15 days in Hungary Itinerary

15 days in Hungary Itinerary

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15 days in Hungary Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly + Drive:  17​h
1
Eger
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h
2
Debrecen
— 1 night
Train:  6​h 30​min
3
Pecs
— 1 night
Train:  6​h
4
Sopron
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 15​min
5
Budapest
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Ottawa

3
nights
Eger

Eger ©
Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Torok Furdo as well as Dobo Square. Discover out-of-the-way places like Baradla Cave and Sirok Castle. Get some historical perspective at Eger Castle (Egri Var) and Old Wooden Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eger: St. Stephen Stalactite Cave (in Lillafured) and Matra Muzeum (in Gyongyos). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Valley of the Beautiful Women, take in the spiritual surroundings of Minorita Templom, and contemplate the long history of Varos a varos alatt.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Eger trip planning site .

Ottawa, Canada to Eger is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ottawa in December: high temperatures in Eger hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Debrecen.

Things to do in Eger

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Old Wooden Church, Baradla Cave, Matra Muzeum, Sirok Castle, St. Stephen Stalactite Cave
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Sirok Castle ©
Sirok Castle
Eger Castle ©
Eger Castle
The Basilica ©
The Basilica

1
night
Debrecen

Debrecen ©
Debrecen is the second largest city in Hungary after Budapest. Gyula Almasy Castle has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hortobagy National Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Pasztormuzeum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Church (Nagytemplom), then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Reformed College of Debrecen, and finally step into the grandiose world of Gyula Almasy Castle.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Debrecen online visit planner .

Getting from Eger to Debrecen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Debrecen can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pecs.

Things to do in Debrecen

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Pasztormuzeum, Gyula Almasy Castle
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Hortobagy National Park ©
Hortobagy National Park
Pasztormuzeum ©
Pasztormuzeum
Great Church (Nagytemplom) ©
Great Church (Nagytemplom)

1
night
Pecs

Pecs ©
Pécs is the fifth largest city of Hungary, located on the slopes of the Mecsek mountains in the south-west of the country, close to its border with Croatia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bishop's Palace (Puspoki palota) as well as Jakovali Hassan Mosque and Museum. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pecs Cathedral, then Head underground at Abaliget Cave, then steep yourself in history at Early Christian Mausoleum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Jakovali Hassan Mosque and Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bishop's Palace (Puspoki palota), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Malkocs Bej Mosque, then explore the historical opulence of Pecsvarad Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Mare Castle.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pecs online visit planner .

Drive from Debrecen to Pecs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Pecs sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sopron.

Things to do in Pecs

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Malkocs Bej Mosque, Pecsvarad Castle, Abaliget Cave, Mare Castle
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Early Christian Mausoleum ©
Early Christian Mausoleum
Pecsvarad Castle ©
Pecsvarad Castle
Malkocs Bej Mosque ©
Malkocs Bej Mosque

3
nights
Sopron

Sopron ©
Sopron is a city in Hungary on the Austrian border, near the Lake Neusiedl/Lake Fertő.HistoryAncient times-13th centuryWhen the area that is today Western Hungary was a province of the Roman Empire, a city called Scarbantia stood here. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Immaculate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Michael, then pause for some photo ops at Holy Trinity Statue, then contemplate the long history of Esterházy-kastély, and finally examine the collection at Szechenyi Istvan Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Kohalmy Hunting Museum, Head underground at Fertorakos Quarry and Cave Theatre, then examine the collection at Storno-haz, then see the interesting displays at Central Mining Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Sopron Old Town.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sopron day trip website .

You can drive from Pecs to Sopron in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Sopron

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Szechenyi Mansion, Esterházy-kastély, Fertorakos Quarry and Cave Theatre
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Szechenyi Mansion ©
Szechenyi Mansion
Esterházy-kastély ©
Esterházy-kastély
Sopron Old Town ©
Sopron Old Town

4
nights
Budapest

Budapest ©
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.
You've added Széchenyi Thermal Bath, Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and other attractions to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hospital in the Rock and Hősök tere. Discover out-of-the-way places like Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden and Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid).

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Budapest online travel route planner .

Drive from Sopron to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Budapest sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Royal Palace of Godollo
Highlights from your plan
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue
Dohány Street Synagogue ©
Dohány Street Synagogue

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