Two days in Prague allow you time to thoroughly experience its most famous sights—such as UNESCO World Heritage–listed Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, and Old Town Square—while also exploring lesser-visited areas and attractions related to the city’s fascinating and turbulent history. Here’s how to spend 48 hours in the Czech Republic’s charming capital.
Day 1: Revel in the Old Town and Castle District
Morning: Get your bearings while checking off Prague’s major sights, including Old Town Square and Charles Bridge, with a private or group city sightseeing tour. Stroll the historic streets on a walking tour, or cover more ground in less time on a bicycle tour. For more flexibility, create your own itinerary with a hop-on hop-off bus tour.
Afternoon: Take a closer look at the city’s most important landmarks. Explore Prague Castle’s complex of museums, churches, palaces, and gardens on a private or group tour, or independently with prepurchased skip-the-line tickets. Some tours also include time to wander through the Mala Strana district, on the castle’s slopes.
Night: Soak up the views of the twinkling city lights and floodlit castle on an evening cruise along the Vltava river. Many cruises include dinner (buffet or set menu) and drinks, and some also feature live music.
Day 2: Unpeel Prague’s Layers of History
Morning: Discover the stories of Prague’s once-thriving Jewish community with a walking tour of Jewish Prague. These tours usually include visits to the Jewish Museum, Old Jewish Cemetery, synagogues, and sights associated with famed Jewish author Franz Kafka.
Afternoon: Themed tours offer the opportunity to focus on a specific area of interest. Take a deep dive into Prague during WWII and the communist era; tour hidden Prague—its little-known alleys and locals’ favorite neighborhoods; or learn more about the history, culture, and cuisine of Bohemia.
Night: Conclude your visit to Prague by experiencing its nightlife. Your options include embarking on a pub crawl through some of the city’s liveliest nightspots—most tours come with drinks and some include food. Alternatively, you can enjoy traditional music and dance at a folklore dinner.