Best Time to Visit the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is relatively small country in the middle of Europe. Relief of the country varies from plains to smooth low mountains. Climate of the Czech Republic is mild with warm summer and cold, humid and cloudy winters. Summers are especially pleasant because mountains are blocking continental air masses. During winters there is enough snow for skiing.

The country is popular tourist destination. Along with several skiing resorts there are plenty of spa resorts including famous Karlovy Vary. Also there is spectacular cultural heritage and especially architecture. Praha, the capital of the country, is one giant architectural monument itself.


Best time to travel to the Czech Republic

Despite its size the Czech Republic is one of the most popular countries in Europe. Each year over 50 millions of tourists are visiting it despite season of a year. Variety of activities, local customs and culinary are attracting people from all over the world.

Though the Czech Republic offers decent entertainment year round there are some peaks of tourist influx to the country. Interest grows in late spring, in the middle of summer and during winter holidays. People of ages are falling under charm of the Czech Republic. During busiest times there are Japanese retirees, American students, Russian couples and other folk of all sorts and types. Architectural sights and resorts are crowded, so it is better to book rooms in advance.

Best time for tour to the Czech Republic is in May and summer. The air during this period (and first week of September) is the warmest with around 21-23 °C (70-73 °F). Rains are relatively rare and the sky is bright. If crowds of fellow tourists are concerning than all major cultural attractions are open year round, except weather wouldn’t as pleasant as in summer. Spa resorts are up and running year round too, but best time for health improving is in late spring.

There are not many really tall mountains in the Czech Republic, but skiing is pretty developed. All Czech ski resorts are located within natural reserves, so great scenery is guaranteed (along with affordable pricing). Skiing season opens in mid-December when temperature is between marks of 3-5 °C (37-41 °F). During winter air may cool down to -7 °C (19 °F) and last visitors are leaving in mid-April.


Climate and Seasonality by Month

Prague

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
-1°C
30°F
0°C
32°F
4°C
40°F
9°C
48°F
14°C
57°F
17°C
62°F
1.0" 1.0" 1.0" 1.2" 2.4" 2.5"
⛹⌘ ⛹⌘ ⛹⌘ ⛹⌘
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
19°C
66°F
19°C
65°F
14°C
58°F
9°C
49°F
4°C
39°F
1°C
33°F
3.1" 2.5" 1.4" 1.6" 1.0" 1.0"
⛹⌘ ⛹⌘ ⛹⌘ ⛹⌘

❄ - cool; ⛅ - comfort
 t° - average; inch - precipitation
⛹ - health; ⌘ - excursion

Off-season in the Czech Republic

Though the Czech Republic is popular year round late autumn is considered as off-season. During this period the country is rainy and cool.

On the other hand it is the quietest time of a year and it is suitable for recreation in spa resorts or sightseeing. Weather is too warm for skiing, but too cool and cloudy to be considered as pleasant. Daytime average for November is 5 °C (41 °F). Until early December restaurants and guest houses provide discounted pricing.