Hungary Travel Guide

Hungary Travel Guide

Hungary is a small country with a population of around 10 million people but it is a hidden gem with lots of places to visit and things to do. View our comprehensive travel and backpacking guide with tips, ideas for the best things to see and do and information about itineraries, costs, how to save money, and more!

 
 

Activities & Things to Do in Hungary

Travel to Hungary

Our destination guide aims to give you all the information you need to have an amazing experience in this amazing country. Find affordable travel and backpacking ideas with advice for amazing things to do and how you can be more than just your average traveller. You can also get recommendations for budget travel tips, where to stay and advice how to stay safe.

Get inspired to visit Hungary today!

  • Area: 93,030 km2
  • Population: 10,034,000
  • Capital: Budapest
  • Country Code: 36
  • Currency: Hungarian Forint (HUF)
  • Time Zone: GMT + 1
  • Language: Hungarian (Magyar), German
  • Emergency Numbers: 107 Police, 104 Ambulance, 105 Fire

 

Top Reasons to Travel to Hungary

  • Experience a different culture
  • Tasty cuisine
  • Very cheap - you will get great value on accommodation and sightseeing activities
  • Rich history
  • Beautiful cities 
  • Spectacular nature
  • Amazing beaches - really! 

 

Best Places to Visit in Hungary

Looking for ideas for where to go? These are places you should add to your itinerary:

  • Budapest
  • Hévíz
  • Siófok
  • Győr
  • Sopron
  • Balatonfüred
  • Pécs
  • Eger
  • Debrecen
  • Szeged
  • Keszthely
  • Miskolc
  • Bük
  • Esztergom
  • Sárvár
  • Mosonmagyaróvár
  • Tihany
  • Szentendre
  • Kecskemét
  • Tata
  • Nyíregyháza

 

Travelling & Backpacking in Hungary

Tourism is growing steadily in Hungary and it is a good idea to visit before the crowds start arriving. There is good infrastructure in place for international visitors and many local people can converse in English which makes the experience easier. You will be able to explore the beautiful capital city of Budapest, see architecture, sample the local food and drink or visit Lake Balaton.