16 days in Hungary Itinerary

16 days in Hungary Itinerary

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Train to Edinburgh Gateway, Fly to Budapest
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Budapest
— 3 nights
Drive
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Veszprem
— 1 night
Drive
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Tihany
— 2 nights
Bus
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Heviz
— 2 nights
Train
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Pecs
— 2 nights
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Bodrogkeresztur
— 1 night
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Eger
— 3 nights
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Fly to Doncaster/Sheffied, Bus to Doncaster, Train to Durham

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Budapest

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). And it doesn't end there: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

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Durham, UK to Budapest is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Durham to Budapest, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Durham in July, with highs in Budapest at 33°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Veszprem.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Veszprem

— 1 night
Veszprém is one of the oldest urban areas in Hungary, and a city with county rights. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Kinizsi Castle, get to know the resident critters at Veszprem Zoo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Cathedral.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Veszprem online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Veszprem takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Budapest in July since evenings lows in Veszprem dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tihany.

Things to do in Veszprem

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Tihany

— 2 nights
Tihany is a village on the northern shore of Lake Balaton on the Tihany Peninsula (Hungary, Veszprém County). Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Via Dolorosa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bences Apatsag, get to know the fascinating history of Baratlakasok, see the interesting displays at Watermill of Orvenyes, then enjoy breathtaking views from Shipping History Visitors Center – Exhibition and Lookout, and finally learn about winemaking at Konyari Pinceszet. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Hegyestu, browse the fresh offerings at Liliomkert Market, then do a tasting at ValiBor-Vali Peter Boraszata, and finally do a tasting at Palffy Szolobirtok es Pince.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tihany trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Veszprem to Tihany takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Tihany sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Heviz.

Things to do in Tihany

Wineries · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Heviz

— 2 nights
Located on Heviz Lake, the world's second-largest thermal lake, Heviz is a charming little spa town.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Sumeg Castle, then browse the exhibits of Helikon Castle Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Festetics Palace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Mary Magdalene church in Egregy, explore the activities along Thermal Lake of Heviz, then step into the grandiose world of Szigliget Castle, and finally do a tasting at Laposa Birtok.

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You can take a bus from Tihany to Heviz in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Heviz when traveling from Tihany in July, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pecs.

Things to do in Heviz

Historic Sites · Spas · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Pecs

— 2 nights
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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): do a tasting at Malatinszky Kuria Organic Wine Estate, then do a tasting at Sauska, then steep yourself in history at Mosque of Pasha Gazi Kassim Church of Gyertyaszentelo Boldogasszony, and finally contemplate the long history of Early Christian Mausoleum.

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Traveling by train from Heviz to Pecs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Pecs can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bodrogkeresztur.

Things to do in Pecs

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Bodrogkeresztur

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Tokaj Wine Region, then learn about winemaking at Holdvolgy Experience, and then do a tasting at Dereszla Pinceszet.

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Traveling by train from Pecs to Bodrogkeresztur takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Bodrogkeresztur are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Eger.

Things to do in Bodrogkeresztur

Wineries · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Eger

— 3 nights

Hungarian Rome

Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Popular historic sites such as Eger Castle and Varos a Varos Alatt are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Egri Road Beatles Museum and Kopcsik Marcipania Szamos edessegbolt. Step out of Eger to go to Szilvasvarad and see Szalajka Valley, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Bolyki Pinceszet, make a trip to Dobo Square, explore the fascinating underground world of Valley of the Beautiful Women, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Basilica.

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Getting from Bodrogkeresztur to Eger by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July, daytime highs in Eger are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eger

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trip

Hungary travel guide

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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.