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Hungary Itinerary: How to Spend 7 Days in Hungary

Visiting Hungary? Wondering where to go, where to stay, and what to do in Hungary? Confused as to how much time do you need to Explore Hungary? Well, we’ve answered all your questions in this article. Our 7 days in Hungary itinerary is all you need to plan a perfect trip to Hungary.

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From incredible architecture to famous thermal spas to intriguing traditions to the versatile and exhilarating European capital – Hungary is one of the best countries to visit in Europe.

7 Days in Hungary Itinerary

Our itinerary for Hungary covers the best of Hungary in 7 days (one week.) We rented a car to explore the country. It gave us much-needed ease and freedom. We love when it comes to renting a car anywhere in the world. Read our guide to renting a car in Europe before you rent a car in Hungary.

PS: You don’t need a rental car in Budapest. Budapest is best explored by public transport or hop-on-hop-off bus or on foot. So, hire a car on your 4th or 5th day to explore Hungary outside Budapest.

Alternatively, Hungary has an efficient public transportation system (buses, trains, and ferries) that makes traveling between the destinations breezy.

This is how a brief itinerary for Hungary looks like:

Budapest (4 nights) – Eger – Keszthely (1 night) – Pécs (1 night)

Day 1Arrive in Budapest | Explore BudapestBudapest
Day 2Explore BudapestBudapest
Day 3Explore BudapestBudapest
Day 4Day Trip from Budapest to EgerBudapest
Day 5Budapest to Keszthely (Lake Balaton) | Explore KeszthelyKeszthely
Day 6Keszthely to PécsPécs
Day 7Pécs to Budapest | Fly Back Home

Read More: The Perfect 3 Days in Budapest Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Budapest | Explore Budapest

Graced by the River Danube, Budapest is sure to bedazzle you as soon as you arrive. Budapest is a tale of two cities – Buda and Pest. The hilly Buda is divided from the flat Pest by the Danube and is united by the iconic Chain Bridge. On day 1, you’ll explore the Buda side of Budapest plus enjoy the classic sunset cruise over the River Danube.

The major attractions of Buda Castle District that you’d cover on day 1 include:

• Buda Castle
• Fisherman’s Bastion
• Matthias Church
• Gellért Hill

Though Buda Castle and Fisherman’s Bastion also offer panoramic views over the city it’s from Gellért Hill that you’ll be rewarded with the most beautiful views over the Danube and the Pest side of Budapest.

Sunset Crusie on the Danube River is one of the most classy ways to take in all the major sights of Budapest. It’s amazing to admire the city right from the waters.

Recommend the best tours to book on day 1?

• Private Walking Tour of Castle District
• Gellért Hill Guided Walking Tour
• Danube River Cruise

Where to dine and drink in Budapest on day 1?

Breakfast: Coffee Trad3rs
Lunch: Csalogany 26 Etterem
Coffee and Pastries: Ruszwurm Cukraszda
Dinner: Input Kitchen & Bar

Special Recommendation: Chimney Cake at Cafe Molnár’s Kütrőskalács

Where to stay in Budapest?

Luxury accommodation: Hotel Moments Budapest
Mid-Range accommodation: D8 Hotel
Budget accommodation: T62 Hotel

Day 2: Explore Budapest

Day 2 is all about the Pest side of Budapest. Pest is home to some of the most amazing and iconic attractions. Today, you’ll also discover one of the traditional thermal baths that Budapest is famous for.

The attractions you’ll be visiting today include:

• Chain Bridge
• Shoes on the Danube
• Hungarian Parliament
• Heroes Square
• Budapest City Park
• Széchenyi Thermal Baths

Recommend the best tours to book on day 2?

• Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
• Fast Track Entrance to Széchenyi Thermal Baths

Where to dine and drink in Budapest on day 2?

Breakfast: Biarritz Restaurant and Cafe
Lunch: Varosliget Cafe & Restaurant
Coffee and Snacks: Café Kara
Dinner: Robinson Restaurant 

Day 3: Explore Budapest

You’ll continue your Pest exploration today. I told you, Pest is where all the action is!

The attractions you’ll be visiting today include:

• St. Stephen’s Basilica
• Dohány Street Synagogue
• Great Market Hall
• Liberty Bridge
• Budapest Eye

Recommend the best tours to book on day 3?

• Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
• St Stephen’s Basilica Tour with Tower Access
• Budapest Jewish Heritage Walking Tour

Where to dine and drink in Budapest on day 3?

Breakfast: Szimply
Lunch: Great Market Hall
Coffee and Snacks: New York Cafe
Dinner: Duran Szendvics 

Related Read: Best Things to do in Budapest

Day 4: Day Trip from Budaepest to Eger

A 2 hours 30 minutes drive takes you to Eger from Budapest. Settled on the Eger Stream, on the slopes of the Bükk Mountains, Eger is well-known for its ancient monuments, thermal baths, and some of the best wines in Hungary. The town has a delightful medieval vibe to it.

The attractions you’ll be visiting in Eger include:

• Castle of Eger
• Eger Minaret
• Dobo Square
• Eger Basilica
• Valley of Beautiful Women

Beatles Museum

Where to dine and drink in Eger?

Breakfast: Radi Pekseg – Ibolya
Lunch: Macok Bistro and Wine Bar
Coffee and Snacks: Depresso
Dinner: 1552 Restaurant

PS: If you don’t want to drive you can book yourself a guided day tour from Budapest to Eger.

Day 5: Budapest to Keszthely (Lake Balaton) | Explore Keszthely

An easy 2 hours drive is all you need to reach Keszthely from Budapest. The largest city by Lake Balaton, Keszthely is brimming with history, culture, and nature. The famous spa town of Hévíz is just about 10 minutes away from Keszthely. Tapolca, a little town well-known for its Lake Cave and Balaton Uplands National Park are only 30 minutes away from Keszthely. The city’s strategic location and easy accessibility make it one of the perfect spots to explore the Lake Balaton region.

The best things to do in and around Keszthely include:

Lake Balaton
Festetics Palace
• Thermal Lake of Heviz
• Lake Cave Tapolca
• Balaton Uplands National Park

Where to dine and drink in Keszthely?

Breakfast: Tulipán Kávéház
Lunch: Tompos
Coffee and Snacks: Caffe Macchiato
Dinner: Vitorlás Bisztró

Where to stay in Keszthely?

Luxury accommodation: Kiss-Henézi Guest House
Mid-Range accommodation: Hotel Bacchus 
Budget accommodation: Violetta Vendégház

Must Read: How to Explore Lake Balaton in Hungary

Day 6: Keszthely to Pécs | Explore Pécs

Set up by Romans on the Mecsek mountain slopes, an ancient city of Pécs is known for its architectural landmarks. It has been designated as the European Capital of Culture in 2010. It takes a little over 2 hours to reach Pécs from Keszthely.

The best things to do in Pécs include:

• Pécs Cathedral
• Sopianae Early Christian Mausoleum
• Mosque of Pasha Qasim
• Zsolnay Fountain
• Király Street
• The Bath of Pasha Memi
• Lake Pécs

• Hiking Mecsek

Where to dine and drink in Pécs?

Breakfast: Reggeli
Lunch: Bagolyvár Restaurant
Coffee and Snacks: Pécsi Coffee
Dinner: Streat Burger & Sandwich

Where to stay in Pécs?

Luxury accommodation: Adele Boutique Hotel
Mid-Range accommodation: Palatinus Grand Hotel
Budget accommodation: Grey Suites Pécs

Day 7: Pécs to Budapest | Fly Back Home

A short drive (approx. 2 hours 30 minutes) from Pécs will take you to Budapest. The day is at leisure. You can spend some more time in Pécs or leave for Budapest early and explore the sights you missed in Budapest or shop for souvenirs to take back home or relax at one of the best cafes (preferabely near the airport) in Budapest depending upon your flight timings.

We sincerely hope our Hungary itinerary helps you craft yours with perfection. If you’ve any questions about this 7 days in Hungary itinerary, comment below and we’ll be more than happy to help you

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