2 days in Prague itinerary

I’ve experienced the city of Prague from the perspective of a local too – my sister lived here while she authored books, so I’d visit her often.

This Prague itinerary includes all the main attractions in the Historical and Castle District of Prague and orders how to visit them as well.

I have also added recommendations on where to stay in Prague first time and a list of the best tours to book to enhance your experience of Prague.

How Many Days Do you Need in Prague? 

Are two days in Prague enough? Well, Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and there is plenty to see, do and eat so 2 days is not enough to see everything. But with this Prague itinerary, you get to see all the main highlights of Prague, eat some delicious food and get a real taste of the city.

Of course, you could extend your Prague trip itinerary by 1 more day and spend 3 days in Prague. I have included some tips on things to do in Prague if you have one more day.

But honestly, you can see and do a lot in just two days in Prague and this itinerary for Prague proves that.

Where is Prague located on a map 2 days in Prague itinerary

Where Prague is Located?

But first, let’s put Prague on a map. The capital of Czechia, Prague is located in Central Europe. It is very easy to get to. The International airport of Prague connects the city with major cities around the world and many low-cost airlines in Europe fly here too.

Find the best flight deals with these low-cost carriers on Skyscanner.

But Prague is located in the heart of Europe and is connected really well with other major European capitals by train. In fact, it is very easy to create an itinerary for Prague Vienna Budapest by simply taking the train.

See below for the length and approximate price of the train journeys. I use Trainline to make my train reservations when travelling in Europe. 

Prague to Vienna by train – 4 hours (from 10 Euros)

Prague to Budapest by train – 7 hours (from 15 Euros)

Vienna to Budapest by train – 2.5 hours (from 8 Euros)

Prague to Bratislava by train – 4 hours (from 10 Euros)

Prague to Berlin by train – 5 hours (from 20 Euros) 

Prague to Munich by train – 5,5 hours (from 25 Euros)

I also wrote a detailed blog post on the 2 Days in Budapest Itinerary and 2 Days in Vienna Itinerary.

Don’t forget you can also very easily add Bratislava in Slovakia to this Budapest Vienna Prague itinerary. I have more helpful blogs on Slovakia here.

Why should you visit Prague?

Why should you visit Prague? There are so many reasons. Prague is truly unique as it was a thriving city during medieval times and since it wasn’t destroyed during WW2 it has that fairytale feeling today.

I have visited every capital city in Europe and I have to say that Prague is my favourite city.

Is Prague really touristy? Yes, Prague is always busy.

Probably the best months to visit if you want to avoid crowds are in February or March and maybe November, but trust me tourists in the historic centre will always surround you. Venture out into the suburbs of Prague, and things change instantly.  

On average, 8 million people visit Prague each year and the city continues to be one of the most visited cities in Europe.

On average many tourists visit Prague for 2 days, and some spend 3 days in Prague. So there is a constant flow of tourists coming and going.

2 days in Prague Itinerary – Overview

This Prague itinerary maximises your time since you are spending 2 days in Prague. We start with the historic centre, the old town and a bit of the new town.

The second day is focused on the Castle District, “Mala Strana” and a Medieval Dinner with music and a show.

This 2 Days in Prague itinerary includes Wenceslas Square, Powder Tower, Municipal House, Old Town Square, Tyn Church, St Nicholas Church, Astronomical Clock, Town Hall, Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, Dancing House, Ghost Tour, or Concert, The Castle District with St Vitus Cathedral, Royal Palace, St George Basilica, Golden Lane, Petrin Tower, John Lennon Wall, Danube Cruise, and Medieval Dinner.

Wenceslas Square at night
Wenceslas Square at night – What to do in Prague in 2 days

Day 1 of 2 Days in Prague Itinerary – Historical centre & Evening Show

Wenceslas Square

Start your day on top of Wenceslas Square, just near the National Museum. The Wenceslas Square feels more like a major street than a square as it’s over 500 metres long and it connects the New Town and Old Town of Prague.

At the top of it, you’ll see the National Museum which is home to items from the areas of natural history, history, arts, and music. You will also see an equestrian statue at the beginning of the square. 

This is Saint Vaclav or Wenceslas, where the square takes its name from. He is known as the good king as he ruled the Czech lands back in the 10th century.

For most locals this is a meeting point – You simply say ‘meet me under the horse’, and every person in Prague knows what it means here.

Wenceslas Statue and Square in Prague itinerary for 2 days
Wenceslas Statue on the main Wenceslas Square

The Square itself has seen some of the major historical events that have reshaped Prague as well as Czech History:

The proclamations of Czechoslovakia in 1918 (Please note Czechia and Slovakia split peacefully in 1993 and have been two independent countries since).

The Prague Spring in 1968 – When Czechoslovakia (Today 2 countries) was invaded by the Soviet Troops and occupied following their attempt to change communism. 

The Velvet Revolution in 1989 – Protests were held across the country, but here 500,000 people protested the Communist government and forced it to resign. Following this event, the Democratic government was established.

Stroll down the square which is now mostly lined with hotels, shops, massage parlours, and book shops. But do look up at the buildings because as you approach the end of the square, there are beautiful facades combining Art Nouveau, Baroque, etc.

At the end of the square, you’ll see the New Yorker shop, turn right into Na Prikope street and follow all the way to the Powder Tower.

Powder Tower & Municipal House

The Powder Tower is the perfect way to enter the old town of Prague. This medieval tower is one of the most expressive monuments of late-Gothic Prague and it was built in the 15th century. It used to be the start of the Royal Coronation Route. Snap a photo and don’t miss the Municipal House just next to it.  

The Municipal House is probably the best example of Art Nouveau architecture in Prague, just look at all the details! You can also enter the lobby to see the interior or admire the interior or pop into the Municipal House Café which is one the most beautiful cafés in Prague you can see during your 2 days in Prague itinerary. 

The cafe is located on the ground floor of the Municipal House.

Old Town Square

Walk through the Powder Gate and welcome to the Old Town of Prague. It will feel like a fairytale and this is the real highlight of your 2 days in Prague, the medieval centre.

Walk straight until you reach the Old Town Square, where you’ll see a few highlights: Church of St Nicholas on the right side at the end of the square. The statue of Jan Hus in the middle of the square, a Czech hero and reformer. 

As you enter the square, turn around to see the two towers of the Tyn Church and in front of you you will already see the Town Hall tower with the famous Astronomical Clock.

And of course, the entire square is lined with gorgeous buildings.

You will most likely spend some time here during your 2 days in Prague as somehow we always end up here… But let me tell you more about some of these sights.

Old Town Square in Prague - Two days itinerary in Prague
Old Town Square in Prague – Two days itinerary in Prague

Tyn Church

The two towers of this powerful-looking Gothic church with a Baroque interior can be seen from all over Prague and some say it is the inspiration for the Sleeping Beauty Castle in the Disney movie. 

The towers are 80m high, but as you look closer it becomes obvious they are not symmetrical. One, Adam, is larger than the other, Eve. 

This symbolism of the masculine and feminine sides of the world is characteristic of Gothic architecture.

Tyn Church used to be the main church of the Hussites, who were a pre-Protestant Christian movement centred on the teachings of Czech martyr Jan Hus, his statue is in the middle of the square.

two days in Prague Tyn Church
Two days in Prague Tyn Church

Walk across the square to see the statue and if you wish you can visit the Church of St Nicholas. 

You will also see some street vendors here selling everything from Prague Ham to the chimney cake (you’ll smell the sugar and cinnamon before you see it).

Read about ‘chimney cake’ and more classic Czech foods (and where to find them) in our list of the 6 Best To Eat Czech Food in Prague.

Town Hall & Astronomical Clock

Then it’s time to see the main highlight of Prague Old Town Square! The Prague Astronomical Clock is the world’s oldest functional clock.

It’s so famous it has its own name, the Czechs call it Orloj. And why is the Astronomical Clock of Prague so special? Well it is 600 years old, it tells the time, provides the date, shows astronomical and zodiacal information, and, best of all, provides a show for its viewers on the hour, every hour. 

It is believed the clock itself was created by Czech clock master Hanus. The legend has it, the king was worried that he would repeat this work for other cities in Europe so he had the architect blinded. So Hanus came back and sabotaged the clock. It took the Czechs 80 years to fix it. 

In fact, this event never happened and Hanus does not appear to be the original craftsman. It is currently understood that the clock was actually built by one Mikuláš of Kadaň

Astronomical Clock and Old Town Prague
Astronomical Clock and Old Town Prague – 2 days in Prague itinerary

There are a few parts to this clock. The most impressive part is a set of statues on either side of the clock that represents Vanity (statue holding a mirror), Greed (statue with a money bag), Death (Skeleton), and Lust.

They are joined by 12 Apostles and a Golden Rooster whose crow ends the procession and the movement of the allegories. 

Try to come here a few minutes before the hour strikes and look up. The two doors will open and the 12 Apostoles will appear and spin around to look down at the crowds for a split second. The show only lasts 45 seconds so don’t blink, or you’ll miss it!

Pro Tip: I suggest to go up the actual tower. It not only offers phenomenal views of the Old Town in Prague but is in fact one of the best places to come on your 2 days in Prague itinerary. And if you are up here on the even hour you can watch the crowd gather down below to watch the show.

After seeing the Astronomical Clock you might choose to walk down the Parisian street and visit the Jewish Quarter or head straight to Charles Bridge.

Jewish Quarter 

The Jewish area, known as Josefov in Prague is a must-visit due to its history, but also because it’s been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visiting this Jewish town in Prague is easy, you can walk there within 10 minutes from the Old Town Square. 

As many Jewish districts in other cities have been destroyed, the Prague Jewish area or the former ghetto is one of the best preserved as well.

While here I would recommend seeing the Jewish cemetery where more than 12,000 stones mark the resting place of over 100,000 people as they have been buried in up to 12 layers on top of each other, which gives it its hilly appearance.

There are also six unique synagogues, if you have time then visit the Pinkas Synagogue which houses a memorial for Jewish victims in the Czech Republic.

Tickets for the Jewish Quarter tickets are valid for the cemetery and all synagogues except the Old New Synagogue. This requires a separate ticket available on-site. 

Tickets for the Jewish Quarter can be purchased at the entrance to Klausova Synagogue.

On another note, you might really enjoy a guided tour to gain a better understanding of the Jewish Quarter. I would recommend the following:

Charles Bridge

Time to see the main highlight that most of us have seen in pictures and movies, the Charles Bridge.

The Charles Bridge is simply gorgeous. It dates back to 1357 and it was the good King Charles the 4th who commissioned it to be built to replace the bridge that was burnt down in a fire.

Legend has it that the King asked the Czechs to donate eggs to be sent to the capital (apparently thousands of them) to be mixed into the mortar.

The bridge has been standing ever since. It is over 500 metres long and for hundreds of years, this was the only bridge connecting the two sides of the Vltava river that flows through Prague. 

Charles Bridge in Prague from above
Charles Bridge in Prague from above

Charles Bridge is rich in statues and decorative lamps, and there are two Gothic bridge towers on both ends of the bridge. I could really write a whole article just on this bridge and all the details and statues, but the most important one would be the statue of Jan Nepomuk. 

The statue immortalizes the memory of John of Nepomuk, one of the most meaningful Czech saints. According to a legend, John of Nepomuk was tortured to death after he refused to give away the confessional secret of the Queen! Many people believe touching the statue brings good luck, you’ll see the shiny Golden part on the statue from people constantly rubbing it.

The bridge is also the place for many artists, you can get your portrait or caricature done, buy some souvenirs or just enjoy the views of the city and the Castle District on the other side – this is where we spend the second day of our 2 days in Prague itinerary. 

After you spent some time enjoying Charles Bridge, follow the river Vltava up towards the Dancing house. This will also allow you to walk along the river and get a nice viewing point of the Charles Bridge and the Castle district from a different point of view.

You might stop at Cafe Slavia for a late lunch or coffee. And if you would like to enjoy some great Czech beer and food in one of the oldest breweries, then pop into U Fleku. I recommend you try their dark beer, it’s fantastic.

Dancing House 

The Dancing House is an unusually shaped building, an example of the deconstructivist architectural style. It is inspired by two dancers, the famous duo of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and it’s often called Fred and Ginger.

The Dancing House contains mostly offices, but there is a modern-looking high-end cuisine restaurant called ‘Ginger & Fred’ on the top floor offering an amazing view of Prague’s panorama.

Dancing House in Prague 2 Days itinerary for Prague
Dancing House in Prague 

Ghost Tours or Czech Folklore for tonight

Prague comes alive at night and I have planned something for each night during your 2 days in Prague Itinerary. 

On your first night, I highly recommend the Ghost Tour of Prague. You will see the city from a different perspective because the Czechs love their ghost stories and legends, so this is really a great way to spend the evening.

If you prefer more of a cultural evening, why not enjoy a Folklore Evening with typical Czech singing and dancing, a 3-course dinner, and unlimited drinks? The pick-up from your hotel is included.

And if you are just looking for winding down in the old town, there are a few options for dinner.

For a high end, experience consider booking a tasting course at Michelin-star restaurant La Degustation (book a few weeks ahead)

For some traditional food with beer, try U Fleku, U Pinkasu, or try Lokal.

Day 2 of 2 Days in Prague Itinerary – Castle District

Prague Castle

We are starting our second day of your 2 days in Prague with Prague Castle. The Prague Castle (Prazsky Hrad) is a huge complex of museums, churches, palaces, and gardens dating from the ninth century.

You can get the metro to the stop: Hradcanska or tram number 22 to the stop: Prazsky Hrad. From there is an easy walk.

While you can visit the Castle grounds (courtyards and gardens) for free, I suggest visiting the main attractions or getting a guided tour. 

I do recommend doing this Guided Tour of Prague Castle. You will get to explore all of Prague Castle with your guide explaining interesting historical anecdotes, visit gargantuan gothic St, plus St. George’s BasilicaVitus Cathedral, Golden Lane and so much more. 

Read more about Prague Castle Walking Tour Including admission tickets here.

The other option is to buy the ticket once you get to the castle and you can choose to get an audio guide as well.

Alternatively, you can buy a ticket online here that includes Circuit B which includes entry to the main attractions: Old Royal Palace (I), St. George‘s Basilica (III), Golden Lane (V), and St. Vitus Cathedral (VIII)

things to see in Prague in 2 days St Vitus Cathedral
Things to see in Prague in 2 days – St Vitus Cathedral

Why is Prague Castle so special? 

Prague Castle was built in the 9th century and it is the world’s largest medieval castle and the most important monument in the Czech Republic.

After the fall of the Habsburg Empire, Czechoslovakia is established and the castle becomes the presidential seat of the country, this remains the same today. This is also why you will have to go through security when entering the complex.

Prague Castle 2 days itinerary Prague
Prague Castle – 2 days itinerary Prague

Here is what to see in the Prague castle step by step:

A trip to Prague wouldn’t be complete without a visit to some of its most iconic sites here. Start with St Vitus Cathedral, the symbol of the Czech Republic and witness to numerous historical events. 

Make your way over to Golden Lane, the narrow and colourfully lined street that was once home to goldsmiths and castle servants. 

Onward to St George’s Basilica, founded in 920, Daliborka Tower, used as a prison for prisoners with many privileges compared to other inmates, Black Tower which got its name from a fire that left it blackened walls and New White Tower where also noblemen were held captive. 

Finish your explorations by catching a glimpse at Powder Tower built during the fifteenth century as part of the fortification but transformed into an alchemist’s workshop later on during a certain period.

Changing of the Guards

The ceremonial Changing of the Guard including fanfare and the flag ceremony happens daily at 12.00 (noon) in the first courtyard of the Castle (just follow the crowds). 

But the guards at the gates of the medieval castle change every hour from 7 pm to 8 pm in the summer season so you can see a mini version of the Changing of the Guards every hour.

Changing of the guards in Prague - 2 days in Prague
Changing of the guards in Prague – 2 days in Prague

St Vitus Cathedral

This is the obvious highlight and not be missed on your 2 days in Prague itinerary. The construction started back in the 14th century, naturally the peak of the golden age in Prague. But the current cathedral was finished in the 19th century and it is a fantastic example of gothic architecture.

It is also the burial site of King Wenceslas IV, the Crown Jewels, and is where the Kings and Queens of Bohemia were crowned.

The interior is fabulous and its stained glass window is designed by Czech artist Mucha, portraying the boy St. Wenceslas with his grandmother.

You can climb the 287 steps to access the top of the tower for some excellent views of Prague for an extra cost.

St Vitus Cathedral in Prague
St Vitus Cathedral in Prague

Golden Lane

A sixteenth-century alleyway known as Goldsmith Lane was later renamed Golden Lane and became the home of miniature houses for 24 castle defenders. Goldsmiths occupied these homes for centuries, but during the nineteenth century, beggars and criminals took up residence. 

Today, these houses host shops selling souvenirs such as puppets, Czech glasswork, and other handmade goods. Visitors can even visit a weapons shop with Medieval armour, where one can fire a crossbow for fun.

The lane has particular significance because famous Jewish-Czech writer Franz Kafka lived in House No. 22 from 1916 for a year. 

The lane is really cute but you must buy a ticket to access it. That’s why I recommend buying this Prague Castle Entrance Ticket as it includes the Golden Lane too.

Golden Lane in the Castle of Prague
Golden Lane in the Castle of Prague

Royal Palace

The Royal Palace is a must-visit for anyone interested in the history and architecture of Prague, and it offers a glimpse into the opulence and grandeur of the Bohemian royal court.

The main hall (Vladislav Hall) is a magnificent Gothic hall that was used for coronation banquets and other important events. There is another room where the crown jewels were kept, requiring seven keys to access, which were held by seven different people.

St Georges Basilica

When you see St Georges Basilica you realise how old this place is. Naturally very different from the main St Vitus Cathedral, St Georges Basilica was founded in 920 and partly rebuilt later, it is a great example of the Romanesque style.  

To visit St. George’s Basilica you need to purchase Prague Castle A or B ticket

Once you visit the Castle district you will walk out through another gate with immediate views of the Prague Old Town. There will be some stairs that lead down towards the river to the Lesser Town.

As you look down on Prague you will also see the Petrin Lookout Tower in the distance. It is a great spot for sunset so depending on the season, you may choose to go there later.

St Georges dates to 10th century - Prague Castle
St Georges dates to 10th century – Prague Castle

Petrin Tower

The Petrin Tower is a 63.5-metre-tall tower located on Petrin Hill. It was designed as a smaller replica of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and it is made of iron, which gives it a similar appearance to its French counterpart. It has an observation deck at the top, which provides stunning views of Prague and the surrounding areas.

On a clear day, it is possible to see up to 100 kilometres away from the top of the tower.

It would take about 30 minutes to walk there or you can decide to walk down and explore the Lesser Town of Prague where you can find the Franz Kafka Museum, and Lennon Wall.

Tip: Depending on your time in the castle you might see it just before lunchtime. In this case, you could also choose to do an hour-long River Cruise. You will still walk down from the castle and end up at Vltava River, from there all you need to do is to cross the river to get to Prague boat docks and catch a 12.15 or 2.15 cruise.

Here is the most popular cruise to do and if you are interested you could also choose to do this 2-Hour River Cruise with Lunch.

Franz Kafka Museum

The entrance fee to the Kafka Museum Prague is about 8 euros (200 CZK) and the museum is really only for the fans of Kafka and those who are familiar with his books.

However, in front of the museum in the courtyard is a unique statue Pee sculpture by David Černý featuring two bronze sculptures peeing into an oddly-shaped enclosure in the shape of the Czech Republic.

A quick photo stop here. If you wish, you can look for a few other sculptures in Prague designed by Jan Cerny.

Jan Cerny Statue near Kafka Museum
Jan Cerny Statue near Kafka Museum

John Lennon Wall

The John Lennon Wall is a colourful, ever-changing mural located in the Mala Strana near the Charles Bridge. It was created in the 1980s as a form of protest against the communist government in Czechoslovakia and has since become a symbol of peace and free speech.

The wall is covered in graffiti, murals, and messages inspired by the Beatles, John Lennon, and other symbols of peace and freedom. The artwork changes frequently and the result is a constantly evolving tribute to the spirit of the 1960s and a celebration of the ideals of peace and freedom.

John Lennon Wall in Prague is a symbol of freedom
John Lennon’s Wall in Prague is a symbol of freedom

The wall became an important site for young Czechs during the Velvet Revolution of 1989 when the communist government was overthrown. The wall was covered with messages of hope and freedom, and it became a symbol of the spirit of the revolution.

Today, the wall continues to be a popular attraction for tourists and locals alike, and it is a reminder of the power of art and the importance of free expression.

Then simply walk across the Charles Bridge for the last time to do some last-minute souvenir shopping.

Medieval Dinner in the Old Town

It’s time to finish with a bang. The medieval dinner in the old town of Prague is just the perfect way to finish your 2 days in Prague itinerary.

Spend an evening in the heart of Prague enjoying a 3 or 5-course medieval dinner with unlimited drinks (delicious fresh beer).

You’ll be entertained by a special medieval show that includes swordsmen, jugglers, and belly dancers, all accompanied by live music. A lot of fun and great food. The show usually starts at 8 pm.

Check price and availability for the Medieval Dinner Show

Medieval Dinner in Prague
Medieval Dinner in Prague

Best Tours from Prague if you have one extra day (3-day Prague itinerary)

There are many great day trips from Prague that you can take to explore the beautiful Czech countryside and even neighbouring countries. You can try to take a public bus or train to some places, but usually, organised tours are the best way to do it.

Here are some of the best day trips from Prague if you have an extra day:

  1. Cesky Krumlov: This picturesque town is located in the South Bohemian region of the Czech Republic and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can take a guided tour to explore its winding alleys and charming architecture. Book your tour here.
  2. Karlstejn Castle: This castle is located just outside Prague and was built by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. Book your day trip here.
  3. Kutna Hora: This historic town is home to the Sedlec Ossuary, a chapel decorated with human bones, as well as the Gothic St. Barbara’s Church. Learn about its important silver mining past and marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage monuments of the historic town centre. Book it here.
  4. Terezin Concentration Camp: This former Nazi concentration camp is located just outside of Prague and is a sobering reminder of the atrocities of World War II. You can take this guided tour to learn more about the camp’s history.
  5. Karlovy Vary: Visit the world-famous spa town of Karlovy Vary and taste the waters of 12 natural mineral springs.
  6. Dresden: The city of Dresden in Germany is just a few hours away from Prague and is home to some of the most beautiful Baroque architecture in Europe. You can visit the Zwinger Palace, the Frauenkirche, and the Old Masters Gallery.

Where to Stay in Prague the first time 

For first-time visitors to Prague, the best area to stay is in or around the historic Old Town (Stare Mesto). 

The Old Town is the heart of Prague and is home to many of the city’s top attractions, including the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, and the Jewish Quarter.

Staying in the Old Town puts you in the centre of the action, with plenty of restaurants, shops, and bars to explore. You can easily walk to many of the city’s top attractions and take advantage of the excellent public transportation options to explore further afield.

Another popular area to stay in is the Lesser Town (Mala Strana), which is just across the river from the Old Town. This area is known for its beautiful Baroque architecture and quieter, more residential feel. It’s still within easy walking distance of the Old Town but offers a more relaxed atmosphere.

If you’re looking for a more upscale experience, consider staying in the Josefov neighbourhood, which is the historic Jewish Quarter. This area is known for its luxury hotels, high-end shopping, and fine dining.

Here are my recommended Prague hotels in city centre:

  1. Luxury Option: Four Seasons Hotel Prague – This five-star luxury hotel is located on the banks of the Vltava River, just a few steps away from the Charles Bridge. The rooms and suites are spacious and elegantly furnished, with beautiful views of the river or the city. The hotel features an indoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, and two restaurants, including CottoCrudo, a contemporary Italian restaurant.
  1. Mid-Range Option: Hotel Royal Prague – This four-star hotel is located in the heart of Prague’s Old Town, just a few steps away from Old Town Square. The rooms are stylishly decorated and feature modern amenities. The hotel offers a restaurant, a bar, and a rooftop terrace with beautiful views of the city.
  1. Mid-Range Option: Hotel Century Old Town Prague – This four-star hotel is located in the heart of Prague’s Old Town, just a few steps away from the Powder Tower and the Municipal House. The rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated, with modern amenities. The hotel features a restaurant, a bar, and a fitness centre.
  1. Budget Option: Hotel Melantrich – This two-star hotel is located just a few steps away from Prague’s Old Town Square, making it an ideal location for tourists who want to be close to the city’s main attractions. The rooms are basic but comfortable, with modern amenities such as air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. The hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and a tour desk to help guests with their travel plans. The hotel is also conveniently located near public transportation, making it easy to explore the rest of the city.

Ultimately, the best area to stay in depends on your personal preferences and interests.

However, staying in the Old Town or the nearby Lesser Town is a good option for first-time visitors who want to be close to the city’s top attractions and experience the lively atmosphere of central Prague. 

Prague itinerary
If you stay in Prague you can walk easily to most of the attractions

2 days Itinerary in Prague – Where to Eat?

Prague is a city that is well-known for its delicious cuisine, and there are plenty of great places to eat during a two-day visit. 

For breakfast or brunch, head to Cafe Savoy in the Malá Strana neighbourhood for their famous pancakes or a traditional Czech breakfast. 

For lunch, try Lokál Dlouhá in the Old Town, a casual pub-style restaurant that serves hearty Czech dishes and local beers. 

For dinner, the U Modré Kachničky restaurant is a must-visit for its roasted duck and cosy atmosphere. 

Finally, don’t forget to try a traditional Trdelník, a sweet pastry that is rolled in sugar and cinnamon and can be found at street stalls throughout the city.

Beer and Czech Food in Kantyna
Beer and Czech Food in Restaurant Kantyna

Best Czech Pubs for beer and food

Why visit Prague? There are many traditional Czech pubs in Prague where you can try Czech beer and food and it is delicious! Here are some of the most typical Czech pubs to visit that I love to eat and drink when visiting Prague.

You can also find some of these gems in our post about the Best Czech Food in Prague – Top 6 Places.

  1. U Fleků – This historic pub is famous for its dark beer, which has been brewed on-site since the 15th century. They also serve traditional Czech dishes such as roasted pork knees, goulash, and dumplings.
  2. Lokál – With several locations throughout the city, Lokál is a popular chain of traditional Czech pubs that serve a variety of Czech beers and hearty dishes such as roasted pork, sausages, and beef stew.
  3. U Medvídků – This traditional Czech pub has been around since 1466 and is known for its strong X-beer, which has an alcohol content of 11.8%. They also serve traditional Czech dishes such as roasted pork and beef goulash.
  4. Pivovarský dům – This microbrewery and pub is located in the city centre and serves a variety of their own Czech beers, as well as traditional dishes such as pork knuckle and sauerkraut.
  5. U Zlatého Tygra – This historic pub has been a favourite of Czech politicians and writers for over a century. They serve only one type of beer, Pilsner Urquell, and traditional Czech dishes such as roast beef and potato pancakes.
  6. Kantyna – An establishment for lovers of Czech meat, where every day you can taste Czech classics. Get a ticket when you enter, order in true self-service of the old school canteen and pay on your way out. Don’t lose the ticket. Casual, airy eatery preparing meals made with locally sourced meats, plus sweets, wine & draft beer.

Best Time to Visit Prague

The best time to visit Prague for tourists is during the shoulder seasons, which are in the spring (March to May) and fall (September to November). During these times, the weather is mild, the crowds are smaller, and the prices are generally lower.

In the spring, you can enjoy the blooming flowers and mild temperatures, with average temperatures ranging from 10-20°C (50-68°F). In the fall, you can enjoy the changing colours of the leaves and cooler temperatures, with average temperatures ranging from 5-15°C (41-59°F).

Summer (June to August) is the peak tourist season in Prague, with warm weather and long days, but also with bigger crowds and higher prices. Average temperatures range from 26-32°C (75-95°F). If you do decide to visit Prague in the summer, it’s best to book accommodations well in advance and be prepared for crowds.

Winter (December to February) in Prague can be very cold, with temperatures ranging from -2 to 5°C (28-41°F). 

Prague itinerary in winter
Prague itinerary for Christmas – Prague in two days

However, the Christmas markets, holiday decorations, and festive atmosphere make it a popular time to visit. Just be prepared for shorter days and the possibility of snow and ice.

Overall, the best time to visit Prague for tourists is during the shoulder seasons in the spring and fall, when the weather is mild, the crowds are smaller, and the prices are lower.

However, if you don’t mind the crowds and higher prices, the summer can also be a great time to visit.

How to get from Prague Airport to the city centre

There are several options for getting from Prague Airport to the city centre, including:

  1. Public Transportation: The cheapest and most convenient way to get from the airport to the city centre is by taking public transportation. You can take the bus 119 from the airport to the Nádraží Veleslavín metro station and then transfer to the metro line A, which takes you directly to the city centre. The journey takes around 45-60 minutes, and a single ticket costs around 32 CZK (approximately 1.50 USD). Alternatively, you can take bus number 100 which goes to Zlicin (yellow subway line B), or bus number 191 which goes to Andel Metro Station.
  2. Airport Shuttle: Many private companies offer airport shuttle services to and from the airport. These services are more expensive than public transportation, but they offer a more convenient and comfortable option, especially if you have a lot of luggage or are travelling in a group. Prices vary depending on the company and the type of vehicle but expect to pay around 400-600 CZK (approximately 18-27 USD) per person.
  3. Taxi: Taxis are available at the airport, but they can be expensive and the drivers may try to overcharge tourists. Make sure to only use authorized taxi services and agree on the fare before getting in the taxi. A taxi ride from the airport to the city centre should cost around 700-800 CZK (approximately 27-32 USD), depending on the destination. I recommend that you pre-book a private transfer online, it’s very convenient. Furthermore, it’s the same price as a taxi/Bolt ride. Alternatively, you could also book a shared transfer from the airport to your hotel in Prague to make the journey a little cheaper.
  4. Bolt and Uber are both available in Prague and the journey should cost around 800 CZK.

Overall, taking public transportation is the easiest and most cost-effective way to get from Prague Airport to the city centre, but if you have a lot of luggage or are tired after a long flight, I think transfer or bolt is a more convenient option.

Final Thoughts on this 2 Days in Prague Itinerary

Prague is an enchanting and captivating city that offers a perfect blend of history, culture, and beauty. Two days in Prague may not be enough to see everything that this wonderful city has to offer, but it is certainly enough time to get a taste of its unique charm.

Whether you spend your time wandering the narrow streets of the old town, exploring the stunning Prague Castle complex, or simply sipping a cold Czech beer in one of the city’s traditional pubs, you are sure to fall in love with this amazing city hopefully the same way I did.

So if you’re planning a trip to Europe, make sure to put Prague on your itinerary and experience all that this magical city has to offer.

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