Budapest, Hungary
The perfect 1 day itinerary

Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is a city split by the Danube River, with Buda on the hilly west and Pest on the flat east. The city is known for its stunning architecture, thermal baths, and vibrant nightlife. Budapest's rich history, including influences from the Romans, Turks, and Austro-Hungarians, is reflected in its diverse array of buildings and culture. Let's dive into the itinerary for your 1-day trip to this enchanting city.

What to do in Budapest?

This 1 day itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Budapest. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: A Day of History, Culture, and Relaxation


Start your day at the Buda Castle, a historical castle and palace complex of the Hungarian kings. Take a stroll around the castle district and enjoy the panoramic views of the city from the Fisherman's Bastion. Visit the Matthias Church, a Roman Catholic church located in the heart of Buda's Castle District.


Cross the iconic Chain Bridge to the Pest side of the city. Visit the Hungarian Parliament Building, one of the most beautiful legislative buildings in the world. Take a leisurely walk along the Danube Promenade and enjoy the views of the Buda side.


Head to the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, the largest medicinal bath in Europe. Relax in the warm waters and enjoy the stunning architecture. End your day with a traditional Hungarian meal at a local restaurant.

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