8 days in Hungary Itinerary

8 days in Hungary Itinerary

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Fly to Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport, Drive to Kecskemet
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Kecskemet
— 1 day
Drive
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Eger
— 1 night
Drive
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Sopron
— 1 night
Drive
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Keszthely
— 1 night
Drive
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Tihany
— 1 night
Drive
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Budapest
— 2 nights
Fly

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Kecskemet

— 1 day
Kecskemét is a city in the central part of Hungary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Bozso Gyujtemeny, get a sense of history and politics at Kecskemet Town Hall, admire the masterpieces at Cifrapalota, then make a trip to Kossuth Square, and finally see the interesting displays at Zwack Kecskemeti Palinka Manufaktura.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kecskemet online trip builder.

Muscat, Oman to Kecskemet is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Muscat to Kecskemet is minus 3 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Muscat in December; daily highs in Kecskemet reach 5°C and lows reach -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Eger.

Things to do in Kecskemet

Museums

Eger

— 1 night

Hungarian Rome

Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Gardonyi Geza Emlekmuzeum, then explore the historical opulence of Eger Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Sirok Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Egri Road Beatles Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Eger journey maker website.

You can drive from Kecskemet to Eger in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sopron.

Things to do in Eger

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Sopron

— 1 night
Sopron is a city in Hungary on the Austrian border, near the Lake Neusiedl/Lake Fertő.HistoryAncient times-13th centuryWhen the area that is today Western Hungary was a province of the Roman Empire, a city called Scarbantia stood here. On the 20th (Fri), examine the collection at Kohalmy Hunting Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Fertorakos Quarry and Cave Theatre, see the interesting displays at Zettl-Langer Collection, then see the interesting displays at Storno House, then examine the collection at Central Mining Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Fire Tower (Tuztorony).

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You can drive from Eger to Sopron in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Keszthely.

Things to do in Sopron

Museums · Parks · Nightlife · Nature

Side Trip

Keszthely

— 1 night
Keszthely is a Hungarian city of 20,895 inhabitants located on the western shore of Lake Balaton. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Szigliget Castle, explore the historical opulence of Festetics Palace, then see the interesting displays at House of Stoves, then examine the collection at Cadillac Muzeum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Hungary Church.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Keszthely online tour planner.

You can drive from Sopron to Keszthely in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tihany.

Things to do in Keszthely

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Tihany

— 1 night
Tihany is a village on the northern shore of Lake Balaton on the Tihany Peninsula (Hungary, Veszprém County). Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Tihanyi MARKET Place, examine the collection at Watermill of Orvenyes, go for a walk through Baratlakasok, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bences Apatsag, then see the interesting displays at Babamuzeum, and finally stop by Tihanyi Levendula Manufaktura.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tihany vacation planner.

You can drive from Keszthely to Tihany in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. December in Tihany sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Tihany

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Budapest

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island, wander the streets of Andrassy Avenue, then admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, then browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Budapest tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tihany to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Budapest, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Budapest

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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.