10 days in Esztergom, Eger & Budapest Itinerary

10 days in Esztergom, Eger & Budapest Itinerary

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10 days in Esztergom, Eger & Budapest Itinerary

Start: Budapest
train:  1​h
1
Esztergom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Eger
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Budapest
— 5 nights
End: Budapest

2
nights
Esztergom

Esztergom ©
Esztergom, is a city in northern Hungary, 46km northwest of the capital Budapest. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Zugfozde Palinka Museum, then head outdoors with Visegrad Bobsled Track, and then explore the historical opulence of Visegrad Citadel. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Maria Valeria Bridge, steep yourself in history at Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Statue of King Saint Stephen, and finally explore the striking landscape at Matyas Caves.

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Budapest to Esztergom is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive. In July, daytime highs in Esztergom are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Eger.

Things to do in Esztergom

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Visegrad, Matyas Caves
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Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral ©
Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral
Visegrad Citadel ©
Visegrad Citadel
Zugfozde Palinka Museum ©
Zugfozde Palinka Museum

2
nights
Eger

Eger ©
Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bukk National Park as well as Bolyki Pinceszet. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Bukk National Park. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Eger Castle, then do a tasting at Bolyki Pinceszet, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Basilica, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Valley of the Beautiful Women.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Eger road trip planning site .

You can drive from Esztergom to Eger in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Eger can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Budapest.

Things to do in Eger

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Bukk National Park
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Bukk National Park ©
Bukk National Park
Eger Castle ©
Eger Castle
The Basilica ©
The Basilica

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Halaszbastya and Matthias Church. Get some cultural insight at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Dohány Street Synagogue. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Palatinus Strandfürdő, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and step into the grandiose world of Buda Castle.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest route planner .

You can take a bus from Eger to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Budapest, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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