20 days in Hungary Itinerary

20 days in Hungary Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hungary itinerary planner

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Fly to Budapest, Bus to Heviz
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Heviz
— 3 nights
Drive
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Siofok
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pecs
— 4 nights
Drive
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Szeged
— 4 nights
Drive
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Budapest
— 5 nights
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Heviz

— 3 nights
Located on Heviz Lake, the world's second-largest thermal lake, Heviz is a charming little spa town.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Szigliget Castle and Municipal Beach. Visit Sumegi Plebania Templom and Tomb of the Roman Soldier for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Heviz: Erzsebet Square (in Nagykanizsa), Szent Laszlo Parish Church (in Sarvar) and Lake Cave (in Tapolca). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Lido Strand, explore the activities along Balatonbereny kozsegi strand, and get engrossed in the history at Jatekmuzeum - Foltermuseum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Heviz planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Heviz is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Reykjavik to Heviz is 1 hour. While traveling from Reykjavik, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Heviz, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Siofok.

Things to do in Heviz

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Siofok

— 3 nights
Siófok is a city in Hungary on the southern bank of Lake Balaton in Somogy County. Your inner history buff will appreciate Saint George Chapel and Szekesfehervar - Our Lady - John of Nepomuk Parish Church. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lussonium – Garden of Roman ruins and Galerius Elmenyfurdo es Wellness Kozpont. Change things up with these side-trips from Siofok: Wesselenyi Beach Balatonalmadi (in Balatonalmadi) and Annagora Aquapark (in Balatonfured). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Plazs Siofok, get great views at Panorama Lookout, and don't miss a visit to Sió-Torony Kft.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Siofok trip planner.

Traveling by car from Heviz to Siofok takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Heviz in July since evenings lows in Siofok dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Pecs.

Things to do in Siofok

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pecs

— 4 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. Visit Mosque of Pasha Gazi Kassim Church of Gyertyaszentelo Boldogasszony and Pecsvarad Castle for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mare Castle and Assumption Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Pecs side-trips: Hungarian-Turkish Friendship Park (in Cserto), St. Joseph Church (in Kalocsa) and Viragfurdo Kaposvar (in Kaposvar). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Siklos Castle, make a trip to Palkonya Wine Cellars, take in the spiritual surroundings of Inner City Parish Church, and enjoy breathtaking views from TV Tower (TV Torony).

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pecs day trip app.

Traveling by car from Siofok to Pecs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Pecs can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Szeged.

Things to do in Pecs

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Szeged

— 4 nights
Szeged is the third largest city of Hungary, the largest city and regional centre of the Southern Great Plain and the county seat of Csongrád county. Get some historical perspective at Saint Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church of Szeged and Roman Catholic Church. Explore hidden gems such as Gyulavari Castle and Protestant Great Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Szeged: Reformed New Church (in Hodmezovasarhely), Reformed Church of Ocsod (in Ocsod) and Lombkorona setany (in Mako). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Szent Istvan Church, witness a stunning natural landmark at Anna Spring, take in the views from Bridge of Sighs, and walk around Snail Garden.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Szeged online attractions planner.

You can drive from Pecs to Szeged in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Szeged, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Szeged

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Budapest

— 5 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Liberty Statue and Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Citadel and Margaret Island. Venture out of the city with trips to Erzsebet Park (in Godollo), Eger Castle (in Eger) and Castle of Nograd (in Nograd). There's still lots to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, get to know the resident critters at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden, take in the views from Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turkish Mosque.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Budapest road trip planning site.

You can drive from Szeged to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trips

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.