42 days in Hungary Itinerary

42 days in Hungary Itinerary

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Budapest
— 5 nights
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Szilvasvarad
— 2 nights
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Eger
— 4 nights
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Nyiregyhaza
— 2 nights
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Gyula
— 2 nights
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Csongrad
— 1 night
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Szeged
— 10 nights
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Kalocsa
— 5 nights
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Baja
— 3 nights
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Pecs
— 1 night
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Heviz
— 2 nights
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Gyor
— 2 nights
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Budapest — 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Liberty Statue and Budapest Pinball Museum. Fisherman's Bastion and Wine Tours & Tastings are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Budapest side-trips: Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral (in Esztergom), Nemzeti Botanikus Kert (in Vacratot) and Lazar Lovaspark (in Domony). There's still lots to do: walk around Margaret Island, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and get a dose of the wild on Hungarianbirdwatching.com Day Tours.

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Cleveland, USA to Budapest is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Cleveland in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Budapest, with lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Szilvasvarad.
Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 4:

Szilvasvarad — 2 nights

On the 4th (Mon), examine the collection at Szilvasvarad Coach Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Cistercian Abbey of Belapatfalva, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Round Church. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Szalajka Valley.

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Getting from Budapest to Szilvasvarad by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Szilvasvarad can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Eger.
Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

Eger — 4 nights

Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eger Castle and Minorita Templom. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kovacs Nimrod Winery and Sike Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Szentharomsag Church (in Miskolc), Matra Muzeum (in Gyongyos) and Art Glass Parad Kft (in Paradsasvar). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Bolyki Pinceszet, examine the collection at Kopcsik Marcipania Szamos edessegbolt, explore the historical opulence of Sirok Castle, and get your bearings at Visitor's Centre of the Eger Archbishop's Palace.

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You can drive from Szilvasvarad to Eger in an hour. July in Eger sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nyiregyhaza.
Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:

Nyiregyhaza — 2 nights

Nyíregyháza is a city in northeastern Hungary and the county capital of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg. On the 10th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Sosto Museum Village, get to know the resident critters at Zoo Sosto, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Co-cathedral of Our Lady of the Hungarians. On your second day here, do a tasting at Disznókő, then learn about winemaking at Dereszla Pinceszet, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tokaj Wine Region.

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You can drive from Eger to Nyiregyhaza in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Nyiregyhaza can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gyula.
Parks · Wineries · Museums · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Gyula — 2 nights

Gyula is a town in Békés County, Hungary. On the 12th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Nadi Boldogasszony Plebania, test the waters at Gyula Castle Spa Sauna Park, and then explore the historical opulence of Gyula Almasy Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Ferences Rendi Romkert, then see the interesting displays at Erkel Ferenc Emlekhaz, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Szentharomsag Kapolna.

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Traveling by car from Nyiregyhaza to Gyula takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Gyula can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Csongrad.
Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Csongrad — 1 night

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 14th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Koros Torok Sandy Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Opusztaszer National Historical Heritage Park.

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Drive from Gyula to Csongrad in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Csongrad are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Szeged.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

Szeged — 10 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. Visiting Buffalo Reservation and Anna Spring will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Szeged Synagogue and Synagogue of Hodmezovasarhely. Explore Szeged's surroundings by going to Hodmezovasarhely (Kossuth Square & Reformed New Church) and Lombkorona setany (in Mako). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Domotor Tower, admire the landmark architecture of University of Szeged, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church of Szeged, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden of the University of Szeged.

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Getting from Csongrad to Szeged by car takes about an hour. In July in Szeged, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Kalocsa.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Jul 15 — 25:

Kalocsa — 5 nights

Kalocsa is a town in Bács-Kiskun county, Hungary. Get a sense of the local culture at Ozora Castle and Festetics Palace. Step off the beaten path and head to Szelidi to and Lussonium – Garden of Roman ruins. Change things up with these side-trips from Kalocsa: Petofi Szulohaz es Emlekmuzeum (in Kiskoros), Kiskunhalas (Thorma Janos Muzeum & Halasthermal) and Intercisa Muzeum (in Dunaujvaros). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Assumption Cathedral, walk around Pinter Muvek Military Museum, don't miss a visit to Simontornyai Varmuzeum, and examine the collection at Paprika Museum.

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Traveling by car from Szeged to Kalocsa takes 2 hours. In July in Kalocsa, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Baja.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas
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Find places to stay Jul 25 — 30:

Baja — 3 nights

Baja is a city in , southern Hungary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Inner City Parish Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Votive Memorial Church, and then pause for some photo ops at The Statue of Miklos Radnoti.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Baja trip planner.

You can drive from Kalocsa to Baja in an hour. July in Baja sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Pecs.
Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries
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Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

Pecs — 1 night

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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): stroll the grounds of Sopianae cemetery at Pecs, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pecs Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Early Christian Mausoleum, and finally browse the exhibits of Jakovali Hassan Mosque and Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pecs travel planner.

You can drive from Baja to Pecs in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Heviz.
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Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Heviz — 2 nights

Located on Heviz Lake, the world's second-largest thermal lake, Heviz is a charming little spa town.
On the 3rd (Wed), examine the collection at Cadillac Muzeum, kick back and relax at Helikon Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Thermal Lake of Heviz. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Festetics Palace, and then examine the collection at House of Stoves.

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Traveling by car from Pecs to Heviz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Heviz can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gyor.
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Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Gyor — 2 nights

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. Get some historical perspective at Saint Jacob Apostle Church and Ferto / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady and Monostori Fort. When in Gyor, make a side trip to see Derito Lake in Tata, approximately Tata away. There's more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Szechenyi Square and examine the collection at Margit Kovacs Ceramic Collection.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gyor online holiday planner.

You can drive from Heviz to Gyor in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Gyor can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

Hungary travel guide

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Thermal Spas · Historic Sites · 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. 

Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg County travel guide

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Zoos · Water & Amusement Parks · Shopping Malls
Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg is an administrative county (Hungarian: megye) in north-eastern Hungary, bordering Slovakia, Ukraine, and Romania. It shares borders with the Hungarian counties Hajdú-Bihar and Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén. The capital of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county is Nyíregyháza.Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county was organised after World War II from the previous counties Szatmár-Ugocsa-Bereg and Szabolcs. Before 1991, it was called Szabolcs-Szatmár county.HistoryMany settlements founded after the conquest of the Magyars were largely devastated by the Mongol invasion in 1241. Recovery then took decades. The history of Nyíregyháza provides an illuminating example of this process. The Turks hardly succeeded in invading the northern parts of the region: therefore, many buildings from Árpád's age and the Medieval Era were preserved in relatively good state. In the Romanesque church of Csaroda, there are wall paintings dating back to the 13th century, and the Medieval churches of Nyírbátor have been almost completely preserved. In the 16th century, the spread of Protestantism and Calvinism brought about changes in town life.

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Southern Great Plain travel guide

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Spas · Landmarks · Castles

Gyor-Moson-Sopron County travel guide

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Churches · Historic Walking Areas · Observation Decks
Győr-Moson-Sopron is an administrative county in north-western Hungary, on the border with Slovakia and Austria. It shares borders with the Hungarian counties Komárom-Esztergom, Veszprém and Vas. The capital of Győr-Moson-Sopron county is Győr. The county is a part of the Centrope Project.HistoryGyőr-Moson-Sopron county was created in 1950 from two counties - Győr-Moson and Sopron. Though formed as a result of the general Communist administrative reform of that year, it is the long-term result of the impact of earlier border changes on Hungary's western counties. In 1921 the counties of Moson and Sopron were each cut in two, with their western districts forming the northern half of the Austrian province of Burgenland. Between 1921 and 1945, Győr and Moson became part of the "provisionally and administratively unified counties of Győr-Moson-Pozsony", renamed after 1945 as simply Győr-Moson. In 1947 the borders of this county were modified when Hungary lost three villages in the far north of Győr-Moson to Czechoslovakia as a consequence of the Hungarian peace treaty signed in that year. Though Győr is the capital, there is a strong rivalry between it and Sopron, historically an important cultural centre on its own right. The county also contains Hegyeshalom - Hungary's busiest international land border crossing point. Before 1990, it was officially called Győr-Sopron county.

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