Wondering what to pack for your Prague vacation? Well here’s our Prague packing list, from a couple that spent over 15 months living there! We’ll tell you exactly what to pack for Prague – clothing, shoes, accessories, electronics, and more.
Here is our complete packing list for Prague, based on the recommendations of Prague locals (us!) and our own readers.
What to Pack for Women
You'll want to stay fashionable but comfortable as you make your way through Prague's attractions. The key is to dress in layers to accommodate Prague's ever-changing weather, wear super comfortable shoes, and accessorize well!
Be sure to bring a cross-body style bag that zips completely closed. These are the easiest bags to tote around all day, and the cross-body style makes them much harder for any would-be purse thieves to get their hands on.
I like these bags from Travelon, which have anti-theft straps (can't be cut) and hold up really well to lots of travel!
A pair of cute, flat walking shoes are essential for Prague. You will spend a LOT of time on your feet, and the cobblestone streets make high heels nearly impossible. A pair of neutral colored flats will work well for both daytime and evening activities in Prague.
An inexpensive pashmina or shawl is a must-have with Prague's weather. Even on a warm summer day, the evenings can be chilly. And you'll definitely need a little wrap if you take a river cruise, which can be quite breezy.
It's also great to keep one in your bag in case you want to pop int one of the beautiful churches for a look - you'll need to have your shoulders covered!
Winter in Prague is no joke! So if you're going during the colder months, be sure to pack your hat and gloves. I love this little set of winter gear, which includes touch-screen friendly gloves and a neck warmer too!
And if you're heading to Prague in the winter, those adorable little flats above are not going to cut it. Prague gets cold - and snowy - and slippery.
Be sure to bring along a proper pair of snow boots to keep you from busting your butt on the cobblestone streets. (Trust me on this one.)
What to Pack for Men
Just like our packing list for women above, the key for men's attire for Prague is layers. The weather changes frequently, and you'll be most comfortable if you can easily add or remove layers throughout the day.
Here are my top recommended items to pack for Prague!
While most places in Prague are fairly casual, you might find yourself needing to dress up a bit for a night on the town, fancy dinner, or seeing a show at one of the many concert halls and cathedrals.
I personally recommend the Gramecy Blazer from Bluffworks. It's made specifically for travel - so it's wrinkle resistant and super comfortable. Wear it with dress pants for a dressier look, or dark jeans for something more casual.
Dressing in layers is absolutely key in Prague. Even in warmer weather, the mornings ad evenings can be quite cool. Layering polo shirts or long sleeve t-shirts underneath a waterproof jacket is a good strategy!
Jeans are popular in Prague, as in most major cities, and you'll be comfortable wearing them both day and night in most places.
These Departure Jeans from Bluffworks are a favorite for travel. They're comfortable with just the right amount of stretch - and they have these hidden pockets that are awesome for preventing pickpockets!
If you're going to venture off the tourist trail at all (and you really should), consider grabbing a Czech phrase book to keep in your bag.
Yes, you can use your phone to look things up as well but if connectivity is limited or you're being charger high rates for data usage, it's just handy to have some key phrases and terms at your fingertips.
These portable power banks are super-handy for travel, when you know you'll be out and about all day long. Just toss it in your bag, and you can charge up your cell phones or cameras throughout the day.
Bringing along a water bottle is a great idea for Prague. The tap water is perfectly safe to drink. But you'll find that you will not be served water in restaurants and cafes. Most will charge a fee for water, and frankly they can be a little grumpy about serving it at all.
So it's handy to being your own bottle around for the day - you can fill up at our hotel or public water fountains.
If you're heading to Prague in Spring or Summer, be sure to pack the sunscreen! It can get seriously hot during the day. And even if it doesn't feel that hot out, you will get roasted as you walk around in the sun all day.
As a native Floridian, I've tried more than my share of sunscreens. My personal favorite is Neutrogena, which I can put on my face without any fear of causing a break out.