52 days in Hungary Itinerary

52 days in Hungary Itinerary

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Eger
— 7 nights
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Josvafo
— 1 night
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Tokaj
— 3 nights
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Gyula
— 5 nights
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Pecs
— 7 nights
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Heviz
— 6 nights
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Veszprem
— 6 nights
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Esztergom
— 3 nights
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Budapest
— 13 nights
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Eger

— 7 nights

Hungarian Rome

Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Visit Eger Castle and Minorita Templom for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Szalajka Valley and Szilvasvarad National Forest Rail. Get out of town with these interesting Eger side-trips: Hortobagy National Park (in Debrecen), Crystal Gallery and Exhibition (in Paradsasvar) and Dog sled tour Matrafured (in Matrafured). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Egri Road Beatles Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Cistercian Abbey of Belapatfalva, explore the fascinating underground world of Valley of the Beautiful Women, and learn about winemaking at Sike Winery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Eger trip builder.

Krakow, Poland to Eger is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Eger are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Josvafo.

Things to do in Eger

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Josvafo

— 1 night
Jósvafő is a village in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, Hungary.Near to the village is a manmade lake, which has emerald colour as a result of the fount which foster/feed it. On the 9th (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Aggtelek National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Josvafo online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Eger to Josvafo takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tokaj.

Things to do in Josvafo

Parks · Nature
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Tokaj

— 3 nights
Tokaj, is a historical town in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, Northern Hungary, 54 kilometers from county capital Miskolc. Step off the beaten path and head to Fuzer Fortress and Erdos Pince - Borkatakomba. Let the collections at Kossuth Memorial House and Tokaji museum capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tokaj Wine Region and learn about winemaking at Dereszla Pinceszet.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokaj itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Josvafo to Tokaj by car takes about 2 hours. In August in Tokaj, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gyula.

Things to do in Tokaj

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Gyula

— 5 nights
Gyula is a town in Békés County, Hungary. Visiting Lombkorona setany and Buffalo Reservation will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gyula Almasy Castle and Gyulai vár. Explore Gyula's surroundings by going to Koros Torok Sandy Beach (in Csongrad), Gyoparosfurdo (in Oroshaza) and Hodmezovasarhely (Synagogue of Hodmezovasarhely & Szent Istvan Church). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Gyulai Kolbasz Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nadi Boldogasszony Plebania, delve into the distant past at Ferences Rendi Romkert, and get engrossed in the history at Mini Hungary Park Morahalom.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Gyula trip planner.

Getting from Tokaj to Gyula by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pecs.

Things to do in Gyula

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pecs

— 7 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. Pecsvarad Castle and Early Christian Mausoleum will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Victor Vasarely Museum and Busoudvar. Explore Pecs' surroundings by going to White Stork Museum (in Kolked), Mohacs (Inner City Parish Church & The Statue of the Three Nationalities) and Sauska (in Villany). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Village Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Trinity Square, get engrossed in the history at Rippl-Ronai Museum, and learn about winemaking at Malatinszky Kuria Organic Wine Estate.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pecs online journey builder.

Drive from Gyula to Pecs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Pecs are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Heviz.

Things to do in Pecs

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Heviz

— 6 nights
Located on Heviz Lake, the world's second-largest thermal lake, Heviz is a charming little spa town.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Thermal Lake of Heviz and Lido Strand. Escape the urban bustle at Kapolnapuszta Buffalo Reservation and Lake Balaton. Venture out of the city with trips to Main Square Fountain (in Szombathely), Sarvar Arboretum (in Sarvar) and Kemenes Vulkanpark (in Celldomolk). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Helikon Castle Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Hungary Church, take in the pleasant sights at Azalea Valley, and kick back and relax at Municipal Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Heviz route planner.

Traveling by car from Pecs to Heviz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. August in Heviz sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Veszprem.

Things to do in Heviz

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Veszprem

— 6 nights
Veszprém is one of the oldest urban areas in Hungary, and a city with county rights. Step out of the city life by going to Cuha Valley and Nagybivalyos Fishing Lake and Leisure Center. Appreciate the collections at Villa Romana Balaca and Kekfesto Muzeum - Bluedye Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Veszprem: Ruins of the Pauline Monastery (in Nagyvazsony), Mor (Csabi Miklos' Cellar & Geszler Family Winery) and Panorama Lookout (in Balatonvilagos). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Esterhazy Castle, wander the streets of Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Calvary, Magyarpolany, and learn about all things military at Kinizsi Castle.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Veszprem day trip app.

Drive from Heviz to Veszprem in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Veszprem sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Esztergom.

Things to do in Veszprem

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Esztergom

— 3 nights
Esztergom, is a city in northern Hungary, 46km northwest of the capital Budapest. Get outdoors at Fenyes Education Trail of Tata and Bokod Floating Village. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral and Prehistoric Man Exhibition. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Esztergom: Outdoor Museum for Mining and Industry (in Tatabanya) and Tata (Derito Lake & Agostyan Arboretum). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Duna Muzeum and get great views at Fajdalmas Szuz Chapel.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Esztergom online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Veszprem to Esztergom by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Veszprem in September since evenings lows in Esztergom dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Esztergom

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Budapest

— 13 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.
Fisherman's Bastion and Liberty Statue will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum and Budapest Pinball Museum. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Miniversum Budapest, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to Music Fountain, and ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Budapest day trip planner.

Getting from Esztergom to Budapest by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Budapest are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Hungary travel guide

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Thermal Spas · Historic Sites · 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.