53 days in Hungary Itinerary

53 days in Hungary Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Budapest
— 10 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Gyor
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Balatonfured
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Keszthely
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Pecs
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Szeged
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Debrecen
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Miskolc
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Eger
— 7 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Istanbul

10
nights
Budapest

Budapest ©
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, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, and examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary maker tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Budapest is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Budapest when traveling from Istanbul in December, with lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gyor.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

5
nights
Gyor

Gyor ©
Győr is the most important city of northwest Hungary, the capital of Győr-Moson-Sopron County and Western Transdanubia region, and—halfway between Budapest and Vienna—situated on one of the important roads of Central Europe. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gyor: Kemenes Vulkanpark (in Celldomolk), Pannonhalma Archabbey (in Pannonhalma) and Borvar Tata (in Tata). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Jacob Apostle Church, examine the collection at Margit Kovacs Ceramic Collection, and let little ones run wild at Sopron Summer Toboggan Run / Soproni Bobpalya.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gyor online travel route planner.

Getting from Budapest to Gyor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Balatonfured.

Things to do in Gyor

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Sopron, Mor, Ferto / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape, Kemenes Vulkanpark, Saint Jacob Apostle Church
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 25:
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Kemenes Vulkanpark ©
Kemenes Vulkanpark
Pannonhalma Archabbey ©
Pannonhalma Archabbey
Kohalmy Hunting Museum ©
Kohalmy Hunting Museum

3
nights
Balatonfured

Balatonfured ©
Balatonfüred is a popular resort town in Veszprém county, in Hungary, with a population of 13,000, situated on the northern shore of Lake Balaton. Explore Balatonfured's surroundings by going to Mezitkali - Footstools (in Mindszentkalla), Heviz (Thermal Lake of Heviz & Mary Magdalene church in Egregy) and Borostyan Fountain (in Bakonybel). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy), don't miss a visit to Balaton Szive szobor, explore the historical opulence of Ozora Castle, and take some stellar pictures from Jokai kilato - Tamas hegy.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Balatonfured route planning site.

You can drive from Gyor to Balatonfured in 2 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Keszthely.

Things to do in Balatonfured

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Heviz, Mezitkali - Footstools, Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy), Balaton Szive szobor, Ruins of the Pauline Monastery
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy) ©
Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy)
Thermal Lake of Heviz ©
Thermal Lake of Heviz
Ozora Castle ©
Ozora Castle

5
nights
Keszthely

Keszthely ©
Keszthely is a Hungarian city of 20,895 inhabitants located on the western shore of Lake Balaton. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Keszthely: Borbely Csaladi Pinceszet (in Badacsonytomaj), Konyari Pinceszet (in Balatonlelle) and Kisfaludy Aussichtsturm (in Badacsony). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Balaton, Head underground at Csodabogyos-barlang Balatonederics, examine the collection at Cadillac Muzeum, and learn about winemaking at ValiBor-Vali Peter Boraszata.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Keszthely trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Balatonfured to Keszthely in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Keszthely can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Pecs.

Things to do in Keszthely

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Balatonederics, Csobanc, ValiBor-Vali Peter Boraszata, Lake Balaton, Szentharomsag Kapolna
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 2:
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Lake Balaton ©
Lake Balaton
Szep Look-out ©
Szep Look-out
Csodabogyos-barlang Balatonederics ©
Csodabogyos-barlang Balatonederics

6
nights
Pecs

Pecs ©
Pécs is the fifth largest city of Hungary, located on the slopes of the Mecsek mountains in the south-west of the country, close to its border with Croatia. Get out of town with these interesting Pecs side-trips: Assumption Cathedral (in Kalocsa), Mohacs (The Statue of the Three Nationalities & Busoudvar) and Siklos (Malkocs Bej Mosque, Malatinszky Kuria Organic Wine Estate, &more). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pecs Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Holy Tinity Statue, go for a walk through Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, and examine the collection at Zsolnay Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pecs trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Keszthely to Pecs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Szeged.

Things to do in Pecs

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Siklos, Mohacs, Zselici Star Park, Assumption Cathedral, Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 8:
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Early Christian Mausoleum ©
Early Christian Mausoleum
Pecs Cathedral ©
Pecs Cathedral
Zsolnay Museum ©
Zsolnay Museum

6
nights
Szeged

Szeged ©
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. Explore Szeged's surroundings by going to Gyula Almasy Castle (in Gyula), Szarvas (Mini Magyarorszag & Slovak House) and Thorma Janos Muzeum (in Kiskunhalas). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Maze Theme Park Csillagosveny, get a sense of history and politics at Kecskemet Town Hall, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Szeged Zoo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Votive Church.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Szeged day trip tool.

You can drive from Pecs to Szeged in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Debrecen.

Things to do in Szeged

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kecskemet, Szarvas, Pinter Muvek Military Museum, Maze Theme Park Csillagosveny, Gyula Almasy Castle
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 14:
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Bozso Gyujtemeny ©
Bozso Gyujtemeny
Maze Theme Park Csillagosveny
Maze Theme Park Csillagosveny
Room Escape Games

4
nights
Debrecen

Debrecen ©
Debrecen is the second largest city in Hungary after Budapest. Venture out of the city with trips to Nyiregyhaza (Zoo Sosto, Co-cathedral of Our Lady of the Hungarians, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Agora Science Center, admire the striking features of Great Church (Nagytemplom), take in the spiritual surroundings of Szent Anna Cathedral and Parish Church, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Lajos Kossuth.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Debrecen travel planner.

You can drive from Szeged to Debrecen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in January, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Miskolc.

Things to do in Debrecen

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Nyiregyhaza
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:
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Zoo Sosto ©
Zoo Sosto
Agora Science Center ©
Agora Science Center
Co-cathedral of Our Lady of the Hungarians ©

6
nights
Miskolc

Miskolc
Miskolc is a city in northeastern Hungary, known for its heavy industry. Get out of town with these interesting Miskolc side-trips: Mad Synagogue (in Mad), Basilicus Wine Culture Center (in Tarcal) and Dereszla Pinceszet (in Bodrogkeresztur). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Vizsoly Bibliographical Workshop Experience Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Szentharomsag Church, identify plant and animal life at Tokaj Wine Region, and make a trip to Gombos-hegyi Cellars.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Miskolc day trip website.

You can drive from Debrecen to Miskolc in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Miskolc are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Eger.

Things to do in Miskolc

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mad Synagogue, Basilicus Wine Culture Center, Porcelain Museum, Tokaj Wine Region, Zemplen Adventure Park
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 24:
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Tokaj Wine Region ©
Tokaj Wine Region
Pannontenger Museum ©
Pannontenger Museum

7
nights
Eger

Eger ©
Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eger: Recsk National Memorial Park (in Recsk), Paradsasvar (Crystal Gallery and Exhibition & Art Glass Parad Kft) and Galya Lookout (in Galyateto). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Eger Castle, examine the collection at Kopcsik Marcipania Szamos edessegbolt, explore the galleries of Gardonyi Geza Emlekmuzeum, and do a tasting at Bolyki Pinceszet.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Eger trip website.

Traveling by car from Miskolc to Eger takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in Eger are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eger

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trips

Paradsasvar, Recsk National Memorial Park, Matra Muzeum, Galya Lookout
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Bolyki Pinceszet ©
Bolyki Pinceszet
Eger Castle ©
Eger Castle
Dobo Square ©
Dobo Square

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