58 days in Hungary Itinerary

58 days in Hungary Itinerary

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58 days in Hungary Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Eger
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Miskolc
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Debrecen
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Szeged
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Pecs
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Keszthely
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Gyor
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Budapest
— 11 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

6
nights
Eger

Eger ©
Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Bring the kids along to Eger Castle and Zsory Thermal Bath and Spa. When in Eger, make a side trip to see Tisza Tavi Okocentrum in Poroszlo, approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Dobo Square, see the interesting displays at Egri Road Beatles Museum, do a tasting at Szepasszonyvolgy 46., and take in the awesome beauty at Nagy-Eged Mountain.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Eger trip itinerary site .

Sydney, Australia to Eger is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in November, things will get much colder in Eger: highs are around 11°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Miskolc.

Things to do in Eger

Parks Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

De La Motte Castle, Tisza Tavi Okocentrum, Zsory Thermal Bath and Spa
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Nagy-Eged Mountain ©
Nagy-Eged Mountain
Eger Castle ©
Eger Castle
Dobo Square ©
Dobo Square

8
nights
Miskolc

Miskolc ©
Miskolc is a city in northeastern Hungary, known for its heavy industry. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zemplen Adventure Park and Miskolc Zoo and Culture Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miskolc: Aggtelek National Park (in Josvafo), Ozd Museum Collection and Factory History Memorial Park (in Ozd) and Zempleni Museum (in Szerencs). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Tokaj Wine Region, see the interesting displays at Vizsoly Bibliographical Workshop Experience Museum, admire the sheer force of Lillafured, and explore the fascinating underground world of Baradla Cave.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Miskolc travel planner .

Getting from Eger to Miskolc by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In November in Miskolc, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Debrecen.

Things to do in Miskolc

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lillafured, Vizsoly Bibliographical Workshop Experience Museum, Dereszla Winery, Gombos-hegyi Cellars, Mad Synagogue
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Tokaj Wine Region ©
Tokaj Wine Region
Aggtelek National Park ©
Aggtelek National Park
Bukk National Park ©
Bukk National Park

4
nights
Debrecen

Debrecen ©
Debrecen is the second largest city in Hungary after Budapest. Family-friendly places like Zoo Sosto and Agora Science Center will thrill your kids. Explore Debrecen's surroundings by going to Nyiregyhaza (Sosto Museum Village & Co-cathedral of Our Lady of the Hungarians). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hortobagy National Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Lajos Kossuth, admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of University of Debrecen, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Reformed College of Debrecen.

To find maps and tourist information, refer to the Debrecen trip planning tool .

Drive from Miskolc to Debrecen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Debrecen can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Szeged.

Things to do in Debrecen

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Nyiregyhaza
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Zoo Sosto ©
Zoo Sosto
Hortobagy National Park ©
Hortobagy National Park
Agora Science Center ©
Agora Science Center

6
nights
Szeged

Szeged ©
Szeged is the third largest city of Hungary, the largest city and regional centre of the Southern Great Plain and the county seat of Csongrád county. Kids will enjoy Maze Theme Park Csillagosveny and Koros Torok Sandy Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Szeged: Munkacsy Mihaly Muzeum (in Bekescsaba), Gyula (Nadi Boldogasszony Plebania & Gyula Almasy Castle) and Korosvolgyi Zoo and Visitors' Centre (in Szarvas). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of University of Szeged, admire the masterpieces at Cifrapalota, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Szeged Zoo.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Szeged trip planner.

Getting from Debrecen to Szeged by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Pecs.

Things to do in Szeged

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gyula, Kecskemet, Korosvolgyi Zoo and Visitors' Centre, Munkacsy Mihaly Muzeum, Bugac Puszta Kft
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Votive Church ©
Votive Church
Szeged Zoo ©
Szeged Zoo
Room Escape Games

7
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. Kids will enjoy Boszenfa Deer Farm - Petting Zoo and Orfu Aquapark. Explore Pecs' surroundings by going to Katica Tanya (in Patca), Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral (in Kaposvar) and Thermal Lake of Heviz (in Heviz). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Early Christian Mausoleum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pecs Cathedral, examine the collection at Zselici Star Park, and admire the masterpieces at Zsolnay Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pecs day trip planner .

Drive from Szeged to Pecs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Keszthely.

Things to do in Pecs

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Siklos, Abaliget, Thermal Lake of Heviz, Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral, Mare Castle
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Early Christian Mausoleum ©
Early Christian Mausoleum
Thermal Lake of Heviz ©
Thermal Lake of Heviz
Katica Tanya ©
Katica Tanya

7
nights
Keszthely

Keszthely ©
Keszthely is a Hungarian city of 20,895 inhabitants located on the western shore of Lake Balaton. Family-friendly places like Tagore Promenade and Helikon Beach will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Keszthely side-trips: Tapolca (Malom Lake & Csobanc), Kisfaludy Aussichtsturm (in Badacsony) and Balatonfured (King Christ Roman Catholic Parish Church & Annagora Aquapark). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Balaton, explore the fascinating underground world of Csodabogyos Cave, take some stellar pictures from Szep Look-out, and explore the striking landscape of Balaton Uplands National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Keszthely driving holiday planning site .

You can drive from Pecs to Keszthely in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. December in Keszthely sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Gyor.

Things to do in Keszthely

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Balatonfured, Balatonederics, Tapolca, Veszprem Zoo, Konyari Pinceszet
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Lake Balaton ©
Lake Balaton
Csobanc ©
Csobanc
Tagore Promenade ©
Tagore Promenade

5
nights
Gyor

Gyor ©
Győr is the most important city of northwest Hungary, the capital of Győr-Moson-Sopron County and Western Transdanubia region, and—halfway between Budapest and Vienna—situated on one of the important roads of Central Europe. Kids will appreciate attractions like Pannon csillagda and Railway Lantern Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Pannonhalma Archabbey (in Pannonhalma), Mor (Csabi Miklos' Cellar & Geszler Family Winery) and Somlo Mountain (in Doba). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Derito Lake, get to know the fascinating history of Chapter Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Borostyan Fountain, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sarvar Arboretum.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gyor trip planner .

Drive from Keszthely to Gyor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Gyor, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Gyor

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mor, Bakonybel, Somlo Mountain, Railway Lantern Museum, Sarvar Arboretum
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Somlo Mountain ©
Somlo Mountain
Pannon csillagda ©
Pannon csillagda
Sarvar Arboretum ©
Sarvar Arboretum

11
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Halaszbastya and Liberty Statue. The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Budapest day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Gyor to Budapest takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere

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