31 days in Hungary Itinerary

31 days in Hungary Itinerary

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31 days in Hungary Itinerary

Start: Lahore
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Budapest
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Veszprem
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Keszthely
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Pecs
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Gyula
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Tarcal
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Eger
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Lahore

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: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and contemplate the long history of Matthias Church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest road trip planning website.

Lahore, Pakistan to Budapest is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pakistan Time (PKT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Lahore in May, things will get much colder in Budapest: highs are around 25°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Veszprem.

Things to do in Budapest

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

4
nights
Veszprem

Veszprem ©
Veszprém is one of the oldest urban areas in Hungary, and a city with county rights. Get out of town with these interesting Veszprem side-trips: Kekfesto Muzeum - Bluedye Museum (in Papa), Pannonhalma Archabbey (in Pannonhalma) and Fotress of Csesznek (in Csesznek). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy), admire the landmark architecture of Orajatek, appreciate the history behind Szentharomsag Statue, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Borostyan Fountain.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Veszprem online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Budapest to Veszprem takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Veszprem are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Keszthely.

Things to do in Veszprem

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wineries

Side Trips

Mor, Ferto / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape, Pannonhalma Archabbey, Borostyan Fountain, Orajatek
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Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy) ©
Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy)
Pannonhalma Archabbey ©
Pannonhalma Archabbey
Geszler Family Winery ©
Geszler Family Winery

3
nights
Keszthely

Keszthely ©
Keszthely is a Hungarian city of 20,895 inhabitants located on the western shore of Lake Balaton. Change things up with these side-trips from Keszthely: Konyari Pinceszet (in Balatonlelle), Mezitkali - Footstools (in Mindszentkalla) and ValiBor-Vali Peter Boraszata (in Badacsonyors). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Balaton, explore the fascinating underground world of Csodabogyos-barlang Balatonederics, get great views at Szep Look-out, and see the interesting displays at Historical Panopticon.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Keszthely journey tool.

You can drive from Veszprem to Keszthely in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pecs.

Things to do in Keszthely

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Balatonederics, Kisfaludy Aussichtsturm, ValiBor-Vali Peter Boraszata, Szent Mihaly Chapel, Mezitkali - Footstools
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:
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Lake Balaton ©
Lake Balaton
Szep Look-out ©
Szep Look-out
ValiBor-Vali Peter Boraszata ©
ValiBor-Vali Peter Boraszata

4
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: Mare Castle (in Magyaregregy), Siklos (Malkocs Bej Mosque & Malatinszky Kuria Organic Wine Estate) and Okopark Bukkosd (in Bukkosd). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Zsolnay Museum, explore the ancient world of Early Christian Mausoleum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pecs Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Zsolnay Fountain.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pecs trip planning app.

You can drive from Keszthely to Pecs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gyula.

Things to do in Pecs

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Mohacs, Siklos, Okopark Bukkosd, Mare Castle, Trinity Square
Find places to stay May 15 — 19:
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Early Christian Mausoleum ©
Early Christian Mausoleum
Zsolnay Museum ©
Zsolnay Museum
Pecs Cathedral ©
Pecs Cathedral

3
nights
Gyula

Gyula ©
Gyula is a town in Békés County, Hungary. When in Gyula, make a side trip to see Mures-Breda Castle in Lokoshaza, approximately Lokoshaza away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Gyula Almasy Castle, snap pictures at Kapus-hid, pause for some serene contemplation at Roman Catholic Church, and go for a walk through Andrassy ut.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Gyula online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Pecs to Gyula in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Tarcal.

Things to do in Gyula

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bekescsaba, Mures-Breda Castle
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:
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Ferences Rendi Romkert ©
Ferences Rendi Romkert
Gyulai Kolbasz Museum ©
Gyulai Kolbasz Museum
Erkel Ferenc Emlekhaz ©
Erkel Ferenc Emlekhaz

3
nights
Tarcal

Tarcal ©
Tarcal is a village on the eastern edge of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, northern Hungary, in the famous Tokaj-Hegyalja wine district, 55km from Miskolc.GeographyTarcal is located at, at the western foot of the 516 m high Nagy Hill at Tokaj at the southernmost foothills of the Eperjes-Tokaj mountain range..Tarcal is probably the best grape-growing locale of the world famous Tokaj-Hegyalja wine district. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tarcal: Vizsoly Bibliographical Workshop Experience Museum (in Vizsoly), Gombos-hegyi Cellars (in Hercegkut) and Aggtelek National Park (in Josvafo). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Tokaj Wine Region, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mad Synagogue, make a trip to Blessing Christ Statue, and learn about winemaking at Tokaj Oremus Pinceszet.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tarcal road trip website.

You can drive from Gyula to Tarcal in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Tarcal are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Eger.

Things to do in Tarcal

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Gombos-hegyi Cellars, Vizsoly Bibliographical Workshop Experience Museum, Tokaj Wine Region, Tokaj Oremus Pinceszet, Zempleni Museum
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:
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Tokaj Wine Region ©
Tokaj Wine Region
Aggtelek National Park ©
Aggtelek National Park
Gombos-hegyi Cellars ©
Gombos-hegyi Cellars

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Eger Castle, make a trip to Tarnaszentmaria, see the interesting displays at Egri Road Beatles Museum, and get your bearings at Visitor's Centre of the Eger Archbishop's Palace.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Eger trip builder tool.

You can drive from Tarcal to Eger in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Eger can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eger

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

De La Motte Castle
Find places to stay May 25 — 30:
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Bolyki Pinceszet ©
Bolyki Pinceszet
Eger Castle ©
Eger Castle
Dobo Square ©
Dobo Square

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