10 days in Budapest, Eger & Lake Balaton Itinerary

10 days in Budapest, Eger & Lake Balaton Itinerary

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Budapest
— 2 nights
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Eger
— 2 nights
Drive
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Badacsonytomaj
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tihany
— 2 nights
Drive to Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport, Fly to New Delhi

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Budapest — 2 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.
On the 21st (Sun), ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, make a trip to Heroes' Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Budapest itinerary builder app.

New Delhi, India to Budapest is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from New Delhi to Budapest, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Delhi, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Eger.
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Eger — 2 nights

Hungarian Rome

Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Minorita Templom, indulge in some personalized pampering at Egerszalók Medical- and Thermal Bath, steep yourself in history at Varos a Varos Alatt, then don't miss a visit to Torok Kori Minaret, and finally make a trip to Dobo Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at Kopcsik Marcipania Szamos edessegbolt, explore the fascinating underground world of Valley of the Beautiful Women, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Basilica, and finally step into the grandiose world of Eger Castle.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Eger vacation site.

You can drive from Budapest to Eger in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Eger are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Badacsonytomaj.
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Badacsonytomaj — 2 nights

Badacsonytomaj is a village in the Hungarian county of Veszprém with 2,341 inhabitants, as of 2011. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): go for a walk through Rock Sea, explore the historical opulence of Szigliget Castle, then learn about winemaking at Laposa Birtok, and finally learn about winemaking at Fata Cellar. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Borbely Csaladi Pinceszet, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Cave, then step into the grandiose world of Sumeg Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sumegi Plebania Templom.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Badacsonytomaj trip planner.

Traveling by car from Eger to Badacsonytomaj takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tihany.
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Tihany — 2 nights

Tihany is a village on the northern shore of Lake Balaton on the Tihany Peninsula (Hungary, Veszprém County). Get out of town with these interesting Tihany side-trips: Balatonfoldvar (Kilato Presszo & Shipping History Visitors Center – Exhibition and Lookout). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Bences Apatsag, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Via Dolorosa, make a trip to Tihany Echo, and stop by Tihanyi Levendula Manufaktura.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tihany attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Badacsonytomaj to Tihany takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Tihany, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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