If you are planning to head to the Czech Republic in your vacations, then you are advised not to limit your trip only to its capital city. There are many more attractive and intriguing places in this country to be explored outside the city of Prague. In fact, this city serves as a perfect base, from where you can easily reach out to the rest of the country. To help you plan your trip, a 10-day itinerary for the Czech Republic has been proposed below.
Your arrival in the Czech capital at the Vaclav Havel Airport will mark the commencement of your tour. The amount of time you will have to explore Prague will be determined upon your flight’s arrival time.
In these two days, you will have enough time to visit the most important sites of Prague, from the Old Town to the Prague Castle, and its neighborhoods such as Mala Strana and the Jewish Quarter known as Josefov.
The Czech capital has several interesting sites nearby, from medieval castles to the ancient camp at Terezin, and the town of Kutna Hora in the region of Bohemia. Now it is time to choose where to head from Prague.
It would be better to hire a car from Prague on this day which can then enable you to make your trip to the surrounding places more conveniently and you can even return to your accommodation well in time. Nowadays, most of the companies are offering to book a car in your own currency and that too at a reasonable price.
On this day, you will have ample of time to travel to and visit the spa town Karlovy Vary from Prague by car. Karlovy Vary is located 126 kilometers to the west of the Czech capital. In the city, you can first enjoy the important landmarks and then you can have a soothing dinner by the riverside.
The next day, you can complete the tour of the town Karlovy Vary. Be sure to visit the tower of Diana and the Orthodox Church of Peter & Paul. Close to Karlovy Vary is the town of Marianske Lazne, also known as Marienbad, where you will find gardens and lots of flora. You can still manage to take out sufficient time on this day to continue your trip to the beautiful medieval town of Cesky Krumlov which is in the south of Czech Republic. The city of Pilsen can be an appropriate place to stop by and have some rest.
The entire seventh day can be dedicated to get to Cesky Krumlov and visiting the medieval town. You can walk around the streets and enjoy the delightful views offered by the town. In Cesky Krumlov, you will find many lovely places to dine on the banks of the river.
On this day, you can take a road trip to several picturesque villages, especially Trebic, Telc and Trebon. You will get plenty of time to get to Olomouc in the east of the Czech Republic.
On this day, you can visit the city of Olomouc and its impressive monuments like the Town Hall and the Saint Wenceslas Cathedral. From Olomouc, you can then head in the direction of west to visit the Bouzov Castle and subsequently reach the town of Litomysl which is regarded as a World Heritage Site.
If you have a flight back in the afternoon, then you will get time to visit Litomysl in the morning. There you can spend some time walking around the Smetana Square and visiting the Renaissance palace. Now it’s time for you to head back and catch your return flight.
It is recommended to leave for the Prague airport well in time as it is in the west of the city and you might have to deal with a lot of traffic on the highway. Hopefully, this trip of yours will allow you to return home with nice memories of this beautiful country.