11 days in Hungary Itinerary

11 days in Hungary Itinerary

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Fly to Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport, Drive to Esztergom
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Esztergom
— 1 night
Drive
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Eger
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gyula
— 1 night
Drive
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Pecs
— 1 night
Drive
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Heviz
— 1 night
Drive
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Budapest
— 3 nights
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Esztergom

— 1 night
Esztergom, is a city in northern Hungary, 46km northwest of the capital Budapest. On the 30th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral, take in the pleasant sights at Fajdalmas Szuz Chapel, and then examine the collection at Duna Muzeum. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Matyas Kiraly Museum, explore the historical opulence of Visegrad Citadel, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Snows Church.

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Glasgow, UK to Esztergom is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Glasgow to Esztergom. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Glasgow in September: highs in Esztergom hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Eger.

Things to do in Esztergom

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eger

— 3 nights

Hungarian Rome

Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eger Castle and Szentharomsag Church. Get some historical perspective at Sirok Castle and Avas Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Art Glass Parad Kft (in Paradsasvar), Old Wooden Church (in Miskolc) and Matra Muzeum (in Gyongyos). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Kopcsik Marcipania Szamos edessegbolt, don't miss a visit to Dobo Square, learn about winemaking at Bolyki Pinceszet, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Minorita Templom.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Eger trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Esztergom to Eger in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. October in Eger sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gyula.

Things to do in Eger

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Gyula

— 1 night
Gyula is a town in Békés County, Hungary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Gyulai vár, see the interesting displays at Gyulai Kolbasz Museum, then explore the ancient world of Ferences Rendi Romkert, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Szentharomsag Kapolna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nadi Boldogasszony Plebania.

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You can drive from Eger to Gyula in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pecs.

Things to do in Gyula

Historic Sites · Museums

Pecs

— 1 night
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. On the 6th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Early Christian Mausoleum, steep yourself in history at Sopianae cemetery at Pecs, see the interesting displays at Zsolnay Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pecs Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Pecsvarad Castle.

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Drive from Gyula to Pecs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Pecs are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Heviz.

Things to do in Pecs

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Heviz

— 1 night
Located on Heviz Lake, the world's second-largest thermal lake, Heviz is a charming little spa town.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Mary Magdalene church in Egregy, see the interesting displays at House of Stoves, then see the interesting displays at Carriage Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kocsimuzeum Keszthely, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

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Traveling by car from Pecs to Heviz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Heviz, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Heviz

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Budapest

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Liberty Statue and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). Museum-lovers will get to explore Budapest Pinball Museum and Holocaust Memorial Center. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square.

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Drive from Heviz to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Hungary travel guide

4.1
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.