Budapest, Hungary
The perfect 3 days itinerary

Budapest, the capital city of Hungary, is known for its stunning architecture, thermal baths, and vibrant nightlife. The city is divided by the Danube River into Buda, the old town with its Castle Hill and Ottoman-era thermal baths, and Pest, the flat plain with its neo-Gothic Parliament, boulevards, and bustling shops. Budapest is also famous for its rich history, delicious Hungarian cuisine, and beautiful parks. Let's explore the itinerary for your trip to this fascinating city.

What to do in Budapest?

This 3 days 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: Explore the Buda Side

Morning

Start your day with a visit to the Buda Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take a funicular ride up to the Castle Hill and enjoy the panoramic views of the city. Explore the Hungarian National Gallery and the Budapest History Museum located within the castle complex.

Afternoon

Visit the Matthias Church, known for its beautiful stained glass windows and the Fisherman's Bastion, offering the best views of the city. Enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the nearby restaurants.

Evening

Take a stroll along the Danube River and admire the stunning views of the illuminated Parliament Building.


Day 2: Discover the Pest Side

Morning

Visit the Hungarian Parliament Building, one of the largest parliament buildings in the world. Take a guided tour to explore the grand interiors and the Hungarian Crown Jewels. Head to the St. Stephen's Basilica, the largest church in Budapest.

Afternoon

Explore the Central Market Hall, the largest and oldest indoor market in Budapest. Sample traditional Hungarian dishes and buy local products. Visit the Hungarian State Opera House and enjoy a performance if time permits.

Evening

Experience Budapest's famous ruin bars in the Jewish Quarter. These unique bars are set up in abandoned buildings and are a must-visit.


Day 3: Relax in Thermal Baths and Parks

Morning

Visit the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, the largest medicinal bath in Europe. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the thermal waters.

Afternoon

Head to the City Park and visit the Vajdahunyad Castle. Explore the Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden, one of the oldest zoos in the world.

Evening

End your day with a dinner cruise on the Danube River and enjoy the stunning views of the city.


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