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.
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Prague Packing List
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!
Here are my favorite things to pack for Prague!
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!
Flat Walking Shoes
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.
Pashmina or Shawl
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!
You'll definitely want to bring along a cute and comfy dress, especially if you plan to do any nice dinners out or visit any concerts or theaters (and you should!).
This Trevi Dress from Bluffworks is my personal favorite travel dress. It's wrinkle resistant, insanely comfortable, and easy to dress way up or way down!
Dark Wash Jeans
Jeans are popular and common in Prague, especially during the day and at the local pubs in the evenings. A pair od skinny, dark wash jeans will be comfortable and fashionable enough for most places!
The key to dressing in Prague is layers! The weather changes so often, and it can sometimes be chilly in the early morning, super hot in the afternoon, and freezing at night.
A light, weatherproof jacket is a great option. Wear short or long-sleeve t-shirts underneath with a pashmina or extra warmth, and you're good to go.
Of course, if you're going to Prague in the winter, you'll want to opt for a heavier coat like this.
Hat & Gloves
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!
Comfortable Walking Shoes
You'll be on your feet a lot, as you make your way around the city. So you'll need a comfortable pair of walking shoes.
You won't see many men wearing athletic shoes outside of the gym. Instead, opt for a nice pair of leather shoes with good support for walking.
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.
If you're heading to Prague in warmer weather, polo shirts make a great choice. They're casual ad comfortable enough to be worn for sightseeing, and dressy enough to be worn out to dinner or the pub.
For colder weather, long sleeve cotton shirts are great for layering.
Lightweight Rain Coat
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!
Of course, if you're heading to Prague in the winter it will be very cold, and you'll want to opt for a heavier coat like this one.
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!
Prague is generally a very safe city. But like any large city, it has it's share of petty crime like pick-pocketing.
If this is a concern, consider using a money belt like this to store your cash and credit cards. It's more secure than a pants pocket, and most shirts will hide it so no one will know it's there.
More Things to Pack for Prague
Based on our own 15 months in Prague, and feedback from our readers, here are some other items that will come in handy on your trip to Prague!
Lonely Planet Czech Phrasebook & Dictionary
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.
You need to be prepared for rain at any time in Prague - so one of these compact travel umbrellas is a great choice to pack. It's easy to throw in your day bag, and pull out if the need arises.
The sun can be super bright - and not just in the summer either. If you're walking around all day, visiting the sites, you'll definitely want to have a pair of sunglasses handy.
I lose a pair of sunglasses on pretty much every vacation, so I always bring a cheap pair like this along. Then I don't have to worry when I lose them!
You will find 220v power throughout Prague, so if you're coming from a place that uses 110v power (like the US), you are going to need a power converter.
I like this little set that also comes with various adapters, so you're all set no matter what type of outlet you encounter.
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.
Travel Water Bottle
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.
I love this collapsible style bottle so I can fold it up in my bag when I'm not using it. You can see some other great water bottles here.
You'll likely be flying no several different airlines as you make your way across the world to Prague. And these days, that means keeping track of all the luggage weight requirements.
We always keep one of these handy little luggage scales in our suitcase so we can check the weight before heading to the airport!
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.