Enjoy and Explore Prague In One Day: Quick Getaway: A runner’s travel guide on which to visit, what to see, food to try, and how to enjoy the place. This travel information is for everyone who wants a budget-friendly itinerary.
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If you are given one day and a chance to travel anywhere in the world wouldn’t it be nice to spend a one-day tour to enjoy and explore Prague? How time flies when the world has been shaken and traveling literally paused around the world. The pandemic has caused a huge impact on everyone’s lives and business.
Until now traveling is so limited and holding it for now is necessary and important. The lockdown has taught everyone a lot of valuable lessons during these hard times. Patience and cooperation from us are needed and hopefully, we will recover from this crisis soon.
But I’m here sharing with you my travel itinerary when I visited Prague or Praha and explored the famous tourist spots all in just one day and mostly done by walking. I did a lot of walking from one spot to another and therefore I was able to cover mostly everything.
Where is Prague?
Prague or Praha is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. It is a city rich in history and known for its list of cultural attractions. Making it a popular tourist destination around the world. As of 2017, the city receives 8.5 million international tourists annually.
How to visit Prague?
You can visit Prague and explore in one day by bus, train or plane, traveling time will vary depending on your means of transportation. I happened to be in Nurnberg and I traveled by bus which is approximately less than four hours.
If you are in Berlin you can visit Prague by train which is also about four hours and still cheaper and economical than an airplane. Other nearby cities are also accessible to Prague from Poland, Austria, and Slovakia and it’s also around 2-4 hours.
The trip was long but had an enjoyable view of the countryside and the bus happened to offer wifi and a charging station.
Here’s what to do:
If you have long hours of travel and a limited itinerary try traveling in the late evening or early morning and check the time difference if there’s any. You can try to arrive in the early morning where there are not so many tourists yet to get good pictures or even catch the sunrise.
If you have a heavy backpack you can book a one-night stay and choose to head first to the hotel and ask for early check-in or ask if they can accommodate to keep your things and then head out to start exploring. Even if it’s just a day tour to explore, having a hotel to let you rest and leave your things is also nice.
You can’t miss this chance of a one-day tour to enjoy and explore Prague so make sure to travel light and bring snacks and your own hydration bottle.
Prague has also been featured in several famous movies such as Hell Boy, Les Miserables, Mission Impossible, and Casino Royale.
- Wear comfortable clothes and depending on the weather choose appropriate clothes.
- Wear comfy shoes during your trip and maybe another extra for some instagrammable shots.
- Pack light and bring extra clothing and workout clothes if you want a nice scenic run.
- Snacks and water are a must to keep you happy and not grumpy, lots of walking in Prague.
- Keep your personal belongings near to you. A fanny pack is a great help.
- Download google maps, translator app it can come handy. I like keeping a printout of my itinerary just to make sure I cover everything or mostly of the places I wanted to see.
- You can use euros in Prague but it’s also better to use their currency which is Czech Koruna(Czech Crown).
- When exchanging currencies do get a receipt and only transact on authorize shops.
- If booking through airbnb try to clarify with your host where to get the keys, some will require collections far from your place or if it’s under an agent.
- Let your friends and family know your whereabouts.
Explore Prague In One Day
1. Old Town Square (Staromestske namesti)
A very historic square in Prague that despite the invasions in Prague the Old town Square has remained untouched since the 10th century.
The old town square is rich in architectural landmarks. There are many restaurants and small cafes around the Old town. Try having breakfast along the square while enjoying the architectural view of the buildings.
You can also find yourself just sitting down with the benches provided and watching everyone exploring the old town.
2. Gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn
You will be amazed at the architectural design and construction of this church. Built from mid 14th – early 16th century and served as the main church of the city since the 14th century. Its two towers are 80m high.
3. Astronomical Clock (Prague Orloj)
While you are in the old town you can’t miss seeing the astronomical clock and watching the spectacle of the mechanical clock marking the turn of an hour. It features The Walk of the Apostles, an hourly show of moving apostles figures and other sculptures. (link to IG to watch)
4. Charles Bridge
Another famous landmark that you can’t miss in Prague, a Unesco World heritage, Charles bridge is a few kilometers away from the old town and one of the busiest areas in Prague you will be amazed by the architecture and medieval design of the bridge which also have been featured in several movies.
5. Prague Castle
Another famous tourist destination and one that you can’t miss is to watch the changing of guards at the gate of the castle.
6. Head of Franz Kafka
A famous writer, this moving head statue of Franz Kafka was sculpted by David Cerny, it is located in the city center of Prague.
7. Wenceslas Square
It was nighttime when I took the photo of Wenceslas square and the landscape looked really beautiful at night. It is known as one of the busiest pedestrian traffic areas in Prague with lots of shops to see.
8. The John Lennon Wall
Although I didn’t find this wall easily after walking around Charles bridge, I might say it is still a must-see. It is just located in a small secluded area but you’ll be surprised once you get there. A lot of people are actually taking shots of it and you just have to find your spot.
A colorful wall with Lennon’s image, graffiti, letters, poems freedom of expression wall.
Other Places To See
- Visit the Infant Jesus of Prague
- St Vitus Cathedral
- Spot Sigmund Freud
- National Gallery of Prague
Foods To Try
- One of the best things to do in Prague is wander around and try the local foods and desserts.
- Try drinking twin glass beer and their local dark beers.
- Explore the restaurants for authentic foods.
- Try their potato pancakes
- Trdelnik may not be originally from Prague but it is a must have when you visit.
I hope you enjoy this article as much as I did sharing my travel experience, another thing I also noticed in Prague is the Thai spas in almost every corner, especially around the old town. If you happen to visit Prague in the near future be sure to
Prague looks beautiful and is definitly on my bucket list! Thanks for sharing your recommendations.
What a beautiful place to visit! Definitely a place on my bucket list. Thanks for sharing!
I enjoyed this post!! I do like Czech beer, I hope to go there and Croatia one day.
I love the idea of Croatia too! Thanks.
Prague is on my list, so this works out wonderfully! Thanks so much for putting it together. Excited to make it there soon!
This sounds like such a good trip! Thank you for sharing. Very informative post for anyone who is not familiar with Prague.
Wow sounds like you had an amazing trip and what a lovely place Prague seems to be. Reading his made me miss travelling! Great to be discovering new destinations and with insight knowledge from someone who already went. Thank you for sharing and going over these great trip tips, I can see a few coming in handy!
Happy to help and thank you.
This looks like such an interesting place to visit. My daughter is there right now and I’ll be sending her this link.
I’ve been to Prague and this list is perfection! It’d making me want to book a trip back,,, like right now! Haha It’s one of the most amazing places!! ?
It’s impressive to see how much you can get done in a day! So cool, thanks for sharing!
One of my favourite European cities. Next time I visit, I need to make it to the Lennon Wall, I’ve not been as yet!
This is a great trip itinerary we missed the Lennon wall but that’s just a reason to go back…great ideas and places to see
My son is in the airforce, stationed in the UK. He had the chance to visit Prague recently. It is on my bucket list. The architecture is stunning.
We would love to visit Prague. My husband has Czech heritage. It looks like a beautiful place to visit.
Sounds like a great day, thanks for the tips, I hope to get to Prague this year ?
This sounds like a lovely trip. Thank you for sharing your experience and suggestions for traveling.