39 days in Hungary Itinerary

39 days in Hungary Itinerary

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39 days in Hungary Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
1
Tokaj
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Eger
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Pecs
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Balatonlelle
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Budapest
— 14 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

6
nights
Tokaj

Tokaj ©
Tokaj, is a historical town in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, Northern Hungary, 54 kilometers from county capital Miskolc. Get out of town with these interesting Tokaj side-trips: Debrecen (Hortobagy National Park & Spas & Wellness), Zoo Sosto (in Nyiregyhaza) and M3 Outlet Polgar (in Polgar). Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring nature at Bukk National Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Tokaj Wine Region, examine the collection at Herman Otto Museum, learn about winemaking at Erdos Pince - Borkatakomba, and stop by Basilicus Wine Culture Center.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tokaj road trip site .

Valletta, Malta to Tokaj is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. In November, Tokaj is much colder than Valletta - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Eger.

Things to do in Tokaj

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Miskolc, Mad Synagogue, M3 Outlet Polgar, Hortobagy National Park, Basilicus Wine Culture Center
Highlights from your plan
Tokaj Wine Region ©
Tokaj Wine Region
Zoo Sosto ©
Zoo Sosto
Hortobagy National Park ©
Hortobagy National Park

6
nights
Eger

Eger ©
Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Eger: Szalajka Valley (in Szilvasvarad) and Kozmary Kilato (in Matrafured). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Eger Castle (Egri Var), don't miss a visit to Dobo Square, take in the dramatic natural features at Nagy-Eged Mountain, and see the interesting displays at Egri Road Beatles Museum.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Eger travel planning tool .

Drive from Tokaj to Eger in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Pecs.

Things to do in Eger

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kozmary Kilato, Szalajka Valley
Highlights from your plan
Nagy-Eged Mountain ©
Nagy-Eged Mountain
Eger Castle ©
Eger Castle
Dobo Square ©
Dobo Square

6
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 out of town with these interesting Pecs side-trips: Kalocsa (St. Joseph Church, Paprika Museum, & more), Szelidi to (in Dunapataj) and Sauska (in Villany). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Pecs Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from TV Tower (TV Torony), admire the masterpieces at Tivadar Csontvary Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Siklos Castle.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Pecs visit planning site .

You can drive from Eger to Pecs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Pecs sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Balatonlelle.

Things to do in Pecs

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kalocsa, Mohacs, Historical Memorial Park of Mohacs, Szelidi to, Siklos Castle
Highlights from your plan
Pecs Cathedral ©
Pecs Cathedral
Early Christian Mausoleum ©
Early Christian Mausoleum
Zsolnay Museum ©
Zsolnay Museum

6
nights
Balatonlelle

Balatonlelle ©
Balatonlelle is a popular tourist town located in Hungary on the southern shore of Lake Balaton, about 35 km west of Siófok. Venture out of the city with trips to Castle of Csobanc (in Gyulakeszi), Veszprem (Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy) & Bishop's Palace (Puspok Palota)) and Tihany (Baratlakasok, Via Dolorosa, & more). On the 12th (Wed), plan a day focused around Pannonhalma Archabbey. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Balaton, make a trip to Zirc Abbey, step into the grandiose world of Sumeg Castle, and kick back and relax at Tagore Promenade.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Balatonlelle attractions app .

Traveling by car from Pecs to Balatonlelle takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Balatonlelle

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tihany, Keszthely, Zirc, Veszprem, Tagore Promenade
Highlights from your plan
Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy) ©
Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy)
Lake Balaton ©
Lake Balaton
Pannonhalma Archabbey ©
Pannonhalma Archabbey

14
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Parliament, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip builder .

Getting from Balatonlelle to Budapest by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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