Planning to spend a weekend in Prague? As one of the most desired cities in Europe, this has to be included in your Europe itinerary. But how are you going to make your trip memorable?
Researching on what to do and what to see in Prague in 2 days would be a very clever thing to do. But we got everything covered for you as we give you a suggested itinerary for 2 days in Prague.
I understand how planning for your trip is not always easy. That's why I put up this article and share to you the itinerary I personally followed when I had my weekend getaway to Czech Republic's capital city.
Prague is one of the best weekend getaways in Europe. If your plan is to explore the city and go to its best attractions, but have a limited time to organize it, this 2-day itinerary I prepared to you come in handy.
An important tip! Before making your own travel plan in Prague, make sure to check first the schedule of the attractions as there are days they are closed to the public.
You will find a lot of ways to get to your hotel if you're arriving at the Prague Airport. You could either hop on the 100 or 119 buses and then the metro or if you are arriving at the late hours, the night buses. If you want it to be faster, safer, and less hassle, then you may simply want to take a taxi, but of course, you must be willing to pay a little bit extra.
When you arrive at your hotel early, you may want to make the most of your time and explore the Old Town and wander through its narrow and paved streets. In the Old Town Square, you'll see the Prague Astronomical Clock and the Church of our Lady.
If you crave for something to eat, then the Old Town is one of the best places to enjoy a delicate traditional Czech meal.
Start the first day by waking up early, I'd recommend you to go to the Prague Castle. The fastest, simplest way to get to the fortress of the castle is to ride the tram 91 or 22 and get off at Pražský hrad. If you choose a hotel located around Malá Strana like I did, then you are also able to climb up the Castle stairs, Zámecké schody.
The Prague Castle has a lot of top attractions of the city, so, I'd suggest for you to purchase the combined ticket to enter the most respected monuments. My favorite place within this castle is the Golden Lane, one of the most beautiful alleyways in the city where the writer Franz Kafka lived between the years of 1916 and 1917.
When you're done exploring Prague Castle, you will see Matthias Gate on the main entrance of the castle.
The next stop would be the St. Nicholas Church. If you have enough energy, go inside this remarkable Baroque church and then go to its head-to-head tower. Here you will get the best view of the city from its observation deck.
By the time you're done, it will almost certainly be lunchtime. There are a lot of restaurants around the area to choose from.
After having your delicious lunch, you may want to head to Staré Město, Prague's old town.
From Malá Strana, you can walk down to the Mostecká Street until you reach the most famous monument in the city, the Charles Bridge. When you're on the other side, use Karlova Street in order to get to the Old Town Square. If you're worried about getting lost, just follow the flow of crowds.
When you get to the square, set upon the Astronomical Clock and see the procession of the 12 Apostles set off every hour.
If you want to get a bird's eye view of the Old Town, you can climb to the top of the Old Town Hall Tower. This tower has a lift, while a lot of other towers in the city don't.
By taking the Celetná Street, you'll get to the most popular tower in the city, Powder Tower. This tower was built in the 11th century and was one of the 13 entries of the Old Town. Going to the top is very exciting and certainly valuable.
Getting to the other side of Powder Gate, you will reach the Municipal House, which is the most outstanding Art Nouveau building in the city and one of the most famous in the world. Inside, you will find an auditorium and a lot of exhibition halls.
Go back to the same street, crossing the Powder Tower and turn to your right and down you will find the Uprasné Brány street. Continue walking down the Jakubská and Stupartská Street until you get to the Old Town Square.
Leave the square by walking down any of the streets situated in front of the Old Town Hall and walk down straight to the high streets until you get to the Wenceslas Square, which is the place where the Velvet Revolution began.
On the square's square side, you'll find the National Museum, which is currently closed until the year 2018. But it's still worth checking out for its façade. When you go to the left-hand side, you will get to the State Opera.
You can end your day by going to one of the most well-known performances in Prague at Black Light Theatre. The most popular play is known as Aspects of Alice. You can find the theater at the Karlova Street, which is not far from Charles Bridge.
After seeing a play, you will still have some time to walk down the banks of the Vltava River until you get to the National Theatre, next to the Legi Most Bridge. In Narodni Street, you will find the traditional Czech restaurants which are not as crowded as the ones located in the Old Town.
On your second and last day, I'd recommend you to visit Josefov, the Jewish Quarter. If it's too far from your accommodation, make sure to take the public transport. The nearest metro station and tram stop are located at Staroměstská.
When you wander around the Jewish Quarter, make sure to check out the Old Jewish Cemetery and the Six Synagogues. In Široká Street you will find the Pinkas Synagogue, the cemetery, and the Spanish Synagogue. The other synagogues are located on Maiselova Street. The nearest synagogue to the metro station is Pinkas, really close to the Old Jewish Cemetery.
When you're done wandering around Jewish Quarter, you may want to take a boat cruise on the Vltava River to experience a unique viewpoint of the city. Going straight to the Pařížská Street, you'll get to Cechuv Bridge for a few minutes. It's cheap to have one-hour boat trips.
If you enjoy the boat ride and want to stay longer, you are also able to book a boat trip with meal included.
But if you prefer having a meal on land, you could either find a delightful restaurant in the Old Town or climb to the top of Petřín Hill.
Do you know any attractions and destinations in Prague you want to include in your itinerary that is not mentioned here? Let us know in the comment below!