days in Prague.
Feed the swans
Prague really does have some of Europe’s best fed swans (Except maybe in the Lake District in England).
In fact feeding them is actively encouraged, but do be mindful of what you feed them as things like soggy bread can actually make them pretty sick.
There is a little part of the Vltava River close to Charles Bridge where these guys gather. They are pretty tame and have been known the eat out of the hands of tourists. But just be mindful they are wild animals, and believe it or not swans have a pretty intense bite, and you don’t want to spend the rest of your Prague itinerary in A&E.
Walk the Charles Bridge at sunrise
At the top of your Itinerary for Prague has to be the Charles Bridge. The bridge is an absolutely stunning structure connecting Mala Strana (Little Quarter) and Stare Mesto (The Old Town). Our favourite thing in Prague was strolling across the bridge, mulled wine in hand, taking in the fairy tale that is Prague. At one point during our 4 days in Prague we even had snowflakes falling as we crossed and honestly no Disney film can prepare you for this real life magic. It does get insanely busy on the Bridge so sometimes you don’t have a choice but to walk slowly.
Our top tip is to head to the bridge just before sunrise and wait. It is much quieter with only a handful of people and watching the sunrise is unforgettable. We knew we had to take advantage of this so we woke up incredibly early and made our way over to the bridge in the dark. We purposely picked accommodation close to the bridge for this reason.
Of course if your itinerary for Prague doesn’t afford you time to visit during sunrise, anytime at the Charles Bridge is pretty magical.
The bridge is the oldest in Prague, and was built to replace the Judith Bridge that was damaged by floods in 1342. Construction began in 1357 by Charles IV, and it completed in 1402. It has had many names in its time like the Stone Bridge, or the Prague, Bridge, but it became known as the Charles Bridge in 1870.
The bridge is 621 metres long and about 10 metres wide. As you walk over the bridge you will be able to observe the 30 baroque style statues that line either side. These statues were said to have been erected during the 1700’s and these days most are replicas due to damage.
Admire the views from the Old Town Hall Tower
4 days in Prague is not complete without a visit to the Old Town, and a great way to soak up the views is to get to the tower of the Old Town Hall. If you have the time this really is a must. From the tower you see some incredible views of the red rooftops Prague is famed for. The good thing is there is a lift if you don’t want to walk up a ton of stairs to admire the view. We actually felt like we could have stayed up here for days watching all the hustle and bustle in the Old Town Square below.
Have a Beer Bath
For something a little more zany to add to your 4 days in Prague then why not book yourself in for a beer bath. Yes that is a real thing, and obviously you can sip beer whilst bathing in it too. You can also book an optional massage.
See the Astronomical Clock
Probably one of the more underwhelming things to do during your 4 days in Prague is to visit the astronomical clock. Every hour on the hour the clock “performs” to gathered crowds. We read about this prior to our visit and a lot of the travel books said it wasn’t really that spectacular. Even so, it cool to see it anyway.
It is actually one of the oldest working astronomical clocks in the world and was installed in 1410. And in fairness when you think about how old it is, you kind of appreciate it more.
Visit the Old Town Square and eat Trdelnik
The real life of Prague is in the Old Town Square. The Christmas Markets are held here if you are visiting in winter, otherwise it is filled with buskers, locals, and tourists alike. The buildings are all so beautiful. There are a few cathedrals you can explore too. Just make sure you look up and take in all that detail. You will find a lot of carts selling Trdelnik here too. It is a sort of pastry with sugar that is perfect with ice cream.
The Old Town Square in Prague is one of the most historically significant squares in Prague, and you will definitely find yourself here at some point during your Prague trip. The square was founded in the 12th Century which again is such a crazy thought as it really makes you realise just how much history there is in Prague.
Get a picture of the Dancing House
Going from old to new we decided to go and take some snaps of the Dancing House which is the nickname given to the Nationale-Nederlanden building. The design resembles a pair of dancers hence the name. It is probably one of the most photographed modern buildings in the city.
We walked through the New Town to get here, and it was an interesting contrast to the Old Town. Neither of us were very keen on the New Town and this seems to be where you find a lot of hen and stag parties. Needless to say we avoided spending too much time in this area but regardless it was great to see.
Eat, Walk, Repeat
Out favourite thing as per any trip is just eating, drinking, and walking it off. Prague is literally one of those cities you don’t mind just going for a wander because each street you turn down there is something beautiful. We spent a lot of time sampling the local cuisine and of course drinking beer and wine. The food in Prague is very meat based and dishes like schnitzel, pork legs, and goulash are quite common. There are a lot of traditional style restaurants to sit down and eat at, which we did most nights for dinner.
Ride the Funicular to Petrin Hill
Again this is something you want to do early in order to avoid the crowds. The Funicular goes from Lesser Town up to Petrin Hill. The really cool thing about it though is that it forms part of the public transport network so it is really cheap.
The funicular opened in 1891 but then ceased running during World War 1. It 1932 it opened again and was converted from a water-balance drive system to an electrical drive system. It really is worth a ride and the views going up are really beautiful. This is a must to add to your itinerary for Prague.
Get to the top of the Petrin Tower
Once you are on Petrin Hill you should make your way to Petrin Tower. Apparently it was modelled off the Eiffel Tower, however as the budget was substantially smaller they built the structure on a hill so as to give the illusion of height. If you go to the top you get a panoramic view of Prague. Unfortunately for me I lasted 2 minutes before demanding that Dave escort me down to solid ground immediately.
It is not ideal for people with a fear of heights, mostly because it shakes in the wind. And despite Dave explaining that it has stood for years with no issue this did not calm me. Still other people seemed to enjoy it! With 4 days in Prague you can take your time feeling comfortable before making the ascent up the tower.
Enjoy the beautiful grounds on Petrin Hill
Even if you don’t like heights Petrin Hill is still worth a visit. There are some walking trails which if you look between the trees will see some lovely views of Prague. There are also some gardens for you to sit and lose track of time.
Drink some Czech Beer
Prague is famous for its beer, so if you love beer you will love Prague. The beer is of a high quality and even better it is really cheap. In the past few years microbreweries and craft beers have become a thing in Prague, so if you fancy yourself a beer connoisseur then you are in luck. If you only visit one pub in Prague we recommend going to the Prague Beer Museum, a pub with traditional wooden benches and a lively atmosphere. It was out favourite spot for drinks in Prague and made for such a fun night out! There are also some really cool beer tours you can book yourself onto, in case you want to do some beer sampling.
Brush up on your history at the Jewish Museum
Prague has a lot of Jewish history and the museum tells the powerful and often tragic story of the Jewish community here. It is a sombre but fascinating place to visit. Tickets also include entry to the Old Jewish Cemetery were some prominent figures in Jewish history are buried.
Cruise the Vltava River with some mulled wine
Getting close to the bridges and buildings from the water is a great way to see Prague. We managed to hop on a river cruise that served coffee and cake which was so perfect on a frosty November afternoon. One of the most popular tour companies is Prague Boats who offer a number of different cruise options. We ended up doing a 45 minute cruise however with Prague-Venice which is a historical tour with some amazing views of Prague.
Get Spiritual at St Nicholas’ Church
This Baroque masterpiece is well worth a visit. Once inside you can marvel at the impressive artwork and decoration. Make sure you bring your camera. If you are looking for the most photogenic places in Prague then we have written a round up that might be useful.
The cathedral is actually considered one of the greatest examples of Prague Baroque architecture. Built between 1704-1755 it is now a hugely popular tourist attraction that you can visit. If you have the time we highly recommend going inside, as it really is beautiful.
Romantic things to do during your 4 day Prague Itinerary
If you are visiting with your significant other, here are some of the most romantic things to add to your Prague itinerary.
Take a cruise and sip mulled wine as you admire the city skyline
One of the most romantic things to add to your 4 day Prague itinerary, particularly in the colder months is to get yourself on a boat tour. Some of them provide you with hot drinks like mulled wine which is a lovey treat as you snuggle up with your significant other and enjoy the views.
Walk around Petrin Park and enjoy some amazing city views
We visited Prague in Autumn and to be honest it was just so romantic with the falling leaves, and chilly weather. One of our favourite things was just walking around in the crunchy leaves in Petrin, as we gazed out at the magical views of Prague.
Take a vintage car ride around the city
Vintage car rides are another romantic things you can add to your Prague itinerary. Located around Old Town you can hop in and cruise around the gorgeous streets in a snazzy vintage car. You can book this in advance here.
Do an evening cruise
An evening cruise is a great way to see Prague from a different perspective. It’s super romantic as you can sail by as the twinkling evening lights reflect off the water. You can book your evening cruise here in advance.
Enjoy breakfast at a grand coffee house (we recommend Café Savoy)
Breakfast in Prague is a somewhat romantic affair particularly if you visit one of the grad coffee houses. It’s a great way to start the day with your significant other.
Prague itinerary 4 days
Here is our suggested 4 day Prague itinerary to help you plan the perfect trip to this incredible city.
On day one of your 4 day Prague itinerary we recommend an early start. Take advantage of this quiet time in the city and head to the John Lennon Wall to get all your photos before it becomes swarmed with tourists. Then explore St Nicholas’ Church nearby. We recommend spending the afternoon exploring the Prague Castle before walking back down the hill and feeding the swans in the late afternoon.
Another early start, but make your way to the Charles Bridge to enjoy the sunrise, before checking out the Old Town of Prague. Get lost in the windy cobble stoned streets, before making your way to the Old Town Square. From here you can watch the astronomical clock, and enjoy the views from the top of the Old Town Hall Tower. Spend the late afternoon sipping drinks in the Old Town.
On day 3, of your 4 day Prague itinerary, make your way to the Dancing House for photos before exploring the New Town. If you aren’t into partying explore New Town early as in the afternoon and evenings it can get rowdy with stag and hen parties.
In the afternoon head over to Petrin and explore the grounds, and Tower for the rest of the day. We recommend exploring and seeing where you end up once you have caught the funicular back down.
The last of our 4 day Prague itinerary and another day of exploring at your own pace, although we recommend heading to the Jewish Cemetery, as well as doing a relaxed boat tour in the afternoon.
Eating and drinking during your 4 days in Prague
As mentioned in our ‘things to do in Prague’ section of the blog, food and drink is a big thing in this city. Traditional food in Prague was quite reminiscent of German food for us. We found a lot of places serving schnitzel and potatoes, and pork knuckles. Goulash is also popular, although the Czech version is more stew like and thicker than Goulash you might find elsewhere.
If you want to splash out, you can do a food tour of the city, that will help you find all the culinary delights on offer in Prague. Here is a rundown though of some of the must eat foods to add to your itinerary for Prague.
Trdelník (chimney cake)
Top of our list of must eat food in Prague is Trdelník or chimney cake. If you have spent any time in Budapest you may recognise these tasty treats. You can pretty much find this sweet treat on every street corner in Prague, and it is best served with ice cream (in my humble opinion). It’s basically pastry, wrapped around a stick and cooked until browned. It’s then brushed with butter, and rolled in cinnamon to create a beautifully crispy shell that you can fill with almost anything. Honestly you cannot spend 4 days in Prague without trying one of these sweet delights.
This is another food that you will come across quite a bit in Prague. It differs from its Hungarian counterpart in that it is thinner and not as soupy you could say. And it is also served with dumplings. It’s delicious but what I would say is don’t make the mistake we did and order it in a tourist trap place in Old Town.
Vegetarians look away now! Pork Knuckle is one of the more famous dishes in Prague. It is essentially pork which is boiled at first, then marinaded and roasted. I really enjoyed it. It’s easy to eat because the meat is quite soft and it is usually served with mustard and sauerkraut. It is very filling so if you aren’t starving you could probably get away with sharing between two.
Chlebíčky is an open faced sandwich that locals usually eat for breakfast or lunch. You can find them in bakeries, and cafes, and they are pretty darn good. It’s usually topped with things like egg, salami, cheese or ham. And the good news is that this is one food vegetarians should be able to try as they do have vegetarian options.
Must try bars to add to your itinerary for Prague
If you are looking for some great bars these are our recommendations for drinking in Prague.
Dubliner Irish Bar
This is a bar Dave dragged me to. You can take Dave out of Ireland, but you can’t take Ireland away from him that is for sure. On the plus side the bar is cosy and has a pretty good atmosphere.
Prague Beer Museum
Located in the Old Town here you can try a lot of different types of beer. The atmosphere is always great and everyone is always having a good time. The only downside is that we struggled to get a table.
Inspired by Hemingway himself this is a lot more expensive than your average bar in Prague. The cocktails are awesome though so we do recommend it, even if it is just for one.
Bill Clinton went here so obviously we had to too. It is a very traditional Czech pub and it does get busy so try and arrive early.
Hangar Bar is a fabulous cocktail bar. It’s a themed bar, and the theme is aviation from the 1940s – 1960s. It’s something a little different to add to your itinerary for Prague.
Black Angel’s Bar
For something a little darker, head to Black Angel’s Bar. Located in the cellar of the Hotel U Prince in Old Town Square, this retro bar does incredible cocktails. The decor is wooden and slightly creepy and they promote cocktails like the corpse reviver (which is really nice!).
Interesting experiences to add to your itinerary for Prague
If you want to add some truly memorable experiences to your 4 day Prague itinerary here are some interesting experiences that you can add.
Folklore garden party and traditional food
This is great if you are looking to take part in a traditional Czech garden party. You get to try some traditional Czech food, and experience some traditional gypsy style dancing too.
Another unique experience in Prague, and one that we have found to be really popular is a Medieval dinner experience. You get to try a 5 course meal, and watch a show, all whilst enjoying the atmosphere in a medieval cellar.
4 days in Prague packing list
Your Prague packing list will depend on the time of year you visit, but we do highly recommend bringing some comfortable shoes. Trust us you will want to do a lot of walking. Also Prague is a bit hilly in parts, and you don’t want to spend your 4 days in Prague hobbling along with poor footwear.
A good coat is another must, especially in autumn and winter. Make sure you layer up with a good scarf and winter hat too. In the spring and summer bring a light jacket as it tends to get quite cool at night.
We didn’t find Prague a hugely dressy place, although maybe that is based on the places we visited. We didn’t feel we had to dress up especially at cocktail bars or places like that. People tend to dress casually during the day and get a little more dressed up when going out for the evening.
Have longer than 4 days in Prague?
If you have longer than 4 days in Prague then here are some of the most popular day trips from the city.
Český Krumlov is a UNESCO world heritage site that is fairy tale like. It is located around 3 hours from Prague and the best way to get there is by train. You can also book an organised tour online in advance, which will take you there and show you the highlights.
If you want to tick another European capital off your bucket list then a day trip to Vienna is a must. It isn’t cheap and it does take around 4 hours to get here so this is one long trip. If you want to do it it is probably best to book an organised tour that way you get to see the highlights without worrying about trains etc.
And if you are planning a bigger trip have a look at our Prague, Vienna, Budapest itinerary.
Bohemia and Saxon Switzerland National Park
This is another great day trip option from Prague, that you probably will want to book in advance.
If you love your history then a day trip to Kutná Hora is a must. This bohemian town is one of the most important in the area, and a trip here will make you feel like you have travelled back to the middle ages.
Dresden is another great day trip option from Prague especially if you want to visit a few countries on your trip. Dresden is one of the most beautiful places in Germany and well worth a visit. You can book your tickets online in advance.
Tips for planning your Itinerary for Prague
- Get up early. Prague does get packed with tourists so the best way to see the sights before the tourists wake up is getting there early.
- We’ve mentioned this before but the Charles Bridge at sunrise is incredible. Do try and experience it.
- Be careful with your personal belongings as there are pickpockets about.
- Read up on some of the common tourist scams in Prague. Whilst Prague is a safe city it is easy to get scammed if you don’t have your wits about you.
And if you want to know what it’s like visiting Prague in autumn this article might be handy.
So should I spend 4 days in Prague?
If you are wondering whether or not you should spend 4 days in Prague take this as your sign to go! Honestly, Prague is one of the most beautiful cities we have ever visited. 4 days was a really good amount of time for us to get to grips with the city, enjoy some fantastic food and drink, and see all the main attractions. It’s a relatively small city, so you won’t spend ages travelling between attractions which is also good. If you do decide to embark on some day trip though you might want to stay just a little bit longer.
If you are tossing up between Prague or Budapest here is a helpful guide.
4 days in Prague- a recap
Hopefully this 4 day Prague itinerary will help you plan your own trip to this magical city. There is so much to see and do, and apart from the above we recommend making time to just walk around and get lost. Enjoy your 4 days in Prague. We are sure you will love it!
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