Updated: Jun 25
Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and the home of the biggest castles in the world. Prague is a charming city, it is my favourite place I ever been to and I'm planning on visiting again. A two days trip is great to explore everything there is in the city of Prague, you can extend your stay and make three days instead of two and it would be great as well as you will not feel rushed this way and you can relax and enjoy your trip.
Reminder: The currency of the Czech Republic is Koruna and not Euro.
1. How to Get Your Visa for the Czech Republic
5. Day 2
2. How to Get to Prague
6. Best Time to Visit Prague
3. How to Move Around Prague
7. Accommodations in Prague
4. Day 1
8. Best Cafes & Restaurants in Prague
How to Get Your Visa for the Czech Republic
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How to Get to Prague
It is easy to get to Prague as Václav Havel International Airport is a well connected airport, you can also reach Prague by train from cities such as Berlin, Budapest or Vienna. Buses can be found as well from other cities to Prague, I like to use Omio to find either buses or trains. If you are looking for cheap flights to get to Prague, then your best option would be to use WayAway. You can also use this promo code - TP-385219 - for WayAway Plus or you can directly visit this link! (You will get 10% off WayAway Plus subscription!)
How to Move Around Prague
Prague has great and affordable transportations spread across the city, you can take the tram, the metro, or the bus. Tickets need to be purchased according to the length of the journey, If you are staying in Prague for a few days; then a 3-day ticket is the best option, it costs 310 CZK or €11.5. If you will be using transportation just once then a 30 minute ticket is great and it costs 24 CZK or €0.90.
You can skip the transportation and explore Prague on foot, this is what I did and it was easy as most places are located near each other. You can also use Lime scooters to explore the city, this will be a fun way to do so.
I did a walking tour with a local that took 1.5 hours, and it was one of the best things! I really enjoyed it and it was really fun exploring Prague while being with a local that would tell you all these small details that you probably wouldn’t hear about. I booked this tour through GetYourGuide, and I highly recommend you start your trip to Prague with this tour, it’s a great starter.
This is your first day of the trip, you can either arrive on the same day early in the morning or the night before; depending on where you are coming from. In my case; I arrived the night before.
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1. Old Town (Staré Město)
The Old Town with the traditional atmosphere of Prague, this is the heart and soul of Prague. This area is crowded most of the times, you can enjoy a walk around the area or you eat somewhere as this area is filled with cafes and restaurants. This is where a thousand of years of history and heritage has been preserved, and the Old Town has been made a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Go to the Old Town Square first, and then right next to it is the Astronomical Clock. The Astronomical Clock chimes every hour, on the hour, and different mechanical figures march out. It is a very cool thing to watch, so don't miss it. After watching the unique Astronomical Clock, go on a walk to find Man Hanging Out. The Man Hanging Out is the statue of Segmund Freud hanging out on a pole, from a distance you will think that this is a real person, but once you get closer you will see the statue. This statue was created by David Černý in response to the question of what role the intellectual would play in the new millennium, as Freud was.
2. Jewish Quarter (Josefov)
The Jewish Quarter in Prague was not destroyed during the war, unlike other Jewish Quarters. The district in Prague was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site and there are many places available there to visit. You will find 5 Synagogues, a cemetery, a ceremonial hall, and a gallery.
3. River Vltava
After visiting the Jewish Quarter; it's time to head to River Vltava. This is the longest river in the Czech Republic, you can go on a boat tour or go kayaking, you can also rent a paddle boat. Go on a walk until you reach The Dancing House; this is one of the most eye catching buildings in the world, this weird twisted building was a collaboration between a Czech and Canadian architect. It symbolises yin and yang; or in this situation, the coming together of communism and democracy. You can get to the top of the building, there is a bar at the top, all you have to do is get a drink to go out on the terrace and enjoy the beautiful view.
Right before sunset; go to Charles Bridge, this pedestrian only bridge is the escape from the old town into Malá Strana and Prague Castle. It was built back in 1357 and it features 30 statues that represent saints from Czech history, it is a great place to take a stroll as it is now filled with musicians and artists.
This is where you end your first day; after that you can find a restaurant and have dinner. You can enjoy a traditional Czech dish such as marinated sirloin (Svíčková na smetaně), schnitzel (Řízek), garlic soup (Česnečka). My favourite is the chicken schnitzel with a side of potato salad!
1. Malá Strana
The second day of your trip; you will spend it on the opposite side of the river. Start in Malá Strana, this is a hillside area with views across the Vltava river to the old town. Hotels, casual eateries and traditional pubs line its narrow streets. This is one of my favourite places in Prague, you can enjoy an afternoon wall in that area and enjoy it. Visit the stunning Waldstein garden for free, and The Gardens Below Prague Castle for €2.
2. Prague Castle
After that head to Prague Castle, this is one of the world's largest castles, and it made it into the Guinness World Book of Records for its size. There are more than one site inside to visit such as the Royal Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, Golden Lane, and others. The castle's grounds are open from 6:00 until 22:00 everyday, but to enter each site you will need to get tickets. The sites open at 9:00 but make sure to arrive on time as there will be a queue for the ticket booth, or you can skip the lines and simply book your tickets online. There will be three circuits to choose from; A, B, or C, and you choose the circuit you want based on what sites you want to visit.
Next, Head to the Lennon Wall; it is located in Malá Strana, that wall has been filled with John Lennon inspired graffiti, as well as lyrics from The Beatles' songs and designs relating to local and global causes. People scribbles messages to the late John Lennon on that wall.
3. Petřín Hill
Go on a hike in the Petřín Hill, it is so nice and calm to enjoy, and also you can get a great view of Prague while hiking. There are a few restaurants and cafes in that area, so you can enjoy the view while having a meal or a drink. Once you reach the top of the hill, you will find Petřín Lookout Tower, it resembles the Eiffel Tower and was used as an observation tower as well as a transmission tower. The views were amazing from up there, you could see the whole city.
This is where your trip will end, you can extend for one more day and visit other locations outside of Prague such as the Naplavka farmers market, Karlstejn Castle, Great Quarry America (Velka Amerika), or even go on a day trip to Český Krumlov.
Best Time to Visit Prague
The best time to visit the Czech Republic is between April and October, at that time the weather is nice, but be aware that it will be crowded during that time.
Accommodations in Prague
Prague offers accommodation for different budgets, so it will be easy to find a hotel, a hostel, or an Airbnb that suits your budget. The best area in Prague is Prague 1.
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Best Cafes & Restaurants in Prague
MyRaw Cafe (A cosy raw vegan cafe and restaurant)
Crème de la Crème (The best ice cream & gelato, they have vegan options)
Forky’s (Vegan fast food)
Bistro Monk (A cute lunch spot)
Restaurace Mincovna (Old fashioned restaurant with delicious food in Old Town Square)
Da Antonio Dittrichova pizzeria (The best pizza in Prague)
Maitrea restaurace (Vegetarian restaurant)