Prague is one of the most beautiful European Cities we have ever visited. With so much to cover, here is the perfect 2 days in Prague itinerary.
Getting Around Prague + Tips
Getting around Prague couldn’t be easier. There are generally 3 options:
Before we start, if you’re looking for transfers from the airport to your hotel, you can secure a cheap and easy Prague Airport: Shared Shuttle Transfers here.
Honestly, the city centre of Prague is easily walkable.
Simply make your way to Charles Bridge, and from there the majority of popular tourist destinations are reachable on foot.
If you’re staying in the outskirts of the city, then catching a public bus, tram or taxi to the Old Town is probably the best bet.
Standard buses are available around Prague.
However, there is also of course the famous Prague Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Bus.
This bus lets you jump on and off throughout the city, and explore monuments such as the Old Town Hall, the Municipal House, the Estates Theatre, and the Astronomical Clock in the Old Town.
As well as those spots a little further out such as the Castle and the Jewish Quarter.
This option is always popular among tourists, and a is great way to see many famous landmarks around Prague at ease.
If you’re looking for a guided tour of the city then the Prague City Tour By Bus, Boat, and on Foot seems to be the most popular!
Some of the best days out we’ve had in Prague have been on private tours.
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
From food tours, to river cruises and beer baths, there’s plenty to keep you busy in the Czech capital!
WHAT TO PACK
DSLR Camera: Canon EOS 90D
Tripod: Zomei Z666 Tripod
Day Bag: Manfrotto Manhattan Mover-50
Reusable Water Bottle: Hydro Flask Water Bottle
Rain Jacket: Columbia Lightweight Rain Jacket
Day 1 of your 2 Day Prague Itinerary
First stop, Charles Bridge!
Charles Bridge is one of the most visited sights in Prague, crossing the Vltava river.
If you’d like to see Charles Bridge from the river itself, the Prague Sightseeing Cruise on the Vltava River is one of most popular tours in the city.
Tickets cost just £12 per person and it’s best to book them in advance.
Throughout the day there are small pop ups stalls scattered across the cobble stone walk way selling anything from jewellery to paintings. You can get your portrait done whilst listening the the old jazz band playing right next to you.
There is a tower standing on each end of the bridge. They can both be climbed for a view of Prague bridge from above.
If you’re heading to Charles bridge for the almighty photo, the best time to visit is definitely sunrise. Although it’s NEVER completely empty. But you’ll find a spot with not so many people.
So if you’re an early riser and would love to see Charles bridge in the peace of the morning, this could be a great starting point for you, instead of the castle.
Old Town Square + Church Of Our Lady Before Tyn
The Old Town Square is definitely something you should add to your 2 day Prague itinerary.
It is the hub of the Czech capital and home to a few iconic monuments. The Church Of Our Lady Before Tyn, the Town Hall and the Astronomical Clock.
There are some real treasures to be found in the square and it’s only an 8 minute walk from Charles Bridge.
The absolute highlight of Old Town Square is the famous Astronomical Clock, a.k.a. Orlon.
It is a medieval astronomical clock mounted on the Old Town Hall, and shows both the current position of selected celestial objects, and the current day on a beautiful calendar dial.
The Astronomical Clock was unfortunately closed when we visited. However it’s back up and running now and it’s best to book your Old Town Hall & Astronomical Clock Entrance Ticket in advance.
Not only is the Old Town a picturesque location, but it also holds a lot of interesting history behind it.
The Church Of Our Lady Before Tyn’s twin gothic spires make the church visible from all over the city of Prague, and it’s a landmark that’s hard to miss when exploring the cobble stone streets of the Old Czech Town.
You’ll probably want to spend a great chunk of your afternoon exploring the streets of the old town.
Our 2 day Prague itinerary states that you HAVE to try one of the most common Czech delicacies.
They can be found in every tourist area in Prague priced at around 120 Crowns each, depending on the toppings you choose. So you’re bound to find your chosen Trdelnik within the Old Town.
Trdelnik is the most traditional thing to eat when visiting Prague and is the most common pastry you’ll find on the streets.
Although supposedly it doesn’t come from Czech Republic originally, Hungarians will say it’s their sweet dish it has certainly been adapted into the culture. With a Trdelnik shop to be seen on nearly every street corner.
They can be found in every tourist area in Prague priced at around 120 Crowns each, depending on the toppings you choose.
Sex Machine Museum
The sex machine museum is definitely worth adding to your 2 day Prague itinerary if you’re up for learning about how old sex gadgets were made. It’s also a popular tourist attraction.
This museum is situated right in the city centre of Prague, and was the first museum in the world dedicated to sex gadgets.
Holding a huge collection of bedroom devices, this museum has become somewhat interesting for the public and is now one of the top fun things to do in Prague.
We chose to skip it as it’s a costly 250 CZK to enter.
Obviously admission is for over eighteens only.
Eat And Drink Local
After a historic day wandering the old cobble stone streets of Prague, browsing the shops and trying the famous Trdelnik, a great way to end day 1 would be to eat and drink local.
Food and beer are one of the largest parts of Czech culture, so why not get amongst it?
With plenty of tours and taster sessions available, here are a few of the most popular:
Prague Beer Bath With Unlimited Beer
Czech Beer Museum Entrance and Tasting
3-Hour Beer Tour and Traditional Czech Dinner
If you want to try the real traditional food whilst visiting Prague, we recommend you order a Goulash from a local pub.
Sometimes served in a bread bowl, Goulash is originally a Hungarian recipe, where under this name it represents a soup.
Commonly made from beef or pork, but during hunting season venison goulash is also served.
You will definitely find it in every Czech restaurant served with dumplings, and we got our hands on a vegetarian tomato goulash at a local pub!
The tear-apart bread with the lid taken off and filled with warm soup is really something special! It’s a last meal before you die kind of dish.
Day 2 of your 2 Day Prague Itinerary
The Prague Castle is a very important symbol to the city. The most efficient way to start your second day in Prague would be to stop at the castle first.
It is roughly a 15 minute walk away from the centre of town so depending on where you’re staying, head there first thing in the morning and you can take a slow stroll back towards to the town after.
The castle complex is open daily from 5:00 to midnight. However, places where tickets are required are open from 9:00 to 18:00.
Prague Castle is made up of historical palaces, offices and gardens, making it one of the largest complexes in the world. Covering a total of over 45 hectares.
We didn’t have time to visit on our first trip, but it looks like something from a fairytale.
You need tickets to visit and we recommend booking a Prague Castle Ticket in advance. This way you skip the line of tourists queueing outside.
Another way is via the Prague Castle Small Group Tour. This way you skip the queues, security line, and you also get a local guide to answer all of your necessary questions.
It was founded in the 9th century and became the seat of Czech rulers and later presidents.
This one definitely cannot be missed on your 2 days in Prague.
John Lennon Wall
John Lennon Wall is located on the opposite side of the river to the Old Town, just like the Prague castle.
The John Lennon Wall, which was once a normal wall but since the 1980’s, has been filled with lyrics and graffiti inspired by the man himself.
The wall represents peace and love, in the form of poems and flowers, and many other unique paintings.
A great way to experience the John Lennon Wall is on the 4-Hour Segway and Scooter Tour.
The tour includes lunch and drinks, and is a great way to see many of the most popular spots in the city. All whilst riding your very own Segway!
The wall was first decorated after the 1980 assassination of John Lennon when an unknown artist painted a single image of the singer-songwriter and some lyrics.
So although John Lennon hasn’t actually visited in person, it still remains one of the top fun things to do in Prague.
The wall changes very frequently and the original portrait of John Lennon has long gone under new and old layers of colourful paint.
So your 2 days in Prague may look very different to ours, where the John Lennon wall is concerned.
The Dancing House in Prague is a really interesting building and it’s location is what really makes this modern, unique design stand out.
It’s located by the Vltava River and surrounded by historic architecture.
The Dancing House has a restaurant on the top floor, and is the only part of this structure that is open to the public.
Dancing House Gallery and Rooftop Entrance tickets can be booked in advance at just £8 per person.
The Ginger & Fred Restaurant upstairs has an international menu complimented by panoramic views over the beautiful city of Prague.
If you’re stuck for places to eat for lunch or dinner, we’d definitely recommend trying out the Ginger & Fred Restaurant.
Visit The Swans
End day two with a magical prague sunset.
The ‘swan spot’ has become pretty famous over the last couple of years, especially on Instagram.
This quiet little part of Prague is also perfect for wedding shoots and any kind of professional photography.
With Charles Bridge as the backdrop and swans floating around the area, it’s a photographers heaven.
Just head left before the Charles Bridge entrance on the Malostranska side.
Along the same river, we spotted the Prague by Night Dinner Cruise.
We didn’t have long enough in the capital, but next time maybe we’ll experience the charm of Prague at night on the 3-hour evening experience.
If you fancy extending your last evening by seeing Prague from the river, a dinner cruise would be a great way to do just that. Ending your 2 days in Prague on a dinner cruise would be the right way to go out!
Where To Stay In Prague
Luxury – Radisson Blu Hotel Prague
The Radisson Blu Hotel Prague is located between Prague’s Old Town and New Town, a 2-minute walk from Karlovo namesti Metro Station.
The hotel offers a restaurant, a fitness centre, and occupies 4 adjoining historic buildings.
The spacious, air-conditioned rooms at the Radisson Blu Hotel Prague feature a seating area, a flat-screen satellite TV, a minibar, and free tea/coffee making facilities.
As well as a bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer. 24-hour room service is also available.
Mid-Budget – Grandior Hotel Prague
Located in the city centre, the Grandior Hotel Prague is a design hotel offering a restaurant and spacious rooms with free WiFi, very close to public transportation.
A spa centre and a sauna are available for a surcharge.
The rooms come with air-conditioning, filled with light and fitted with classic furniture, a safety deposit box, an LCD satellite TV, a minibar, a writing desk, and free tea and coffee making facilities.
The bathroom comes with a bathtub or a shower and features L´Occitane toiletries, bathrobes, slippers and underfloor heating.
Breakfast is provided every morning, and Charles Bridge is located just 1.2 miles away.
Budget – Little Quarter Hostel
This hostel is set in a historic building on the famous Royal Route through Prague.
Guests can enjoy the beautiful sunny roofin weather, overlooking the city.
has a private bathroom in each dormitory and room. Free access to Wi-Fi is available in the entire property.
Luggage storage is available for free. Guests ofcan rent bicycles at the 24-hour .
They can also enjoy a night bar, a lounge area, PlayStation, electronic darts, a TV, a table football and a beer pong.
For more places to stay in Prague, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.
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Wednesday 19th of February 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your tips. One of my bucket lists is Prague. Especially, I'm going to celebrate my 24th birthday there. This is very helpful.
Wednesday 19th of February 2020
Ah that's so good to hear, thank you so much. And we're sure you'll have an awesome birthday in Prague! :)