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3 days in Budapest

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Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is a city of stunning architecture, thermal baths, and rich history. Exploring Budapest in 3 days offers a perfect blend of culture and relaxation.
Travel Visa and Entry Requirements  Check visa requirements for Hungary based on your nationality and ensure your passport is valid for the duration of your stay. Verify entry requirements here.
Flights                             Find and book flights to Budapest on popular platforms like Skyscanner or Iberia.
Accommodation                       Discover and book hotels, boutique lodgings, or vacation rentals in Budapest on platforms like Booking.com or Agoda.
Transportation                Transportation Guide: Explore Budapest conveniently using local transportation, including trams, buses, and the metro. Get transportation information here. Renting a car: Compare options from top providers, access competitive prices, and enjoy hassle-free booking with Rentalcars.com.
Weather & Local Time  Weather Forecast: Plan your visit by checking Budapest's weather forecast on BBC Weather or AccuWeather. Time Zone: Budapest operates on Central European Time (CET), so check the local time here.
Local Cuisine                       Culinary Delights: Savor traditional Hungarian dishes and explore international cuisine at local restaurants and markets.
Activities and Tours                Exciting Activities: Enhance your Budapest experience with guided city tours, visits to historic sites, and relaxing in thermal baths. Discover activity options on GetYourGuide.
Local Events and Festivals          Event Calendar:  Check for local events and festivals happening during your stay in Budapest. The city hosts various cultural events throughout the year. Find events here.
Travel Insurance                    Travel Insurance: Safeguard your journey with comprehensive travel insurance coverage. Explore options with trusted providers like Safteywing.
Connectivity and Wi-Fi             Stay Connected: Access Wi-Fi hotspots and mobile data options to stay connected while exploring Budapest with Airalo. Many cafes and public spaces offer free Wi-Fi.
Travel Budget                      Budget Planning:  Estimate your daily expenses and create a budget for your 3-day Budapest adventure using resources like Numbeo. International Travel Card: Consider carrying an international Wise card for convenience and currency exchange here.



Start your day with a delicious Hungarian breakfast at a local café or your hotel.
Begin your exploration on the Buda side of the city.

Buda Castle and Matthias Church

Visit Buda Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and explore its courtyards and museums.
Discover the stunning Matthias Church and Fisherman's Bastion with panoramic views of the city.


Enjoy a traditional Hungarian meal at a nearby restaurant. Try goulash or chicken paprikash for an authentic taste of Hungary.


Head down to the Danube Promenade to admire the iconic Chain Bridge and the stunning views of Pest.
Visit the Shoes on the Danube Bank memorial to pay tribute to the victims of World War II.

Parliament Building

Explore the Hungarian Parliament Building from the outside and take photos of its magnificent architecture.


Cross back to Pest via the Chain Bridge.
Have dinner at a riverside restaurant, where you can enjoy Hungarian cuisine while taking in the illuminated view of Buda Castle.


Enjoy breakfast at a local café.
Start your day with a visit to the Great Market Hall (Nagyvásárcsarnok) to experience Hungarian flavors and buy some souvenirs.

Dohány Street Synagogue

Visit the Dohány Street Synagogue, the largest synagogue in Europe, and explore the Jewish Quarter.


Savor a meal at one of the nearby eateries in the Jewish Quarter, known for its vibrant atmosphere.


Explore Andrassy Avenue, a UNESCO World Heritage site lined with beautiful buildings and designer boutiques.
Visit the Hungarian State Opera House and admire its architecture.
Heroes' Square:
End your walk at Heroes' Square (Hősök tere) and explore City Park (Városliget), home to Vajdahunyad Castle.


Enjoy dinner at a traditional Hungarian restaurant, and if you're feeling adventurous, try a Hungarian dessert like chimney cake (kürtőskalács).


After breakfast, head to one of Budapest's famous thermal baths for relaxation.
Széchenyi Thermal Bath.
Visit Széchenyi Thermal Bath, one of the largest and most iconic in the city. Soak in the warm, mineral-rich waters.


Enjoy lunch at a nearby café or restaurant.

Margaret Island

Spend your afternoon on Margaret Island, a tranquil green oasis in the middle of the Danube.
Explore the gardens, fountains, and the musical fountain show.


Have a farewell dinner at a cosy restaurant in Budapest.
Consider a scenic Danube River cruise for a spectacular night view of Budapest's illuminated landmarks.

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