16 days in Budapest, Tihany & Szeged Itinerary

16 days in Budapest, Tihany & Szeged Itinerary

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Budapest
— 6 nights
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Tihany
— 5 nights
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Szeged
— 3 nights
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Budapest
— 1 night

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Budapest — 6 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.
Visit Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Valley of the Beautiful Women and Dog sled tour Matrafured. Go for a jaunt from Budapest to Eger to see Nagy-Eged Mountain about 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), take in the exciting artwork at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Budapest day trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major aiport is Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tihany.
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Tihany — 5 nights

Tihany is a village on the northern shore of Lake Balaton on the Tihany Peninsula (Hungary, Veszprém County). Do some cultural sightseeing at ValiBor-Vali Peter Boraszata and Nemeth Pince. Let the collections at Watermill of Orvenyes and Shipping History Visitors Center – Exhibition and Lookout capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tihany: Laposa Birtok (in Badacsonytomaj), Folly Arboretum and Winery (in Badacsonyors) and Szigliget (Szentharomsag Kapolna & Szigliget Castle). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Hegyestu, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, examine the collection at Babamuzeum, and get to know the fascinating history of Baratlakasok.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tihany online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Tihany takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Szeged.
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Szeged — 3 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. Museum-lovers will get to explore Mora Ferenc Muzeum and REOK - Regional Art Centre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Votive Church and Pick Salami and Szeged Paprika Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Szeged: Lombkorona setany (in Mako), Opusztaszer National Historical Heritage Park (in Opusztaszer) and Koros Torok Sandy Beach (in Csongrad). There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Anna Spring, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalvin teri Reformatus Egyhazkozseg, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and make a trip to The Statue of Lajos Kossuth.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Szeged road trip planning app.

You can drive from Tihany to Szeged in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Budapest.
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Budapest — 1 night

Pearl of the Danube

On the 16th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), then wander the streets of Andrassy Avenue, then wander the streets of Vaci Street, and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Budapest travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Szeged to Budapest by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus.
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