14 days in Hungary & Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Hungary & Ireland Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive
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Veszprem, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Drive to Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport, Fly to Cork Airport, Drive to Killarney
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Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Galway, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport

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Budapest, Hungary

— 2 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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest visit planner.

Kalamazoo, USA to Budapest is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kalamazoo to Budapest is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Veszprem.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Shopping

Veszprem, Hungary

— 2 nights
Veszprém is one of the oldest urban areas in Hungary, and a city with county rights. On the 11th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Szentharomsag Statue and then get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy). On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Statue of Szent Istvan and Gizella and then explore the activities along Malom Lake.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Veszprem holiday planner.

Getting from Budapest to Veszprem by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Veszprem when traveling from Budapest in July, with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Veszprem

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Killarney, Ireland

— 3 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Venture out of the city with trips to Beara Way (in Glengarriff), Norman McCloskey Photography (in Kenmare) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dingle). Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's more to do: cruise along Dingle Peninsula and admire the natural beauty at Muckross House.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Killarney trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Veszprem to Killarney. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Veszprem to Killarney. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Veszprem in July: high temperatures in Killarney hover around 65°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Galway, Ireland

— 5 nights

City of the Tribes

A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Doolin (Doolin Pier & Irish Crafts - Doolin), Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Scattery Island (in Kilrush). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Dolphinwatch, examine the collection at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, and get a dose of the wild on Ireland's School of Falconry.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Killarney to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Galway when traveling from Killarney in July, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Thermal Spas · 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. 

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.