15 days in Hungary Itinerary

15 days in Hungary Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hungary planner
Make it your trip
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Budapest
— 8 nights
Drive
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Visegrad
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Eger
— 4 nights
Drive to Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport, Fly to Cape Town

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Budapest — 8 nights

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, sightseeing, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and take in the exciting artwork at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Budapest trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Budapest is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cape Town in July, with highs in Budapest at 33°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Visegrad.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping
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Visegrad — 2 nights

Visegrád is a small castle town in Pest County, Hungary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Nagyvillam Ski Slope, then explore the historical opulence of Visegrad Citadel, then examine the collection at Zugfozde Palinka Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castle of Nograd. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at Dera Creek, get great views at Julianus Kilato, and then head outdoors with Ram Szakadek.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Visegrad online vacation planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Visegrad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Visegrad, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Eger.
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Eger — 4 nights

Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Eger is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Eger Castle, examine the collection at Gardonyi Geza Emlekmuzeum, do a tasting at Valley of the Beautiful Women, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Minorita Templom.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Eger trip planner.

Getting from Visegrad to Eger by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Eger sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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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. 
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