9 days in Hungary Itinerary

9 days in Hungary Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hungary trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport, Drive to Eger
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Eger
— 1 day
Drive
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Miskolc
— 2 nights
Drive
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Balatonfured
— 2 nights
Drive
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Budapest
— 3 nights
Fly

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Eger

— 1 day

Hungarian Rome

Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
On the 2nd (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Eger Castle, do a tasting at Thummerer Winery, then indulge your taste buds at Valley of the Beautiful Women, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Minorita Templom.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Eger road trip planner.

New York City, USA to Eger is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Eger. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in January: highs in Eger hover around 1°C, while lows dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Miskolc.

Things to do in Eger

Wineries · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Miskolc

— 2 nights
Miskolc is a city in northeastern Hungary, known for its heavy industry. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Minorita Nagyboldogasszony templom, then pause for some serene contemplation at Old Wooden Church, then look for gifts at Basilicus Wine Culture Center, and finally do a tasting at Dereszla Pinceszet. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Lillafured.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Miskolc trip planner.

Traveling by car from Eger to Miskolc takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. January in Miskolc sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Balatonfured.

Things to do in Miskolc

Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Balatonfured

— 2 nights
Balatonfüred is a popular resort town in Veszprém county, in Hungary, with a population of 13,000, situated on the northern shore of Lake Balaton. On the 5th (Tue), get outside with Brazay-KalandPart, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bences Apatsag, and then head outdoors with Tagore Promenade.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Balatonfured day trip planner.

You can drive from Miskolc to Balatonfured in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a train. In January in Balatonfured, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Balatonfured

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Shop till you drop at Central Market Hall and Book Cafe - Lotz Terem. Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Budapest, make a side trip to see Priest's Island (Pap-sziget) in Szentendre, approximately Szentendre away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden, appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, and explore the activities along Danube River.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Budapest online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Balatonfured to Budapest takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Budapest, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side 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.