21 days in Hungary Itinerary

21 days in Hungary Itinerary

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Budapest
— 5 nights
Drive
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Szentendre
— 2 nights
Drive
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Esztergom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pannonhalma
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Oriszentpeter
— 1 night
Drive
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Keszthely
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tihany
— 1 night
Drive
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Pecs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Szeged
— 2 nights
Drive
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Eger
— 1 night
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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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest road trip planning site.

Montreal, Canada to Budapest is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Montreal to Budapest, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. May in Budapest sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Szentendre.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Szentendre

— 2 nights
The riverside town of Szentendre is an artsy enclave not far from Budapest.
On the 16th (Thu), examine the collection at Mikrocsodak Muzeuma, don't miss a visit to Main Square (Fo ter), then join the crowd at Hungaroring, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Godollo, and finally stroll around Erzsebet Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Visegrad Citadel, examine the collection at Szabó Marzipan Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Kovacs Margit Muzeum, and finally examine the collection at Hungarian Open Air Museum (Szabadteri Neprajzi Muzeum).

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Szentendre trip builder app.

Getting from Budapest to Szentendre by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. May in Szentendre sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Esztergom.

Things to do in Szentendre

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Esztergom

— 2 nights
Esztergom, is a city in northern Hungary, 46km northwest of the capital Budapest. On the 18th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Duna Muzeum and then take in the views from Maria Valeria Bridge.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Esztergom journey planner.

Traveling by car from Szentendre to Esztergom takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Esztergom, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pannonhalma.

Things to do in Esztergom

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pannonhalma

— 2 nights
Pannonhalma is a town in western Hungary, in Győr-Moson-Sopron county with approximately 4,000 inhabitants. On the 20th (Mon), admire the striking features of Pannonhalma Archabbey. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Pannonhalma Abbey Gardens and Herbal Lavender House, then make a trip to Castle of Csokako, and then do a tasting at Csabi Miklos' Cellar.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pannonhalma trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Esztergom to Pannonhalma takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Pannonhalma sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Oriszentpeter.

Things to do in Pannonhalma

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Oriszentpeter

— 1 night
Őriszentpéter, is a town in Vas county, Hungary.GeographyThe town extends on the hills of the region Őrség, where the river Zala flows through. Your day by day itinerary now includes Orseg National Park. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the striking features of Church of the Holy Trinity and then pause for some serene contemplation at Roman Catholic Church of Szentgotthard.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Oriszentpeter vacation planner.

You can drive from Pannonhalma to Oriszentpeter in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Keszthely.

Things to do in Oriszentpeter

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keszthely

— 2 nights
Keszthely is a Hungarian city of 20,895 inhabitants located on the western shore of Lake Balaton. On the 24th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Festetics Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sumegi Plebania Templom, then explore the historical opulence of Sumeg Castle, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Balaton. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Zalakaros Bath.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Keszthely day trip planner.

You can drive from Oriszentpeter to Keszthely in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Tihany.

Things to do in Keszthely

Nature · Parks · Spas · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tihany

— 1 night
Tihany is a village on the northern shore of Lake Balaton on the Tihany Peninsula (Hungary, Veszprém County). On the 26th (Sun), make a trip to Kossuth Lajos Drinking Hall, then kick back and relax at Tagore Promenade, then contemplate the long history of Bences Apatsag, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Via Dolorosa.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tihany trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Keszthely to Tihany takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Tihany, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pecs.

Things to do in Tihany

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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. On the 27th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Szechenyi Ter, take in the pleasant sights at Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pecs Cathedral, then delve into the distant past at Early Christian Mausoleum, and finally don't miss a visit to Kiraly Utca.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pecs trip planner.

Drive from Tihany to Pecs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Szeged.

Things to do in Pecs

Historic Sites

Szeged

— 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Mora Ferenc Muzeum, don't miss a visit to Karasz utca, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Szeged Synagogue, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Szeged Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at Napfenyfurdo Aquapolis, then don't miss a visit to Dom Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Domotor Tower, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Votive Church.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Szeged road trip site.

Traveling by car from Pecs to Szeged takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Szeged can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Eger.

Things to do in Szeged

Spas · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Eger

— 1 night

Hungarian Rome

Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Eger Castle.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Eger online day trip planner.

You can drive from Szeged to Eger in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. May in Eger sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Eger

Historic Sites
Highlights from your 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.