27 days in Hungary Itinerary

27 days in Hungary Itinerary

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27 days in Hungary Itinerary

Start: Budapest
1
Budapest
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Gyor
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Sopron
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 45 min
4
Balatonfured
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
5
Heviz
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 30 min
6
Pecs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Hortobagy
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
8
Debrecen
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Aggtelek
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Eger
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
11
Budapest
— 3 nights
End: Budapest

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.
Visiting Sas Hill Nature Reserve and Skyward will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya, gear up at Scootapest, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest visit planner.

If you are flying in from Jordan, the closest major aiport is Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport. March in Budapest sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 1°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Gyor.

Things to do in Budapest

Outdoors Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

2
nights
Gyor

Gyor ©
Győr is the most important city of northwest Hungary, the capital of Győr-Moson-Sopron County and Western Transdanubia region, and—halfway between Budapest and Vienna—situated on one of the important roads of Central Europe. Appreciate the collections at Margit Kovacs Ceramic Collection and Prehistoric Man Exhibition. Visit Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady and Szechenyi Square for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gyor: Monostori Fort (in Komarom), Geszler Family Winery (in Mor) and Fenyes Education Trail of Tata (in Tata). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Chapter Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Benedictine Church, don't miss a visit to Gyor Old Town Area, and ponder the design of Jedlik Anyos Foutain.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Gyor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Gyor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Sopron.

Things to do in Gyor

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Geszler Family Winery, Monostori Fort, Fenyes Education Trail of Tata, Prehistoric Man Exhibition
Highlights from your plan
Benedictine Church ©
Benedictine Church
Geszler Family Winery ©
Geszler Family Winery
Monostori Fort ©
Monostori Fort

2
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 28th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Szent Laszlo Parish Church, then identify plant and animal life at Sarvar Arboretum, then brush up on your military savvy at Nadasdy Ferenc Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Esterházy-kastély. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Pan-European Picnic Monument, then get to know the fascinating history of Sopron Old Town, and then take in panoramic vistas at Fire Tower (Tuztorony).

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Sopron trip planner.

Traveling by train from Gyor to Sopron takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Balatonfured.

Things to do in Sopron

Historic Sites Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Sarvar, Pan-European Picnic Monument, Esterházy-kastély
Highlights from your plan
Nadasdy Ferenc Museum ©
Nadasdy Ferenc Museum
Esterházy-kastély ©
Esterházy-kastély
Sarvar Arboretum ©
Sarvar Arboretum

2
nights
Balatonfured

Balatonfured ©
Balatonfüred is a popular resort town in Veszprém county, in Hungary, with a population of 13,000, situated on the northern shore of Lake Balaton. On the 30th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bences Apatsag, examine the collection at Watermill of Orvenyes, then head outdoors with Tagore Promenade, and finally see the interesting displays at Vaszary-Villa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Postamuzeum, then take an in-depth tour of Kinizsi Castle, and then examine the collection at Porcelain Museum of Herend.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Balatonfured travel route site.

Traveling by car from Sopron to Balatonfured takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Balatonfured sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Heviz.

Things to do in Balatonfured

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Nagyvazsony, Bences Apatsag, Watermill of Orvenyes, Porcelain Museum of Herend
Highlights from your plan
Vaszary-Villa ©
Vaszary-Villa
Postamuzeum ©
Postamuzeum
Bences Apatsag ©
Bences Apatsag

2
nights
Heviz

Heviz ©
Located on Heviz Lake, the world's second-largest thermal lake, Heviz is a charming little spa town.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Sumeg Castle, then explore the activities along Thermal Lake of Heviz, then steep yourself in history at Mary Magdalene church in Egregy, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Heviz visit planner.

You can drive from Balatonfured to Heviz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Heviz can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pecs.

Things to do in Heviz

Historic Sites Nature Spas

Side Trips

Keszthely, Sumeg Castle
Highlights from your plan
Holy Spirit Catholic Church ©
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Thermal Lake of Heviz ©
Thermal Lake of Heviz
Sumeg Castle ©
Sumeg Castle

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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Jakovali Hassan Mosque and Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pecs Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Zsolnay Museum, then explore the world behind art at Victor Vasarely Museum, then explore the ancient world of Early Christian Mausoleum, and finally steep yourself in history at Mosque of Pasha Gazi Kassim Church of Gyertyaszentelo Boldogasszony. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): do a tasting at Malatinszky Kuria Organic Wine Estate, then learn about winemaking at Sauska, and then step into the grandiose world of Siklos Castle.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pecs driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Heviz to Pecs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hortobagy.

Things to do in Pecs

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Siklos, Sauska
Highlights from your plan
Early Christian Mausoleum ©
Early Christian Mausoleum
Zsolnay Museum ©
Zsolnay Museum
Pecs Cathedral ©
Pecs Cathedral

2
nights
Hortobagy

Hortobagy ©
On the 5th (Sun), get some fabulous bargains at M3 Outlet Polgar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): take in the views from Nine-holed Bridge and then see the interesting displays at Pasztormuzeum.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hortobagy holiday planner.

Getting from Pecs to Hortobagy by car takes about 4.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Debrecen.

Things to do in Hortobagy

Shopping Museums

Side Trip

M3 Outlet Polgar
Highlights from your plan
M3 Outlet Polgar ©
M3 Outlet Polgar
Pasztormuzeum ©
Pasztormuzeum
Nine-holed Bridge ©
Nine-holed Bridge

3
nights
Debrecen

Debrecen ©
Debrecen is the second largest city in Hungary after Budapest. On the 7th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Sosto Museum Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Szent Anna Cathedral and Parish Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Great Church (Nagytemplom), and finally admire the masterpieces at MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Hortobagy National Park and then examine the collection at Deri Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Debrecen road trip app.

You can drive from Hortobagy to Debrecen in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Aggtelek.

Things to do in Debrecen

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sosto Museum Village
Highlights from your plan
Deri Museum ©
Deri Museum
Hortobagy National Park ©
Hortobagy National Park
Great Church (Nagytemplom) ©
Great Church (Nagytemplom)

2
nights
Aggtelek

Aggtelek ©
Aggtelek is a village in the county of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Hungary. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Baradla Cave and then explore the striking landscape of Aggtelek National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Aggtelek day trip tool.

You can drive from Debrecen to Aggtelek in 2.5 hours. April in Aggtelek sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Eger.

Things to do in Aggtelek

Nature Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Aggtelek National Park, Ozd Museum Collection and Factory History Memorial Park
Highlights from your plan
Aggtelek National Park ©
Aggtelek National Park
Baradla Cave ©
Baradla Cave

2
nights
Eger

Eger ©
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 11th (Sat): make a trip to Dobo Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Egri Road Beatles Museum, then Head underground at Valley of the Beautiful Women, then contemplate the long history of Varos a Varos Alatt, and finally examine the collection at Kopcsik Marcipania Szamos edessegbolt.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Eger tour builder site.

Getting from Aggtelek to Eger by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Budapest.

Things to do in Eger

Wineries Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Valley of the Beautiful Women ©
Valley of the Beautiful Women
Eger Castle ©
Eger Castle
Egri Road Beatles Museum ©
Egri Road Beatles Museum

3
nights
Budapest

Budapest ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Andrassy Avenue and Dohány Street Synagogue. Museum-lovers will appreciate Hungarian National Museum and Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum. Explore Budapest further: step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island, wander the streets of Vaci Street, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Budapest trip maker tool.

Getting from Eger to Budapest by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Highlights from your plan
Andrassy Avenue ©
Andrassy Avenue
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue
Dohány Street Synagogue ©
Dohány Street Synagogue

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