Budapest is an ideal destination for a long weekend, between friends, family or on a romantic getaway. Budapest suits all types of holidays! There is so much to explore in the historical city from the 123 thermal baths that the city counts to the glorious houses of parliament or to the mighty ruin bars which are located all around the city for an authentic night-out in Hungary.
The stunning european city is renowned for spas and thermal baths but also for the great Danube river which separates Buda from Pest. It was the Roman settlers who discovered that the waters were rich in dissolved minerals and could be used for relaxation and medicinal purposes. A great way to enjoy a relaxing getaway in the city!
Budapest is famous for magnificient architecture, you should not miss the impressive Hungarian Parliament building which is right by the Danube river. Close to the parliament building is the famous Liberty bridge (Szabadság híd) which connects Buda to Pest. We highly recommend to walk along the bridge for the best views! The Buda castle and St Stephen's Basilica are not to be missed whilst visiting the city, don't forget to wander around the Gellert hill and to visit the great synagogue which will blow you away with high ceilings and symmetrical details.
The Ruin Bars are famous for their authentic look of mixing old architecture of abandonned buildings with vibrant and upbeat decorations such as plants and graffiti. It really is worth the visit! The atmosphere brought from the casual and broken down buildings mixed with the young and trendy music and alternative decorations attract tourists from all over the world each year!
For incredible natural landscapes, favour walks in the greater Budapest area, walk alongside the riverbank to enjoy even more of Hungary's historical and cultural sites. You can follow the river either by walking or cycling or even by taking the train. We recommend going as far out as Háros Bay where you will be able to enjoy the floodplain forest and vintage places that still look the same as they did in the 60s'. One of Europe’s largest basilicas in terms of size stands in one of Hungary’s principal towns, Esztergom. It’s worth getting to know the eventful history of the fascinatingly beautiful Esztergom Basilica and admiring the view of the Danube Bend.
If you are planning a trip to Budapest you may want to know how much Budapest is going to cost you. Check below average expenses on meals, clothes, transport and more to get an idea what your budget should be!
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4.1-5£
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 1.2-1.4£
Cappuccino (regular) 1.1-1.3£
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0.8-0.9£
Pair of Jeans (Levis or Similar) 49-60£
Pair of Nike Shoes (Mid-Range) 59-72£
Summer Dress in a Chain Store 23-28£
Pair of Men Leather Shoes 67-81£
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.9-1.1£
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 23.9-29.2£
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.2-1.4£
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 0.8-0.9£
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 3.1-3.7£
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.92-1.12£
Cinema, 1 Ticket 4.3-5.3£
Apartment (1 bedroom), Centre 332-406£
Do you want to know when is the best period to fly to Budapest? Here below you can find average temperature and level of precipitation for every month.
JAN 1 °C
FEB 4 °C
MAR 10 °C
APR 15 °C
MAY 21 °C
JUN 24 °C
JUL 26 °C
AUG 26 °C
SEP 22 °C
OCT 16 °C
NOV 7 °C
DEC 3 °C
JAN -3 °C
FEB -2 °C
MAR 2 °C
APR 6 °C
MAY 11 °C
JUN 14 °C
JUL 16 °C
AUG 15 °C
SEP 12 °C
OCT 7 °C
NOV 2 °C
DEC -1 °C
JAN 40 mm
FEB 30 mm
MAR 40 mm
APR 40 mm
MAY 70 mm
JUN 60 mm
JUL 40 mm
AUG 70 mm
SEP 70 mm
OCT 60 mm
NOV 60 mm
DEC 40 mm
Budapest attracts millions of tourists yearly, but don't forget to visit the rest of the country for the full Hungarian experience! Hungary is a diversified country with many cities that are worth a visit,Debrecen is a worthy destination!