8 days in Hungary Itinerary

8 days in Hungary Itinerary

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8 days in Hungary Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly + Drive:  13 h 30 min
1
Kecskemet
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Eger
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Sopron
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Keszthely
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
5
Tihany
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Budapest
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Muscat

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day
Kecskemet

Kecskemet ©
Kecskemét is a city in the central part of Hungary. On the 18th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Bozso Gyujtemeny, get a sense of history and politics at Kecskemet Town Hall, then admire the masterpieces at Cifrapalota, then don't miss a visit to Kossuth Square, and finally see the interesting displays at Zwack Kecskemeti Palinka Manufaktura.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kecskemet sightseeing planner.

Muscat, Oman to Kecskemet is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Muscat to Kecskemet, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Muscat in December: high temperatures in Kecskemet hover around 5°C and lows are around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Eger.

Things to do in Kecskemet

Museums
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Bozso Gyujtemeny ©
Bozso Gyujtemeny
Cifrapalota ©
Cifrapalota
Zwack Kecskemeti Palinka Manufaktura ©

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Eger

Eger ©
Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
On the 19th (Thu), examine the collection at Gardonyi Geza Emlekmuzeum, step into the grandiose world of Eger Castle, step into the grandiose world of Sirok Castle, then see the interesting displays at Magic Tower, and finally see the interesting displays at Egri Road Beatles Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Eger trip planner .

You can drive from Kecskemet to Eger in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. December in Eger sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sopron.

Things to do in Eger

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sirok Castle
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Egri Road Beatles Museum ©
Egri Road Beatles Museum
Eger Castle ©
Eger Castle
Gardonyi Geza Emlekmuzeum ©
Gardonyi Geza Emlekmuzeum

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Sopron

Sopron ©
Sopron is a city in Hungary on the Austrian border, near the Lake Neusiedl/Lake Fertő.HistoryAncient times-13th centuryWhen the area that is today Western Hungary was a province of the Roman Empire, a city called Scarbantia stood here. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Kohalmy Hunting Museum, catch a live performance at Fertorakos Quarry and Cave Theatre, see the interesting displays at Zettl-Langer Collection, see the interesting displays at Storno-haz, then see the interesting displays at Central Mining Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Fire Tower (Tuztorony).

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Sopron travel planning website .

Traveling by car from Eger to Sopron takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Keszthely.

Things to do in Sopron

Museums Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fertorakos Quarry and Cave Theatre
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Central Mining Museum ©
Central Mining Museum
Kohalmy Hunting Museum ©
Kohalmy Hunting Museum
Zettl-Langer Collection ©
Zettl-Langer Collection

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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 21st (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Szigliget Castle, step into the grandiose world of Festetics Palace, then see the interesting displays at House of Stoves, then examine the collection at Cadillac Muzeum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Hungary Church.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Keszthely planner .

You can drive from Sopron to Keszthely in 2 hours. Other options are to 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Tihany.

Things to do in Keszthely

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Szigliget Castle
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Szigliget Castle ©
Szigliget Castle
Festetics Palace ©
Festetics Palace
Cadillac Muzeum ©
Cadillac Muzeum

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Tihany

Tihany ©
Tihany is a village on the northern shore of Lake Balaton on the Tihany Peninsula (Hungary, Veszprém County). Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): indulge your taste buds at Tihanyi MARKET Place, see the interesting displays at Watermill of Orvenyes, appreciate the extensive heritage of Baratlakasok, then contemplate the long history of Benedictine Abbey and Museum (Bences Apatsag), then examine the collection at Babamuzeum, and finally stop by Tihanyi Levendula Manufaktura.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tihany trip planning website .

Take a bus from Keszthely to Tihany in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Tihany, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Tihany

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Watermill of Orvenyes
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Tihanyi Levendula Manufaktura ©
Tihanyi Levendula Manufaktura
Bences Apatsag ©
Bences Apatsag
Babamuzeum ©
Babamuzeum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stroll around Margaret Island, wander the streets of Andrassy Avenue, then contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, then pick up some local products at Central Market Hall, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest travel route builder website .

You can drive from Tihany to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Budapest, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Budapest

Shopping Nature Historic Sites
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Central Market Hall ©
Central Market Hall
Elfenbein Comforters ©
Elfenbein Comforters

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