21 days in Hungary Itinerary

21 days in Hungary Itinerary

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21 days in Hungary Itinerary

Start: Beirut
Fly + Drive:  10 h 15 min
1
Eger
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Szeged
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Pecs
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Heviz
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Budapest
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Beirut

5
nights
Eger

Eger ©
Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eger Castle and Visitor's Centre of the Eger Archbishop's Palace. When in Eger, make a side trip to see Anna Sinter Cave in Lillafured, approximately Lillafured away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Tarnaszentmaria, learn about winemaking at Sike Winery, browse the exhibits of Gardonyi Geza Emlekmuzeum, and step into the grandiose world of De La Motte Castle.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Eger day trip planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Eger is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Beirut to Eger, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Beirut in April, expect Eger to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Szeged.

Things to do in Eger

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tokaj Wine Region, Anna Sinter Cave, De La Motte Castle
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Bolyki Pinceszet ©
Bolyki Pinceszet
Eger Castle ©
Eger Castle

4
nights
Szeged

Szeged ©
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gyula Almasy Castle and National Pantheon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Szeged: Gyula (Vilagora, Ladics House, &more), Lombkorona setany (in Mako) and Reformed New Church (in Hodmezovasarhely). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Bridge of Sighs, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Szent Istvan Church, explore the historical opulence of Mures-Breda Castle, and see the interesting displays at Black House.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Szeged travel route planning website .

Getting from Eger to Szeged by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Szeged can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Pecs.

Things to do in Szeged

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gyula, Hodmezovasarhely, Lombkorona setany, Mures-Breda Castle
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Mures-Breda Castle ©
Mures-Breda Castle
Bridge of Sighs ©
Bridge of Sighs
Ladics House ©
Ladics House

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 discover tucked-away gems like Mecsextrem Park and Hungarian-Turkish Friendship Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Inner City Parish Church (in Mohacs), Palkonya Wine Cellars (in Palkonya) and Kalvaria Lookout (in Szekszard). The adventure continues: categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Pecs Zoo & Aquarium - Terrarium, get a new perspective on nature at Denever Muzeum, admire the masterpieces at Zsolnay Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pecs Cathedral.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pecs trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Szeged to Pecs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Heviz.

Things to do in Pecs

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Palkonya Wine Cellars, Kalvaria Lookout, Inner City Parish Church, Hungarian-Turkish Friendship Park, Denever Muzeum
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Mecsextrem Park ©
Mecsextrem Park
Hungarian-Turkish Friendship Park ©
Hungarian-Turkish Friendship Park
Zsolnay Museum ©
Zsolnay Museum

2
nights
Heviz

Heviz ©
Located on Heviz Lake, the world's second-largest thermal lake, Heviz is a charming little spa town.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Koroshegyi Levendulas, get great views at Sipos Mountain Lookout, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Thermal Lake of Heviz. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Sphere Lookout, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Balaton, examine the collection at Doll Museum Keszthely, then see the interesting displays at Nostalgia Museum - Curiosities and Kitsch Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Roman Ruin Garden.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Heviz sightseeing planning site .

You can drive from Pecs to Heviz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Heviz sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Heviz

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Keszthely, Sphere Lookout, Sipos Mountain Lookout, Koroshegyi Levendulas, Lake Balaton
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Thermal Lake of Heviz ©
Thermal Lake of Heviz
Koroshegyi Levendulas ©
Koroshegyi Levendulas
Doll Museum Keszthely ©
Doll Museum Keszthely

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Liberty Statue and New York Palace. Step out of Budapest with an excursion to Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral in Esztergom--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and walk around Margaret Island.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Budapest route planning website .

Traveling by car from Heviz to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue

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