Hungary Itinerary: The Ultimate Hungary 8-Day Tour

If you want to tour three of Europe's great cities, this Hungary itinerary is perfect for you. As suggested by this itinerary, Hungary tour starts with Budapest, which is a gorgeous city known for its thermal baths, unique architecture, and stunning setting along the Danube River. There is a lot to unfold during this Hungary tour, brace yourself for the exciting Hungary itinerary that will make your Hungary tour awesomely great. Read More

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If you want to tour three of Europe’s great cities, this Hungary itinerary is perfect for you. As suggested by this itinerary, Hungary tour starts with Budapest, which is a gorgeous city known for its thermal baths, unique architecture, and stunning setting along the Danube River. There is a lot to unfold during this Hungary tour, brace yourself for the exciting Hungary itinerary that will make your Hungary tour awesomely great.

Trip Highlights

  • Admire the architectural beauty of Gothic architecture

  • Explore the historic building and visit the second longest river

  • Do visit Opera House, House of Terror Museum

  • Embrace the art by Vermeer, Caravaggio, Titian, and Raphael

Trip At A Glance

Day 1: Arrive in Budapest

Day 2: Continue Exploring Budapest (Buda & Pest)

Day 3 & 4: Visit Opera House, House of Terror Museum

Day 5 & 6: Budapest To Vienna & Vienna Tour

Day 7: The Kunsthistorisches Museum

Day 8: Departure 

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive in Budapest

Depending on the time of your flight, you will be arriving in Budapest, the capital of Hungary in the early morning or around afternoon time. After landing into the city, take a cab to your hotel and settle yourself. Once you have settled in your place, take your meal inside the hotel or outside the hotel, again depending upon your preference. After you have finished with your meal, begin your Hungary tour with one of the icons of Budapest, Parliament building. This iconic building is just across the Danube River, which is the second longest river in the world after the Volga. This should be your first place to visit and afterward, you can proceed to the Fisherman’s Bastion, that is just a few minutes away from the iconic building, offering the best views over Budapest. This is how you can end up the first day of Hungary itinerary. Add a delight bite to your day by visiting the best cafe near your hotel.

Day 2: Continue Exploring Budapest (Buda & Pest)

Begin your second day with Budapest city which is split into two cities (Buda & Pest) by the Danube River. Both the cities have their own uniqueness and the main attractions of Hungary. Therefore, split your day into two, dedicate the first half of the day discovering Buda city which includes Fisherman’s Bastion (that you have already visited in the first day of your tour), Buda Castle, and Matthias Church. These are some of the best destinations in Hungary that will give you a view over the city. Now, invest your second half of the day exploring Pest and the best way to start your trip in Pest is with delightful lunch at Pest-Buda Bistro or Cafe Pierrot. After you enjoyed your meal at one of the best cafes in Pest, take the funicular down to the Szechenyi Chain Bridge, which is another Budapest icon. Simply thread across the Szechenyi Bridge to the Pest side of Budapest and take a peek inside the Four Seasons Hotel that is also known as the

Gresham Palace. From there, take a short walk along a pedestrian street to St. Istvan’s Basilica, a Roman Catholic Basilica. Take a short tour to the Basilica and if you have some more time left, do take a staircase to reach to the top of the dome for a better view over Budapest. As the sun is about to set, walk back to the Danube in the same way you went and turn right once you get to the Danube River. A few minutes walk will take you to the “Shoes on the Danube,” a memorial to Jewish people who were shot and killed during WWII. While your tour, try to learn more about  Hungarian history. In the evening, come back to the hotel and take your dinner at the hotel.

Day 3 & 4: Visit Opera House, House of Terror Museum

Start your day by walking along Andrassy Ut! This is one of the main streets in Hungary that gets a great footfall every day. Try to skip breakfast at the hotel and try out some really delicious delicacies here on the street and once you are done with your meal, take a walk to the Opera house, classic cafes, amazing shopping stores. The next destination will be the House of Terror Museum, which is one of the best museums in Europe, taking you back in time to WWII. This Hungary itinerary allows you to learn about the atrocities committed by the Nazi’s, not only to Jewish people but to the entire city of Budapest. When you visit the House of Terror Museum, you will come to know how the living possible in the city during the 20th century. So, spend a day discovering the best places in Hungary and wrap up your day with delightful food.

Day 5 & 6: Budapest To Vienna & Vienna Tour

On the fifth day. take a train from Budapest to Vienna early in the morning so that you can reach there in the morning only. The travel time to reach Vienna is around 2-3 hours and once you are in Vienna, take a taxi to your hotel. After having your meal at the hotel, it is time to take a Vienna tour and Stephensplatz is the starting point of the tour. Stephensplatz is one of the main squares of Vienna, so start your trip from here and continue your journey with Graben, which is a famous shopping street. Grab some souvenirs and gifts for your beloved ones. Afterward, you must visit Demel to gran some famous gourmet chocolate and desserts. Proceed to your hotel in the evening.

Day 7: The Kunsthistorisches Museum

Start your seventh day with the Kunsthistorisches Museum, which is home to works of art by Vermeer, Caravaggio, Titian, and Raphael. The most impressive things about this museum are its interior and the artwork that will spellbind you as you enter into the museum. In the afternoon, grab your leisurely lunch at the best restaurant and once you are done with it, continue your tour to the Belvedere Palace, which is the place to see artwork by Gustav Klimt. Spend a day exploring these historical places. Before you wrap up your Hungary tour and you will come to the end of the Hungary itinerary, make sure to dine at Heuriger, a wine garden serving homemade wine and small meals of traditional Viennese foods. This will surely give a different glimpse of Vienna and its culture.

Day 8: Departure

You have come to the last day of your tour that calls a fly back to the starting destination. Take a flight back to Budapest after having a morning meal on the street or at the hotel, you can take a private transfer that will lead you to the airport. The private transfer will take you safely to the airport and from the airport, you can take a fight to your hometown or the next destination you want to go. Hope this Hungary itinerary meets your expectations. 

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