41 days in Hungary Itinerary

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Budapest
— 13 nights
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Veszprem
— 3 nights
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Heviz
— 4 nights
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Visegrad
— 2 nights
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Eger
— 5 nights
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Josvafo
— 2 nights
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Miskolc
— 6 nights
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Gyula
— 3 nights
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Csongrad
— 2 nights
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Budapest — 13 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.
Appreciate the collections at House of Terror Museum and Memento Park. Visit Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) for their historical value. Explore Budapest's surroundings by going to Tata (Angolkert & Agostyan Arboretum), Ovodamuzeum - Kindergarten Museum (in Martonvasar) and Pannonia Golf & Country Club (in Alcsutdoboz). And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), take a stroll through Vaci Street, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and boost your wellbeing at Széchenyi Thermal Bath.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read our Budapest online itinerary maker.

Accra, Ghana to Budapest is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Accra to Budapest. Traveling from Accra in November, things will get much colder in Budapest: highs are around 11°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Veszprem.
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Veszprem — 3 nights

Veszprém is one of the oldest urban areas in Hungary, and a city with county rights. Get in touch with nature at Balatonakarattya Magaspart and Pakozdi-Sukoro Arboretum and Wildlife Park. Popular historic sites such as Bory Castle and Szekesfehervar - Our Lady - John of Nepomuk Parish Church are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Veszprem: Cuha Valley (in Bakonyszentlaszlo), HEDON Playground – Brewery Tour (in Balatonvilagos) and Somlo Mountain (in Doba). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Geszler Family Winery and get engrossed in the history at Kinizsi Castle.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Veszprem day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Veszprem takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Heviz.
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Heviz — 4 nights

Located on Heviz Lake, the world's second-largest thermal lake, Heviz is a charming little spa town.
Step out of the city life by going to Thermal Lake of Heviz and Kapolnapuszta Buffalo Reservation. Explore Heviz's surroundings by going to Hegyestu (in Monoszlo), Szent Gyorgy Mountain (in Hegymagas) and Malom Lake (in Tapolca). There's lots more to do: play a few rounds at Zala Springs Golf Resort, enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Balatonfoldvar Beach, explore the historical opulence of Sumeg Castle, and explore the activities along Lake Balaton.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Heviz trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Veszprem to Heviz in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Heviz are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Visegrad.
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Visegrad — 2 nights

Visegrád is a small castle town in Pest County, Hungary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get outside with Nagyvillam Ski Slope, take an in-depth tour of Matyas Kiraly Museum, then hike along Ram Szakadek, and finally examine the collection at Zugfozde Palinka Museum. On your second day here, appreciate the views at Dera Creek, then explore the striking landscape at Matyas Caves, then admire the majestic nature at Nemzeti Botanikus Kert, and finally get great views at Zsitvay-kilato.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Visegrad trip website.

You can drive from Heviz to Visegrad in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Eger.
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Eger — 5 nights

Hungarian Rome

Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Get some cultural insight at Eger Castle and Valley of the Beautiful Women. Step out of the city life by going to Dog sled tour Matrafured and Szalajka Valley. Venture out of the city with trips to Kisnanai Var (in Kisnana) and Kozmary Kilato (in Matrafured). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at Egerszalók Medical- and Thermal Bath, buy something for everyone on your list at Agria Park Shopping Center, do a tasting at Bolyki Pinceszet, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Basilica.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Eger online journey builder.

Getting from Visegrad to Eger by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December in Eger, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Josvafo.
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Josvafo — 2 nights

Jósvafő is a village in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, Hungary.Near to the village is a manmade lake, which has emerald colour as a result of the fount which foster/feed it. On the 24th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Aggtelek National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Baradla Cave.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Josvafo road trip planning tool.

Getting from Eger to Josvafo by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Miskolc.
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Miskolc — 6 nights

Miskolc is a city in northeastern Hungary, known for its heavy industry. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kossuth Memorial House and Porcelain Museum. Visit Karolyi Palace and Castle of Diosgyor for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Miskolc: Castle of Regec (in Regec), Tokaj Oremus Pinceszet (in Tolcsva) and Tokaj (Rakoczi Pince es Udvarhaz & Erzsebet Winery - Tokaj). Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Bukk National Park. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Tokaj Wine Region, learn about winemaking at Disznókő, Head underground at St. Stephen Stalactite Cave, and stop by Basilicus Wine Culture Center.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Miskolc trip planner.

Drive from Josvafo to Miskolc in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Gyula.
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Gyula — 3 nights

Gyula is a town in Békés County, Hungary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Gyula Almasy Castle and Gyulai vár. Get a sense of the local culture at Nadi Boldogasszony Plebania and Munkacsy Mihaly Muzeum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gyula: Sarreti ChiliFarm (in Tetetlen) and Hungarobirds Day Tour (in Kisujszallas). There's more to do: make a trip to Ferences Rendi Romkert.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gyula route planner.

Traveling by car from Miskolc to Gyula takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Gyula sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Csongrad.
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Csongrad — 2 nights

Csongrád is a town in Csongrád County in southern Hungary.HistoryAt the time of the Hungarian Conquest the Maros Valley was under Bulgarian control. On the 4th (Wed), boost your wellbeing at Tisza-parti Health and Experience Bath, then head outdoors with Beach, and then get outside with Koros Torok Sandy Beach.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Csongrad day trip website.

Traveling by car from Gyula to Csongrad takes 1.5 hours. In January in Csongrad, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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Hungary travel guide

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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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