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4 Days in Prague - The Perfect Prague Itinerary

People walking on Charles Bridge in Prague

Prague is a gorgeous, well-preserved medieval city with a rich history, expensive parks, Vegas-style nightlife, and a hint of romance. Since this was one of my first trips beyond the Balkans, Prague holds a special place in my heart. It was an amazing experience and I grew a lot as a traveler from visiting Prague. Here you will find 4 Days in Prague – The Perfect Prague Itinerary.

There is just so much to see and do in Prague that you aren’t going to be short of anything when you plan your trip.

This blog post puts the best the city has to offer into a manageable four-day plan. To see Prague, it’s best to visit it for four to five days if you can, that will allow you to see all the main sites and get a sense of the city’s culture and taste some good food at different locations.

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What to do on Day 1 in Prague?

When I got to Prague on the first day I went to the main attraction immediately which is the astronomical clock in the Old Town Square where I met with a walking tour guide. 

They will give you an overview of the main sites, like the Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, the Jewish Quarter, and the whole tour lasts about three hours which is a perfect amount of time if you want to visit something else beyond the main sites.

View of Church of our Lady before Tyn in Prague

If you like walking in groups and meet other people, there are plenty of walking tours that you can easily book.

Prague Castle

The famous Prague Castle is the first logical place to visit. The castle, which lords over the city, consists of multiple sections: St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, The Story of Prague Castle, St. George’s Basilica, Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower, the Powder Tower, and Rosenberg Palace. 

You can buy a ticket to any or all of these sights from the box office. The most famous structure is St. Vitus Cathedral — this is the large building you see when you look up at the castle from outside the city walls.

Prague Castle in Prague
People walking in front of prague castle

Petrin Park

Petrín Park is the city’s biggest and most beautiful park, with sweeping views of Prague. You’ll find a garden, a maze, and a lookout tower that looks like the Eiffel Tower. You can climb the 299 steps to the top of the tower and get an awesome view of Prague. 

What I love about this expansive park is how easy it is to get lost among the trees. Paths meander throughout, and it’s a relaxing contrast to the crowds of the historic center. Keep in mind that this park is on a big hill and walking to the top can be a little bit challenging. There is a funicular that can take you down (or up) the hill if you don’t feel like making the trek.

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Location of Petrin Park: Petřínské sady 118 00, 118 00 Praha 1-Malá Strana, Czechia

People laying at park in Prague

John Lennon Wall

After Petrin Park, you should go visit the John Lennon wall. Toward the end of Communism in the 1980s, students started writing John Lennon’s lyrics on this wall as a way to air their grievances. 

Today, the wall represents love and peace. Tourists are allowed to write or paint on it too. Also there you will find a lot of musicians singing and artists painting there.

To have a good eat we went to Pivnice U Zlatého slona to have some authentic Czech Gulaš which was amazing and a must-try if you are in Prague. When we filled our bellies with some Gulaš we went back to the hotel to have some rest before heading to town tomorrow.

Paintings of things at John lennon wall in Prague
Statue of Frank Kafka in Prague

What to do on Day 2 in Prague?

If you are a tourist you know that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day if not the most important since you are probably going to walk the whole morning and the whole afternoon. Based on that we decided to have a huge breakfast and then head to town for some exploration.

Explore the Old Town Square

Since you got an overview of the Old Town Square during your walking tour, today you can explore the whole beauty of the Square. Some of the highlights include:

Hanging out in the square – The people-watching is unbeatable as tourists, families, students, and touts pass through the square. Moreover, there are many talented musicians – ranging from jazz musicians to Scottish bagpipe players, and everything in between – that perform in the square.

People walking at Old town square in Prague
People waiting for tram in Old town in prague

Astronomical Clock

Watch the most overhyped attraction in all of Prague! While the hourly chime that people line up for is anticlimactic, the detail and artistry of the clock make it one of the most beautiful in Europe. Keep in mind that there will be a lot of people there so get to the spot early.

View of Astronomical clock in Prague

Explore the catacombs

Under the Old Town Hall, you’ll find a series of catacombs worth exploring. They were the first level of the medieval houses that used to be in the square. Now, they are an exhibit showcasing medieval life (enter through the tourism office).

Visit the churches

The beautiful Tyn and St. Nicholas churches line the square. St. Nicholas is open all day, but Tyn is only open in the mornings and late afternoons.

People in old town square in Prague

Once you visit all the places and attractions it is time for some lunch. You can visit a couple of places.

  • Krčma
  • Lokal in Prague
  • Kmotra
  • Naše Mesto

What to do on Day 3 In Prague?

Visit Charles Bridge

Probably the most famous attraction next to Astronomical Clock, Charles Bridge is full of tourists at any time of the day. During the day you can see an amazing number of artists and musicians there having a great time while looking at the Vltava River. During the night you can see the whole bridge lit up like a candle, which gives it an amazing romantic experience if you are visiting Prague as a couple.

Man drawing people in Prague
Boat at dunav river next to Charles Bridge in Prague

Take a ride alongside the Dunav

If you have ever been to Budapest, then you will feel the same as when you are going for a ride on the Dunabe. I recommend going for the night ride if you can because you will feel how the city is alive at night also, you will see the amazing Karls Bridge glowing and maybe taste some amazing food on the cruise of Vltava River. You can find a lot of rides here and experience it yourself.

What to do on Day 4 in Prague?

On the last day of my trips, I usually take it easy and just explore the town center, buy some souvenirs and eat a lot of food.

River view of Charles bridge in Prague

Where to buy souvenirs in Prague?

Souvenirs can be bought in any shop in the city center. There a lot of corner stores that have cheap prices. Also, note that there is a market in the city center that has some fresh ingredients that you can buy if you are staying in the apartment and wish to cook by yourself.

Visit the Powder Tower

Located on the Charles Bridge you will see an amazing huge tower. Its name is Powder tower and you can go inside it from 10 am to 10 pm. Also, the administration fee is 100 CZK (4 Euros). If you are wondering why its name is Powder tower it is because this tower also known as being one of 13 city gates was known for storing gunpowder, therefore, the name Powder Tower.

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To check out more places go to Prague Travel guide

Powder tower in Prague

Prague will always be close to my heart since it was my first big traveling experience. Even if there are hoards of people always there, you can always find a quiet place where you can relax, or find a quiet park to relax if you are a couple. Also, the food is amazing and beer is cheap which are points to make for themselves.

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Hello! I’m Sara, a Croatian native. I’ve traveled all over the world and have knocked out some amazing cities and countries off my bucket list.

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