37 days in Hungary Itinerary

37 days in Hungary Itinerary

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37 days in Hungary Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  9 h
1
Eger
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Miskolc
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Gyula
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Csongrad
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Pecs
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Keszthely
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Veszprem
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
8
Budapest
— 7 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

6
nights
Eger

Eger ©
Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Let the collections at Egri Road Beatles Museum and Mining Museum capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Szalajka Valley and Varos a varos alatt. Explore Eger's surroundings by going to Recsk National Memorial Park (in Recsk), Gyongyos (Kekesteto TV Tower & Matra Muzeum) and Salgo Castle (in Salgotarjan). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cistercian Abbey of Belapatfalva, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, step into the grandiose world of Eger Castle (Egri Var), and see the interesting displays at Gardonyi Geza Emlekmuzeum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Eger online vacation planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Eger is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Eger. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, things will get slightly colder in Eger: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Miskolc.

Things to do in Eger

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Salgotarjan, Gyongyos, Cistercian Abbey of Belapatfalva, Recsk National Memorial Park, Szalajka Valley
Highlights from your plan
Cistercian Abbey of Belapatfalva ©
Cistercian Abbey of Belapatfalva
Eger Castle ©
Eger Castle
Recsk National Memorial Park ©
Recsk National Memorial Park

6
nights
Miskolc

Miskolc ©
Miskolc is a city in northeastern Hungary, known for its heavy industry. Escape the urban bustle at Tokaj Wine Region and Aggtelek National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castle of Regec and Church Vizsoly. Venture out of the city with trips to Dereszla Winery (in Bodrogkeresztur), Kossuth Memorial House (in Monok) and Castle of Boldogko (in Boldogkovaralja). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 11th (Sat) at Selyemreti Bath. There's much more to do: stroll through Lillafured, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Avas Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Szentharomsag Church, and see the interesting displays at Pannontenger Museum.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Miskolc trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Eger to Miskolc in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Miskolc are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gyula.

Things to do in Miskolc

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kossuth Memorial House, Church Vizsoly, Castle of Boldogko, Dereszla Winery, Tokaj Wine Region
Highlights from your plan
Castle of Regec ©
Castle of Regec
Aggtelek National Park ©
Aggtelek National Park
Castle of Boldogko ©
Castle of Boldogko

2
nights
Gyula

Gyula ©
Gyula is a town in Békés County, Hungary. On the 14th (Tue), explore the galleries of Gyulai vár, then examine the collection at Gyula Almasy Castle, then snap pictures at Kapus-hid, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nadi Boldogasszony Plebania. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lutheran Church, learn more about the world around you at Munkacsy Mihaly Muzeum, then step into the grandiose world of Gyulavari Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Erkel Ferenc Emlekhaz.

To find maps and tourist information, use the Gyula trip planning tool .

You can drive from Miskolc to Gyula in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Gyula, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Csongrad.

Things to do in Gyula

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Lutheran Church, Munkacsy Mihaly Muzeum
Highlights from your plan
Nadi Boldogasszony Plebania ©
Nadi Boldogasszony Plebania
Erkel Ferenc Emlekhaz ©
Erkel Ferenc Emlekhaz
Munkacsy Mihaly Muzeum ©
Munkacsy Mihaly Muzeum

2
nights
Csongrad

Csongrad ©
Csongrád is a town in Csongrád County in southern Hungary.HistoryAt the time of the Hungarian Conquest the Maros Valley was under Bulgarian control. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Beach, then explore the world behind art at Cifrapalota, and then get a sense of history and politics at Kecskemet Town Hall. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Votive Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Domotor Tower, then steep yourself in history at Opusztaszer National Historical Heritage Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Koros Torok Sandy Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Csongrad journey builder tool .

You can drive from Gyula to Csongrad in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Csongrad can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pecs.

Things to do in Csongrad

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kecskemet, Szeged, Opusztaszer National Historical Heritage Park, Beach
Highlights from your plan
Beach ©
Beach
Cifrapalota ©
Cifrapalota

5
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. Get some cultural insight at Pecsvarad Castle and Malkocs Bej Mosque. Pecs Cathedral and Siklos Castle will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Pecs side-trips: Malatinszky Kuria Organic Wine Estate (in Siklos), Villany (Sauska & Gere Attila Pinceszete- Winery) and Mohacs (Votive Memorial Church, The Statue of the Three Nationalities, & more). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Early Christian Mausoleum, admire the masterpieces at Zsolnay Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pecs Synagogue, and make a splash at Orfu Aquapark.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pecs trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Csongrad to Pecs by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Keszthely.

Things to do in Pecs

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Mohacs, Siklos, Villany, Pecsvarad Castle, Orfu Aquapark
Highlights from your plan
Pecsvarad Castle ©
Pecsvarad Castle
Siklos Castle ©
Siklos Castle
Busoudvar ©
Busoudvar

5
nights
Keszthely

Keszthely ©
Keszthely is a Hungarian city of 20,895 inhabitants located on the western shore of Lake Balaton. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sumeg Castle and Festetics Palace. Attractions like Kapolnapuszta Buffalo Reservation and Lido Strand make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Keszthely: Somogyvar Abbey (in Somogyvar), Kemenes Vulkanpark (in Celldomolk) and Badacsony Volcano Valley (in Badacsony). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Szigliget Castle, steep yourself in history at Esterházy-kastély, see the interesting displays at Cadillac Muzeum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Herz-Jesu-Pfarrkirche.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Keszthely trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Pecs to Keszthely takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Keszthely, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Veszprem.

Things to do in Keszthely

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Castle of Csobanc, Kapolnapuszta Buffalo Reservation, Lido Strand, Somogyvar Abbey, Badacsony Volcano Valley
Highlights from your plan
Badacsony Volcano Valley ©
Badacsony Volcano Valley
Kemenes Vulkanpark ©
Kemenes Vulkanpark
Lido Strand ©
Lido Strand

3
nights
Veszprem

Veszprem ©
Veszprém is one of the oldest urban areas in Hungary, and a city with county rights. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Benedictine Abbey and Museum (Bences Apatsag) and Nadasdy - Kastely​. Get some cultural insight at Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy) and Castle of Csokako. Explore Veszprem's surroundings by going to Baratlakasok (in Tihany), Watermill of Orvenyes (in Orvenyes) and Thury Castle (in Varpalota). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Tagore Promenade, get engrossed in the history at Laczko Dezso Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Cathedral.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Veszprem trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Keszthely to Veszprem in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Veszprem

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trips

Tihany, Tagore Promenade, Thury Castle, Castle of Csokako, Watermill of Orvenyes
Highlights from your plan
Bences Apatsag ©
Bences Apatsag
Tagore Promenade ©
Tagore Promenade
Nadasdy - Kastely​ ©
Nadasdy - Kastely​

7
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hospital in the Rock and Citadel. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dohány Street Synagogue and Janoshegy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Budapest: Castle of Nograd (in Nograd), Bory Castle (in Szekesfehervar) and Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral (in Esztergom). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), tour the pleasant surroundings at Priest's Island (Pap-sziget), take a stroll through Andrassy Avenue, and head off the coast to Margaret Island.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Veszprem to Budapest by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Castle of Nograd, Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral, Nemzeti Botanikus Kert, Bory Castle, Royal Palace of Godollo
Highlights from your plan
Holocaust Memorial Center ©
Holocaust Memorial Center
Buda Castle ©
Buda Castle
Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral ©
Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral

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