What to do in Budapest in one day

09:00 – Aria Hotel Budapest

09:30 – Gresham Palace

10:30 – Kollazs Brasserie & Bar

11:00 – Castle Hill and Fisherman’s Bastion

12:30 – Halaszbastya Restaurant

14:00 -Szechenyi Baths and Pool

16:00 – Varosliget Cafe & Bar

17:00 – Gozsdu Udvar

18:30 – Great Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagoga)

19:30 – New York Cafe

21:00 – Hungarian State Opera House

22:30 – Szimpla Kert

23:59 – Hello Baby Bar

 

We mapped out your day trip in Budapest

Each highlight of your day trip is numbered, simply follow the guide

What you should absolutely know about Budapest

City highlights, food & drinks, expressions, weather, how to get there and how to get around

Budapest, Hungary’s capital, lies by the historic Danube River. During your Budapest day trips, stroll through Trinity Square, looking at the 13th-century architecture, including Matthias Church and fantastic views of the city. Relax at the beautiful City Park or check out the Buda Castle. Visit the largest fresh market in Budapest, Grand Market Hall, and pick up local produce and artisan gifts. Whether for healing or just relaxation, make sure to spend some of your time at one of Budapest’s many hot springs. Budapest is the perfect vacation spot for travelers of all kinds

While in Budapest, make sure to see the huge Parliament building, Hungarian State Opera House, the Fisherman’s Bastion, and Castle Hill. After you sightsee at the “Shoes on the Danube” Promenade Memorial, enjoy a unique wine tasting at one of Budapest’s local wine cellars

While in Budapest, definitely try the traditional Hungarian dish of goulash. Try hearty Jókai bean soup, the vegetarian-friendly soup Lecsó, and the ever popular chicken dish, Paprikás Csirke. Indulge in sweet Kürtőskalács, traditional Hungarian cake called Dobos torta, and the specialty treat Lángos

“Szia” (pronounced See-yaw) means both “Hello” and “Goodbye”, this is quite handy! To ask someone how they are doing, ask “Hogy vagy?” (pronounced Haw-j Vah-j). “Kérem” means “Please”), “Köszönöm” is “Thank you”, and “Excuse me” is “Elnézést”. “Yes” is “Igen” and “No” is “Nem”

Summers are hot, often over 85 degrees, with sudden rain showers. In fall, average highs are in the 60s. Winter becomes bitterly cold, with little sunshine and temperatures around 20 to 30 degrees. Spring is a unpredictable and windy, with temperatures in the 60s and 70s

Most of the public transportation go directly to central Pest, and is mainly for locations near the Blue Metro; Public transit to Buda is an especially poor idea and how complicated it will depend really on what part of Buda you are heading to

Taxis are a convenient way to see the city. Budapest’s excellent network of public transportation options include buses, trolleybuses, trams, subways, and above-ground trains. Most attractions are close together, so walking is also an option

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