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Czech Republic itinerary 10 days

Welcome to the country full of mysterious castles, rich history, and most importantly, cheap and best beer ever. This itinerary will take you through the highlights of the Czech Republic. You’ll explore one of the most beautiful capitals in Europe, interesting castles, bathe in a thermal spa, hike in the Bohemian Paradise, and most of all, drink delicious beer.

I lived in the Czech Republic for almost 2 years and explored all of the places. So, I’ve designed this itinerary from my experience so you can see the highlights, too.

Are you ready to check off another European country from your travel bucket list? Then, let’s head to the Czech Republic.

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Overview Of The Czech Republic Itinerary For 10 Days

I’ve designed the itinerary as a 10-day road trip through the Czech Republic. Scroll down to see more itinerary options if you have more or less time. This is the basic itinerary you can follow:

DAY:DESTINATION:
1.Prague
2.Prague
3.Prague ⇒ Kutná Hora ⇒ Ještěd
4.Ještěd ⇒ Liberec Bohemian Switzerland National Park
5.Bohemian Switzerland National Park
6.Bohemian Switzerland National Park ⇒ Carlsbad
7.Carlsbad & Loket
8.Carlsbad Český Krumlov
9.Český Krumlov
10.Český Krumlov Karlštejn Prague

Map Of The Czech Republic Itinerary

Here is a map of this road trip itinerary. Save it to your phone and navigate to the place when you’re in the country:

How To Get To The Czech Republic

We’ll start our itinerary in the capital, Prague. It has excellent international connections; you can reach it by plane, train, bus, or car.

Prague has an international airport (Vaclav Havel Airport) with great connections, so flying is the fastest and most convenient option.

Get the best flight deals to Prague via Skyscanner here.

You can also take a train if you’re arriving from neighboring countries such as Slovakia, Germany, Austria, or Poland. The major railways that operate in Prague are Railjet (from Austria), Regiojet (from Slovakia), Czech Railways, and DB (from Germany).

💡 PRO TIP: Regiojet business class is my favorite way to travel in Central Europe. It’s affordable and super comfortable, and they have delicious food and coffee.

Check out all train connections to Prague via Trainline here.

If you’re on a budget and arriving from countries nearby, you can also take a bus. Look for Flixbus or Regiojet. The bus tickets are often the cheapest, but the ride takes a long time.

Search for the best bus connections to Prague here.

How To Get Around The Czech Republic & Make This Itinerary

I’ve designed this itinerary as a road trip, as the best way to get around the country is by car. You’ll have a lot of flexibility and can get to places where trains and buses won’t take you.

The Czech Republic has a pretty well-developed train and bus travel, but getting from one place to another takes time. So you’d lose a lot of time.

Nevertheless, if you don’t want to rent a car, look for train connections via Czech Railways or bus connections via Flixbus and Regiojet.

I recommend renting a car in Prague and follow this itinerary as a road trip. Rent it on day 3. for 8 days and return it in Prague on day 10.

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0. DAY: ARRIVE IN PRAGUE

Whether it’s for its historical importance, stunning buildings, famous Charles Bridge, interesting stories, or cheap food and beer, you’ll fall in love with Prague.

For today, take your time arriving and checking in to your accommodation.

After, head to the city for some great beer. Or walk on the Charles Bridge and up to the Prague Castle for stunning city views.

Beertime Pub In The Evening

In the evening, I recommend experiencing the atmosphere of the Czech nation. Go to the Beertime Pub near Andel metro station for beer tasting. They have various local types of beer and great food. 

Where To Stay In Prague: My TOP TIPS For Accommodation

DON GIOVANNI HOTEL PRAGUEbudget-friendly hotel in the center
THE JULIUS PRAGUEmid-range hotel in the center
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1. DAY: PRAGUE

Good morning to Prague. I hope you slept well because we have a lot to see and do today.

First, I’ve got to the top facts, which will give you a better understanding of the city’s importance.

Interesting Facts About Prague

💡 Prague is where locals drink the most beer per capita in the world.

💡 Prague’s castle is believed to be the third-largest one in the world. 

💡 Prague’s narrowest street is less than 50cm wide. It even has a traffic light.

💡 Locals incorporated egg yolks to hold the structure together when building the Charles Bridge.

💡 You’ll need to try a pork knuckle, as it’s the local delicacy.

💡 Hitler didn’t target the Jewish Quarter in Prague. It was perhaps the only Jewish place in Europe that he didn’t want to destroy. Many say that he intended to retire there.

💡 For nightlife lovers, Prague hosts the largest Central European clubKarlovy Lázně Club.

Czech Republic itnerary 10 days 14 days Prague
Prague

Sightseeing In Prague

🔆 Prague Castle
🔆 St. Vitus Cathedral
🔆 Golden Line
🔆 Skinny Line
🔆 John Lenon Wall
🔆 Charles Bridge
🔆 Old Town Square
🔆 Astronomical Clock

🔆 Prague Castle

We’ll start our Prague walking tour at Prague Castle.

Take a tram to Malostranské Námestí (Malostranské Square). From there, walk up to the castle. See the guards standing in front of it before entering the inner courtyard. The guards change at noon, so you can come back later to see it.

Take some time to walk around the castle. One of the highlights here is St. Vitus Cathedral. Admire its stained glass windows and enjoy the special atmosphere inside.

Join this guided tour of Prague castle to learn more with a local guide.

St. Vitus Cathedral Prague
St. Vitus Cathedral – Prague

🔆 Golden Line

Continue walking until you reach the Golden Street (Golden Line). This mysterious street was home to goldsmiths in the 17th century. Legend also says that alchymists living in the houses tried to prepare the elixir of youth or even make the philosopher stone.

A real story from the 20th century states that they found one alchemist dead inside one house holding a golden stone… so check it out.

Golden Lane Is Prague worth visiting
Golden Lane

🔆 Skinny Line

After exploring the castle area, head down and see the Franz Kafka Museum. Then, check out the famous Peeing Man Statue before walking further.

After, try to walk through the Skinny Line, the narrowest street in Prague. Let’s see if you can squeeze in. And pay attention to the traffic light.

🔆 John Lennon Wall

Finish at the John Lenon Wall before going to the famous Charles Bridge. The wall was mainly used for protests when Communists took over the city in 1948.

People express their anger and disagreement with this regime on the wall. When John Lennon died in 1980, they got even angrier and painted his face on the wall.

🔆 Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge is one of the most iconic bridges in Europe. Enjoy its unique atmosphere and get nice views of the castle. While walking through, you’ll spot 300 statues on both sides. These are important saints and patrons from history.

The first brick was laid on the bridge back in the 12th century. However, most of it was destroyed due to massive floodsCharles IV reconstructed it in the 15th century into what it looks like today. He incorporated yolk eggs into its structure to hold it better together.

The bridge even survived many vital battles in the past. Luckily, it has been well-preserved thanks to Charles IV.’s idea, which has made it stand until now.

is Prague worth visiting Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

🔆 Old Town Square & Astronomical Clock

Make your way towards the Old Town. Pay attention to the Astronomical Clock in the middle. You can watch a small performance of 12 apostles marching around every hour, with a skeleton starting it all off.

Enjoy the atmosphere of Old Town Square. Get a traditional cake called ‘Trdelnik.’ Drink some beer and have a late lunch after the morning walking tour.

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Prague main square

Beer Tour In Prague

I highly recommend doing a beer tasting tour around Prague. See Prague’s sights from a different perspective while enjoying cold local craft beer.

Alternatively, you can also enjoy a beer spa, a unique experience you can only get in Prague.

Prague Itinerary

When you’re in Prague, follow my Prague itinerary, where I describe more sights and give you more facts and details. It also includes guided tours you can make. So click on the image below and enjoy Prague’s highlights with my full itinerary:

👉 READ ALSO: How Many Days In Prague Is Enough? Revealed!

2. DAY: PRAGUE

Let’s continue our walking tour today, visiting other important landmarks in Prague. We’ll see a hotspot from World War II, a dancing house, and enjoy the city for the rest of the time here.

Breakfast At Antonínovo Pekařství

Before exploring, I highly recommend you go to the Karlín quarter. There is a nice bakery called Antonínovo Pekařství with fresh Czech products. You can sit down, have a nice cup of coffee, and try some traditional Czech pastry or bread. They are seriously delicious.

Nearest Metro Stop: Křižíkova (Yellow Metro Line B)

Sightseeing In Prague

🔆 Jewish Quarter
🔆 St. Cyril & Methodius Cathedral
🔆 Dancing House
🔆 St. Wenceslas Square

🔆 Jewish Quarter

In the morning, head to the Jewish Quarter. Most of it was destroyed during the bombing during World War II. Also, many Jews were deported to the concentration camps, and the area of the city was abandoned.

Nowadays, you can visit the Synagogue and the Jewish Museum, which has many items from the Second World War and pictures of the events of the Jewish deportation.

Join this guided tour of the Jewish Quarter and learn more with a local guide.

🔆 St. Cyril & Methodius Cathedral

As you might have heard, the Czech Republic and Slovakia suffered greatly during World War II. Nazi Germany occupied it; everything was under control; SS police checked cafes, bars, and all public places and controlled people.

Back then, two brave agents from the Czech Republic and Slovakia came from abroad back to the Czech Republic with a huge mission. They had to assassinate a police officer and the right-hand of Hitler, Reinhard Heydrich. 

Heydrich was also the main figure of the Holocaust. He was regularly commuting to Prague from Germany for some meetings.

They assassinated him on the streets of Prague in May 1942, near the tram stop V HolešovičkáchBut that was when it just started. A month-long execution of locals started, and Nazis were trying to find out who assassinated him.

The two agents were hiding in St. Cyril & Methodius Cathedral. Unfortunately, somebody revealed this secret to the Nazis; they went to the church and started shooting. Eventually, they killed the two agents and everyone who fought with them inside this church.

Nowadays, you can go inside the Cathedral, see the bombing on its wall, visit the crypt, and learn more about this event.

💡 PRO TIP: Before going there, I highly recommend you watch the movie Operation Anthropoid. It’ll take you back in time, and you’ll imagine it a lot better.

Join this guided tour to learn more about Prague in the WWII.

🔆 Dancing House

Dancing House is very popular thanks to its structure. Locals also call it a drunk house. The place where the House stands today was also a target for bombing during Nazi times in Prague.

Until the Velvet Revolution in 1989, it was pretty much empty. The first President of the Czech Republic, Václav Havel, decided to build the House.

It has 7 stories with a restaurant on the top and a viewing platform. So you can admire it from outside or go to the restaurant for a coffee. It’s also a hotel so you can spend a night or two there.

Dancing House in Prague Czech Republic
Dancing House – Prague

🔆 St. Wenceslas Square

After, walk alongside the Vltava River and enjoy stunning views of Prague. Then turn left toward the National Theatre and continue walking until you reach St. Wenceslas Square.

St. Wenceslas was the Bohemian Kingdom’s King and the Czech Republic’s Patron. You can see his statue on the square and visit the National Museum. It also hosts many shops, cafes, and popular hotels. 

Is Prague worth visiting St. Wencelas Square
St. Wencelas Square

Afternoon In Prague

In the afternoon, you can return to Old Town Square. On the way, visit Havel market with local goods, the Rotating Head of Franz Kafka, or stop in the beer museum

I also highly recommend going for hot chocolate at Choco Cafe ‘U Červené Židle.’

Evening Cruise On Vltava River

In the evening, enjoy the Vltava River Cruise and see Prague landmarks from a boat’s open deck. You’ll learn more about each with a commentary in 8 languages.

Click on the image below to learn more about the cruise:

Have a good rest as tomorrow, we set off for our Czech road trip. Tomorrow morning, you can rent a car for 7 days.

👉 READ ALSO: Is Prague Worth Visiting? 19 Reasons To Visit

3. DAY: PRAGUE ⇒ KUTNÁ HORA ⇒ JEŠTĚD

Let’s hit the road. Today, we’ll drive east to Kutná Hora, one of the most mysterious Czech places. You’ll also explore the skull church before going up to Liberec.

Distance Prague ⇒ Kutná Hora: 1 hour by car (82 km/52 miles)

Kutná Hora

The city became famous thanks to its silver mines established in the Middle Ages. It was the richest and most important town back in the times.

Right after arriving, you’ll spot the impressive Saint Barbara’s Church. Saint Barbara is the patron of miners and silver, the city’s main attractions.

After, visit the Museum of Coin Mining inside the Italian Church of the town.

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Kutna Hora

Sedlec Ossuary

The main reason I brought you here is the Sedlec Ossuary, also called the Church of Bones. This church is something you have probably never seen before. It’s located just on the outskirts of Kutná Hora.

Sedlec Ossuary is a Roman Catholic Chapel decorated with bones and human skulls.

In the past, King Ottakar II of Bohemia sent an abbot to the Holy Land. He returned with peace of earth from Golgotha, an important religious site, and spread it around the Sedlec Ossuary.

Since then, it has become a very popular burial place. The Chapel symbolizes the exhumation of the skeletons and the stacking of bones.

I know what you might think… it’s kind of weird. But still, it attracts more than 300000 visitors each year.

Kutna Hora Sedlec on the Czech Republic itinerary 10 days
Kutna Hora: Sedlec

In the afternoon, drive up towards Liberec. Tonight, I recommend you stay on Ještěd. It’s a hill near Liberec, hosting a space building. It’s a television tower with a restaurant and a hotel.

So you can drive directly to the hotel and explore Liberec tomorrow. Or visit Liberec today, have dinner in the city, and after, drive to Ještěd to the hotel.

Distance Kutná Hora ⇒ Ještěd: 1 hour & 30 minutes by car (116 km/ 72 miles)

PRO TIP: Tomorrow, I recommend waking up for a beautiful sunrise.

Where To Stay In Ještěd: My TOP TIPS For Accommodation

HOTEL JEŠTĚD

4. DAY: LIBEREC

Good morning to Ještěd. I hope you got to enjoy a sunrise in the morning with stunning views. Take your time, have breakfast, pack your bags, and drive to Liberec City.

Distance Ještěd ⇒ Liberec: 15 minutes by car (6 km/4 miles)

Today, we’ll explore Liberec. Then, we’ll make our way to Bohemian Switzerland.

Liberec is a rather small city, so we won’t spend much time here. But it’s one of the most beautiful Czech cities.

It has nice attractions, a charming center, and interesting activities.

Sightseeing In Liberec

🔆 Town Hall
🔆 Edvard Benes Square
🔆 Museum of North Bohemia
🔆 IQlandia

Start exploring the center of Edvard Benes Square with a beautiful Town Hall. It was designed by a Viennese architect, reminding us of the Austro-Hungarian times.

Liberec became mainly famous for its textile manufactureThe Museum of North Bohemia will show you displays of weaving workshops. You can see traditional jewelry, clocks, glassware, furniture, and woodcarving.

Alternatively, you can visit the science center IQlandia. You’ll be able to see the Czech Republic’s first humanoid robot or participate in space training. Also, check out the local Planetarium.

Drive To Bohemian Switzerland

After that, I suggest you continue driving to the Bohemian Switzerland National Park. This will be one of the highlights of our road trip.

I’ve made a reference point for our hikes in Bohemian Switzerland, Hřensko. But you can choose any other accommodation in the park. Check in to your hotel, get a first impression of the area, and prepare for your hikes for tomorrow.

Distance Liberec ⇒ Hřensko: 1 hour & 15 minutes by car (71 km/ 44 miles)

Where To Stay In Bohemian Switzerland: My TOP TIPS For Accommodation

PENSION POD SKALOU
APARTMENT VILLA HRENSKO

5. DAY: BOHEMIAN SWITZERLAND NATIONAL PARK

Welcome to the Bohemian Switzerland National Park. This park is part of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains in the western Czech Republic.

The other side is already in Germany, known as Saxone Switzerland. The Czech Bohemian part is foresty with sandstone cliffs, whereas Saxony Switzerland is rockier with canyons.

We’ll now explore the Bohemian parts of the park with sandstone cliffs and even check out the other Saxony parts.

Without further words, let’s dive into exploring one of the most beautiful parts of Central Europe.

Pravčická Brána (Pravčická Gate)

Today, you’ll see the largest European sandstone archPravčická Gate. It’s the location where the Narnia movie was shot. So just imagine Aslan walking on the top of the arch, and it’ll take you to the real Narnia.

We’ll do one of the popular hikes to Pravčická Brána.

First, take a boat to Edmund’s Gorge. Afterward, you’ll do a 6-km long hike following the famous Gabriela’s trail until you reach the top of Pravčická Gate with stunning views.

Right next to it is the Falcon’s Nest chateau, where you can have lunch. Then, enjoy its photo gallery.

This is the excursion I recommend making today. Tomorrow, you can explore another part.

6. DAY: BOHEMIAN SWITZERLAND NATIONAL PARK

Today, you can choose what to do in Bohemian Switzerland. I have several options for you here, so go for one that interests you the most:

🔆 Bastei Bridge
🔆
Elbe River
🔆
Kamnitz Gorge

🔆 Bastei Bridge

One of the most iconic bridges in Europe, Bastei Bridge, is already in Germany. Type into GPS ‘01847 Lohmen’ address. There are two parking lots. One is at the Basteistrasse just behind the local petrol station. You’ll walk 3.5km from there or take a shuttle bus towards the bridge.

Alternatively, you can stop at the parking lot, which is already close to Bastei Bridge.

Once you reach the bridge, there is a restaurant with a viewing platform where you can enjoy spectacular views of Elbe Valley and the surrounding rock formations.

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Bohemian Switzerland National Park

🔆 Elbe River

Elbe River offers an amazing 27-km trail. You can bike alongside the River Elbe and enjoy the scenery. After, you can take a train back to where you started.

Alternatively, you can take a canoe or go rafting on the river. If you’re interested in rafting, you can join this rafting tour through Bohemian Switzerland.

🔆 Kamnitz Gorge

The third option for today is the beautiful Kamnitz Gorge. Firstly, you’ll have to drive to Rainwiese. Leave your car at the parking lot and hike alongside the gorge. You’ll first reach Edmund Gorge, followed by Wild Gorge. After, you can hop on a boat that will take you through the gorge.

It’s only open from April to October every year.

This is Bohemian Switzerland National Park with all its highlights. Enjoy your time here, and do your favorite activities. There are restaurants and kiosks on the way, but I recommend you pack some lunch for the hikes. You can even do a small picnic if you like.

Get the most out of this stunning national park.

7. DAY: BOHEMIAN SWITZERLAND NATIONAL PARK ⇒ KARLOVY VARY

Today, we’ll drive west to one of the most beautiful towns in the Czech RepublicKarlovy Vary (Carlsbad) city. It’s all about thermal baths and cute, colorful houses. If you’re visiting in summer, you can be part of their famous Film festival.

For centuries, the city has welcomed famous personalities such as Beethoven, Chopin, Karl Marx, and Goethe.

Distance Hřensko ⇒ Karlovy Vary: 2 hours & 20 minutes by car (160 km/ 99 miles)

Colonnades Tour

The main attraction is its hot springs from the nearby Teplá River. First, buy a cute small jar from a local store/shop and start a Colonnades tour. You’ll be walking to all 13 springs throughout the city, also called ‘Colonnades.’ 

Taste the water from each spring and compare which one you like the most.

The main arcades are the Mill Colonnades, which hosts 5 springs and impressive columns. Other famous ones are Market ColonnadesHot Springs Colonnades, and Castle Colonnades.

On the way, admire the city’s beautiful architecture and its houses.

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Me visiting

Diana Lookout Tower

In the afternoon, you can check out the Diana Lookout Tower. You can take a funicular or walk up the hill, which takes about 30 minutes. Besides the tower, where you’ll get amazing views of Carlsbad and its surroundings, you can visit the Butterfly House.

Then, enjoy some time in the thermal spa and have a nice rest of the afternoon/evening at your hotel.

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Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad)

Where To Stay In Karlovy Vary: My TOP TIPS For Accommodation

HOTEL PALATINbudget-friendly hotel
SPA HOTEL IMPERIALmid-range hotel with spa
GRANDHOTEL PUPPluxury hotel with spa (Best Value)

8. DAY: KARLOVY VARY ⇒ LOKET ⇒ ČESKÝ KRUMLOV

Good morning to Karlovy Vary. Today, we’re driving to another charming Czech town. But before, let’s stop and see one of the most spectacular Czech castles.

Distance Karlovy Vary ⇒ Loket: 14 minutes by car (14 km/ 8 miles)

Loket

Loket is one of the fairy-tale towns in the Czech Republic, with an impressive castle built on the top of the local hill, surrounded by the Ohre River.

Loket Castle has a versatile history. First, it was a royal town, bringing many benefits to its inhabitants, such as not paying taxes. After, it became a temporary residence of the Luxembourg Royal family.

Finally, it served as a prison between the 18th and 20th centuries and became popular thanks to the local porcelain factory.

Loket
Loket

Take a tour of the castle and learn about its history. You’ll also visit the torture chamber, porcelain, and weapon exhibition. You can buy tickets on the spot.

If you visit it in July, don’t miss the famous Opera Festival. The Czech National Opera has concerts in the outside arena.

Drive To Český Krumlov

Have a traditional Czech lunch in the town center of Loket, right below the castle. Then, head back to the car and drive to our destination for today, Český Krumlov.

💡 PRO TIP: I highly recommend you stop at the Hluboka Castle on the way. It’s close to České Budejovice and is one of the most beautiful castles in the country.

Distance Loket ⇒ Český Krumlov: 3 hours 30 minutes by car (242 km/ 150 miles)

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Hluboka Castle

Check in to your accommodation in the evening, and head to the old town for some delicious beer.

Where To Stay In Český Krumlov: My TOP TIPS For Accommodation

PENSION GOLDEN CROWNbudget-friendly accommodation
KRUMLOV TOWERmid-range hotel in a historical tower
PENSION ADALBERTmid-range hotel

9. DAY: ČESKÝ KRUMLOV

Hello to Český Krumlov. Today, we’ll explore one of the most visited Czech cities after Prague. Český Krumlov has a lot of German influence. Royal families such as Rosenberg and Schwarzenberg lived in the local castle. 

You’ll also experience a traditional Czech beer spa in the afternoon.

Sightseeing In Český Krumlov

🔆 Český Krumlov Castle
🔆 Caslte Tower
🔆 Old Town
🔆 Wooden Raft River Cruise

The main attraction of the place is Český Krumlov castle. Walk on its Cloak Bridge, see some temporary exhibitions, and walk up to the castle tower for stunning views of the city and its surroundings.

After, enjoy its gardens, which is another highlight.

One thing you have to try when visiting is the Old Bohemian Gingerbread. The shop is also called with the same name. Besides, you can taste local products such as fruit brandy and jams.

After, enjoy the special atmosphere of the old town with its charming buildings.

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Cesky Krumlov

🔆 Wooden Raft River Cruise

Walk alongside River Vltava before you hop on the wooden raft for a small river cruise. It’s one of the unique activities you can do in the city.

Traditional Beer Spa

Being in the Czech Republic and not going to a beer spa would be a mistake. It’s something you can’t miss. Svachovka Resort offers one of the best experiences for beer spas in the country. So treat yourself to a nice beer time, soaking in the mixture of brewer’s yeast, water, and hops inside a hot wooden tube.

You’ll only have to drive 10 minutes from the city to the nearby Svachovka resort. They have an on-site brewery, and the spa is amazing.

10. DAY: ČESKÝ KRUMLOV ⇒ KARLŠTEJN ⇒ PRAGUE

Today, you’ll visit another beautiful castle. If you want, you can spend more time in Český Krumlov before hitting the road again.

Before returning to Prague, visit one of the most impressive Czech castles, Karlštejn.

Distance Český Krumlov ⇒ Karlštejn: 2 hours 30 minutes by car (195 km/ 121 miles)

Karlštejn Castle

Karlštejn used to be the residence of many important historical personalities. One of them was, of course, Emperor Charles IV. He hid many precious tools inside the castle.

The castle kept some of the most important tools from Czech history. One was the Czech Crown of Saint Wenceslas, a patron of the Czech Republic. And the others were crown jewels from the Holy Roman Empire.

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Karlstejn Castle

One of the castle’s mysteries and secrets is how they gained water supply. Even though the well is almost 80m deep, it never reached its water level. That’s why they looked for other ways to get water. But nobody knows how they got the water eventually. Whenever somebody tried to reveal that secret was killed or imprisoned.

In 2012, locals found a secret pathway inside the castle, which some say has existed since the 1880s.

Come and explore the castle and its mysterious history on a tour.

In the afternoon, head back to Prague, where we’ll end our road trip.

Distance Karlštejn ⇒ Prague: 40 minutes by car (36 km/ 22 miles)

14-Day Itinerary For Czech Republic

If you have 2 weeks in the Czech Republic, that’s perfect. In this case, I recommend spending extra time in Prague. After, visit Brno and hike around Prachovske Skaly (Prachov Cliffs). These rocks have unique formations, and hiking around them is super nice.

So if you have 14 days, this is the itinerary I recommend following:

DAY:DESTINATION:
1.Prague
2.Prague
3.Prague
4.Prague ⇒ Kutná Hora ⇒ Brno
5.Brno
6.Brno ⇒ Prachov Cliffs ⇒ Ještěd
7.Ještěd ⇒ Liberec ⇒ Bohemian Switzerland
8.Bohemian Switzerland National Park
9.Bohemian Switzerland National Park
10.Bohemian Switzerland ⇒ Karlovy Vary
11.Karlovy Vary
12.Karlovy Vary ⇒ Loket ⇒ Český Krumlov
13.Český Krumlov
14.Český Krumlov ⇒ Karlštejn ⇒ Prague

Practical Tips For Visiting The Czech Republic

To help you plan your trip further, I’ve got some practical tips for you, too. See when the best time to visit it, how many days is the perfect time, and what budget you’ll need.

Passport & Visa To The Czech Republic

Check the expiration date of your passport. Most airlines don’t even take you on board if your passport expires in 6 months. Avoid issues with boarding and on the road. Ensure your passport won’t expire in the next 8 months.

Check if you need a Visa to the Czech Republic. iVisa will give you detailed information on whether you need a Visa and other necessary documents to travel.

Click here to see what kind of travel documents you need for the Czech Republic.

How Many Days Is Enough For The Czech Republic?

10 days is the perfect time to spend in the Czech Republic. You’ll see all the highlights, enjoy its castles and mysterious places, and experience some of the best traditions. 7 days is the minimum time I recommend spending in the country.

Best Time To Visit The Czech Republic

The best times to visit the Czech Republic are the end of May, June, September, and the beginning of October. These months are usually less crowded, and the weather is perfect. The temperatures range between 18°C/64°F and 21°C/70°F.

July and August are great for hiking in the Bohemian Switzerland National Park. But the cities like Prague, Karlovy Vary, and Cesky Krumlov can be very crowded.

December is the most magical time to visit the Czech Republic, as you can experience one of the best Christmas markets in Europe. So come and eat traditional food, try Trdelnik, and buy some Czech souvenirs.

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Budget You’ll Need For The Czech Republic

The budget for a 10-day Czech itinerary per person (mid-range traveler) is $840. This is a very realistic budget for mid-range travelers who want to stay in nice hotels, rent a car and travel conveniently, enjoy hiking, and each location’s activities.

Here is a breakdown of this itinerary budget for each travel category (assuming you travel as a couple):

Accommodation: $45 per night in a nice mid-range hotel = $450 per person
Car Rental: $80 for 8 days = $40 per person
Gas: approx. $200 for the entire trip = $100 per person
Food & Drinks: $20 per day p.p. = $200 per person
Activities & Attractions: approx $5 per person per day = $50 per person

So the total budget for a 10-day trip to the Czech Republic, without restricting yourself too much and enjoying everything the country offers, is $840 per person.

Budget Breakdown For Different Traveler Styles

Here is a quick overview of the budget for every type of traveler:

➡ 10-day itinerary budget for backpackers and travelers on the budget: $350
➡ 10-day itinerary budget for mid-range travelers: $840
➡ 10-day itinerary budget for luxury travelers: up to $2500

NOTE: This is an approximate budget based on my calculations and spending during my 10-day trip to the Czech Republic. The budget will vary based on every traveler’s preferences.

FAQs

I’ve also some of the frequently asked questions about the Czech Republic. Check my answers below:

Is The Czech Republic A Cheap Place To Visit?

Yes, the Czech Republic is a relatively cheap place to visit, much cheaper than Germany and Austria. You can expect to spend approx. $65 per day as a mid-range traveler, including accommodation, transportation, and food.

Why Is The Czech Republic So Famous?

The Czech Republic is famous as the nation that drinks the most beer per capita and has the cheapest beer in the world. Besides, Prague, the Czech capital city, is famous for its beauty, special atmosphere, and great nightlife.

How Much Does A Meal Cost In The Czech Republic?

A meal costs around $6 in the Czech Republic, and the portion is so huge and filling that you can barely finish it. Czech food is very filling and fatty, and Czechs eat a lot for cheap.

Is Germany Or The Czech Republic Cheaper?

The Czech Republic is cheaper than Germany, by approx. 25%. You can expect to spend $65 per day as a mid-range traveler in the Czech Republic. While in Germany, you can expect to spend $80 per day as a mid-range traveler.

WRAP-UP: Road Tripping Czech Republic

This is my ultimate road trip through the Czech Republic for you. It’ll show you the country’s highlights, so enjoy it fully. Add some extra time hiking in Bohemian Switzerland or Prague if you want. The Czech Republic is a unique nation, and I’m sure you’ll love your trip.

If you have any questions or need help planning your trip, contact me at info(at)voicesoftravel.com. I’ll gladly help you.

Happy Travels!

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About the author: Nicoletta is a travel enthusiast and passionate language learner. While traveling, she loves to connect with locals using her language skills to learn about new cultures. Look for her skiing, hiking in the mountains, or exploring new destinations as she designs travel itineraries for her clients.

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