52 days in Hungary Itinerary

52 days in Hungary Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hungary route planner

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Budapest
— 14 nights
Drive
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Veszprem
— 4 nights
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Sopron
— 3 nights
Drive
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Heviz
— 5 nights
Drive
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Pecs
— 5 nights
Drive
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Szeged
— 5 nights
Drive
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Gyula
— 3 nights
Drive
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Debrecen
— 5 nights
Drive
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Eger
— 6 nights
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Visegrad
— 1 night
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Budapest

— 14 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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, and pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Budapest road trip planning app.

Helsinki, Finland to Budapest is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Budapest. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Helsinki in February: highs in Budapest hover around 7°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Veszprem.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

Veszprem

— 4 nights
Veszprém is one of the oldest urban areas in Hungary, and a city with county rights. Change things up with these side-trips from Veszprem: Arpad Bath (in Szekesfehervar), Pannonhalma Archabbey (in Pannonhalma) and Gyor (Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady, Chapter Hill, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy), get in on the family fun at BalatoniBob Leisure Park, and don't miss a visit to Szentharomsag Statue.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Veszprem vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Veszprem takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Sopron.

Things to do in Veszprem

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Sopron

— 3 nights
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Sopron: Saint Jacob Apostle Church (in Lebeny), Jezus szive templom (Herz-Jesu-Pfarrkirche) (in Koszeg) and Futura (in Mosonmagyarovar). And it doesn't end there: let the kids burn off some steam at Sopron Summer Toboggan Run / Soproni Bobpalya, identify plant and animal life at Sarvar Arboretum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sopron Old Town, and admire the landmark architecture of Goat Church.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sopron holiday site.

Getting from Veszprem to Sopron by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Heviz.

Things to do in Sopron

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Heviz

— 5 nights
Located on Heviz Lake, the world's second-largest thermal lake, Heviz is a charming little spa town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Heviz: Church of the Holy Trinity (in Velemer), Roman Catholic Church of Szentgotthard (in Szentgotthard) and Csobanc Vara (in Gyulakeszi). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Festetics Palace, don't miss a visit to Azalea Valley, do a tasting at Egregy Cellars, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Heviz online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Sopron to Heviz in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. March in Heviz sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pecs.

Things to do in Heviz

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Pecs

— 5 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. Explore Pecs' surroundings by going to Okopark Bukkosd (in Bukkosd), Boszenfa Deer Farm - Petting Zoo (in Boszenfa) and Baja (Statue of Andras Jelky & Trinity Square). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pecs Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Sopianae cemetery at Pecs, step into the grandiose world of Pecsvarad Castle, and go for a walk through Zsolnay Cultural Quarter.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pecs online day trip planner.

Getting from Heviz to Pecs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. March in Pecs sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Szeged.

Things to do in Pecs

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Parks

Side Trips

Szeged

— 5 nights
Szeged is the third largest city of Hungary, the largest city and regional centre of the Southern Great Plain and the county seat of Csongrád county. Venture out of the city with trips to Bugac Puszta (in Bugac), Koros Torok Sandy Beach (in Csongrad) and Opusztaszer (Maze Theme Park Csillagosveny & Opusztaszer National Historical Heritage Park). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at St. Elizabeth's Morahalom Spa, take in the pleasant sights at Dugonics Square, don't miss a visit to Water Tower, and get to know the resident critters at Szeged Zoo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Szeged day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pecs to Szeged takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Gyula.

Things to do in Szeged

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Beaches

Side Trips

Gyula

— 3 nights
Gyula is a town in Békés County, Hungary. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 18th (Thu) at Gyula Castle Spa Sauna Park. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Gyula Almasy Castle, examine the collection at Gyulai vár, pause for some serene contemplation at Szentharomsag Kapolna, and snap pictures at The Little Bridge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gyula trip planner.

Traveling by car from Szeged to Gyula takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Gyula are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Debrecen.

Things to do in Gyula

Historic Sites · Spas · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Debrecen

— 5 nights
Debrecen is the second largest city in Hungary after Budapest. Get out of town with these interesting Debrecen side-trips: Basilicus Wine Culture Center (in Tarcal), Nyiregyhaza (Sosto Museum Village & Zoo Sosto) and Dereszla Pinceszet (in Bodrogkeresztur). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at Aquaticum Medicinal and Thermal Baths, pause for some serene contemplation at Veres Church, explore the world behind art at MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts, and explore the engaging exhibits at Agora Science Center.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Debrecen travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gyula to Debrecen in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. In March in Debrecen, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Eger.

Things to do in Debrecen

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Eger

— 6 nights

Hungarian Rome

Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eger: Sipark Matraszentistvan (in Matraszentimre), Recsk National Memorial Park (in Recsk) and Szent Bertalan Templom Kincstara (in Gyongyos). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Eger Castle, browse the different shops at Agria Park Shopping Center, don't miss a visit to Dobo Square, and examine the collection at Kopcsik Marcipania Szamos edessegbolt.

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You can drive from Debrecen to Eger in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Eger can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Visegrad.

Things to do in Eger

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Visegrad

— 1 night
Visegrád is a small castle town in Pest County, Hungary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): get outside with Nagyvillam Ski Slope and then step into the grandiose world of Visegrad Citadel.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Visegrad trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Eger to Visegrad by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Visegrad can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Visegrad

Historic Sites · Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Hungary travel guide

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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.