29 days in Hungary Itinerary

29 days in Hungary Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hungary journey planner

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Budapest
— 5 nights
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Eger
— 4 nights
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Debrecen
— 2 nights
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Szeged
— 3 nights
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Pecs
— 3 nights
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Budapest
— 11 nights
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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: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Budapest tour itinerary planner.

Helsinki, Finland to Budapest is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Helsinki in May, expect Budapest to be somewhat warmer, temps between 25°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Eger.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Eger

— 4 nights

Hungarian Rome

Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Eger is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at Egerszalók Medical- and Thermal Bath, admire the striking features of Visitor's Centre of the Eger Archbishop's Palace, learn about winemaking at Szepasszonyvolgy 46., and Head underground at Valley of the Beautiful Women.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Eger trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Eger in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Eger sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Debrecen.

Things to do in Eger

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Debrecen

— 2 nights
Debrecen is the second largest city in Hungary after Budapest. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Debrecen Zoo and Amusement Park and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Sosto. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Great Church (Nagytemplom), then stroll around Nagyerdei Park, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Aquaticum Medicinal and Thermal Baths.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Debrecen trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Eger to Debrecen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Debrecen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Szeged.

Things to do in Debrecen

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Spas · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Szeged

— 3 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Mako (Hagymatikum Thermal Bath & Lombkorona setany). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of University of Szeged, make a trip to Dom Square, go for a walk through Klauzal Square, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden of the University of Szeged.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Szeged visit planner.

You can drive from Debrecen to Szeged in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pecs.

Things to do in Szeged

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Pecs

— 3 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pecs: Siklos (Siklos Castle & Malatinszky Kuria Organic Wine Estate) and Sauska (in Villany). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Early Christian Mausoleum, go for a walk through Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, take in panoramic vistas at TV Tower (TV Torony), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Pecs Synagogue.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pecs road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Szeged to Pecs in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Pecs

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Budapest

— 11 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Budapest: Esztergom (Fajdalmas Szuz Chapel & Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral). Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 20th (Fri) at some of the best spas. Enjoy Budapest some more: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, engage your brain at Palace of wonders Csodák Palotája, explore the world behind art at Museum of Applied Arts, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Pecs to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Spas

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.