38 days in Hungary Itinerary

38 days in Hungary Itinerary

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38 days in Hungary Itinerary

Start: Brasilia
Fly + Drive:  25 h
1
Eger
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tokaj
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Harkany
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Heviz
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Szombathely
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Veszprem
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
7
Budapest
— 13 nights
Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Brasilia

5
nights
Eger

Eger ©
Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Explore hidden gems such as Eger Castle (Egri Var) and Aggtelek National Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Valley of the Beautiful Women and Wine Tours & Tastings. When in Eger, make a side trip to see Szolnok Plaza in Szolnok, approximately 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Thummerer Winery, examine the collection at Kopcsik Marcipánia és Harangöntő-ház, make a trip to Dobo Square, and savor the flavors at Bolyki Pinceszet.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Eger holiday planner.

Brasilia, Brazil to Eger is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Brasilia in November, things will get cooler in Eger: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tokaj.

Things to do in Eger

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Aggtelek National Park, Szolnok Plaza, Thummerer Winery
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Valley of the Beautiful Women ©
Valley of the Beautiful Women
Eger Castle ©
Eger Castle
Aggtelek National Park ©
Aggtelek National Park

3
nights
Tokaj

Tokaj ©
Tokaj, is a historical town in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, Northern Hungary, 54 kilometers from county capital Miskolc. Get some cultural insight at Tokaj Wine Region and Old Wooden Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilicus Wine Culture Center and Dereszla Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Miskolc (Bukk National Park, Pannontenger Museum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokaj itinerary maker.

Getting from Eger to Tokaj by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In December in Tokaj, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Harkany.

Things to do in Tokaj

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Miskolc, Dereszla Winery, Tokaj Wine Region, Basilicus Wine Culture Center
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Tokaj Wine Region ©
Tokaj Wine Region
Old Wooden Church ©
Old Wooden Church
Bukk National Park ©
Bukk National Park

3
nights
Harkany

Harkany ©
Harkány is a town in Baranya county, Hungary.HistoryThe area has been inhabited since medieval times, the name "Nagh Harkan" was mentioned in a document from the year 1323. Step off the beaten path and head to Malatinszky Kuria Organic Wine Estate and Gere Attila Pincészete. Appreciate the collections at Zsolnay Museum and Vasarely Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Harkany: Pecs (Early Christian Mausoleum, Sopianae cemetery at Pecs, & more). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Sauska Winery Villany and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pecs Synagogue.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Harkany travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Tokaj to Harkany takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Heviz.

Things to do in Harkany

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pecs, Villany, Malatinszky Kuria Organic Wine Estate
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Sauska ©
Sauska
Sopianae cemetery at Pecs ©
Sopianae cemetery at Pecs
Pecs Synagogue ©
Pecs Synagogue

4
nights
Heviz

Heviz ©
Located on Heviz Lake, the world's second-largest thermal lake, Heviz is a charming little spa town.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Szigliget Castle and Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Sumeg Castle and Wine Tours & Tastings. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Cave (in Tapolca), Csodabogyos Cave (in Balatonfenyves) and Badacsony Volcano Valley (in Badacsony). There's much more to do: test the waters at a local thermal spa, kick back and relax at Municipal Beach, step into the grandiose world of Festetics Palace, and take an in-depth tour of Helikon Castle.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Heviz vacation builder.

You can drive from Harkany to Heviz in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Szombathely.

Things to do in Heviz

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keszthely, Sumeg Castle, Csodabogyos Cave, Badacsony Volcano Valley, Lake Cave
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Badacsony Volcano Valley ©
Badacsony Volcano Valley
Szigliget Castle ©
Szigliget Castle
Helikon Castle Museum ©
Helikon Castle Museum

3
nights
Szombathely

Szombathely ©
Szombathely is the 10th largest city in Hungary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kemenes Vulkanpark and Storno-haz. Popular historic sites such as Herz-Jesu-Pfarrkirche and Esterházy-kastély are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Szombathely: Sopron (Central Mining Museum (Kozponti Banyaszati Muzeum) & Fire Tower (Tuztorony)). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Csonakazo-to, see the interesting displays at Iseum Romkert Szombathely, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sarvar Arboretum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Szombathely itinerary maker.

You can drive from Heviz to Szombathely in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Veszprem.

Things to do in Szombathely

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Sopron, Herz-Jesu-Pfarrkirche, Sarvar Arboretum, Esterházy-kastély, Kemenes Vulkanpark
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Csonakazo-to ©
Csonakazo-to
Kemenes Vulkanpark ©
Kemenes Vulkanpark
Esterházy-kastély ©
Esterházy-kastély

4
nights
Veszprem

Veszprem ©
Veszprém is one of the oldest urban areas in Hungary, and a city with county rights. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy) and Benedictine Abbey and Museum (Bences Apatsag). Visit Nadasdy - Kastely​ and Saint Michael's Cathedral for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Veszprem: Geszler Family Winery (in Mor) and Balaton Uplands National Park (in Csopak). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Tagore Promenade and steep yourself in history at Bishop's Palace (Puspok Palota).

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Veszprem custom trip planner.

You can drive from Szombathely to Veszprem in 1.5 hours. December in Veszprem sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Veszprem

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bences Apatsag, Tagore Promenade, Balaton Uplands National Park, Geszler Family Winery, Nadasdy - Kastely​
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Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy) ©
Castle Hill (Veszpremi Varhegy)
Nadasdy - Kastely​ ©
Nadasdy - Kastely​
 Balaton Uplands National Park ©
Balaton Uplands National Park

13
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.
Get some historical perspective at Andrassy Avenue and Fisherman's Bastion. Museum-lovers will get to explore House of Terror and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). Change things up with these side-trips from Budapest: Priest's Island (Pap-sziget) (in Szentendre) and Etyek (Etyeki Kuria Winery & Nádas Borműhely). Dedicate the 27th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), savor the flavors at Central Market Hall, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and look for gifts at BookCafé - Lotz Hall.

To see ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest sightseeing planner.

Getting from Veszprem to Budapest by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Priest's Island (Pap-sziget), Etyeki Kuria Winery
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Book Cafe - Lotz Terem ©
Book Cafe - Lotz Terem
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Buda Castle ©
Buda Castle

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