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With so many options of weekend city breaks available while living in England, I’m day dreaming of all the fun travel opportunities available! Here are a few fun travel outfit ideas about what to wear in Prague!

 


What to Wear in Prague


 

 

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Prague is packed with history and attractions that will keep any traveler gawking and clicking away at their cameras for a long time. It is one of the most romantic cities in Europe with a historical city center that combines romanticism and history.

We want you to have a stress-free travel experience, and the main goal of this article is to help you plan your packing choices in an efficient way so you won’t be unprepared for your trip and know how to dress in Italy.

You’ll find insight on general Prague style, in addition to visual examples of the type of clothing you might want to wear based on the weather.

As a bonus, you will also learn some general travel tips including safety precautions such as using anti-theft products like this that can help you feel less stressed during your travels.

 

Please use the visuals in this post as a guideline to help you choose corresponding items based on your own style and clothing preferences.

 

 

What Do People Wear in Prague?

 

Prague is a cosmopolitan city that loves fashion. Decked in history and charm, Prague street style is a mixture of casual and formal. Feel free to express your fashion tastes in this stunning city.

Many travelers prefer to avoid traditional tourist clothes when traveling in order to blend in with the locals. While it’s not uncommon to adopt what Prague locals wear, it’s also important to remember that the best clothing to pack is what makes you feel most comfortable.

 

 

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J.Crew stretch T-shirt | Ami High Skinny Jeans

 

T-shirts and jeans are seen everywhere, with many locals wearing dark or blue denim shades and there lacks any strict codes when hanging out at bars or restaurants. Definitely, don’t be shy to mix smart-casual looks during your trip!

When visiting one of the many spectacular churches or catching a free, open concert at a church, dress in modest attire. 

As with most destinations, practical sense applies. Leave the beachwear on the beach because it doesn’t translate well to streetwear in the city. The same goes for gym wear; unless you’re actually headed to the gym, don’t dress in your gym attire.

 

 

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Cole Haan Packable Rain Jacket | J. Crew Tippi sweater

 

What Should I Wear in Prague?

 

The most important factors in planning and packing for Prague are the activities you’ll be doing on your trip AND the weather.

Always, always, always check the weather forecast before your trip. Nothing will ruin your trip faster than being unprepared with the wrong clothing for the weather.

Once you’ve researched the weather, you can focus on creating a capsule travel wardrobe, which should easily fit in a carryon suitcase with the help of packing cubes to compress your clothing.

 

 

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Blondo Villa Waterproof Ankle Boot

 

What Are the Best Shoes for Prague?

 

One unexpected issue that many travelers discover once they get to Europe are the cobblestone streets. 

While great to look at, stone streets aren’t always the easiest to walk on and can make for sore feet, even if you don’t normally have discomfort. Depending on the city, these streets can also be hilly, slippery when wet, and uneven. 

 

Popular shoe options include (click each item below for suggested styles):

 

Not sure how to choose the best walking shoes for Europe? We have you covered with this post!

 

 

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When doing a fair amount of walking to see the sights, so be sure to choose comfortable shoes. Consider waterproof leather boots for the colder months and simple, comfortable, canvas shoes for the warmer months. 

Pack a pair of dressy shoes as locals like to dine out with style and elegance. When deciding what to wear when traveling to Prague, avoid heels because they’ll leave you feeling uncomfortable. Opt for wedges or ballet flats.

Below you’ll find helpful seasonal clothing tips and suggested packing lists that you can use as a guide to prepare for a trip to Prague.

 

 

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Boot | Pants | Tunic | Beanie | Jacket | Shoe | Socks

 

What to Wear in Prague in Spring

 

What is the weather in Prague in spring (March, April, May)?

 

Temperatures range from the upper 30s to the low 60s during spring in Prague. The season brings with it the thawing of winter and beautiful blooms in nature. If you travel in early March, you might find snow. But traveling later in May brings summer-like weather.

 

Start by reading these general tips on packing for spring travel:

 

What clothes should I wear in Prague in spring?

 

You are best served packing an eclectic mix of attire. Mix warm clothes for the colder days and lighter tops for the bright sunny days. 

Pack a couple pairs of warm socks and easy to walk in shoes. Consider an umbrella for when the weather does surprise. You don’t want to be soaked on your sightseeing tours!

 

Please read this post for tips on transitional weather!

 

What shoes should I wear in Prague in spring?

 

When it comes to shoes, you’ll want to plan based on the weather and the activities you’re looking to do. Choose no more than two to three pairs of shoes in neutral colors that can mix and match with all your clothing.

You’ll want a couple pairs of warm socks and easy to walk in shoes. Make sure your sightseeing shoes are broken in properly. Opt for a pair that is comfortable enough that you can wear them for hours. Popular shoe styles of Prague fashion for spring include light brogues or sneakers. 

Make sure you also pack some waterproof shoes for those wetter days. The best waterproof shoes aren’t made out of rubber, but leather. We recommend choosing leather ankle boots, which are the best shoe option for travel to Europe in spring.

While not recommended for all day sightseeing if you’re looking for options on warmer days or evenings, ballet flats are also a good option. You could also opt for a closed toe wedge as a dressy alternative. 

 

Prague Packing List for Spring

 

Clothes:

  • Two short sleeve tops
  • Two long sleeve tops
  • Two additional tops
  • One pair of blue jeans
  • One pair of black ponte pants
  • One additional bottom
  • One dress
  • One rain or winter jacket
  • One warm layer
  • Thermals (if very cold)
  • Three socks
  • Ten underwear
  • Three bras
  • One versatile sleep set

 

Shoes:

  • Waterproof ankle boots (sightseeing)
  • Slip on sneakers (sightseeing)
  • Ballet flat (dressing up)
  • Wedges (optional)

 

 

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Sunglass | Dress | Sandal | Tank | Jacket

 

What to Wear in Prague in Summer

 

What is the weather in Prague in summer (June, July, August)?

 

Summer is the busiest tourist season in Prague for good reasons. The clear sky mornings, warm days, terrace canopies and clear night skies make for wonderful memories. Temperatures in summer range in the low 70s.

 

Start by reading these general tips on packing for summer travel:

 

What clothes should I wear in Prague in summer?

 

Clothes that you can wear during both day and night will be best. Consider jeans and a variety of light tops for the day walks.  Prague is best explored on foot thus consider a solid pair or two of closed toed shoes. Add a light sweater or jacket to your for potentially chilly evenings.

 

Please read this post for beautifulsummer dresses!

 

What Shoes Should I Wear in Prague in Summer?

 

Prague is a walkable city, so consider a solid pair or two of closed toed shoes. Opt for a pair that is comfortable enough to wear for hours. Make sure your sightseeing shoes are broken in properly. 

You can also pack a pair of comfortable summer sandals or canvas sneakers for all-day sightseeing, and a pair of open-toe heeled wedges for a fancy night out. It’s important to note that local Prague fashion does not include flip-flops being worn anywhere but seaside.

In summer, many events are outside as many venues have gardens and al fresco spaces with evening cocktail parties and happy hours. Those are the best times to wear your favorite cocktail dress and enjoy the summer breeze. Pack a light jacket and cardigan for cooler days and evenings.

While not recommended for all day sightseeing, ballet flats are also a good option should you want a more formal pair of shoes that aren’t heels on your trip for warmer days or evenings. You could also opt for a closed-toe wedge as a dressy alternative. 

 

Looking for top summer shoes picks? We’ve got a list of the best sandals for travel in the summer—our top recommendation for a summer trip to Prague!

 

Prague Packing List for Summer

 

Clothes:

  • Three short sleeve and/or sleeveless tops
  • One ¾ sleeve top
  • One additional top
  • Two bottoms
  • One maxi dress
  • Two summer dresses
  • One light rain jacket
  • One light layer
  • Three socks
  • Ten underwear
  • Three bras
  • One versatile sleep set

 

Shoes:

  • Comfortable sandals (sightseeing)
  • Slip on sneakers (sightseeing)
  • Ballet flats (dressing up)
  • Wedges (optional)

 

 

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Sweater | Jeans | Raincoat | Bootie | Scarf | Shoe

 

What to Wear in Prague in Fall

 

What is the weather in Prague in fall (September, October, November)?

 

After the summer frenzy, Autumn marks a cooler season to explore Prague at your own leisure. It can be chilly and cold with temperatures in the low 30s. 

Additionally, from October towards mid-November, temperatures drop further as winter approaches. The mornings and evenings might be chilly with clear skies.

 

Start by reading these general tips on packing for autumn travel:

 

What clothes should I wear in Prague in fall?

 

Opt for long sleeved clothing, sweaters, and a coat/jacket are necessary items you should consider if you travel to Prague in the fall. Towards mid November you’ll require cold weather outerwear. 

 

For outerwear ideas, check some of our top picks for fall coats!

 

What shoes should I wear in Prague in fall?

 

When you’re planning your shoes for fall, popular styles include light brogues and sneakers. 

Make sure to pack a pair of waterproof shoes, they are essential for those wetter days. Note that the best waterproof shoes are not made of rubber, instead opt for a leather ankle boot which is the best shoe option for travel to Europe in fall.

 

If it will be cold during your trip, opt for one of these chic leather boots—they’re waterproof but look cute too!

 

Prague Packing List for Fall

 

Clothing:

  • Two short sleeve tops
  • Two long sleeve tops
  • Two additional tops
  • One pair of blue jeans
  • One pair of ponte pants
  • Two dresses
  • One rain or winter jacket
  • One warm layer
  • Thermals (if very cold)
  • Three socks
  • Three bras
  • One versatile sleep set

 

Shoes:

  • Waterproof leather boots (sightseeing)
  • Canvas sneakers (sightseeing)
  • Ballet flats (dressing up)
  • Closed toe wedges (optional)

 

 

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Layer | Beanie & Scarf | Down | Boot | Pants | Socks

 

What to Wear in Prague in Winter

What is the weather in Prague in winter (December, January, February)?

 

Winter in Prague brings with it cold weather. The temperatures are sometimes below freezing. Snow is possible but with very low levels of precipitation. It’s still a wonderful season to visit, with Christmas markets and jolly celebrations in the air.

 

Start by reading these general tips on packing for winter travel:

 

What clothes should I wear in Prague in winter?

 

Layer up! Consider packing sweaters and coats. Warm shoes or boots and a thick pair of socks come handy when exploring Prague on foot in the winter. If you are prone to cold hands, consider a pair of gloves and a scarf to keep your neck warm.

A long coat will keep the cold wind from getting into your clothes. Remember to consider these fabrics for travel to avoid packing bulky clothing but still achieve maximum warmth.

 

For more tips, read this post on how to pack for cold weather like a boss! 

 

What shoes should I wear in Prague in winter?

 

Choose appropriate shoes for the weather and your planned activities. Pick no more than two to three pairs of shoes in neutral colors that can mix and match with all your clothes.

Make sure you choose a pair of sightseeing shoes that are comfortable enough that you can wear all day long, and make sure they’re broken in before you travel.

When planning your packing list for Prague, make sure to bring along a pair of warm winter boots if it’s going to snow during your trip. If it’s going to be cold and rainy without snow, opt for a cute and versatile pair of waterproof leather boots

Leather sneakers are also a great option for mild days. (Tip: wear skin colored stockings underneath for discreet warmth around your ankles.)

 

Prague Packing List for Winter

 

Clothes:

  • Two long sleeve tops
  • Three long sleeve sweaters
  • One additional top
  • One pair of blue jeans
  • One pair of black ponte pants
  • One additional bottom
  • One long sleeve dress
  • One winter jacket
  • One warm layer
  • Thermals
  • Three socks
  • Ten underwear
  • Three bras
  • One versatile sleep set

 

Shoes:

  • Waterproof tall or ankle leather boots (sightseeing)
  • Leather sneakers (sightseeing)
  • Ballet flat or heeled ankle boot (dressing up)
  • Closed toe wedges (optional)

 

 

What is the Best Luggage for Prague?

 

So the hard part’s out of the way; after much turmoil you’ve finally perfected your travel wardrobe and created a chic capsule collection – now it’s time to get packing! Which luggage will work best for you?

There are various things to consider when choosing the best luggage for Europe including a difference in carry on size, strict weight restrictions, mobility on the cobblestone streets, and long flights of stairs.

The best suitcase to have when traveling Prague is a rigid trolley case, ideally with four castors. The trolley should be divided into two compartments (not just one big compartment) for easy packing. These are easy to travel with on bumpy terrain.

For a European carry on size bag, a backpack is always a safe option. It’s also the perfect fit for those of us who prefer to travel hands-free.

 

 

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Compass Rose Packing Cubes

 

Depending on how many days or weeks you’re traveling, you may want to use luggage organizers such as packing cubes, which allow optimum use of the space in your luggage, keeping everything organized and in place during your travels, and making the task of unpacking and repacking simple and stress-free.

As you’re headed to fashionable Europe, use an equally stylish carry-on, such as the Osprey Ozone, which is a personal favorite. Keep in mind that most of Europe’s budget airlines have a carry-on bag allowance of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm. Always check your airlines individual baggage rules and regulations in advance.

 

Find out the most popular Europe travel bag styles according to our readers along with their tried and tested reviews!

 

 

Toiletries

 

When traveling to Prague, you’ll need some of the standard, essential toiletries, including:

  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Moisturizer (face and body)
  • Sunscreen
  • Razor
  • Makeup (we recommend keeping it simple: mascara, concealer, and a lip tint that doubles as a blush)
  • Hair ties and bobby pins
  • Dry shampoo

 

Worried that all your toiletries, makeup, skincare, and hair styling tools won’t fit into your suitcase? Read these tips on how to travel size toiletries to learn how to make the most of limited space without sacrificing your routine!

We recommend you take the most important products in travel containers like these and try to either buy basics like shampoo and shower gel in Europe or use the items provided by hotels.

Also, consider your makeup–in many European cities, women opt for natural makeup focusing on a well groomed but not over-the-top appearance.

While a daily salon blow out isn’t necessary, be mindful of your hair and makeup. Find out if it’s necessary to bring a travel blow dryer here.

When choosing your styling tools, choose items that have dual voltage and bring along a travel adapter for all your electronics. Just make sure to add all these items to your backpacking packing list for Europe so you don’t forget them.

 

Check out our guide to toiletries for more tips!

 

 

What Should I NOT Pack for Prague?

 

One unexpected issue that many travelers discover once they get to Europe are the cobblestone streets.

While great to look at, stone streets aren’t always the easiest to walk on and can make for sore feet even if you don’t normally have discomfort. Depending on the city, these streets can also be hilly, slippery when wet, and uneven.

In addition, there is a Prague dress code in churches and other religious centers. You should cover your shoulders with a shawl or scarf, and wear bottoms that cover your knees.

 

Are jeans appropriate to wear in Prague?

 

While Europeans tend to dress up more than Americans, you still can wear jeans in Prague. However, avoid acid wash and extremely distressed denim and opt for medium-dark blues and blacks. Black skinny jeans always look chic in Europe!

 

Are leggings okay to wear in Prague?

 

Some travelers love wearing leggings for comfort, and they are acceptable to wear in Prague. Consider pairing a black pair with long tunics during the spring, or wearing them under dresses and skirts in fall and winter.

 

 

What are the Best Shoes to Wear in Prague?

 

Based on reader recommendations we suggest tall boots for winter and wedges for summer. Other styles can be used interchangeably throughout the year.

Depending on the weather, flat ankle boots, boat shoes, or driving mocs are other top recommendations amongst our readers. They’re classic options and make the perfect alternative to ballet flats especially if you need a little more room for soft insoles.

 

Here are the best travel shoes for Prague in warm weather:

 

Here are the best travel shoes for Prague in cool weather:

 

 

Prague Travel Tips

 

Before you head on your tour of Prague, check out these frequently asked questions on traveling to Italy.

 

What’s the best time of year to visit Prague?

 

Prague is a wonderful destination to visit year round but many agree that spring and early fall is the best time to visit Prague. You’ll experience less crowds and moderate weather in comparison to summer when it’s hotter and bustling. Only the bravest travelers will visit in the winter months, but with the affordable prices and Christmas atmosphere, going then might be worth it!

Note that some places close in August for the local vacation period.

 

Weather in Prague

 

As you plan your packing list for Prague, keep in mind that the winters are cold and dry. The average temperatures range from 34°F/1°C to 44°F/6°C.

The spring is mild and summer can be comfortable. All year-round, Prague is usually partly cloudy and the temperatures range from 26°F to 77°F (-3°C to 25°C).

Never travel without checking the weather forecast as this will be your ultimate packing guide for Italy. Remember that each city will have its own weather pattern so check the forecast for all the destinations you plan to visit.

Use websites such as Accuweather or Holiday Weather for advanced forecasts and don’t forget to check the weather one week and three days before your trip as mother nature doesn’t run on a tight schedule.

 

 

What Are the Best Accommodations in Prague?

 

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I prefer to book “the entire home” instead of opting for shared accommodation on Airbnb. Aside from safety, I also like to feel like I’m living in the destination. It’s a small taste of local life plus you get more amenities than you would at a hotel such as a kitchen and washing machine.

 

Read these Airbnb tips for more info!

 

If you prefer the convenience and comfort of a hotel room, I like using both Agoda.com and Hotels.com. Tip: hotels.com gives you a free night for every ten nights you book!

For hostels, we recommend Hostelworld and Hostelbookers. Always read the reviews before booking to get the best idea if the hostel is right for you. Some are quiet and family friendly while others are known for their party atmosphere.

 

Not sure about staying at a hostel? Read this!

 

 

Transportation

 

For flights, I like booking through Travelocity or Cheapoair (whichever one’s cheapest). Although I prefer Travelocity because they have a 24-hour money back guarantee.

 

How do I get around Prague?

 

Prague has several great transportation options that make it easy for you to get around. You can use the metro for longer distances, and trams or buses for shorter ones. All you need to do is a valid ticket or day pass to ride on all three —and you’ll have the ability to transfer between each.

Central Prague is also walkable so consider hoofing it or even bicycling if weather allows.

If you’re looking to do some day trips or overnight trips, train is one of the most popular options for traveling from one region to another. Seat61 is an excellent website offering extensive train travel tips for destinations around the world including Prague train travel.

 

 

Things to Do in Prague

 

Prague is one of the most amazing cities to visit because there are so many sites to take in. Follow our recommendations before you travel to Prague.

 

What are the best sites in Prague to see?

 

  • Prague Castle
  • Charles Bridge
  • The National Museum
  • The Old Town Square and the Astronomical Clock
  • St. Vitus Cathedral
  • Wenceslas Square
  • Vysehrad Farmer’s Market
  • National Marionette Theatre (catch a puppet show!)

 

Where’s the best shopping in Prague?

 

If you find you have left behind an essential, or need to add something funky and interesting to your travel wardrobe, this city delivers! After years of repression, Prague has a range of boutiques and unique fashion stores to indulge in.  

However, if you want a department store, Kotva has five floors and can be handy when looking for quality items (or just about anything). You can also find some unique souvenirs or gift ideas at the farmer’s market in Náplavka on Sundays.

 

 

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Compass Rose Secret Bra Wallet

 

Safety

 

Safety is a big concern whenever you travel, and in busy, touristy areas like major cities in Italy, pickpocketing can be a common occurrence. Taking a few safety precautions can help you feel less stressed during your travels.

 

How can I stay safe while traveling in Prague?

 

Be cautious about where you stash your cash so you don’t fall prey to muggings and pickpocketing. Make your clothing theft-proof and choose items with strong zippers. Jeans are handy for this reason: you can put important items, like your wallet and phone in your front pockets, where it’s very difficult for a wandering hand to snatch it. Add items like the Secret Bra Pocket and Underwear with Pockets to your packing list.

And be mindful of purse snatchers! They either slash the bottom of your bag so the content fall out or slash the strap. Wear your purse strap across your body and the zipper towards the front. For extra security, check out the “theft-proof” bags featured in this post about crossbody purses.

 

These are articles with other suggested anti-theft products:

 

Remember, the safest place for your passport is locked in your accommodation. Carry a photocopy or other ID when you’re sightseeing or are out at night.

 

Read these tips on how to keep your passport safe when you travel!

 

Suggested Anti-Theft Accessories for Prague
 

  • Bra stash, neck pouch, or money belt with RFID protection
  • Anti-theft crossbody bag
  • Passport case
  • TSA-approved luggage lock
  • Clothing with hidden pockets (like underwear, tops, and scarves)

 

 

Key Takeaways

 

  • Day-to-day European style tends to be more dressy than American styles, but this does not mean business clothing. A nice blouse and well-tailored denim is a timeless uniform that can work in Prague or any other part of Europe.
  • When it comes to picking shoes, opt for comfort over fashion because you’ll spend long hours on your feet. Don’t forget to break them in before you go!
  • Avoid oversized, heavy luggage if you plan to use trains, busses or budget flights as storage space is limited. You should be able to maneuver through train stations (and trains) with ease. 
  • Pickpockets are prevalent in all tourist cities, be aware of your surroundings and be practical about your belongings. 
  • ALWAYS check the weather before you travel.

 

 


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Please note: Most of Europe’s budget airlines have this carryon bag allowance: 22” x 16” x 8” (55cm x 40cm x 20cm). Always check your airlines individual baggage rules and regulations in advance.

 


 

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