41 days in Hungary Itinerary

41 days in Hungary Itinerary

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41 days in Hungary Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25 h
1
Budapest
— 16 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Oroszlany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Balatonalmadi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Heviz
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Sopron
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Mako
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Gyula
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Szilvasvarad
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  29 h
End: Melbourne

16
nights
Budapest

Budapest ©
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.
Visit Liberty Statue and Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum and Faust Wine Cellar. Change things up with these side-trips from Budapest: Vizivaros Parish Church (in Esztergom), Lazar Equestrian Park (in Domony) and Ram Szakadek (in Domos). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), head off the coast to Margaret Island, make a trip to New York Palace, and pause for some photo ops at Anonymus Szobor (Anonymous' Statue).

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Budapest attractions planning site.

Melbourne, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in November, you will find days in Budapest are colder (11°C), and nights are little chillier (2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Oroszlany.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Esztergom, Visegrad, Priest's Island (Pap-sziget), Sipark Matraszentistvan, Ram Szakadek
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Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral ©
Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue
Faust Wine Cellar ©
Faust Wine Cellar

3
nights
Oroszlany

Oroszlany ©
Oroszlány is a city in Hungary, Komárom-Esztergom county, Central Transdanubia region, located on the North-West flanks of the Vértes Mountains. Visiting Bokod Floating Village and Alcsut Arboretum will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Csabi Miklos' Cellar and Kamalduli Remeteseg. When in Oroszlany, make a side trip to see Pannonhalmi Apatsagi Muzeum in Pannonhalma, approximately Pannonhalma away. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Geszler Family Winery, make a trip to Majk Kamalduli Remeteseg, steep yourself in history at Prehistoric Man Exhibition, and examine the collection at Mining Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Oroszlany trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Budapest to Oroszlany in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Balatonalmadi.

Things to do in Oroszlany

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Mor, Prehistoric Man Exhibition, Tatabanya Museum, Alcsut Arboretum, Pannonhalmi Apatsagi Muzeum
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Mining Museum ©
Mining Museum
Bokod Floating Village ©
Bokod Floating Village
Pannonhalmi Apatsagi Muzeum ©
Pannonhalmi Apatsagi Muzeum

2
nights
Balatonalmadi

Balatonalmadi ©
Balatonalmádi, a town of 8,500 inhabitants, is a popular resort town near the northeast corner of Lake Balaton, in Hungary.HistoryThe town developed from three previously separated villages, which were united by combining Balatonalmádi and Káptalanfüred in 1952, and Balatonalmádi and Vörösberény in 1971. On the 21st (Sat), admire the local landmark of Borostyan Fountain, then identify plant and animal life at Nagybivalyos Fishing Lake and Leisure Center, and then explore the historical opulence of Nadasdy - Kastely​. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Kohegy - The Stonehill, grab your bike and head to Intersport Ski Arena Epleny, Bike Arena, then contemplate the long history of Saint George Chapel, and finally don't miss a visit to Szentharomsag Statue.

To find out how to plan a trip to Balatonalmadi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Oroszlany to Balatonalmadi by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Heviz.

Things to do in Balatonalmadi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Veszprem, Nadasdy - Kastely​, Nagybivalyos Fishing Lake and Leisure Center, Kohegy - The Stonehill, Intersport Ski Arena Epleny, Bike Arena
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Saint George Chapel ©
Saint George Chapel
Nadasdy - Kastely​ ©
Nadasdy - Kastely​

3
nights
Heviz

Heviz ©
Located on Heviz Lake, the world's second-largest thermal lake, Heviz is a charming little spa town.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fata Cellar and Borbely Csaladi Pinceszet. Explore hidden gems such as Skizo Wine House and Roman Ruin Garden. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Egregy Cellars, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Hungary Church, examine the collection at Kocsimuzeum Keszthely, and take an in-depth tour of Horrorarium - es Kinzo Muzeum.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Heviz trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Balatonalmadi to Heviz takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Heviz are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sopron.

Things to do in Heviz

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keszthely, Badacsonytomaj, Skizo Wine House, Peace Temple
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Cadillac Muzeum ©
Cadillac Muzeum
Our Lady of Hungary Church ©
Our Lady of Hungary Church
Fata Cellar ©
Fata Cellar

4
nights
Sopron

Sopron ©
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. Szechenyi Mansion and Sopron Museum - Old Synagogue will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Ferto-tavi Water Estate and Boating Lake. Change things up with these side-trips from Sopron: Szent Laszlo Parish Church (in Sarvar) and Szombathely (Iseum & Savaria Muzeum). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Fabricius Ház, examine the collection at Kohalmy Hunting Museum, make a trip to Fertorakosi Kofejto Thematic Park, and pause for some photo ops at Pan-European Picnic Monument.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sopron vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Heviz to Sopron takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. While traveling from Heviz, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sopron, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mako.

Things to do in Sopron

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sarvar, Fertorakos, Szombathely, Szechenyi Mansion, Ferto / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape
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Szechenyi Mansion ©
Szechenyi Mansion
Fabricius Ház ©
Fabricius Ház
Church of the Immaculate ©
Church of the Immaculate

1
night
Mako

Mako ©
Makó is a town in Csongrád County, in southeastern Hungary, 10km from the Romanian border. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): appreciate the history behind The Statue of Lajos Kossuth, take in nature's colorful creations at Kossuth Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reformed New Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue of Hodmezovasarhely, then pause for some serene contemplation at Szent Istvan Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lombkorona setany.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mako trip website.

Traveling by car from Sopron to Mako takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sopron in November: highs in Mako hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gyula.

Things to do in Mako

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hodmezovasarhely
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Szent Istvan Church ©
Szent Istvan Church
Lombkorona setany ©
Lombkorona setany

4
nights
Gyula

Gyula ©
Gyula is a town in Békés County, Hungary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lutheran Church and Szanazug. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nadi Boldogasszony Plebania and Szentharomsag Kapolna. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gyula: Debrecen (Statue of Lajos Kossuth, Szent Anna Cathedral and Parish Church, &more), Szarvas (Slovak House, Mini Magyarorszag, &more) and Szent Andras Brewery (in Bekesszentandras). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Roman Catholic Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Protestant Great Church, examine the collection at Gyulai Kolbasz Museum, and take in the views from Kapus-hid.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Gyula trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mako to Gyula takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Gyula sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Szilvasvarad.

Things to do in Gyula

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Bekescsaba, Debrecen, Szarvas, Szent Andras Brewery, Lutheran Church
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Erkel Ferenc Emlekhaz ©
Erkel Ferenc Emlekhaz
Szanazug ©
Szanazug
Nadi Boldogasszony Plebania ©
Nadi Boldogasszony Plebania

4
nights
Szilvasvarad

Szilvasvarad ©
Step out of the city life by going to Szalajka Valley and Szilvasvarad National Forest Rail. Step off the beaten path and head to Istallosko Ancient Men's Cave and Cistercian Abbey of Belapatfalva. Change things up with these side-trips from Szilvasvarad: Salgotarjan (Tehenesi Quarry Pond & Mining Museum) and Recsk National Memorial Park (in Recsk).

To find where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Szilvasvarad travel route planner.

You can drive from Gyula to Szilvasvarad in 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. On the 8th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Szilvasvarad

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Salgotarjan, Cistercian Abbey of Belapatfalva, Recsk National Memorial Park
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Recsk National Memorial Park ©
Recsk National Memorial Park
Cistercian Abbey of Belapatfalva ©
Cistercian Abbey of Belapatfalva
Mining Museum ©
Mining Museum

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