Travel to Czech Republic
The Czech Republic used to be know as 'Bohemia' and has had an interesting history including being once part of the ex Soviet Union. In 2006 the Czech Republic was labeled by the World Bank as a 'developed country' and now tourist vistor numbers are increasing every year.
Our destination guide aims to give you all the information you need to have an amazing experience in this amazing country. Find affordable travel and backpacking ideas with advice for amazing things to do and how you can be more than just your average traveller. You can also get recommendations for budget travel tips, where to stay and advice how to stay safe.
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- Capital - Prague
- Currency - Czech Crown (CZK)
- Country Size - 78,866 km²
- Population - 10,500,000 (approx)
- Language - Czech
Top Reasons to Travel to Czech Republic
- Amazing cities like Prague
- Rolling picturesq countryside
- Experience a different culture
- Friendly local people
Best Places to Visit
- Ceske Budejovice
How to Get to Czech Republic
Prague is connected to a number of worldwide airports and is only a 2 hour flight away from London and around 9 hours from New York JFK. Most flights arrive into Ruzyně Airport which is around 10km northwest of Prague whilst you can also fly to Brno (from London Stanstead) and to Karlovy Vary.. Lots of budget airlines operate flights to the Czech Republic from Europe and if you book in advance you can get great deals. You can also cross into the Czech Republic via car, bus or via rail, you might want to buy an interrail pass. Direct trains connect Prague to other European cities like Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest and Vienna.
If you have a European passport you can turn up and enter the country without the need of a visa. But if you are from outside of Europe you might require a visa to enter the Czech Republic.
Weather & Best Time to Visit
You might not think it but the Czech Republic although cold in winter has a really warm summer climate with the highest temperatures in Central Europe. Summer is the most popular time of year in terms of tourist numbers but it really depends what time of year appeals to you.
Transport & Getting Around
The Czech Republic isn't that big a country and there is a modern train service connecting most places.
Travelling & Backpacking in Czech Republic
The Czech Republic is one of the most up and coming countries to visit in Europe and more and more people are venturing out of Prague to see more of the country. Although the Czech Republic is a small country there is certainly a lot to do here for both short and long breaks. Expect diverse landscapes, old architecture, beautiful forests, spectacular countryside and lots of small historical towns and villages. On World 365 you can find inspiration for the best things to do if you would like to go travelling or backpacking in the Czech Republic.
The Czech Republic offers great value in terms of accommodation, sightseeing and activities. Prague is generally the most expensive place to visit in the country and most things like hotels are cheaper outside of the capital.
A lot of people in the Czech Republic especially students and young people speak English which makes the experience of being in this country easier. It is advised you buy a phrase book or learn basic phrases Czech Phrases before departing.
You shouldn't have any problems when it comes to safety, most people will be very welcoming and locals are used to seeing tourists.