38 days in Hungary, Germany & Salzburg Itinerary

38 days in Hungary, Germany & Salzburg Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 11 nights
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Heviz, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
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Lillafured, Hungary
— 1 night
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Tokaj, Hungary
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 6 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Miskolc, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Liberty Statue and Citadel. Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Bastion and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Budapest: Esztergom (Fajdalmas Szuz Chapel & Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral) and Beach (in Tiszakecske). On the 9th (Wed), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Palatinus Strandfürdő. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Budapest road trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Budapest is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cape Town to Budapest, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Budapest are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Heviz.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

2
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Heviz, Hungary

Located on Heviz Lake, the world's second-largest thermal lake, Heviz is a charming little spa town.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Egregy Cellars, take in the spiritual surroundings of Somogyvar Abbey, then step into the grandiose world of Star Castle Museum, and finally examine the collection at Kocsimuzeum Keszthely.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Heviz route site.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Heviz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Heviz sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Heviz

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

5
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Budapest, Hungary

Pearl of the Danube

Your inner history buff will appreciate Hungarian National Museum and Visegrad Citadel. Take a break from the city and head to Koros Torok Sandy Beach and Danube River. Change things up with these side-trips from Budapest: Bory Castle (in Szekesfehervar), Royal Palace of Godollo (in Godollo) and Zugfozde Palinka Museum (in Visegrad). Enjoy Budapest some more: get your game on at E-Exit Escape Game, view the masterpieces at Koller Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orokimadas Templom, and sample the fine beverages at Zwack Heritage and Visitors' Centre.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Heviz to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lillafured.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

1
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Lillafured, Hungary

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lillafured road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Budapest to Lillafured in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You'll set off for Tokaj on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Lillafured

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

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Tokaj, Hungary

Tokaj, is a historical town in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, Northern Hungary, 54 kilometers from county capital Miskolc. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Erdos Pince - Borkatakomba, do a tasting at Disznókő, then do a tasting at Dereszla Pinceszet, and finally identify plant and animal life at Tokaj Wine Region.

To plan Tokaj vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Lillafured to Tokaj in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Tokaj

Wineries · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

1
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Budapest, Hungary

Pearl of the Danube

Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Shoes on the Danube Bank, explore the world behind art at Kovacs Margit Muzeum, then explore the world behind art at Mikrocsodak Muzeuma, then take an in-depth tour of Retro Design Center, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peter and Paul's Church.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest vacation builder app.

Drive from Tokaj to Budapest in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 21st (Mon), you'll travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

1
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Salzburg, Austria

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg trip planning app.

You can drive from Budapest to Salzburg in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Stuttgart, Germany

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
You've added Technik Museum Speyer, Auto & Technik Museum (Automobile and Technology Museum), Mercedes-Benz Factory Plant Tour, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): examine the collection at Motorworld Region Stuttgart. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum and then examine the collection at Porsche Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart road trip planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Stuttgart in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daytime highs in Stuttgart are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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Munich, Germany

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Your day by day itinerary now includes BMW Museum, Nymphenburg Palace, Munich Tours, and other attractions you added. Do some cultural sightseeing at Schloss Hohenschwangau and Kloster Benediktbeuern. Explore hidden gems such as Schloss Linderhof and Lake Tegernsee. Change things up with these side-trips from Munich: Josefsthaler Wasserfall (in Schliersee), Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau) and Oberammergau Church (in Oberammergau). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wendelstein and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalvarienberg und Kirche.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Munich trip itinerary website.

Drive from Stuttgart to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Munich are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 31st (Thu), you're off to Budapest.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Budapest, Hungary

Pearl of the Danube

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Szent Peter-Pal Church, then see the interesting displays at Szabó Marzipan Museum, then go for a walk through Roman Beach, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Korzo - Danube Embankment (Dunakorzo).

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Budapest trip planner.

You can fly from Munich to Budapest in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Miskolc.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trip

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Miskolc, Hungary

Miskolc is a city in northeastern Hungary, known for its heavy industry. Step off the beaten path and head to Greek Orthodox Church and Museum and Andrassy Castle. Popular historic sites such as Szentharomsag Church and Old Wooden Church are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Miskolc to Aggtelek to see Baradla Cave about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Miskolc Gallery and see the interesting displays at Museum of Theatrical History and Acting.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Miskolc holiday planner.

Drive from Budapest to Miskolc in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miskolc

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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. 

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.