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5 best day trips from Prague

Day trip to Kutná Hora

Take a trip from Prague to Kutná Hora get to know one of the most fascinating towns in the Czech Republic. Kutná Hora was an economic powerhouse in the Middle Ages due to its local silver mines. Today, the town is rich in history and culture. The most popular sights in town are the incredible Gothic Church of St. Barbara, the Cathedral of Our Lady, and the delightfully creepy bone-lined chapel of Sedlec Ossuary. The town’s Silver Museum is also a great place to visit and learn about the town’s glittering history.

How far is Kutná Hora from Prague

The 78-kilometer (48 miles) journey south from Prague to Kutná Hora takes around 90 minutes by car or bus. By train, the trip is a bit quicker, taking about an hour.

Day trip to Český Krumlov

Once you set your eyes on Český Krumlov, you’ll see why this picturesque town on the Vltava River is one of the most popular day trips from Prague. The best-known landmark in town is the grand cliffside Český Krumlov Castle, the second largest in the country. Take in the views of the town’s red-tiled roofs from the castle’s gardens or tower, and tour its ornate Baroque theater. Apart from the castle, other points of interest include the Cathedral of St. Vitus and the Minorite Monastery. During the summer, you’ll catch people floating down the city’s river.

How far is Český Krumlov from Prague?

You’ll want to plan ahead to travel the 171 kilometers (106 miles) south to Český Krumlov. On the train or the bus, the trip takes around three hours, while a private vehicle can reach the town in just two and a half hours.

Day trip to Karlovy Vary

For some rest and relaxation, escape the crowds of Prague with an excursion to the glamorous Karlovy Vary. With more than 300 natural hot springs, over the centuries Karlovy Vary has grown into the Czech Republic’s premier spa town. Get to the source of all that hot water at the Vridlo geyser, which shoots water up to 12 meters (39 feet) high. The city is also well known for its Moser glass, whose factory is a can’t-miss destination. Finally, don’t forget to take in the full splendor of the town with a panoramic view from the Diana Observation Tower.

How far is Karlovy Vary from Prague?

Located about 130 kilometers (80 miles) west of Prague, heading to Karlovy Vary by car can take as little as 90 minutes. By bus, expect it to be closer to two hours, while the train takes even longer at three hours.

Day trip to Telč

Take a day to visit the little town of Telč — a popular Moravian getaway. The main attraction here is the architecture of the UNESCO-protected main square, lined with colorful facades and pleasant gabled rooftops. Telč Chateau is also a must-see sight, with its intricate frescoes and porticoed courtyard. Finally, stop by the Technical Museum to check out the vintage machines, ranging from telephones to antique vehicles.

How far is Telč from Prague?

The 158-kilometer (98 miles) journey to Telč is just as beautiful as the destination. Drive time by car averages about two hours, while the bus takes two and a half to three hours. With a travel time of up to four and a half hours, taking the train may not be an efficient option.

Day trip to Brno

As the second-largest city in the Czech Republic, Brno offers many things to do and see on a day trip. The charming city has far fewer tourists than Prague, making it a great place to explore without the crowds. Travelers should check out the massive collection at the Moravian Museum, the hilltop Spilberk Castle which now contains the Brno City Museum, and the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul.

How far is Brno from Prague?

By car, the 205 kilometers (127 miles) to Brno take just about two hours to cover. Public transportation is only a little bit slower, taking around two and a half hours by bus or by train.

Prague day trip FAQ

What transportation options are best for my day trip?

If you’re trying to figure out how to get to your destination, it can be a bit difficult to decide what is the best method of transportation.

Prague day trips by train

The Czech train schedules can sometimes be hard to decipher. Getting between main cities and places close to Prague are the best times to take the train. Often, taking the train longer distances in the Czech Republic can involve one or more transfers and many stops, so it is not always the most efficient option.

Prague day trips by bus

There are many buses that depart from Prague for most common day trip destinations. These buses are frequently the best option for getting from place to place, being both the most affordable as well as the most convenient.

Prague day trips by car

Taking your trip by car is one of the best choices for flexibility and efficiency. With your own vehicle, you can reach destinations around the Czech Republic that have little or no public transportation, as well as make spontaneous stops throughout your adventure.


Should I take a guided tour for my day trip?

A guided tour is one of your best options for a day trip from Prague. Taking a tour provides you with tons of history and information, making your time in each place you visit more meaningful. Other convenient perks of most guided tours include saving you the work of arranging transportation and entry to attractions.


What should I pack for my day trip?

What to bring really depends on what you do and where you go from Prague. Plenty of guided tours will already equip you with everything you need for the day. Warm clothes and rain gear are recommended if traveling during the winter months.


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Breathtaking scenery , very good guide .

We were picked up from our hotel on time . Our guide William was excellent .He really looked after the group . We got to our first activity early ,which was the visit to Bastei Bridge in Germany. There was a short walk from the car park to the bridge ,the scenery there was breathtaking and our guide was very knowledgable about the area and told loads of interesting facts about the history of the bridge . This lasted for approximately an hour and there was plenty of time to take lots of photos . Our next stop was a short journey back into Czech Republic to see Pravcika Gate,the largest sand stone arch in Europe, This was a moderate walk up through a wooded area and following a pathway to the arch ,,again our guide went at our pace and we weren’t rushed at any point. Again the views were amazing and we were also informed that scenes from the film Narnia. After lunch we went on the boat along Kamenice Gorge. I would really recommend this tour .Value for money and a great guide.

Great guide and great lunch recommendation

Our guide, Colorado Dave is a great guide. We felt like he was a storyteller every step of the way. He made sure that we were all together and in time. Just we had a 4 year old with us that we pushed in the stroller most of the time and that was not an issue. Just be aware that you will need to walk slightly fast from the meeting point to the train station to get to Kuta Hora station. This means that you should wear proper shoes and bit able to keep up with others. We did not have any problems at all but noted that there were some that were having issues. This tour did not come with lunch, however we did go to a local restaurant together as a group to have lunch that was pre-ordered while we were in the train. The food was amazing! We highly recommend Colorado Dave as your guide!

Kutna Hora & Bone Chapel Tour from Prague Reviewed by Dayangku, 10/17/2019

Enchanted little town in the middle of the valley, a must see!

My mother and I booked a last minute trip to Karlovy Vary and fell in love with the town. Quite honestly, I wish you could leave me here permanently! It's a beautiful midieval spa town in the middle of the Bohemian valley, stuck in time, with 18 natural mineral springs and geysers. Absolutely picturesque! We also stopped at the Moser glass factory to see how the famous glass works are made. The only downside is that you don't have too much free time to spend on your own. I don't think the lunch portion is necessary, and then you'd have more free time to explore and maybe visit a spa for a few hours. Regardless, the tour is well worth it. A must see!

Day Trip to Karlovy Vary with Lunch from Prague Reviewed by Athena, 09/25/2019

Excellent tour- be ready for a lot of walking

Excellent tour and a must see. The guide was very knowledgeable and kept the group engaged throughout the day. The tour is a long day with a lot of walking including stairs. It was unclear what the rules for lunch were. One guide told us to buy sandwiches in Prague to bring with us; the other guide told us to buy lunch in Terezin at a place he arranged. So some brought lunch and others ate at a restaurant. Some more organization up front about lunch would be good. Also watch for bathrooms as you go. There are some stretches where there are no facilities.

Terezín Concentration Camp Full-Day Tour from Prague Reviewed by Anonymous, 10/08/2019

Book this trip and ask for Colorado Dave!

My mother and I booked this trip to Kutna Hora very last minute and had a blast. The bone chapel was one of the coolest and creepiest things I've seen and St. Barbara's Gothic cathedral was a site not to miss. Colorado Dave (our tour guide) is probably the most knowledgeable, funny and engaging tour guide that I have ever had on these tours. I highly recommend this tour, you won't be sorry!

Kutna Hora & Bone Chapel Tour from Prague Reviewed by Athena, 09/23/2019