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3-day Budapest City Guide

Our 3-day Budapest City Guide shows you a step-by-step time line and itinerary for your stay in Budapest. Follow it and get the best of your days in the city.

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DAY 1

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Take Metro Line 2 (Red) to Batthyany tér station
09:00-09:20 Batthyány Square (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • The best view of the Hungarian Parliament
Read more about Batthyány Square
Take Metro Line 2 (Red) from Batthyany tér station to Kossuth tér station (Direction: Örs Vezér tere) - 10’
09:30-10:00 Kossuth Square (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Historic square
  • Houses the stunning Parliament building
Read more about Kossuth Square

Photo: Julie Lyn

Take a walk to Hungarian Parliament
10:00-11:00 Hungarian Parliament (Monument, 3400 HUF)

Why visit

  • One of the most imposing parliament buildings in the world
  • A masterpiece of Neo-gothic architecture
Read more about Hungarian Parliament

Photo: das21

Take a walk to Szabaság Square - 10’
11:10-11:40 Szabadság Square (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Grand and spacious square
  • Remarkable buildings
Read more about Szabadság Square
Take a walk St. Stephen’s Basilica - 15’
11:55-13:05 St. Stephen's Basilica (Church, Free)

Why visit

  • Imposing neo-Renaissance church
  • Sweeping views of Buda and Pest from the cupola
  • Final resting place of Ferenc Puskas
Read more about St. Stephen's Basilica

Photo: swperman

Lunch time
Take a walk to Opera House
14:45-15:00 Opera House (Monument, Free)

Why visit

  • Architectural masterpiece
  • Great example of Neo-Renaissance style
Read more about Opera House

Photo: Elin B

Take a walk along Anrdássy Avenue
15:00-15:30 Andrássy Avenue (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Imposing boulevard
Read more about Andrássy Avenue
Take Metro Line 1 (Yellow) from Vörösmarty utca station to Deák tér station
Take a walk along Fashion Street to Váci Street - 30’ in all
16:00-17:10 Váci Street (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Budapest's most upscale shopping street
  • Great buildings along the way
Read more about Váci Street

Photo: wfbakker2

Take a walk to Danube Promenade - 10’
17:20-18:05 Danube Promenade (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Stunning view over the Danube and Buda side of the city
  • Promenade with a unique ambiance
Read more about Danube Promenade
end of day 1

DAY 2

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Take Bus nr 16 from Deák Ferenc tér stop to Szentháromság tér stop
Take a walk to Matthias Church
09:30-10:00 Matthias Church (Church, 750 HUF)

Why visit

  • Famous Budapest landmark
  • Beautiful example of neo-Gothic architecture
  • Unique color tiled roof
Read more about Matthias Church
Take a walk to Fisherman’s Bastion
10:00-10:30 Fisherman's Bastion (Monument, Free)

Why visit

  • Fairytale like viewing terrace
  • Stunning view over the city and the Danube
  • Part of a World Heritage Site
Read more about Fisherman's Bastion
Take a walk around the Castle District
10:30-12:00 The Castle District (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Breathtaking panorama
  • World Heritage Site
Read more about The Castle District
Take the funicular (Budavári Sikló) or take a walk down to Chain Bridge - 30’
12:30-12:50 Chain Bridge (Monument, Free)

Why visit

  • One of the most beautiful bridges of Europe
  • Architectural masterpiece
Read more about Chain Bridge
Lunch time
Take Metro Line 1 (Yellow) from Vörösmarty tér station to Hősök tere station (Direction: Mexikói út)
15:00-15:30 Heroes' Square (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Truly remarkable square design
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Collection of imposing statues
Read more about Heroes' Square

Photo: j0nny_t

Take a walk to City Park - 10’
15:40-16:30 City Park (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • An oasis of green
  • Home to the famous Széchenyi bath
  • Houses the beautiful Vajdahunyad Castle
Read more about City Park

Photo: PONCE 2007

Take Metro Line 1 (Yellow) from Hősök tere station to Vörösmarty utca station - 10’
16:40-18:00 House of Terror (Museum, 1800 HUF)

Why visit

  • Great historical exhibition
  • Memorial to the victims of the Communist and the Fascist regimes
Read more about House of Terror

Photo: Neilhooting

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DAY 3

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Take Tram nr 47 or 49 to Fővám tér stop
09:00-09:45 Great Market Hall (Monument, Free)

Why visit

  • Tasty Hungarian delicacies
  • Beautiful building
Read more about Great Market Hall
Take Tram nr 47 or 49 to Astoria stop (Direction: Deák tér) - 15’
10:00-11:00 Great Synagogue (Church, 2000 HUF)

Why visit

  • World's second largest synagogue
  • Richly decorated interior
Read more about Great Synagogue
Take a walk to Deák tér metro station
Take Metro Line 3 (Blue) to Nyugati pályaudvar station (Direction: Újpest Központ)
Change to Tram nr 4 or 6 to Jászai Mari tér stop (Direction: Moszkva tér)
Take a walk through Margaret Bridge to Margaret Island - 60’ in all
12:00-14:00 Margaret Island (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Landscape park with various attractions
  • Popular recreational area
Read more about Margaret Island
Lunch time
Take Metro Line 1 (Yellow) from Deák tér station to Széchenyi fürdő station (Direction: Mexikói út)
16:00-18:00 Széchenyi Bath (Park and outdoors, 2800 - 3750 HUF)

Why visit

  • A unique and relaxing thermal bath experience
  • Striking Neo-baroque building complex
Read more about Széchenyi Bath

Photo: allytibbitt

end of day 3

 

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