Prague is one of the most popular places to visit in Europe for hundreds of reasons.
You could easily spend an entire month wandering around the cobblestone streets of this picturesque capital.
There is just so much to see and do!
Don’t worry – three days will give you a taste of some of what Prague has to offer.
Rather than ramble on about how amazing Prague is let’s take a look at my 3-day Prague itinerary!
Where to Stay in Prague for Sightseeing
There are plenty of options for accommodation in Prague for every budget and travel style.
The city is divided into several districts so it’s important to find somewhere close to the center or to public transportation.
The old town is the most popular and best area to stay in Prague with hundreds of hotels and hostels.
Alternatively, staying by the castle is great for sightseeing with somewhat lower prices.
Here’s a quick look at some of the best places to stay in Prague for every budget:
Getting Around in Prague
Despite being spread out, it’s easy to get around Prague by foot or by using public transportation.
There is an extensive public transportation network covering the entire city.
Check out this helpful guide on how to use the public transportation system.
You can purchase tickets individually with ticket stands at almost every metro and tram stop.
For longer stays consider picking up a multi-day public transportation pass.
Don’t forget to validate your tickets – they are checked regularly and fines are high if you forget to validate.
How to Spend Three Days in Prague
Now that you have a better idea of where to stay and how to get around, let’s take a look at my helpful 3 day Prague itinerary.
Day One: Explore the Old Town
The Old Town is the heartbeat of Prague.
Right in the center is the Old Town Square, or Staromestska namesti, the most iconic location in Czechia.
This is where you’re going to want to start your day and it’s the best place from which to explore Prague from.
Make it a point to arrive as early as possible – by 10AM the Old Town is already packed with tourists.
Get here early enough and you can watch the city come to life as locals and tourists start pouring in.
The main highlight of the square is the medieval Tyn Church – climb to the top for some of the best views of Prague!
Another highlight is the world renowned Prague Astronomical Clock.
People from all over the world come to watch the small wooden figures move every hour from the clock. It’s quite the spectacle.
You can also climb to the top of the Astronomical Clock though the view from the Tyn Church is better.
Once you’re done exploring the Old Town Square it’s time to get lost.
Start following one of the narrow streets or alleys leading away from the square.
Wander around the Old Town, get lost, and discover the hidden beauty away from the crowds.
Day Two: Prague Castle and the Castle District
Day Three: Finding Prague’s Hidden Gems