12 days in Hungary Itinerary

12 days in Hungary Itinerary

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12 days in Hungary Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  8 h 30 min
1
Eger
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Keszthely
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Budapest
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Eger

Eger ©
Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Step out of Eger to go to Miskolc and see Lillafured, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Eger Castle, learn about winemaking at Kovacs Nimrod Winery, don't miss a visit to Torok Kori Minaret, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Basilica.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Eger tour itinerary maker website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Eger is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Eger. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Keszthely.

Things to do in Eger

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lillafured
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Valley of the Beautiful Women ©
Valley of the Beautiful Women
Eger Castle ©
Eger Castle
Nagy-Eged Mountain ©
Nagy-Eged Mountain

2
nights
Keszthely

Keszthely ©
Keszthely is a Hungarian city of 20,895 inhabitants located on the western shore of Lake Balaton. On the 3rd (Fri), make a trip to Szigliget Castle, Head underground at Lake Cave, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Hungary Church, and finally explore the activities along Lake Balaton. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Helikon Beach, then step into the grandiose world of Festetics Palace, and then kick back and relax at Municipal Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Keszthely trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Eger to Keszthely takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Keszthely

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Szigliget Castle, Lake Cave, Lake Balaton
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Lake Balaton ©
Lake Balaton
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Municipal Beach ©
Municipal Beach

6
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: make a trip to Halaszbastya, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, take in the natural beauty of Palatinus Strandfürdő, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip maker website .

You can drive from Keszthely to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere

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