15 days in Central Hungary, Belgrade & Bucharest Itinerary

15 days in Central Hungary, Belgrade & Bucharest Itinerary

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15 days in Central Hungary, Belgrade & Bucharest Itinerary

Start: Muenster, Germany
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Belgrade, Serbia
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
End: Muenster, Germany

5
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, and pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Budapest day trip planning site .

Muenster, Germany to Budapest is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Muenster in August, expect nights in Budapest to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Budapest

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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

5
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belgrade: Oplenac (in Topola) and Petrovaradin Fortress (in Petrovaradin). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and enjoy breathtaking views from The Millenary Monument.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Belgrade trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Belgrade takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Belgrade can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Petrovaradin Fortress, Oplenac
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Room Escape Games
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija

2
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Bucharest is known for historic sites, parks, nightlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Palace of Parliament, explore the world behind art at The National Museum of Art of Romania, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Bucharest day trip app .

Fly from Belgrade to Bucharest in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Belgrade to Bucharest due to the time zone difference. August in Bucharest sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Bucharest

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Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman) ©
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

1
night
Budapest, Hungary

Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Danube River.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Bucharest to Budapest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and train; or drive. Traveling from Bucharest to Budapest, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bucharest in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

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Central Market Hall ©
Central Market Hall
Danube River
Danube River

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