Looking for a 2 days in Prague itinerary, because you simply cannot decide what to do during your weekend in Prague? Well, you’ve come to the right place, because we just put together this really awesome 2 days in Prague itinerary filled with essential information as well as helpful tips for Prague.
For some, Prague will be a once and done type of city, but to us it’s not a city to just check off your travel bucket list. Instead, we think that it’s a city that will immediately cast a spell on you and enchant you with its magic.
Did you know that Prague is particularly famous for its parties? Prague is not only known for the largest club in Europe, but also popular for stag parties or party weekends. However, that shall not be the point of this itinerary. We put together his 2 days in Prague itinerary to help you with your travel plans and ensure you’ll get the most out of your visit.
Prague is for sure one of our favorite cities in Europe and we find it easy to add 2 days in Prague to other travel itineraries as it’s so easy to get from other major cities in Europe to Prague. For example, it’s only a 4 hour train tip from Berlin or a 2 hour drive from Dresden.
2 Days in Prague Itinerary | Highlights
- Stroll over the Charles Bridge
- Enjoy Prague’s Old Town and the Astronomical Clock
- Sunset dinner with Charles Bridge and Prague Castle views
- Wander Prague and enjoy the view from above
- Go on a private boat tour over the Vltava River
Best time to visit Prague
You might know that most cities in Europe tend to have their high season during summer, but for Prague it normally is fall and winter. That is because of their beautiful and Internationally famous Christmas markets that add a little more magic to the entire city.
We’re 100% sure that a visit for Christmas is an absolute highlight. However, we decided to visit Prague in summer in order to get to enjoy all the beautiful sunrises and sunsets. And there are some more reasons why it’s definitely recommended to visit Prague in summer. Firstly, it’s much less crowded which will allow you to actually walk through the city and not having to squeeze through the streets. Secondly, as already said, you get to see some of the most amazing sunsets!
How to get to Prague
We actually traveled to Prague by car. Prior to our 2 days in Prague, we spent 3 days in Saxon Switzerland and decided to combine it with a Prague trip. Hence, it’s only been a two hour drive to Prague and a six hour drive back home.
Besides, Prague has an international airport that’s only 14 km from the city centre. Hence, it’s pretty easy to just fly into Prague and take a taxi, a bus or a pre-organized transfer. In addition there are several daily train connections that run between other major European cities and Prague. As previously mentioned you could easily combine a visit to Prague with a trip to Berlin.
We traveled to Prague by car which was only a six hour drive, but Prague also as an international airport that is 14 km from the city centre. In addition, there are several train connections that run between Prague and other major European cities.
Getting around in Prague
We love to explore cities on foot and that is also the best option for Prague! You could also use public transportation but if you are staying in a central place there is definitely no need for it at all! During our 2 days in Prague, we haven’t used buses or trains. And walking is also better if you enjoy locations off the beaten path or want to explore the city in full.
Where to stay in Prague
We stayed at the Four Seasons Prague during our time in the city and would highly recommend it! They have an awesome River View Suite that comes with the most breathtaking views of the Charles Bridge and the Prague Castle. That already implies that they must have an amazing location, right? They do! They are right next to the Charles Bridge. And if that does not convince you, they have a rooftop terrace with beautiful sunset views and amazing Japanese-fusion cuisine.
How to spend 2 days in Prague: Detailed itinerary for your first visit
Day 1: Prague’s Old Town
Hey, it’s your first day in Prague! We really hope you enjoy your next two days filled with adventures around the so-called heart of Europe.
BREAKFAST | We usually enjoy breakfast at the hotel, but there are some pretty amazing cafés in Prague where you can just grab some pastries and you’re good to go! Just make sure to avoid the insta-cafés as they tend to be a little too expensive.
Old Town Square
The Old Town square is one of the most popular places in Prague and not without reason! Due to its popularity, it gets crowded real quick. Hence, we’d definitely recommend to arrive here in the morning and leave before lunch.
Dive right in and spend some hours of your day exploring the Old Town of Prague. Prague’s Old Town square is also the place where most tours start. Besides booking a private tour, you can also join the free walking tour „Prague Old Town“ that start 10:30am and 2pm.
One of the most popular attractions in Prague is the astronomical clock. The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the oldest astronomical clock in the world that’s still operating.
The astronomical clock mechanism has three main components – the astronomical dial, statues of various catholic saints and a calendar dial. According to a local legend, the city will suffer if the clock is neglected.
During the day, you will find many people standing and waiting in line for the clock’s hourly performance.
Prague’s Jewish Quarter
Continue your 2 days in Prague itinerary by winding through the streets of Prague’s Old Town to Prague’s Jewish Quarter, also known as Josefov. We’d highly recommend to take your time exploring the historic area. Did you know that the Old Jewish Cemetery is actually the oldest remaining Jewish cemetery in the world?
The Jewish Quarter also is the birthplace of Franz Kafka, a famous novelist that you might already know. In this part of the town, there are several references to him as well as a memorial on Dusni Street.
You will probably be tired by this point already, so take some time to relax in one of Prague’s beer spas. Here you can enjoy unlimited beer straight from the tap while you sit back and relax in an oak tub filled with natural extracts and ingredients from the beer-making process. I mean, how cool and unique is that?!
Have you been to Prague if you haven’t tried Czech food? No. And that is why it should definitely be on your agenda for dinner.
While there are many restaurants in the Old Town serving traditional Czech cuisine, they are usually a little crowded. Since they are in a very touristy area dishes tend to be often overpriced as well. Try to find a restaurant that looks good on a quiet side street or make a reservation ahead of time.
If you’re looking for some breathtaking sunset views apart from any rooftop terrace, visit Petrin Hill. You can either take the funicular to the top or hike all the way up.
Day 2: Prague off the beaten path
Besides the Charles Bridge, we’re going to explore Prague off the beaten path for today!
BREAKFAST | Grab a quick breakfast at your hotel or at a nearby café and enjoy your second day in Prague!
Even more popular than Prague’s Old Town is the Charles Bridge. Built by Emperor Charles IV in the 14th century, the Czech Kings used to pass through the arch of the Gothic tower during their coronations. Nowadays, the baroque-style bridge connects the old town to the Prague Castle. You can also climb the tower and enjoy the views from the top!
The Charles Bridge is seen as Prague’s most famous symbol and is part of most postcards. Hence, you definitely want to arrive early because it gets crowded really quick!
Tip: Walk under the bridge! Most people walk across the bridge but not many walls under it.
The Prague Castle is one of the highlights of the city and an amazing experience! Most people think that the Prague Castle is a single structure, but it’s rather a collection of buildings including the Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica and the St. Vitus Cathedral. Keep in mind that a visit to Prague’s Castle can take up to three hours!
Stretching right next to the Prague Castle, the complex of interconnected historical gardens is a must for anyone who loves beautifully landscaped gardens.
Explore Prague’s Lesser Town
Prague’s Old Town is definitely a lot more popular compared to the Lesser Town, but the latter is no less beautiful. Firstly, it is not as crowded as the Old Town and the streets are empty enough to really enjoy Prague during the day. Secondly, there’s also a lot to see in the Lesser Town!
For example, there is the narrowest street of Prague and also a wall completely dedicated to John Lennon. Besides that, you will be amazed by Prague’s Little Venice! The Čertovka canal is fringed with beautiful buildings whereby most are also decorated with flowers.
After spending the day exploring Prague, have dinner at Piazetta. The Piazetta Pop-Up Restaurant is one of the best Italian restaurants in Prague that serve delicious Italian cuisine at a good price.
Tip: Try their flank steak and ribs! Both dishes were out of this world. For dessert, try their tropical gelato.
Enjoy your last sunset in Prague at Letna Hill. You will have an awesome view over the Charles Bridge!
Prague Photography Locations
Since 2 days in Prague are definitely enough to snap some nice pictures, we don’t want to miss the chance and tell you about our favorite photography locations in Prague!
OLD TOWN PRAGUE + ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK
You have to get up kinda early to snap pictures without people, but it is not necessary to arrive before 6am since there are glowing street lamps that otherwise ruin your picture.
We particularly loved the pastel blue sky in the morning and would definitely recommend this photo spot in Prague!
Unless you really, really, really want a picture of the Charles Bridge, it is not worth getting up at 4am just to realize that there are already a ton of people! We honestly thought we’d be the only ones at the bridge that early but nope. To be honest, it wasn’t that full in the morning even in Paris.
We loved the sunrise and the crazy colors of the sky but were pretty frustrated with our shooting. In addition to photographers, who you usually meet more often at the time, normal tourists were also out this early.
LESSER TOWN PRAGUE
We also took some pictures in Prague’s lesser town and really enjoyed the quiet photo spots that you will find throughout the town!
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