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The Ultimate 2 Days In Prague Itinerary

Are you looking for the ultimate 2 days in Prague itinerary? Want to visit the most Prague has to offer in two days? Do not allow a limited amount of time in Prague to keep you from visiting and enriching your life more than you could ever imagine.

You will be dazzled by all that Prague has to offer in just two days! For the purpose of this Prague itinerary, I’ve selected the best Prague has to offer you as your 2 days in Prague itinerary. Please feel free to schedule my suggestions any way that works best for you and those visiting Prague with you.

Arrival day, which is usually an exhausting experience, is not considered a “day” in the two days in Prague itinerary. The afternoon/evening of your arrival could be spent strolling the banks of the Vltava River, admiring the architecture of the bridges and surrounding buildings,  or after your dinner, exploring the myriad of Prague souvenir shops. 

If you are arriving in Prague by bus, train, or car, then this itinerary will be true to the two days but if you are flying in on a red-eye, you may need to modify.

My sister Robyne and I traveled to Prague together. We both researched Prague and each had a list of things to do and places to visit. We felt confident we were prepared. Well, allow me to share with you that nothing prepared us for the wonder, the beauty, and the enchantment of Prague.

That first evening we arrived by bus into Prague, the Czech Republic, we were charmed by the city. There was so much to see, so many dazzling lights and interesting buildings to look at, we were sold, this was going to be an amazing 2 days in Prague itinerary.

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The Ultimate 2 Days in Prague Itinerary

Day 1 Begin Your 2 days In Prague By Visiting Charles Bridge, Prague Castle Complex, Prague Old Town, Dinner, And Bohemian Crystal

 

Stop 1: Charles Bridge

 

Start your day out by strolling the interesting and inspiring Charles Bridge

The two banks of the Vltava River are joined by a series of fifteen bridges, the oldest and most well-known is the Charles Bridge, and it is much more than simply a river crossing, as you will find out on this first day of your 2 days in Prague. 

Charles Bridge lures tourists, street performers and vendors to it. More than just crossing the river, it is an event! The 1,700 ft foot span takes you past 30 bronze sculptures. The bridge was built in 1357 and the first sculpture added was a bronze crucifix. Charles Bridge has 16 sandstone arches which add to its charm. 

At either end of Charles Bridge are the fortified towers that once protected Prague. You can tour either one, the Old Town Bridge Tower, or the Lesser Town Bridge Tower with an admission ticket. I would suggest you purchase tickets online to avoid lines.

You will want set aside some time of your 2 days in Prague schedule to Charles Bridge. It can be quite crowded anyway, so try not to be in a hurry. The bronze statues are very interesting and you may want to stop and look at them.  Also, there are musicians and vendors there to entertain and tempt you. You may find that perfect souvenir or stop for a bite to eat along your way. You may also want to take a few minutes to view the beautiful and at times very busy Vltava River while you are crossing it.

2 days in Prague Charles Bridge

The lively and iconic Charles Bridge over the Vltava River in Prague, looking towards the Prague Castle Complex.

Stop 2: Prague Castle Complex

Designated as a World UNESCO destination, (a location deemed so valuable it is to be always protected for all future generations), the Prague Castle Complex is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and of course, in Prague itself. 

High above the city of Prague and the Vltava River, Prague Castle Complex has a long and interesting history. It is a complex of palaces, three courtyards, churches and pretty streets all spread out high on Hradcany Hill. And interestingly, the Prague Palace is the working office of the President of the Czech Republic and his living residence as well. This is highly unusual.

My sister and I stayed in Prague Old Town during our two days in Prague. We were in a great location and so we walked everywhere. However, if you are interested in a more leisurely stay, or if Prague’s cobblestoned streets are not to your liking, Prague had great urban transportation. There are subways, trains, trams, and bus options. All run pretty much from very early in the morning until very late night. There are also taxis and you can call and Uber as well if those options interest you.

So that said, there are several tram stops and 2 metro stations that will transport you very close to the Prague Castle Complex.

Robyne and I walked across the Vltava River using Charles Bridge and up the Old Castle Stairs. We were not alone as it is one of the more popular ways to get to the castle complex. If you too climb the steps,  look to your left for the absolute most gorgeous views of colorful  Prague rooftops. We stopped and took many pictures. It really is breathtaking.

Once you approach the castle, you will meet with the Czech Military and go through their security. It is advised you not bring any large bags into the castle complex.  We both had medium-sized backpacks and we did not encounter any problems.

One other note, the airspace above the Prague Castle Complex is a “no-fly” zone, so make sure to leave your drones back at your Air B&B or your hotel.

There is an admission fee to enter any of the buildings once you are inside of the Prague Castle Complex. Tickets are sold in a variety of configurations depending on your budget and the amount of time you have to spend there and just exactly which buildings you want to explore by going inside of them. If your finances do not permit buying tickets, there is still plenty to see and take in during your visit to the complex.

Another option is to hire a local guide. Again, options vary depending on how long you have and how much money you wish to spend. Entering St Vitus Cathedral, St George Basilica, the Picture Gallery Museum are all choices.

During the day on the top of the hour, there is the Changing of the Guard Ceremony. It is very interesting and ceremonial. If you can, try to watch that. The soldiers march stoically across the courtyard to the gates so you will have time to reach the gates once you see them.

Walking down the castle complex is a bit more pleasant, and the views are just as spectacular. We exited the Prague Castle Complex through the Golden Lane. It is a cluster of old-time modest dwellings. Located adjacent to the complex, it is thought servants and trade smiths once lived there. Today local artisans and crafters sell their wares in very cute little shops The homes are all lovely pastels side by side one another and make the perfect backdrop for a lovely picture. 

Truthfully, you can devote an entire day to the Prague Castle Complex.  I would recommend you allow at least 3 hours minimum during your 2 days in Prague visit. 

Stop 3: Prague Old Town Square.

A great way to end the first day of your 2 days in Prague is to visit Prague’s Old Town Square. A mecca for locals and tourists alike, here you will find many of the Czech Republic’s treasures and a lot of history packed in tightly here.

The Church of Our Lady Before Tyn has been the primary church in Prague since the 14th century. Its inspiring Gothic architecture dominates the skyline and it is instantly recognizable by its two massive Gothic spires. Especially when illuminated at night.

2 Days in Prague Church of Our Lady before Tyn

The Church of Our Lady Before Tyn is always recognizable by her twin Gothic spires.

Baroque architecture is my personal favorite, so we spent some time in St Nicholas Church. The magnificent interior defies description.

2 Days in Prague St Nicholas Church

Such Baroque ornateness inside of St Nicholas Church. Yes, even a crystal chandelier.

The Chech people are very proud of their music and especially love classical music. Both Our Lady Before Tyn and St Nicholas Church were having classical concerts in their spaces. It is quite spectacular I hear. And something to consider during your 2 days in Prague.

Seeing the Prague Astronomical Clock is a must, for sure during your 2 days in Prague! There is almost a festival-like atmosphere around the clock most of the day and evening, that swells to standing room only before the clock chimes at the top of each hour. 

2 Days in Prague astronomical clock

The Prague Astronomical Clock is unlike anything we have ever seen!

You will notice two astronomical dials representing the positions of the sun and moon. At the top of each hour, the clock animates and a show of figures (the Apostles, maybe) run around the top of the clock, concluding with death itself in the form of a skull striking the chimes.  The entire procedure takes about 30 seconds but it is quite dramatic, enhanced by the huge throng of people there to witness the event. The Prague Astronomical Clock is the third oldest in existence, and should not be missed during your 2 days in Prague.

Stop 4: Dinner In Prague Is An Experience

Like any large European capital city, cafes and restaurants with outdoor seating abound in Prague. You only have to look around Old Town Square or any lovely side street or alley to see many an establishment inviting you to dine with them. 

Restaurants and cafes fill up quickly so make a reservation or plan to have your meals a bit early. You can find just about any cuisine imaginable as well as creative local options. And be sure to try some Czech beer during your 2 days in Prague. 

2 Days in Prague outdoor cafe

Can you imagine yourself having lunch, dinner, or a Czech beer at this charming outdoor cafe in Old Town during your 2 days in Prague?

Stop 5: Bohemian Crystal Shines In Prague

Two districts make up the Czech Republic: the mountainous Bohemia and the highlands of Moravia. It is the mountains of Bohemia that the most beautiful crystal is made. It gleams and glitters in all the shops all over Prague. There are many qualities of Bohemian crystal to purchase if you are so inclined, and all different price ranges, so ask questions. And the shop keepers and their workers DO barter. Never pay full price without haggling a little.

2 Days in Prague bohemian Crystal

The Czech people are very proud of their Bohemian crystal. It is all so beautiful.

Wow. How are you holding up after that extremely busy day? I hope you will be just as excited for the second day of your 2 days in Prague.

Day 2: Visit The Jewish Quarter, Petrin Tower, Infant Jesus Of Prague, Prague New Town, Dancing House during your 2 Days in Prague

There is a lot to see on the second of your 2 days in Prague also. These suggestions do not require as much time at each location so you will get more done rather quickly.

Stop 1: The Jewish Quarter (Josefov) 

Prague’s historic Jewish Quarter hosts several significant sites worth seeing. Located between Prague Old Town and the Vltava River, it used to be referred to as the Jewish ghetto. You can see the Spanish synagogue and the Old New Synagogue, Europe’s oldest active synagogue. 

The Old Jewish Cemetary is an unforgettable sight. There are 12,000 visible graves, with countless souls buried below. Due to space limitations, it was necessary for graves to be placed on top of one another, sometimes as many as twelve layers deep.

There are tickets required to enter these places, so check for availability online.

2 Days in Prague Jewish Cemetery

The Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague.

Stop 2: Our Lady Of Victorious Church

Also known as the Infant Jesus of Prague Church, this is a shining example of ornate Baroque architecture. My mother had a devotion to the Infant Jesus of Prague, so Robyne and I wanted to see this church during our 2 days in Prague. 

Tradition has it throughout history many miracles and extraordinary events were attributed to praying to the Infant Jesus. The statue arrived in Prague, was broken during a war, forgotten, and restored. Many graces have been bestowed and it is now called the Miraculous Infant Jesus of Prague.

You do not have to be Catholic to stop by Our Lady of Victorious Church. Seeing the stunning Baroque side altars and the majestic main altar is rewarding enough.

2 Days in Prague Infant of Jesus of Prague

The highly ornate Baroque side altar of Infant Jesus of Prague, at Our Lady of Victorious Church in Prague. 

Stop 3: The John Lennon Wall

Prague is home a shrine to one of the most famous bands of all time. The Lennon Wall is covered with Beatles and John Lennon graffiti, lyrics, and simple quotations and is very popular with younger and young-at-heart Prague Tourists. Some come to pay homage to the band and Lennon himself, and some come to simply have their picture taken.

2 Days in Prague Lennon Wall

The colorful and inspiring Lennon Wall in Prague.

Stop 4: Petrin Tower

Located on the same side of the Vltava River as the Infant Jesus of Prague Church is Petrin Tower, one of the most prominent landmarks in Prague.

It was inspired by Paris’ Eiffel Tower, just about 5 times smaller and is situated up high on a hill. Once you arrive at the Petrin Tower at the top of Petrin Hill, there is a fee to climb the 299 steps to the top. But the incomparable views of Prague are jaw-dropping. If steps are not your thing, you can choose to take the funicular railway from the bottom of the hill all the way to the top of Petrin Hill. However, you still have to climb the 299 steps.

Once you descend, there is a souvenir shop and even a buffet on the ground level to have refreshments or even lunch.

2 Days in Prague Petrin Tower

The Petrin Tower, inspired by the Eiffel Tower, is a great attraction to visit during your 2 days in Prague.

Stop 5: Visit New Town Prague

Yes, Prague has a New Town as well.  And it has a lot to offer visitors who will be spending 2 days in Prague.

Wenceslaus Square is a hub of modern and energetic commerce. Named after King Wenceslaus, the patron saint of Bohemia, it is full of shops and cafes. And it is very pedestrian friendly as well.

The National Museum houses over 14,000 items, not all on display at the same time, obviously. It is a strong symbol of Chezk national pride and is housed in a palace-like building.

Charles Square is the largest square in all of Prague. It never really developed at King Charles intended but is certainly worth a visit. 

I am very VERY sad to say that my sister and I never made it to the Dancing House. Too much souvenir shopping I believe! Think of Salvador Dali, and you will conjure up in your mind just what the Dancing House looks like. 

2 days in Prague Dancing House

Playfully called the Ginger and Fred House due to its artistic exterior, the Dancing House was recently built in 1996 and is the most visible and well-known piece of modern architecture in all of Prague.

The Dancing House offers office space, apartments, and a very nice restaurant. It is possible to go to the rooftop terrace for unparalleled vistas to Prague! It is a mecca for picture takers too.

 

Packing Tips For Your 2 Days In Prague

Using these useful packing tips will enhance your 2 days in Prague!

If you are in need of new luggage to travel to Prague, this expandable soft side spinner luggage is affordable and comes in lots of colors. If you like hard sided better, then you may favor this hard-sided luggage set better. Both sets come with TSA locks and 8 wheels per piece.

Hydration is so important. You want to remain hydrated to support your immune system which in turn will be stronger to fight off any germs you will encounter during your travels.  You will want to bring your own refillable water bottle with you.  I never leave home on a trip without my Bobble filtration bottle. the 18.5-ounce size is perfect for travel and it fits nicely in the pocket of a backpack or your purse. Also when filled with water, it is not too heavy to carry. And the charcoal filter ensures fresh clean water whenever you fill the Bobble. You can find filter replacements here. 

Perhaps you are traveling a long distance and packing space is a premium. Then this set of collapsible silicone foldable water bottles would work well for you. Would not take up much space in your suitcase at all. 

You will want a backpack or daypack with you to store snacks, your water bottle, phone, extra clothes, etc. while you arre exploring Prague. This foldable water-resistant backpack would be great. It is very affordable and is available in many color options for you to choose from. The fact that it folds down into a zippered pouch will make it easy to pack.

Perhaps you need a more substantial backpack for your international travel. This antitheft backpack has a charging port, is water resistant and can comfortably carry up to a 15.6″ laptop.

You will be walking more than usual during your 2 days in Paris itinerary. A sturdy and comfortable walking shoes are a must-have,  especially because there are a lot of cobblestoned streets. These waterproof all season shoes are extremely affordable and yet fashionable.  Mostly everyone is familiar with the Skechers brand, and these Air Run high fashion sneakers come in a lot of colors to match your outfits and are still affordable.

If you are visiting Prague in warmer weather, maybe you want a pair of sandals to wear to dinner or to the local cafe, I highly recommend these Vionics adjustable strap orthotic sandals. I have several pairs of Vionics that I bring with me *everywhere* I travel. They are very comfortable. I think they would work well with all of Prague’s cobblestone streets.

concealed travel pouch may be one of the most important items you bring during your 2 days in Prague. (Please refer to my explanation below about how my family was robbed during our last trip to Paris and while it is so important to protect yourself and your belongings!). This unisex RFID blocking concealed travel pouch is lightweight and comes in several colors. It has lots of organization to give you peace of mind.

If you have a pouch already that does not come with the RFID protection, these RFID sleeves would be a solution. This configuration comes with enough passport and credit card sleeves that the entire family would be protected. They are slim too, so they will easily fit into your pouch or wallet. 

Bring a lightweight scarf or shawl. Scarves and shawls are very popular in Europe and Prague is no exception. Both men and women wear scarves, both decoratively and as a layering piece to keep warm. This cotton unisex lightweight scarf is versatile and can be worn in any season. And here’s another option to consider: this lightweight sunscreen shawl scarf would do double duty to protect you from the Czech sun should you spend 2 days in Prague in the warmer seasons as well as being a fashion accessory layering piece.

We all need to protect our eyes from the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB rays. These unisex polarized sunglasses come in a lot of lens colors and frame designs and are extremely affordable too.

If you are fond of the aviator-style of sunglasses these polarized aviators may interest you. 

Don’t forget to bring along a universal power adapter on your 2 days in Prague. This worldwide power plug is a great example and will charge your phone at the end of your busy days. And this world traveler adapter kit can charge several devices at the same time. This is what you will need when there are several people traveling in your group, or if you bring several electronic devices on your trip that require charging at the same time.

If you are planning on taking a lot of pictures with your phone (like we did!) you will definitely want to consider an external charging battery. This Anker high-speed phone charging battery is the exact one I carry with me on all of my trips. It can be used on a variety of phones, not just an iPhone like I have. And wow is it fast! I like that it holds its charging capabilities for several uses so I do not have to worry about it while out and about, and if I forget to recharge it at night, it will still be good to go the next day.

Quick Tips For Your 2 Days In Prague

Here are some quick tips and tricks which hopefully will enhance your 2 days in Prague and make it less stressful and more enjoyable.

UPDATED: Stay vigilant! During our last trip to Paris, our family of four was robbed 3 times. We discussed at great length how we had to remain vigilant to protect ourselves against pickpocketers. However, we were not successful. My daughter had her brand new Olympus camera stolen in the broad daylight in a McDonald’s Restaurant in the Montmartre District of Paris while we were having afternoon refreshments.

My thief was caught red-handed with her arm up to her elbow inside of my backpack. Lucky for me my daughter apprehended her, and I was carrying my passport and credit cards on my body. She wore better clothes, better shoes and more trendy sunglasses than I did. She did not “fit” our idea of what a pickpocketer was.

Finally, my daughter’s boyfriend had his backpacked unzipped while on the very crowded Paris subway. The burglar had his hand inside an outer pocket but was foiled by a Good Samaritan seated nearby.

Please do not have any preconceptions of who can violate you by stealing your possessions.  Stay vigilant and alert. Hope you have more success than we did. Prague is a large European capital city. Pickpocketing is rampant there as well. Please stay vigilant and watch out for each other.

Remember to always stay hydrated. Bring a nondisposable refillable water container and refill it often! Not only will you hedge the odds against getting sick, but you will also be saving a lot of water bottles from being sent to the Czech landfills.

Do not worry about the language barrier. When we visited Prague, my sister and I knew no Czech words and had absolutely no difficulty communicating with the Prague people.  The Czechs know enough English that you will be able to communicate enough for them to understand. There are even translation apps you can download to your phone.

Call your credit card company and check to see if charges foreign transaction fees every time you are out of the country.  If it does, inquire about applying for a credit card that does NOT charge such fees.

When using an ATM in Prague, make sure it is in your bank’s network, so you do not incur a transaction fee every time you use a Czech ATM to withdraw money. Also, consider withdrawing larger amounts of money, fewer times, to limit the transaction fees by your bank, if any.

Whenever you can, purchase advanced tickets to Prague attractions whenever possible during your 2 days in Prague. Tickets purchased online, in advance, are mostly always discounted, and many times come with a “skip the line” perk. You will have more time to spend at the attraction since you will not be waiting in the entrance line. Also, you can better pace yourself during your busy days.

2 days in Prague my crystal

This is my souvenir from my 2 days in Prague: a beautiful Bohemian crystal vase. I regret I could not buy many more

Two days in Prague is ample time for you to visit many of her most iconic monuments, churches, and attractions, using this ultimate 2 days in Prague guide.  I do hope you visited numerous restaurants and bakery shops to delight your senses and taste the authentic local cruise and beer  Prague will welcome you with open arms whether you only have 2 days in Prague, more, or less! Spending 2 days in Prague will be a trip that you won’t soon forget.

Have you ever been to Prague? Share one highlight that was your favorite thing to do, or place to visit. What would be your top attraction recommendation?

 

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