Gap Years, Backpacking & Travelling in Hungary

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. Sometimes Hungary is overlooked in favour of nearby countries but we highly recommend visiting. Search travel and gap year ideas today.


Hungary Travel Ideas, Gap Year Programs & Experiences

Get inspiration for the best things to do if you would like to go travelling, backpacking or take a gap year in Hungary.


Hungary Destination Guide

  • 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 & Gap Years 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. 


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