Prague is a city that’s been high on my European wishlist for a while, and I finally had the opportunity to spend hours in Prague!

The Czech capital is accessible from the UK on a budget airline, it isn’t too expensive, has a lot going on but is small enough that you can tick a lot off in one carefully planned weekend.

Prague isn’t new on the tourist trail, it’s one of those places you instantly feel at home, and there’s an ease to getting around. It isn’t too big and the River Vltava makes it almost impossible to get lost.

Want to know more? Here are some of the best things to do when spending 48 hours in Prague which I’m confident you’ll love!

48 Hours in Prague: Overview

Before discussing all the activities for Prague in 2 days, let’s talk about the essentials about the city, which may be helpful to you in case that’s your first visit.

How to Get to Prague?

Getting to Prague typically involves flying into the Václav Havel Airport Prague, which welcomes flights from all over the world. I got to Prague from the UK easily and the flight wasn’t expensive!

The city is also accessible by train or bus from major European cities, with its central train station and bus terminals serving as key entry points.

How to Get Around Prague?

Once in Prague, you can get around thanks to its efficient public transport system that includes metros, trams, and buses, covering all areas.

You can also walk through Prague, especially the historic center, as it’s the best way to soak in the city’s atmosphere.

Best Time to Visit Prague

The best time to experience Prague is arguably during the spring months of April to June when the city is in bloom and the weather is mild, or during autumn, from September to October, when you can enjoy the autumnal colors with fewer crowds.

Summer brings the warmth and a buzz of outdoor activities and festivals, though it also attracts the most tourists. Winter transforms the city into a picturesque wonderland, complete with Christmas markets.

Prague’s charm is undeniable year-round, with each season offering its own unique appeal, and there’s just no wrong moment to go.

Best Things to Do in Two Days in Prague

Now that you have more information about the city, let’s focus on the things to do in Prague on a weekend!

Explore Around By Bike or Foot

You’ll find a whole load of free walking tours in Prague, just ask your hostel or hotel and they probably have their own. This is a must for getting acquainted with the city, even if you end up visiting places again later.

Alternatively, you’ll see a lot more in a shorter space of time by bike, and Prague is a very cycle friendly city.

Our bike tour was with Michal a Prague local, and OKOLO Bike Rental, he took us on a tour of the Old Town and the city parks.

I’d also recommend the cycle paths up and down the river. The itinerary is well planned, and it’s all been tested by their local trip planners, so you’ll also have a number of optional extras if you have time, including a walking tour around the castle, and a ‘Explore the hidden streets of Prague’ tour.

Jewish Quarter Walking Tour with Admission Tickets

Check Out the Astronomical Clock

Don’t miss the chance to catch the Astronomical Clock in action at the Old Town Square. It’s not just any clock; it’s a masterpiece from the 1400s and puts on a little mechanical show every hour.

Trust me, you’ll want to see those figures moving about—it’s like a medieval flash mob! Plus, the clock itself is a puzzle of zodiac signs and medieval engineering that’s sure to make your Insta pop.

Grab a trdelník (those delicious cinnamon pastries) from a nearby stall, and enjoy the show.

Discover Prague Castle

Another thing to do in Prague in 48 hours is the famous Prague Castle. The Prague Castle has been around for ages and has seen all sorts of drama and history.

Take your time wandering through the courtyards, chapels, and gardens – It’s one of the best places in town and it’s easy to see why.

Also, don’t skip St. Vitus Cathedral; the stained glass inside is seriously incredible. Wear comfy shoes, because there’s a lot to explore, and the views over Prague are unbeatable.

It’s a bit of a climb, but absolutely worth it for the photos you’ll get.

The best way to visit is to join a guided tour around the Prague Castle, which includes the admission tickets and an expert guide which knows everything about the castle.

Walk on Charles Bridge

Strolling across Charles Bridge is a must-do, morning or evening (but try dawn for fewer crowds and epic sunrise views).

It’s like a living gallery with artists, musicians, and those iconic statues lining the path. Each statue has its own story, so maybe make up your own as you go along.

Touching the statue of St. John of Nepomuk is supposed to bring good luck and ensure your return to Prague, so give it a go. And the views are stunning here as well, so don’t forget your camera. You’ll see the castle, the river, and the whole city spread out around you.

Have an Authentic, Medieval Dinner

Step back in time and indulge in a dining experience like no other in Prague.

The Medieval Dinner offers an authentic plunge into the past, where the glow of torches and the sound of traditional live music set the stage for an unforgettable evening.

Feast on a hearty, medieval-style meal served by staff in period costumes, adding to the immersive atmosphere.

To complement your meal, enjoy the luxury of unlimited drinks, and you’re guaranteed to have an amazing time.

This experience is not just about dining; it’s a leap into history, entertainment, and indulgence, all rolled into one memorable night in the heart of Prague.

Plus, they have countless positive reviews, so make sure to check it out now!

Take an Evening Cruise on the Vltava River

Exploring the city is a great experience during the day, taking a cruise in the evening is the best way to start the night in town.

This 50-minute sightseeing cruise offers a unique perspective of the city’s most iconic landmarks, beautifully illuminated against the night sky.

Glide past the majestic Prague Castle, the ancient Charles Bridge, and the picturesque riverside buildings, all while soaking up the romantic atmosphere of the Vltava River.

In a nutshell, it’s one of the best things to do in Prague in 48 hours, and you’ll have a great time aboard!

Visit Vyšehrad

If you’re craving a break from the tourist hustle, Vyšehrad is your spot. It’s a historic fort with fewer crowds and just as charming as the more famous spots.

Wander around the old walls, check out the Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul, and definitely don’t miss the cemetery where some of the Czech Republic’s most famous faces are laid to rest.

It’s a bit off the beaten path, but that’s the beauty of it—you get to see a different side of Prague, with loads of peaceful spots to just sit and take in the city. Again, the views here were unbelievable.

Indulge in Amazing Food & Beer

Now to one of my unexpected highlights, and something I don’t write about too often… Food! Lenka our guide from Eat with Locals took us on a tour of modern and traditional Czech cuisine, and I truly didn’t expect it would be so delicious!

In 4 hours we tasted foods such as chlebíček (an open sandwich), Czech sausage, collared pork, schnitzel, fried cheese, plum brandy and a variety of local beers and wines. It was such an authentic experience, I can’t recommend it enough.

Prague has already succumbed to some of the tourist trap restaurants, which serve international ‘popular’ dishes, so finding local food is hard.

And then there is Czech beer, which quite honestly is bloody brilliant! With around 280 micro breweries in Czech Republic, it’s a thriving industry, but look out for a separate post coming soon ‘Pouring a beer like the Czech, in Kozel Brewery’.

Where to Stay in Prague

Here are some great places to stay in Prague for a fabulous trip, no matter your budget.

Luxury: Romantik Hotel U Raka

Romantik Hotel U Raka, nestled in Prague’s center near Hradčanské Náměstí, is a charming accommodation 8 minutes from Prague Castle.

Set in a cultural monument from 1794, it features uniquely decorated rooms with modern amenities, air conditioning, and private bathrooms.

Some rooms include a private winter garden. You can savor local dishes at the hotel’s restaurant, and it’s conveniently close to Old Town Square and Charles Bridge.

Mid-Range: Exe City Park Hotel

Exe City Park Hotel, a 3-star superior hotel, sits opposite the main train station, close to Wenceslas Square and within walking distance of Prague’s major attractions.

It offers air-conditioned, soundproofed rooms with free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and tea and coffee facilities.

The hotel provides a cozy atmosphere with its modern red and beige decor, a barrier-free room option, and complimentary internet and business corner in the lobby.

Budget: Prague Dream Hostel

Prague Dream Hostel offers a welcoming atmosphere with a garden and terrace, located near the National Museum and within easy reach of Prague’s key sights.

Offering a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, and free WiFi, it provides comfortable seating areas in all units.

You can enjoy a continental or buffet breakfast, making it an ideal base for exploring Prague, from the Astronomical Clock to Vysehrad Castle.


So there you have it, things to do on a weekend in Prague, what have you done in Prague that you can recommend? If anyone has any nightlife suggestions, please comment below!

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I flew to Prague as a guest of My Travelove, and the majority of the itinerary was complimentary. However all of the content and opinions are my own, and I have not been paid for any part of this trip or article.

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4 thoughts on “48 Hours in Prague: Best Things to Do in 2 Days in Prague

  1. Kat marsay says:

    I went to Prague in January and I think it’s well worth reserving a day to go to the pilsner brewery. Accessible by train and the town is cute too.for bars in Prague I recommend the absintherie (personally haven’t been but a friend has, great absinthe cocktails) and vytopna railway restaurant in St.wenceslas square where your drinks are delivered by trains!!!

    • Scottie T says:

      Hey Kat, that sounds great I will definitely try to check out the brewery next time, I think I’ll be heading to Prague again a few times.. Hmm the absinthe cocktails sound brutal 😀

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