12 days in Hungary Itinerary

12 days in Hungary Itinerary

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Fly to Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport, Drive to Eger
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Eger
— 2 nights
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Balatonfured
— 1 night
Drive
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Heviz
— 1 night
Drive
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Budapest
— 6 nights
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Eger

— 2 nights

Hungarian Rome

Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Agria Park Shopping Center and Szalajka Valley. Escape the urban bustle at Nagy-Eged Mountain and Valley of the Beautiful Women. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Eger Castle, do a tasting at Kovacs Nimrod Winery, and make a trip to Dobo Square.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Eger trip itinerary maker tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Eger is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Johannesburg in April: high temperatures in Eger hover around 20°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Balatonfured.

Things to do in Eger

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trip

Balatonfured

— 1 night
Balatonfüred is a popular resort town in Veszprém county, in Hungary, with a population of 13,000, situated on the northern shore of Lake Balaton. On the 14th (Tue), pick up some local products at Tihanyi MARKET Place, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bences Apatsag, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tagore Promenade.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Balatonfured online attractions planner.

You can drive from Eger to Balatonfured in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Balatonfured can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Heviz.

Things to do in Balatonfured

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Heviz

— 1 night
Located on Heviz Lake, the world's second-largest thermal lake, Heviz is a charming little spa town.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Hungary Church, stroll through Helikon Beach, and then boost your wellbeing at Thermal Lake of Heviz.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Heviz road trip app.

Traveling by car from Balatonfured to Heviz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Balatonfured in April since evenings lows in Heviz dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Heviz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Budapest

— 6 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Margaret Island and Danube River. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Koller Gallery, go for a walk through Roman Beach, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planner.

You can drive from Heviz to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Hungary travel guide

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Thermal Spas · Historic Sites · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations.