Budapest in a Week Travel Guide

Days 1-3

Follow the comprehensive Three-Day Itinerary, beginning with historical landmarks, moving to cultural exploration, and then enjoying nature and relaxation at Margaret Island.

Day 4: Dive into Art and History

Museum of Fine Arts: Start your day with cultural immersion. This museum houses an impressive collection of international art, including works from Ancient Egypt to the modern era.

Hungary, Budapest - Museum of Fine Arts

Heroes Square: Adjacent to the museum, this iconic square celebrates Hungary’s national identity with statues of its greatest leaders and the Millennium Monument at its center.

Heroes square

Day 5: Retail Therapy and Religious Architecture

Váci Street: Delight in a shopping spree at Budapest’s main shopping district. Apart from international brands, look for local artisanal goods and souvenirs.

Váci street, Budapest

St. Stephen’s Basilica: Just a short walk from Váci Street, this Neo-Renaissance architectural marvel is not only a place of worship but also offers panoramic views of the city from its dome.

St. Stephen's Basilica

Day 6: Romance of the Danube

Danube River Cruise: Experience the city from its beating heart – the Danube. Daytime cruises offer historical insights, while evening cruises dazzle with illuminated cityscapes. Witness Budapest’s iconic landmarks like the Buda Castle, Parliament Building, and more from the water.

Sailing on the Danube river in Budapest

Day 7: Escape to Szentendre

Day Trip to Szentendre: Just a short trip from Budapest, this charming town boasts cobbled streets, art galleries, museums, and quaint cafés. Highlights include the Marzipan Museum, Serbian Orthodox churches, and the riverside promenade. Make sure to savor local treats and shop for traditional crafts.


Dining & Refreshments

Expand your gastronomic journey. Taste dishes like Meggyleves (cherry soup) or Halászlé (fisherman’s soup). Enjoy evenings in local wine bars, sampling renowned Hungarian wines.

Travel Tip

If exploring extensively, consider getting a Budapest Card valid for a week. It provides cost-effective solutions for transport and access to attractions.

A week in Budapest allows for an intricate blend of exploration and relaxation. Revel in the city’s history, soak in its culture, and let its diverse experiences captivate you. Safe travels!