Prague in October
Weather in Prague in October incl. tips on things to do in Prague in October
Although October is considered to be the end of the main tourist season, we guarantee that you'll still enjoy your stay in Prague this month. You'll need something warmer to wander the streets of Prague, but it'll probably be one of the last chances to enjoy still the warm rays of autumn sunshine. On average, it shines for nearly four hours every day. In October, Prague's Indian summer is still slowly fading - there's a hint of autumn in the air, but daytime temperatures are still pleasant. Prague in October is especially beautiful for walks. The fallen leaves or chestnuts begin to rustle underfoot, the colourful scenery of the city, the leaves of trees coloured in orange, ochre and other autumn colours are pleasing to the eye. Melancholic wandering can be finished at the coffee stalls with a cup of coffee or a mulled wine. And there are still plenty of opportunities to spend a pleasant day outdoors at some of the interesting events. What's more - without queues, as the tourists are dwindling.
Weather in Prague in October
What is the weather in Prague in October? Well, it depends. There is no definite answer. One year you can walk around all day in just a light sweater, the next you're huddled in a warm coat. In any case, October is one of the autumn months, so you have to take into account the increasing humidity. Although ground frosts can appear in the mornings and morning fog is common, October is still mild in temperature. We recommend packing an umbrella in your luggage, even though the average rainfall is only 5.5 days and thunderstorms are sporadic, rain can surprise you. You should expect some dry weather, especially in the second half of the month. There is also another advantage for visiting Prague in October compared to winter - the length of the day! It lasts on average 10 hours and 44 minutes. But towards the end of the month, the days get shorter. The sun rises at about 7:00 am, it gets dark around 6:00 pm. At the end of the month, the time changes.
Temperatures in Prague in October
The average temperature in Prague in October is around 13-18 °C during the day. The highest daytime temperatures can occasionally reach 25 °C.
Things to do in Prague in October
Petrin Hill and other parks
Take a walk. Parks in October are bursting with colour. Take the cable car up to Petřín, explore the maze and lookout tower at the top, then take the scenic route back down. You can walk through the Petřín Gardens to Nerudova Street and Prague Castle.
Head to the Botanical Garden in Prague's Troja district. Take the tram to the Veletržní palác stop, walk through the Stromovka branch, continue to Císařský ostrov along the Troja footbridge to the Botanical Garden, where you can stop for a drink at the local St. Clare's Vineyard.
Signal fest (https://www.signalfestival.com/)
Head to this unique festival of light, video mapping and art installations, usually held in the middle of the month. After dark, the visual art of light design is projected onto the most famous historical landmarks.
A traditional event in early October. Discover what's new at the international design and fashion festival, the largest event of its kind in Central Europe. Featuring new products from designers and manufacturers with an emphasis on Czech design and creations from the regions of Central Europe.
Go out for a bite to eat. For example, to Smíchov's Náplavka right by the Vltava River, where the regular Hussobraní takes place with goose dishes and burčák - very favourite half-fermented wine. Or the Břevnov Festival in the grounds of the Břevnov Monastery, where there are also fairground attractions.
Public holidays in the Czech republic in October and opening hours
October 28 is a public holiday in the Czech Republic - the Day of the Establishment of the Independent Czechoslovak State. Larger shops are closed, as well as the opening hours of monuments may vary.
In Prague in October you will have to move your watch hand back an hour. Like every year, daylight saving time changes to standard time at the end of the month. What does this mean? We´ll get an hour more sleep. At 3:00 a.m., the hands of the clock will move to 2:00 a.m. This daylight saving time will then remain in effect until the last Sunday in March next year, when it changes back to daylight saving time.