36 days in Hungary Itinerary

36 days in Hungary Itinerary

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36 days in Hungary Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Eger
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Nyiregyhaza
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Szeged
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Pecs
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Keszthely
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Veszprem
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Budapest
— 9 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Dubai

5
nights
Eger

Eger ©
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, museums, wineries, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Eger Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Visitor's Centre of the Eger Archbishop's Palace, learn about winemaking at Bolyki Pinceszet, and examine the collection at Egri Road Beatles Museum.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Eger holiday maker site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Eger is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In July, Eger is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nyiregyhaza.

Things to do in Eger

Parks Wineries Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nagy-Eged Mountain ©
Nagy-Eged Mountain
Eger Castle ©
Eger Castle
Dobo Square ©
Dobo Square

4
nights
Nyiregyhaza

Nyiregyhaza ©
Nyíregyháza is a city in northeastern Hungary and the county capital of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nyiregyhaza: Debrecen (Hortobagy National Park & Nagyerdei Park), Tarcal (Basilicus Wine Culture Center & Blessing Christ Statue) and Dereszla Winery (in Bodrogkeresztur). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Tokaj Wine Region, do a tasting at Tokaj Oremus Pinceszet, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Sosto, and examine the collection at Sosto Museum Village.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nyiregyhaza road trip planning site .

You can drive from Eger to Nyiregyhaza in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Nyiregyhaza can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Szeged.

Things to do in Nyiregyhaza

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Debrecen, Tarcal, Dereszla Winery, Tokaj Wine Region, Tokaj Oremus Pinceszet
Highlights from your plan
Tokaj Wine Region ©
Tokaj Wine Region
Zoo Sosto ©
Zoo Sosto
Hortobagy National Park ©
Hortobagy National Park

5
nights
Szeged

Szeged ©
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 Maze Theme Park Csillagosveny (in Opusztaszer), Koros Torok Sandy Beach (in Csongrad) and Gyula Almasy Castle (in Gyula). There's much more to do: walk around Szechenyi Square, examine the collection at Bozso Gyujtemeny, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden of the University of Szeged, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Votive Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Szeged online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Nyiregyhaza to Szeged in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Szeged can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pecs.

Things to do in Szeged

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Koros Torok Sandy Beach, Bugac Puszta Kft, Maze Theme Park Csillagosveny, Gyula Almasy Castle, Bozso Gyujtemeny
Highlights from your plan
Szechenyi Square ©
Szechenyi Square
University of Szeged ©
University of Szeged

4
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Pecs: Okopark Bukkosd (in Bukkosd), Kapolnapuszta Buffalo Reservation (in Zalakomar) and Statue of King Andrew (in Tihany). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Zsolnay Museum, get engrossed in the history at Busoudvar, get your game on at Katica Tanya, and contemplate the long history of Jakovali Hassan Mosque and Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pecs trip maker .

You can drive from Szeged to Pecs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Keszthely.

Things to do in Pecs

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Siklos, Mohacs, Statue of King Andrew, Kapolnapuszta Buffalo Reservation, Katica Tanya
Highlights from your plan
Early Christian Mausoleum ©
Early Christian Mausoleum
Zsolnay Museum ©
Zsolnay Museum
Pecs Cathedral ©
Pecs Cathedral

4
nights
Keszthely

Keszthely ©
Keszthely is a Hungarian city of 20,895 inhabitants located on the western shore of Lake Balaton. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Keszthely: Malom Lake (in Tapolca), Hegyestu (in Monoszlo) and Tagore Promenade (in Balatonfured). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Balaton, enjoy the sand and surf at Helikon Beach, take some stellar pictures from Szep Look-out, and explore the fascinating underground world of Csodabogyos Cave.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Keszthely road trip tool .

You can drive from Pecs to Keszthely in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Veszprem.

Things to do in Keszthely

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Hegyestu, Szep Look-out, Malom Lake, Tagore Promenade, ValiBor-Vali Peter Boraszata
Highlights from your plan
Lake Balaton ©
Lake Balaton
Szigliget Castle ©
Szigliget Castle
Tagore Promenade ©
Tagore Promenade

4
nights
Veszprem

Veszprem ©
Veszprém is one of the oldest urban areas in Hungary, and a city with county rights. Explore Veszprem's surroundings by going to Sumeg Castle (in Sumeg), Kemenes Vulkanpark (in Celldomolk) and Pannonhalma Archabbey (in Pannonhalma). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Cathedral, learn about winemaking at Csabi Miklos' Cellar, and don't miss a visit to Gyor Old Town Area.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Veszprem trip builder site .

Getting from Keszthely to Veszprem by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Veszprem are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Veszprem

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wineries

Side Trips

Mor, Gyor Old Town Area, Sumeg Castle, Ferto / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape, Kekfesto Muzeum - Bluedye Museum
Highlights from your plan
Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy) ©
Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy)
Pannonhalma Archabbey ©
Pannonhalma Archabbey
Geszler Family Winery ©
Geszler Family Winery

9
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.
On the 25th (Sun), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Palatinus Strandfürdő. There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya.

Plan trip to Budapest with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Veszprem to Budapest in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Budapest sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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