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Best Day Trips from Prague: According to a Local!

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Our picks for the best day trips from Prague! Take some time to get out of the city and see the countryside, medieval villages, centuries old castles, and much more on one of the many amazing day trips from Prague!

Our picks for the best day trips from Prague

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After living in Prague for over a year, we’ve had more than enough time to explore the city and beyond. And that includes some truly spectatcular day trips.

While there’s more than enough things to do in Prague to keep you busy, there are some wonderful destinations just outside the city as well. If you have the time, consider exploring with one (or more) of these amazing day trips from Prague.

I’ve really tried to keep in mind everyone’s different travel styles, so I’ve included information for independent travelers, and for travelers who’d prefer to take a tour.

As always, the tours we recommend are through Get Your Guide, because they offer spectacular service and always get great reviews from our readers. If you’re planning to tackle these day trips on your own, I recommend using RentalCars.com to find the best rate on a local car rental.

And if you’re just beginning to plan your Prague vacation, be sure to check out our Prague Neighborhood Guide as well, which will give you all the information you need on Prague’s various districts and top hotels.

And now, without further adieu… here are our favorite day trips from Prague!

Day Trips from Prague

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18 thoughts on “Best Day Trips from Prague: According to a Local!”

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  3. This is a great list! I only had a short amount of time in Prague so I spent it all exploring the city but I would love to go back and see some of these sights!

  4. Great write-up. Looks like Karlstejn Castle really is pretty easy to get to from Prague. We’re going to make it a point to head there this year. For the last few years we’ve spent Christmas in the Czech Republic and this year I wanted to make sure we visited someplace new as well. Thanks for the information!

    1. Fantastic – Christmas is such a lovely time to visit. Hopefully Karlstejn will be blanketed in snow :)

      Enjoy!

  5. Thanks for sharing an informative blog. The information you have shared really helpful to all tour lovers. It’s very much true that there are many beautiful places in Prague to travel like Charles Bridge, Old town square, St. Vitus Cathedral etc. [Comment edited by moderator due to advertising].

  6. Thanks for the guide! My wife and I will be going to Prague in August and will try doing a couple day trips!

  7. Thanks for your information. My husband and I are thinking of going to Prague in September and staying in the centre of the city as a home base . The day trips sound very interesting.

    1. Katie Matthews

      Perfect plan! Also, Prague in September is usually quite nice. If you like wine, there might be some harvest festivals on around that time too!

  8. Hi…i arrive at 11am in prague and want to do a half day trip smwhr outside the city as i will be doing tge city tour the next day. What can you recommend? A trip starting at about 2pm. Thanks

    1. Kunta Hora might be fun, or you could go to Karlstejn Castle as well. You won’t be able to get to Cesky Krumlov in that time. Regarding specific tours and starting times, check out Get Your Guide. We’ve also used and recommend Context Travel before (although we haven’t used them in Prague – just Rome and Budapest), but I don’t know if they have day trips – might just be more trips in the city.

  9. Im going to Prague for a week in December. Do you recommend any of these more than others as better to visit during the holiday season?

    1. Katie Matthews

      Hi Bethany – so sorry for the delay in getting back to you, and thanks for getting in touch. A trip up to Dresden would be awesome at this time of year, as the Germans truly know how to do Christmas! The Christmas market in Dresden is supposed to be fantastic, and we sent some friends on a Dresden day trip in December a few years ago, and they came back with high praise. Cesky Krumlov is also supposed to have a lovely Christmas ambience, but we haven’t experienced it personally (a bit more reading). Hope this helps!

  10. If I could do only 1 on these which one would you recommend? I have 3 1/2 days in Prague and I want to give Prague 2 1/2 full days for I am keen to return in the evening/night itself. My travel is Mid-October.

    1. Hi Hitesh!

      It depends on what you’re interested in, but I would probably suggest Kutna Hora (because the “bone church” is so unique), Pilsen (to see a smaller Czech city, but especially if you’re interested in beer and taking the brewery tour) or Karlstejn (who doesn’t like castles!?! Also, I think the views would be spectacular in October with the autumn leaves changing to reds and oranges). I think Cesky Krumlov is too far to go for a day, and Karlovy Vary is a bit more difficult for a day as well. If I had to rate them in order of my personal preference, I would say #1 is Kutna Hora, followed by Karlstejn and then Pilsen. I hope this helps and have a great trip! October should be a great time to travel :)

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