We will be spending 6 nights, 5 full days in Prague in October with a 14 month old. Our current plan is to do 2 day trips (Terezin & Kutna Hora) and then spend 3 days in Prague seeing the following sites: Prague Castle, Petrin Hill, Old Town & Astronomical Clock, Charles Bridge, Prague Zoo, Dvorak Museum, Jewish Quarter. We're redeeming Hilton points for a free stay at the Prague Hilton Old Town and will go back there in the afternoons to let the baby nap. I would appreciate feedback as to whether this seems realistic (particularly if you've done the trip with a small child). Thanks so much!
Wow! You are leaving no room for down time! While I do not have a a small child, I know this is breakneck sightseeing for adults! Prague Castle alone will take 1.5 days to really comprehend. If you really push it, you could:
Day One: Stare Mesto and Charles Bridge
Day Two/Three: Pertin Hill and the Castle
Day Four: The Jewish Qurater
Day Five: Dvorak Museum and Prague Zoo.
At this pace, you will miss Prague as it is. I would consider changing some things on your iternary. Petrin Hill and the Dvorak Musuem is a bore. See Vyershrad instead. (It is the ancestral home of the Czechs, and Dvorak is buried there, as is Smetana. Vyershrad is the place where Czechs go for their evening walks beacuase they know it has the most stunning views of Praha.) Spend less time in Stare Mesto and see Wenceslas Square (you will get a better sense of "contemporary" Prague.)
You are smart to go in autumn. Prague looks the most beautiful then, and you will not be disaappointed. Best Travels!
I'd add the Mucha museum if you like that kind of charming Art Nouveau poster art. It's small, so you can see it thoroughly in about an hour--always important when you have a toddler in tow. Kutna Hora has some lovely park areas to run around in near St Barbara church.
We never went to Prague when our kids were that age, but I remember with fondness trips to France and Italy when our kids were little. People thought we were crazy, but I'm glad we didn't listen to them. Have fun!