9 days in Budapest & Debrecen Itinerary

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Fly to Vienna, Train to Budapest
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Budapest
— 4 nights
Drive
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Debrecen
— 3 nights
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Budapest — 4 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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Budapest online vacation planner.

Chandigarh, India to Budapest is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Chandigarh to Budapest, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chandigarh in December, expect Budapest to be much colder, temps between 5°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Debrecen.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas
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Debrecen — 3 nights

Debrecen is the second largest city in Hungary after Budapest. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Debrecen: Nyiregyhaza (Co-cathedral of Our Lady of the Hungarians, Sosto Museum Village, &more). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at Aquaticum Medicinal and Thermal Baths, admire the landmark architecture of Great Church (Nagytemplom), don't miss a visit to Main Building of University of Debrecen, and find something for the whole family at Zoo Debrecen.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Debrecen day trip app.

You can drive from Budapest to Debrecen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Spas
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