Two Days In Prague:
Prague is a relic of a bygone era. The era of dynasties, wars, vampires, and revolutions. If you’re trying to escape the expense of Western Europe then Prague should be your first stop. It is a gorgeous city with one foot in the past and one in the present. If you are lucky enough to have two days in this city then this guide is for you.
When To Go
Summer: June – August
Daytime Temps: 70F – 73F (21C-23C)
Nighttime Temps: 52F– 54F (11C-12C)
**Note: This is Prague’s high season so try to book in advance and expect crowds at tourist attractions.
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What To Wear
Temperatures like this mean it’s time to bust out the boots and hoodies. Prague’s summertime is pleasant but there is still a bit of a chill in the air. I suggest pants, long-sleeve cotton tops, and a light jacket or sweater.
Hostels: Prices range from 228CZK to 610CZK per night.
**Note: These are the prices for hostels with a rating of 8.0 or higher on Hostelworld.com**
Hotels: Prices for budget hotels run about 306CZK to 838CZK per night.
What To Spend
40 USD/ 50 AUD/ 50 CAD/ 35 EUR/ 30 GBP
*Assuming you’re on a backpacker’s budget. Making use of public transportation, staying in hostels or other budget accommodations and eating out about once a day. For the daily budgets of other destinations check out Round The World Trip Budget next.*
How To Get Around
While you are in one of the many districts of Prague, such as Old Town or the Jewish Quarter, you might enjoy just walking around and experiencing life on the streets. Be sure to wear comfy shoes though because cobblestones can be hard to walk on after a while.
The easiest and most common way to get around Prague is to use the tram. The trams make every stop so you don’t have to worry about hailing them. If you use this method of transport you will most likely end up on the No. 22 tram because this route hits the major tourist sites like Prague Castle. The tram stops running at midnight except for a few selected routes that operate on a limited schedule until 4:30 am.
There are three metro lines the A (green) line, the B (yellow) line and the C (red) line. The metro runs pretty frequently and hits most of the major tourist spots.
Tickets for the trams, metro, and buses are the same. Your ticket will cover unlimited travel within the time period you choose. See table for details. Important: Make sure you get your ticket validated before you ride or you can face a fine. This can be done on board the tram or bus, or at the metro station.
|Basic: 90 mins||32 CZK|
|Short-term: 30 mins||24 CZK|
|1 Day: 24 hrs||110 CZK|
|3 Day: 72 hrs||310 CZK|
What To Do In Prague
Old Town Square
The Square is the crown jewel of Old Town and is a must-see when visiting Prague. I’m serious, you aren’t allowed to leave Prague without witnessing the enchanting architecture. Without perusing the shops and people-watching at a charming little café. Without feeling a connection to the enormity of human history while you stand in a place that has existed for centuries. You just can’t miss out on that so while you’re there see the Prague Astronomical Clock and drop by the Church of Our Lady before Týn, a cathedral that showcases the beauty of gothic and baroque architecture.
St. Charles Bridge
St. Charles Bridge is a footbridge that connects Lesser Town to Old Town so after you’ve walked the grounds of Prague Castle make your way over to St. Charles. During the summer the bridge is a hotspot for artists, musicians, and vendors so it’s the perfect place to pick up a few souvenirs for friends and family back home while you listen to the local talent. The bridge is another fabulous example of gothic architecture so you’ll most likely be snapping away at the structure and the incredible view of the river.
The castle is the perfect destination for those interested in architecture, cathedrals, museums, history, delicious food, gardens, the list goes on. You can, and I did, spend all day at Prague Castle stepping back into history and just taking it all in. You will have endless photo opportunities and amazing views of the city below.
Pickpockets are out on the prowl in tourist destinations and on the “tourist tram”, No. 22. Make sure you know where your things are at all times and if possible buy an anti-theft bag. I carry one on every trip I go on and at the very least it will give you peace of mind. If out past midnight, look into taking the night tram or a licensed taxi back to your accommodations. For more safety tips, see this post on safe solo female travel. Then head over to Solo Female Travel Safety Items so find out what to pack to keep yourself safe on the road.