16 days in Hungary Itinerary

16 days in Hungary Itinerary

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16 days in Hungary Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
Eger
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Gyula
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Pecs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Keszthely
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Budapest
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  10​h 15​min
End: Abu Dhabi

2
nights
Eger

Eger ©
Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Get some cultural insight at Eger Castle (Egri Var) and Magic Tower. Appreciate the collections at Egri Road Beatles Museum and Kopcsik Marcipania Szamos edessegbolt. Step out of Eger with an excursion to Lillafured in Miskolc--about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Castle of Eger, browse the different shops at Agria Park Shopping Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Basilica, and contemplate the long history of Varos a varos alatt.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Eger travel itinerary planner .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Eger is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Eger is minus 3 hours. In May, Eger is much colder than Abu Dhabi - with highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gyula.

Things to do in Eger

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lillafured
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Eger Castle ©
Eger Castle
Egri Road Beatles Museum ©
Egri Road Beatles Museum
The Basilica ©
The Basilica

2
nights
Gyula

Gyula ©
Gyula is a town in Békés County, Hungary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): examine the collection at Gyulai vár, then step into the grandiose world of Gyulavari Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Gyula Almasy Castle, and finally snap pictures at Kapus-hid. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nadi Boldogasszony Plebania, then see the interesting displays at Ladics House, then see the interesting displays at Erkel Ferenc Emlekhaz, and finally examine the collection at History of the Gyulai Sausage Meat Industry Exhibition.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gyula day trip website .

You can drive from Eger to Gyula in 3 hours. Other options are to 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 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pecs.

Things to do in Gyula

Museums Historic Sites
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Erkel Ferenc Emlekhaz ©
Erkel Ferenc Emlekhaz
Gyulai Kolbasz Museum ©
Gyulai Kolbasz Museum
Nadi Boldogasszony Plebania ©
Nadi Boldogasszony Plebania

2
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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Pecs Synagogue, contemplate the long history of Early Christian Mausoleum, steep yourself in history at Mosque of Pasha Gazi Kassim Church of Gyertyaszentelo Boldogasszony, admire the masterpieces at Victor Vasarely Museum, then explore the world behind art at Zsolnay Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pecs Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Szechenyi Ter, go for a walk through Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, and then explore the historical opulence of Siklos Castle.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pecs trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Gyula to Pecs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Pecs are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Keszthely.

Things to do in Pecs

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Siklos Castle
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Early Christian Mausoleum ©
Early Christian Mausoleum
Pecs Cathedral ©
Pecs Cathedral
Zsolnay Museum ©
Zsolnay Museum

2
nights
Keszthely

Keszthely ©
Keszthely is a Hungarian city of 20,895 inhabitants located on the western shore of Lake Balaton. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Szigliget Castle, explore the historical opulence of Sumeg Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Sumegi Plebania Templom, then explore the historical opulence of Helikon Castle Museum, then examine the collection at House of Stoves, and finally explore the historical opulence of Festetics Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Cadillac Muzeum, then admire the masterpieces at Balaton Museum, then examine the collection at Kocsimuzeum Keszthely, and finally test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Keszthely road trip planning app .

You can drive from Pecs to Keszthely in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Keszthely can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Keszthely

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sumeg, Szigliget Castle
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Helikon Castle Museum ©
Helikon Castle Museum
Sumeg Castle ©
Sumeg Castle
Szigliget Castle ©
Szigliget Castle

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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.
Get some cultural insight at House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). Visit Matthias Church and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) for their historical value. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, take an in-depth tour of Hungarian National Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Koller Gallery, and pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read Budapest trip planner .

Getting from Keszthely to Budapest by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Budapest are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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