With so much to see in Prague, any number of days you have in the city will seem like a few. But if you are so lucky that you have five days to get to know this beautiful city, here we are going to suggest a tour with the best things to see in Prague in 5 days.
Getting to know Prague in 5 days can be done on foot as the main points of interest in the city are very close. And if not, you also have an extraordinary public transport network that will take you to any corner.
Here we are going to tell you what to see in Prague in five days so you don’t miss anything and get to know its 5 neighbourhoods.
What to see in Prague in 5 days
What to visit on the first day
Our 5-day route through Prague begins and we are going to dedicate this first day to the most picturesque and historic neighborhood of the Bohemian capital, the Staré Mesto neighborhood.
We begin with its nerve center, the Plaza de la Ciudad Vieja, where we can admire the Old Town Hall and climb its Tower, the main point of interest in this place. From there you can have great views of the square, as well as the Church of Our Lady of Tyn, a jewel of the city and that will be our next destination.
But first, you must stop in front of the Astronomical Clock, located in the Town Hall tower, to admire the show that the twelve apostles offer every hour to everyone who approaches. Also do not miss the Church of San Nicolás that is located at one end of the Old Town Square.
After visiting the Tyn Church, we can stroll through this beautiful neighborhood enjoying its shops, its atmosphere, its black theater venues and every corner until we reach the Powder Tower, which you can also climb and have a great view of Prague. Nearby is the Municipal House, which contrasts with the rest of the nearby buildings with an Art Nouveau style that will surprise you.
The next destination should be the Clementinum, to which we will cross the entire Staré Mesto neighborhood again. The visit to the Clementinum is one of the best things to do in Prague in 5 days and without a doubt an essential visit, thanks to its beautiful library, a great jewel of the city.
What to see in Prague on the second day
The second of the five days to visit Prague can be dedicated to Hradcany, the neighborhood where the Prague Castle is located, located on the other bank of the Vltava River and to which we can go by tram to save time and have a unique experience in the city transportation.
You should dedicate a lot of time to Prague Castle, at least one whole morning, because it has a lot to see and it is a very large enclosure. The main places to see in Prague Castle are the Cathedral of Saint Vitus, place of coronation of the Kings of Bohemia and where the tombs of some of them are found as well as members of the Church, the Vladislav Hall of the Old Royal Palace and especially the Callejón del Oro, with its picturesque houses and which is the most famous place in the enclosure.
You can also visit the Pinacoteca, the Basilica of San Jorge or admire the Changing of the Guard.
Before leaving the Castle, we recommend visiting its gardens and heading to the Malá Strana neighborhood, which is located at the foot of it and which you will reach by going down its stairs or steep streets.
The main point of interest in Malá Strana is the Church of Saint Nicholas, not to be confused with the one visited the day before in the Old Town Square. This is a baroque jewel and visiting its interior is essential and one of the best things to see in Prague in 5 days.
The square where the church is located is also very beautiful, but the next destination should be the Charles Bridge, flanked by two towers and through which you will cross the Vltava River among artists and vendors who merge with many passers-by. The Charles Bridge is one of the best things to admire in Prague.
This second day can end with dinner at one of the many restaurants in Staré Mesto or at a black theater venue, another very interesting activity to do in Prague.
What to do in Prague on the third day
The third of the 5 days that we have to visit Prague can begin in the Josefov neighborhood, the city’s Jewish quarter, where its famous synagogues and fundamentally the Jewish Cemetery are located, another essential visit.
We recommend you visit all the synagogues. Do not think that it will be very repetitive since each one has its special charm and interest. The ones that we liked the most were the Pinkas Synagogue and the Spanish Synagogue, in Moorish style. With the same ticket you can access all of them and the Cemetery.
From there you can take the Metro, so as not to waste time, and go to Wenceslas Square, the nerve center of Nove Mesto, the most modern neighborhood in the city. The main shopping streets of Prague start from there and in it we can admire the Equestrian Statue of Wenceslas, patron saint of Bohemia, and above all the National Museum of Prague, the main museum to visit in Prague.
Nearby is the Prague State Opera and not far away other very interesting museums that we recommend you also visit, such as the Mucha Museum, dedicated to the work of one of the best-known Czech artists, or the Museum of Communism, where you will learn more about its history.
From there we can go to a building that has nothing to do with what has already been visited in Prague. It is the Dancing House, next to the Vltava River, and which you can reach on foot or by public transport admiring the most imposing buildings of Nove Mesto.
If you continue walking along the river in the direction of the Charles Bridge you will reach the National Theater, another of the great buildings in Prague. Thus ends our third day in the city.
What to visit on the fourth day in Prague
The penultimate of our 5 days in Prague arrives. We have already visited all the neighborhoods in the city center as well as the Prague Castle, located in Hradcany.
But this neighborhood also has numerous points of interest that are what we are going to visit on this fourth day. One of them is Loreto, a place of pilgrimage in the Czech Republic. It is an exact replica of the house in which, according to tradition, the annunciation of the Virgin Mary took place and which is located in Italy.
In Loreto we must enjoy its cloister, its sculptures, the Church of the Nativity and its relics and also the Treasury, of great cultural wealth.
Nearby is another very interesting place, the Strahov Monastery, an essential visit in Prague and which stands out for its Library, which has nothing to envy to the Clementinum. Its visit is a must, as well as its beautiful art gallery, one of the most interesting to be found in Central Europe.
Mount Petrin should be our next destination, where we can walk to enjoy one of the most beautiful gardens to visit in Prague in five days. On the mountain is the Petrin Tower, a great viewpoint from which you can have great views of the city. After this, we can go down, walking or by funicular, to the Vltava River and cross the Bridge of the Legions that leads to the National Theater.
Thus ends our fourth day in Prague.
What to do on the fifth day in Prague
The last of our 5 days in Prague arrives. We have already visited practically all the essential points to see in Prague. You can dedicate this day to repeating some of the visits you have already made that you have liked, delving into them or simply looking for a secret corner.
But you can also take an excursion somewhere near Prague. These are the excursions that we recommend you do, all of them of great interest:
- Terezin Concentration Camp. If you have visited the Pinkas Synagogue you will have seen on the walls the names of all the prisoners of this concentration camp. Well, you can make an excursion to this place and see first-hand the horror that was experienced in the Czech Republic at the hands of the Nazis.
- Karlovy Vary. This is one of the most beautiful cities in Bohemia. It is not too far from Prague and can be visited on a day trip. There you can visit its Spa, the Mozart House, the former headquarters of the Knights of Malta, as well as its beautiful buildings and fountains that adorn the city.
- Cesky Krumlov. South of Prague is another of the most beautiful cities in the country. In it there is a spectacular castle next to which a series of colorful houses rise along charming streets full of shops and restaurants. Cesky Krumlov is undoubtedly an unforgettable visit.
Also, if you are a fan of beer, you can also take this excursion to Pilsen and visit the factory of its famous drink.
You can find more information about what to see in Prague on the official Prague tourism page.