15 days in Hungary Itinerary

15 days in Hungary Itinerary

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15 days in Hungary Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25 h
1
Budapest
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Eger
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Tokaj
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Pecs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Balatonlelle
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Tata
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  28 h
End: Sydney

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'll explore and learn at House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Museum. Get some cultural insight at Matthias Church and Fisherman's Bastion. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Palatinus Strandfürdő, head off the coast to Margaret Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Budapest planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Budapest is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Budapest to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Eger.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Palatinus Strandfürdő ©
Palatinus Strandfürdő
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Eger

Eger ©
Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Nagy-Eged Mountain, savor the flavors at Valley of the Beautiful Women, and then step into the grandiose world of Eger Castle (Egri Var). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Szalajka Valley.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Eger trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Budapest to Eger in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Tokaj.

Things to do in Eger

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Szalajka Valley
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Valley of the Beautiful Women ©
Valley of the Beautiful Women
Eger Castle ©
Eger Castle
Nagy-Eged Mountain ©
Nagy-Eged Mountain

1
night
Tokaj

Tokaj ©
Tokaj, is a historical town in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, Northern Hungary, 54 kilometers from county capital Miskolc. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mad Synagogue, learn about winemaking at Dereszla Winery, look for all kinds of wild species at Tokaj Wine Region, then learn about winemaking at Himesudvar, and finally do a tasting at Erdos Pince - Borkatakomba.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokaj road trip website .

Getting from Eger to Tokaj by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Tokaj can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pecs.

Things to do in Tokaj

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Tokaj Wine Region, Dereszla Winery, Mad Synagogue
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Tokaj Wine Region ©
Tokaj Wine Region
Mad Synagogue ©
Mad Synagogue
Himesudvar ©
Himesudvar

2
nights
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. On the 11th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bishop's Palace (Puspoki palota), take in the spiritual surroundings of Pecs Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Zsolnay Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Victor Vasarely Museum, then explore the ancient world of Early Christian Mausoleum, and finally contemplate the long history of Sopianae cemetery at Pecs. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Pecs Synagogue, take an in-depth tour of Jakovali Hassan Mosque and Museum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Abaliget Cave, and finally step into the grandiose world of Pecsvarad Castle.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pecs tour app .

You can drive from Tokaj to Pecs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Pecs are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Balatonlelle.

Things to do in Pecs

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Abaliget Cave, Pecsvarad Castle
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Early Christian Mausoleum ©
Early Christian Mausoleum
Zsolnay Museum ©
Zsolnay Museum
Pecs Cathedral ©
Pecs Cathedral

1
night
Balatonlelle

Balatonlelle ©
Balatonlelle is a popular tourist town located in Hungary on the southern shore of Lake Balaton, about 35 km west of Siófok. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): do a tasting at Konyari Pinceszet, examine the collection at Postamuzeum, then examine the collection at Postamuzeum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Balaton.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Balatonlelle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pecs to Balatonlelle takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tata.

Things to do in Balatonlelle

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Postamuzeum, Postamuzeum, Lake Balaton
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Postamuzeum ©
Postamuzeum
Postamuzeum ©
Postamuzeum
Lake Balaton ©
Lake Balaton

2
nights
Tata

Tata ©
Tata, is a town in Komárom-Esztergom county, northwestern Hungary, 9km northwest of the county town Tatabánya.LocationTata is located in the valley between the Gerecse Mountains and Vértes Mountains, some 70km from Budapest, the Hungarian capital city. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Derito Lake, then immerse yourself in nature at Agostyan Arboretum, then see the interesting displays at Neszmely Boat Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Fenyes Education Trail of Tata.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tata travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Balatonlelle to Tata in 2 hours. Traveling from Balatonlelle in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Tata, with lows around 16°C. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tata

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Neszmely Boat Museum, Prehistoric Man Exhibition
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Agostyan Arboretum ©
Agostyan Arboretum
Neszmely Boat Museum
Neszmely Boat Museum

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