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15 Best Day Trips from Prague (According to a local!)

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There are so many fantastic day trips from Prague! I’ve been living in Prague for several years now, and have been exploring the Czech Republic in depth — including many, many day trips from the city.

So many people visit the Czech Republic and don’t leave the Prague city limits — but there are so many beautiful places worth visiting.

So what are the best places to visit on a day trip from Prague? My top recommendation is always the town of Kutná Hora, a pretty town home to an interesting church made of human bones, but on this list you have everything from natural wonders to interesting overlooked cities!

Keep in mind that for an optimal day trip, I recommend a journey of two hours each way or less. You can go a bit beyond — like to Brno, Český Krumlov, or Olomouc — but I also think you should consider staying overnight if it’s a longer journey.

Every trip on this list is either doable by train (often direct train), bus, or guided tour.

(Planning a trip to Prague? Be sure to check out my favorite unusual things to do in Prague, best Prague restaurants, and what NOT to do in Prague!)

This post was published in March 2024.

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Kutná Hora

Kutná Hora is my personal pick for the best day trip from Prague. I always recommend it to Prague visitors because it’s a really pretty Bohemian town with a fascinating chapel built of bones; it’s a short, 50-minute journey from Prague; tickets are easy to buy; and tours are aplenty.

The bone church — its real name is Sedlec Ossuary — is the main sight worth visiting. It’s creepy and fascinating, while being an architectural marvel. (Know that photography is now allowed here.)

But beyond the ossuary, the town of Kutná Hora is so underrated! It’s painted in beautiful Bohemian pastel colors, with lovely churches, cute restaurants, and flowers blooming everywhere. The perfect easy getaway that lets you see Bohemian life beyond Prague.

Best things to do in Kutná Hora: Visit the bone church, of course! But also take time to stroll around the city center, and grab a nice Czech lunch (I enjoyed the food and setting at Staročeská restaurace V Ruthardce).

The Cathedral of St. Barbara is a spectacular gothic masterpiece, and don’t miss the Czech Museum of Silver and the Church of St. James. But Kutna Hora is a great place to get lost.

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