Prague is undeniably a showstopper. But to really experience the Czech Republic, you’ve got to get out of the city, and luckily it’s an easy feat. A plethora of sights surround the capital city, whether you're looking for something medieval, majestic, or even macabre. In a couple of hours or less you’ll have forgotten the cramped city and be lost in the rolling countryside or admiring the glorious castles and cathedrals.
Prague’s public transport system can deliver you to any of these destinations any day of the week, and some can even be reached by boat in summer. Car rentals are simple to set up. Or make it easy on yourself and book a day tour. Any way you choose, a side trip into Bohemia is a worthy addition to any Prague itinerary.