Looking for the ultimate 2 days in Prague itinerary? I am here to help!
Do not allow a limited amount of time to keep you from enjoying the best things to do in Prague!
You will be dazzled by all Prague has to offer in just two days! I’ve selected the best attractions for this Prague 2-day itinerary.
Enjoy visiting historic sites, admiring gorgeous architecture, and discovering hidden gems as you wander the capital of Czechia.
Please feel free to schedule my suggestions in any way that works best for you.
Arrival day, which is usually an exhausting experience, is not considered part of this Prague 2-day itinerary.
The afternoon/evening of your arrival could be spent strolling the banks of the Vltava River and admiring the bridges and surrounding buildings. After dinner, explore the myriad of Prague souvenir shops.
Wondering where is Prague? It is located in central Czechia, formally the Czech Republic, which hugs eastern Germany above Austria.
Don’t forget to read my tips on how to avoid getting sick while traveling too.
Now, let’s dive into what to see in Prague, Czechia!
2 Days in Prague: the Ultimate Itinerary
Day 1: Classic Prague Attractions
Stop 1: Charles Bridge
Start your first day of traveling Prague 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.
The bridge was built in 1357 and the first sculpture added was a bronze crucifix. Charles Bridge has 16 sandstone arches that add to its charm.
The Charles Bridge lures tourists, street performers, and vendors to it. More than just crossing the river, it is an event! The 1,700-foot span takes you past 30 bronze sculptures.
There are musicians and vendors there to entertain and tempt you.
At either end of the Charles Bridge are fortified towers that once protected Prague. Tour either the Old Town Bridge Tower or the Lesser Town Bridge Tower with an admission ticket.
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. You can also take a boat cruise for Prague sightseeing.
Simply walking across the bridge is one of the coolest free things to do in Prague!
Stop 2: Prague Castle Complex
Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Prague Castle Complex is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Prague.
High above the city and the Vltava River, the Prague Castle Complex has a long and interesting history. It is made up of palaces, courtyards, churches, and pretty streets all spread out on Hradcany Hill.
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.
You can walk up to the Castle Complex from the Charles Bridge or utilize public transportation to get closer.
There is an admission fee to enter any of the buildings once you are inside the Prague Castle Complex. Tickets are sold in a variety of configurations depending on your budget and interests.
St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George Basilica, the Old Royal Palace, and the Golden Lane are all options to explore.
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 it.
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 from the castle complex is a bit more pleasant, and the views are spectacular. I exited through the Golden Lane. It is a cluster of old-time, modest dwellings.
It is thought servants and trade smiths once lived there. Today local artisans and crafters sell their wares in very cute, little shops.
When you visit Prague in 2 days, you have to visit this site since there is so much to see in one place!
Stop 3: Prague Old Town Square
Even if you have just one day in Prague, you need to explore the iconic attractions in the city’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.
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. It is instantly recognizable by its two massive Gothic spires. It especially looks magical when illuminated at night.
Baroque architecture is my personal favorite, so I spent some time in St. Nicholas Church. The magnificent interior defies description.
The Czech people are very proud of their music and especially love classical music. Both Our Lady Before Tyn and St. Nicholas Church have classical concerts in their spaces.
It is quite spectacular and something to consider during your 2 days in Prague.
Seeing the Prague Astronomical Clock is also a Prague must-do! It is the third oldest clock of its kind in the world.
There is almost a festival-like atmosphere around the clock most of the day that swells before the clock chimes at the top of each hour.
When the hour strikes, the clock animates and figures run around the top of the clock, concluding with death itself in the form of a skull striking the chimes.
You will also notice two astronomical dials representing the positions of the sun and moon.
The entire procedure takes about 30 seconds but it is quite dramatic, enhanced by the huge throng of people there to witness the event.
No matter how many days in Prague you have, take time to see the clock!
Walking around or dining in the square is also one of the top things to do in Prague at night.
Stop 4: Dinner
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 to see many establishments 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.
Be sure to add trying some Czech beer to your 2-day Prague itinerary!
Stop 5: Bohemian Crystal Shops
Two districts make up the Czech Republic: mountainous Bohemia and the highlands of Moravia.
It is in 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.
Keep in mind that the shopkeepers and their workers DO barter. Never pay full price without haggling a little.
I bought a pretty crystal vase that I love and wish I had bought more while visiting Prague.
Day 2: Hidden Gems and the Modern Side of Prague
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, graves needed 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. This is one of the more unique Prague tourist attractions, so do not miss out.
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 my sister, 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.
Stop 3: The John Lennon Wall
Prague is home to 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. There is a ton of colorful graffiti on other topics too.
It 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.
This is one of the most interesting places to see in Prague!
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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. Ride the funicular railway to the top of Petrin Hill to save yourself from walking.
Once you arrive at the Petrin Tower, there is a fee to climb the 299 steps to the top. The incomparable views of Prague are jaw-dropping.
If you want to best views of the city, this unique tower is a must on your 2-day itinerary in Prague!
Once you descend, there is a souvenir shop and even a buffet on the ground level to have refreshments or even lunch.
Stop 5: 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. It is very pedestrian-friendly as well.
The National Museum houses over 14,000 items, though not all on display at the same time. It is a strong symbol of Czech national pride and is housed in a palace-like building.
Charles Square is the largest square in all of Prague. It never really developed as King Charles intended but is certainly worth a visit.
I am 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.
Playfully called the Ginger and Fred House due to its artistic exterior, the Dancing House was recently built in 1996. It 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 of the city! It is a Prague must-see for photographers too.
You can end your visit to Prague by walking along the river which is right next to the Dancing House.
Where to Stay in Prague
As a major tourist city, there are a ton of places to stay in Prague for all budgets. If you are not doing a day trip to Prague, you will want a nice hotel where you can unwind after exploring.
I suggest staying close to the Old Town Square. My sister and I stayed in Prague’s Old Town during our two days in Prague. We were in a great location and were able to walk everywhere.
Packing Tips For Your 2 Days In Prague
Using these useful packing tips will enhance your 2 days in Prague! Read How To Pack Lightly for my packing tips.
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.
These RFID sleeves would be a solution.
These Bagail packing cubes are the exact ones I use whenever I travel. I cannot believe how much more organized I am now!
This world traveler adapter kit can charge several devices at the same time.
This Anker high-speed phone charging battery is the exact one I carry with me on all of my trips.
My daughter gifted me with this FugeTek selfie stick and tripod for my birthday. It is made of lightweight aluminum and is Bluetooth-enabled.
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.
The replaceable carbon filter ensures fresh clean water whenever you fill the Bobble.
This foldable water-resistant backpack would be great. It is very affordable and is available in many color options for you to choose from.
If you are visiting Prague in warmer weather, maybe you want a pair of sandals to wear to dinner or the local cafe, I highly recommend these Vionics adjustable strap orthotic sandals.
These unisex polarized sunglasses come in a lot of lens colors and frame designs and are extremely affordable too.
These polarized aviator-style sunglasses may interest you.
If you need 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.
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Quick Tips For Your 2 Days In Prague
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.
Please do not have any preconceptions about who can violate you by stealing your possessions.
Prague is a large European capital city. Pickpocketing is rampant there as well. Please stay vigilant and watch out for each other.
Do not worry about the language barrier. When we visited Prague, my sister and I knew no Czech words and had 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.
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.
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