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Best Time to Visit Czechia (Czech Republic) in 2024 for Cultural Tours, Hiking, and Road Trips: Czechia Weather Guide

Best Time to Visit Czechia

  • Optimal: Late May to early September (pleasant weather and longer days).
  • For cultural tours: May, June, September, and early October (fewer crowds, comfortable weather).
  • Other favorable months: April and October for less crowded experiences.

Geography facts

  • Location: Central Europe.
  • Area: 78,866 km².
  • Borders: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Poland.
  • Landscape: Mostly hilly terrain with the Sumava Mountains in the southwest and the Giant Mountains in the north. Highest point: Sněžka mountain at 1,603 meters.

Czechia, lacking a coastline, offers a variety of landscapes from rolling hills to well-preserved medieval towns and cities. The country’s central location in Europe makes it a crossroads of various cultural and historical influences, reflected in its architecture, cuisine, and festivals.


  • General: Continental climate with cold winters and warm summers.
  • Variations: Cooler and wetter in the mountainous regions, warmer in the Moravian lowlands.
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding perceived temperatures. (c)

Monthly Weather Snapshot


  • Cold and snowy, especially in the mountains. Perfect for winter sports in areas like Krkonoše.
  • Average temperatures: -2°C (28°F) to 3°C (37°F).
  • Prague and other lowland areas: slightly warmer, but still chilly.
Winter in Czech Republic (c)


  • Similar to January, with gradual warming by the end.
  • Average temperatures: -1°C (30°F) to 4°C (39°F).
  • Ideal for enjoying the last of the winter sports season.


  • Transition from winter to spring; variable weather with more sunshine but still chilly.
  • Average temperatures: 1°C (34°F) to 9°C (48°F).
  • Snow begins to melt, revealing hiking trails in lower elevations.


  • Noticeable warming, though evenings can be cool. Increased rainfall.
  • Average temperatures: 4°C (39°F) to 14°C (57°F).
  • Good time for city tours and the first spring hikes.


  • Warm and pleasant, marking the start of the best time to visit.
  • Average temperatures: 9°C (48°F) to 20°C (68°F).
  • Ideal for cultural tours, exploring cities like Prague, Český Krumlov, and outdoor activities in the national parks.


  • Warm and comfortable with longer days.
  • Average temperatures: 12°C (54°F) to 22°C (72°F).
  • Perfect for hiking, road trips, and attending outdoor cultural events and festivals.
The hourly reported temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight. (c)


  • Warmest month, with occasional heatwaves.
  • Average temperatures: 14°C (57°F) to 25°C (77°F).
  • Busy tourist season, especially in Prague and major tourist destinations.


  • Similar to July, with possible thunderstorms.
  • Average temperatures: 14°C (57°F) to 25°C (77°F).
  • Continue to enjoy outdoor activities and festivals.


  • Slightly cooler, fewer tourists. The landscape begins to turn colorful.
  • Average temperatures: 11°C (52°F) to 20°C (68°F).
  • Great for road trips to see the start of autumn foliage and wine festivals in Moravia.


  • Cool and crisp, with vibrant autumn colors.
  • Average temperatures: 6°C (43°F) to 14°C (57°F).
  • Last chance for hiking and enjoying the fall scenery before winter sets in.
Autumn in Czech Republic (c)


  • Transition to winter; colder and more overcast.
  • Average temperatures: 1°C (34°F) to 8°C (46°F).
  • Indoor cultural experiences like museums and galleries are recommended.


  • Cold and festive, with Christmas markets lighting up the cities.
  • Average temperatures: -1°C (30°F) to 4°C (39°F).
  • Prague and other towns are beautifully decorated, offering a magical holiday atmosphere.

For visitors to Czechia, the country offers a rich tapestry of experiences regardless of the season. Whether you’re looking to explore its historical cities, enjoy its natural beauty, or partake in seasonal activities, Czechia provides a memorable backdrop to a diverse range of interests and activities.

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