From Roman ruins and medieval townhouses to baroque churches and Art Nouveau bathhouses, Hungary offers an enticing treasure trove of architecture. Its exciting capital Budapest is brimming with intricate design, thermal springs and rich folk tradition. Snaking the Danube River, this beautiful city boasts incredible buildings such as Buda Castle and the Parliament House. Although there is far more to this great country than that of its captivating capital. Those who venture further afield shall certainly be rewarded. Destinations range from the ancient city of Pecs and charming Egar, the wildlife of UNESCO-listed Hortobágy National Park, the thermal baths of Heviz and the water sports and charming towns of Lake Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe.

Top Recommendations

  • Budapest, with its ruin bars, outstanding architecture and steamy yet elegant thermal baths
  • Sample feisty local wines in Eger’s Valley of Beautiful Women
  • Visit Hungry’s fresh water “Rivier”, Lake Balaton
  • The beautiful city of Pecs
  • The week-long Sziget Music Festival

When to Visit

April to June and September to October when the weather is warm and pleasant, and the days still offer plenty of hours of daylight. It also allows you to miss the busy crowds that the summer months of July and August bring. Additionally, a trip in late November and December has an enchanting winter feel. With Christmas decorations, lights and markets guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit. 

Average monthly high and low temperatures, plus average monthly rainfall and days with rain can be seen below for Budapest.