25 days in Hungary Itinerary

25 days in Hungary Itinerary

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25 days in Hungary Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Eger
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Nyiregyhaza
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Pecs
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Keszthely
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Veszprem
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Budapest
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Cairo

5
nights
Eger

Eger ©
Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Eger is known for historic sites, nature, museums, spas, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Eger Castle (Egri Var), do a tasting at Kovacs Nimrod Winery, examine the collection at Egri Road Beatles Museum, and savor the flavors at Valley of the Beautiful Women.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Eger trip builder website .

Cairo, Egypt to Eger is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairo in July: high temperatures in Eger hover around 33°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nyiregyhaza.

Things to do in Eger

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trip

De La Motte Castle
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Valley of the Beautiful Women ©
Valley of the Beautiful Women
Eger Castle ©
Eger Castle
Dobo Square ©
Dobo Square

2
nights
Nyiregyhaza

Nyiregyhaza ©
Nyíregyháza is a city in northeastern Hungary and the county capital of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg. On the 7th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoo Sosto and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tokaj Wine Region. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Sosto Museum Village, admire the striking features of Main Building of University of Debrecen, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nyiregyhaza driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Eger to Nyiregyhaza takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pecs.

Things to do in Nyiregyhaza

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Tokaj Wine Region, Main Building of University of Debrecen
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Tokaj Wine Region ©
Tokaj Wine Region
Zoo Sosto ©
Zoo Sosto

3
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pecs: Katica Tanya (in Patca), Village Museum (in Szenna) and Malatinszky Kuria Organic Wine Estate (in Siklos). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Zsolnay Museum, make a trip to Zsolnay Fountain, delve into the distant past at Early Christian Mausoleum, and make a splash at Orfu Aquapark.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read our Pecs holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Nyiregyhaza to Pecs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Pecs, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Keszthely.

Things to do in Pecs

Fun & Games Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Village Museum, Malatinszky Kuria Organic Wine Estate, Orfu Aquapark, Katica Tanya
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Orfu Aquapark ©
Orfu Aquapark
Zsolnay Museum ©
Zsolnay Museum
Pecs Cathedral ©
Pecs Cathedral

4
nights
Keszthely

Keszthely ©
Keszthely is a Hungarian city of 20,895 inhabitants located on the western shore of Lake Balaton. Explore Keszthely's surroundings by going to ValiBor-Vali Peter Boraszata (in Badacsonyors), Hegyestu (in Monoszlo) and Balaton Szive szobor (in Zamardi). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Balaton, admire the natural beauty at Jeli Arboretum, enjoy the sand and surf at Helikon Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Sarvar Arboretum.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Keszthely vacation site .

Getting from Pecs to Keszthely by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Keszthely can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Veszprem.

Things to do in Keszthely

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Church from the Arpadian Age, Malom Lake, Hegyestu, Lake Balaton, ValiBor-Vali Peter Boraszata
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Lake Balaton ©
Lake Balaton
Szigliget Castle ©
Szigliget Castle
Jeli Arboretum ©
Jeli Arboretum

3
nights
Veszprem

Veszprem ©
Veszprém is one of the oldest urban areas in Hungary, and a city with county rights. Change things up with these side-trips from Veszprem: Watermill of Orvenyes (in Orvenyes), Pannonhalma Archabbey (in Pannonhalma) and Tihany (Statue of King Andrew & Via Dolorosa). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Cathedral, and kick back and relax at Tagore Promenade.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Veszprem visit planner .

Drive from Keszthely to Veszprem in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Keszthely in July, Veszprem is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Veszprem

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Tihany, Watermill of Orvenyes, Pannonhalma Archabbey, Tagore Promenade
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Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy) ©
Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy)
Pannonhalma Archabbey ©
Pannonhalma Archabbey
Tagore Promenade ©
Tagore Promenade

7
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, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Parliament, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, and explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Veszprem to Budapest takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Veszprem in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Budapest, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Historic Sites Tours
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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