16 days in Budapest, Northern Hungary & Slovakia Itinerary

16 days in Budapest, Northern Hungary & Slovakia Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Miskolc, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Kezmarok, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Poprad, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Eger, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
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Budapest, Hungary — 2 nights

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
On the 2nd (Sun), walk around Margaret Island, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then get engrossed in the history at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the activities along Danube River, and then contemplate the long history of Citadel.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Budapest road trip website.

Philadelphia, USA to Budapest is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in October, expect Budapest to be a bit cooler, temps between 61°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Miskolc.
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Miskolc, Hungary — 2 nights

Miskolc is a city in northeastern Hungary, known for its heavy industry. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Miskolc Zoo and Culture Park, then walk around Hanging Gardens of Lillafured, then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Diosgyor, and finally don't miss a visit to Avasi Kilato. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Holdvolgy Experience, then make a trip to Tokaj Wine Region, and then appreciate the history behind Blessing Christ Statue.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Miskolc route maker app.

Getting from Budapest to Miskolc by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. October in Miskolc sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Kezmarok.
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Kezmarok, Slovakia — 2 nights

Kežmarok is a town in the Spiš region of eastern Slovakia, on the Poprad River.HistorySettlement at Kežmarok dates back to the Upper Stone Age. Explore Kezmarok's surroundings by going to Stara Lubovna (Nestville Park & Lubovna Castle) and Bardejov (St. Egidius Basilica & Radnicne Namestie). The adventure continues: Head underground at Belianska Cave, pause for some serene contemplation at New Evangelical Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, and fly down the slopes at SKI resort Tatranská Lomnica.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kezmarok driving holiday planner.

Getting from Miskolc to Kezmarok by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Miskolc in October, expect Kezmarok to be a bit cooler, temps between 54°F and 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Poprad.
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Poprad, Slovakia — 2 nights

Poprad is a city in northern Slovakia at the foot of the High Tatra Mountains famous for its picturesque historic centre and as a holiday resort. On the 9th (Sun), browse the different shops at Forum Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Egidius, then cool off at AquaCity Poprad, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Square of st. Egid. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with Tatra Gallery, take in breathtaking views at The Sucha Bela Canyon, then don't miss a visit to Tomasovsky View, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Slovak Paradise.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Poprad trip itinerary planning app.

Poprad is very close to Kezmarok. October in Poprad sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Eger.
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Eger, Hungary — 2 nights

Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Valley of the Beautiful Women, steep yourself in history at Varos a Varos Alatt, step into the grandiose world of Eger Castle, then make a trip to Torok Kori Minaret, and finally don't miss a visit to Dobo Square.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Eger road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Poprad to Eger takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Poprad in October, things will get a bit warmer in Eger: highs are around 60°F and lows about 44°F. On the 12th (Wed), you'll travel to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 3 nights

See some other sides of Budapest: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planner.

Drive from Eger to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Northern Hungary travel guide

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Castles · Thermal Spas · Landmarks
Historical architecture combines with natural wonders to make up Northern Hungary. Castles, fortresses, and cathedrals dot the countryside, as do caves and thermal baths. The natural landscape here lends itself to winemaking, particularly in the Tokaj-Hegyalja wine region, where you can spend your time hopping from cellar to cellar trying many different varietals. National parks here contain the country's highest peaks, as well as waterfalls and miles of trails. Not only have many natural settings been left untouched, but numerous villages appear fixed in a bygone era. The contrast of these small historical towns with the bigger cities of Central Hungary is reason enough to visit this region.
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Slovakia travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Monuments
Heart of Europe
A land of magnificent castles, untouched nature, and rich cultural heritage, Slovakia is a jewel in the heart of Europe that's waiting to be discovered. Larger cities such as Bratislava and Kosice feature historic architecture and offer numerous sightseeing opportunities and exciting art scenes, while the traditional villages are the perfect place to get acquainted with local customs. Some of the country's most popular tourist destinations are its numerous spa resorts, famous for their therapeutic properties, and a selection of wooden churches, many of which are World Heritage Sites. Those looking for nature's attractions can enjoy everything from the thick forests and snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains, to one of Europe's largest concentrations of subterranean caves. The country's cuisine reflects its multi-cultural history and is a definite must-try.
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