38 days in Hungary Itinerary

38 days in Hungary Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hungary route planner

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Fly to Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport, Drive to Eger
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Eger
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tokaj
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hodmezovasarhely
— 1 night
Drive
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Pecs
— 4 nights
Drive
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Heviz
— 5 nights
Drive
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Balatonfured
— 4 nights
Ferry to Szántódrév, Drive to Siofok
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Siofok
— 4 nights
Drive
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Esztergom
— 3 nights
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Budapest
— 8 nights
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Eger Castle and Cascade Barlang Furdo. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Egri Road Beatles Museum, admire the striking features of Visitor's Centre of the Eger Archbishop's Palace, make a trip to Lyceum, and do a tasting at Sike Winery.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Eger tour itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Eger is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Toronto to Eger, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In July in Eger, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tokaj.

Things to do in Eger

Wineries · Spas · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Tokaj

— 3 nights
Tokaj, is a historical town in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, Northern Hungary, 54 kilometers from county capital Miskolc. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zoo Sosto and Disznókő. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokaj: Sosto Museum Village (in Nyiregyhaza) and Sarospatak (MNM Rakoczi Muzeuma & Iskolakert). It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Dereszla Pinceszet and stroll through Tokaj Wine Region.

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Getting from Eger to Tokaj by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Tokaj sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Hodmezovasarhely.

Things to do in Tokaj

Parks · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Hodmezovasarhely

— 1 night
Hódmezővásárhely is a city in south-east Hungary, on the Great Hungarian Plain, at the meeting point of the Békés-Csanádi Ridge and the clay grassland surrounding the river Tisza.EtymologyThe city's name – which literally translates to Marketplace on the Beavers' Field – was first mentioned after the unification of two Árpád-era villages, Hód and Vásárhely – the former getting its name after Beaver's lake, an apocope term of Hód-tó (nowadays marking one of the city's districts and the canal Hód-tavi-csatorna), the latter Vásárhely coming from the medieval legal term marking the settlements with the right of hosting markets, literally meaning Market Town. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): boost your wellbeing at Borbala Thermal Bath, take in nature's colorful creations at Kossuth Square, appreciate the history behind The Statue of Lajos Kossuth, make a trip to Szent Istvan Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Szent Istvan Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue of Hodmezovasarhely.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hodmezovasarhely online trip maker.

Drive from Tokaj to Hodmezovasarhely in 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Hodmezovasarhely are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Pecs.

Things to do in Hodmezovasarhely

Spas · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Pecs

— 4 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 hidden gems such as Palkonya Wine Cellars and Kalvaria Lookout. Explore Pecs' surroundings by going to Mohacs (Busoudvar, The Statue of the Three Nationalities, &more), Malatinszky Kuria Organic Wine Estate (in Siklos) and Paprika Museum (in Kalocsa). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at TV Tower (TV Torony), delve into the distant past at Early Christian Mausoleum, examine the collection at Pecsvarad Castle, and appreciate the history behind Zsolnay Fountain.

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You can drive from Hodmezovasarhely to Pecs in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Pecs can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Heviz.

Things to do in Pecs

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping

Side Trips

Heviz

— 5 nights
Located on Heviz Lake, the world's second-largest thermal lake, Heviz is a charming little spa town.
Explore hidden gems such as Thermal Lake of Heviz and Lido Strand. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Heviz: Eco Park Zalakaros (in Zalakaros), Csodabogyos-barlang Balatonederics (in Balatonederics) and Malom Lake (in Tapolca). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Helikon Beach, head outdoors with Municipal Beach, steep yourself in history at Bishop's Palace (Puspok Palota), and take in the pleasant sights at Erzsebet Square.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Heviz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pecs to Heviz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Balatonfured.

Things to do in Heviz

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Balatonfured

— 4 nights
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like SUP Center Balaton and Ruins of the Pauline Monastery. Change things up with these side-trips from Balatonfured: Gyor (Boatman Sculpture & Chapter Hill) and Arboretum Garden (in Zirc). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Baratlakasok, don't miss a visit to Heroes' Gate, browse the fresh offerings at Tihanyi MARKET Place, and pause for some photo ops at Szentharomsag Statue.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Balatonfured day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Heviz to Balatonfured takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Balatonfured sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Siofok.

Things to do in Balatonfured

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Siofok

— 4 nights
Siófok is a city in Hungary on the southern bank of Lake Balaton in Somogy County. Step off the beaten path and head to Kalandpark and Plazs Siofok. Explore Siofok's surroundings by going to Csabi Miklos' Cellar (in Mor), Simontornyai Varmuzeum (in Simontornya) and Sphere Lookout (in Balatonboglar). And it doesn't end there: make a splash at Galerius Elmenyfurdo es Wellness Kozpont, appreciate the history behind Jubilee Monument, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Szent Anna Chapel, and don't miss a visit to Balaton Szive szobor.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Siofok travel planning tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Balatonfured to Siofok in 1.5 hours. In August in Siofok, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Esztergom.

Things to do in Siofok

Parks · Outdoors · Spas · Wineries

Side Trips

Esztergom

— 3 nights
Esztergom, is a city in northern Hungary, 46km northwest of the capital Budapest. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral and Derito Lake. Explore Esztergom's surroundings by going to Tata (Fenyes Education Trail of Tata, Borvar Tata, &more), Zsitvay-kilato (in Visegrad) and Tatabanya (Turul Monument & Gyemant Bath). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Szechenyi Square, take a pleasant ride with Maximum Equestrian Club, take some stellar pictures from Fajdalmas Szuz Chapel, and get engrossed in the history at Castle Museum.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Esztergom trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Siofok to Esztergom in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Siofok in August since evenings lows in Esztergom dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Esztergom

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Budapest

— 8 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Miniversum Budapest. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, make a trip to 3d Gallery Budapest, and examine the collection at Budapest Pinball Museum.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Esztergom to Budapest takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

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.