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Embarking on a solo adventure to Hungary promises a tapestry of history, culture, and relaxation. Here’s a curated guide covering your itinerary, managing costs, exploring attractions, engaging in activities, finding accommodations, indulging in local cuisine, experiencing spa and baths, joining a pub crawl, attending a pool party, embarking on day tours, discovering lakes and thermal baths, enjoying a road trip, shopping, staying aware, collecting souvenirs, and uncovering must-see places.


Day 1 – Budapest:

  • Explore Buda Castle and Fisherman’s Bastion
  • Relax at Gellért Baths for a rejuvenating spa experience
  • Indulge in Hungarian cuisine at a local eatery
  • Join a pub crawl for an immersive nightlife experience

Day 2 – Budapest:

  • Discover Hungarian Parliament Building
  • Stroll along the Danube River
  • Join a Danube River cruise for a breathtaking view
  • Experience the iconic ruin bars in District VII

Day 3 – Budapest:

  • Indulge in a pool party at Szechenyi Baths
  • Explore the vibrant Jewish Quarters for a night out
  • Savor traditional Hungarian dishes at a local restaurant

Day 4 – Eger:

  • Travel to Eger for its historic architecture
  • Visit Eger Castle and indulge in wine tasting
  • Relax at the Egerszalók Thermal Bath

Day 5 – Szeged:

  • Head to Szeged for its cultural scene
  • Visit Dom Square and the Szeged Synagogue
  • Enjoy an evening at the Széchenyi Square

Day 6 – Pécs:

  • Explore Pécs Cathedral and Early Christian Mausoleum
  • Unwind at the Pécs Thermal Bath
  • Discover local cuisine in the historic city center

Day 7 – Lake Balaton Road Trip:

  • Embark on a road trip to Lake Balaton
  • Discover Tihany Peninsula and Balatonfüred
  • Relax by the shores of Lake Balaton


  • Accommodation: Budget hotels range from $40-$80 per night; luxury hotels can start from $120 per night.
  • Transportation: Public transport is affordable, budget around $30 per day. Intercity trains offer cost-effective options.
  • Activities: Entrance fees to attractions range from $5-$20; budget around $15-$30 per day for activities.
  • Food: Dining at local eateries can cost $10-$20 per meal; budget around $30-$40 per day for food.
  • Spa and Baths: Spa and bath entrance fees vary; budget around $20-$40 per visit.
  • Miscellaneous: Allocate around $20 per day for miscellaneous expenses.


  • Buda Castle and Fisherman’s Bastion
  • Hungarian Parliament Building
  • Eger Castle and Egerszalók Thermal Bath
  • Dom Square in Szeged
  • Pécs Cathedral and Pécs Thermal Bath
  • Tihany Peninsula and Balatonfüred at Lake Balaton


  • Spa and baths experience at Gellért Baths, Szechenyi Baths, Egerszalók Thermal Bath, and Pécs Thermal Bath
  • Danube River cruise
  • Ruin bar exploration in District VII
  • Pub crawl in Budapest
  • Pool party at Szechenyi Baths
  • Day tours to Eger, Szeged, and Pécs
  • Road trip to Lake Balaton and Tihany Peninsula


  • Budget Hotels:
    • Maverick City Lodge (Budapest)
    • Hotel Senator (Eger)
    • Dóm Hotel (Szeged)
    • Centrum Hotel (Pécs)
    • Lakeside guesthouses at Lake Balaton
  • Luxury Hotels:
    • Aria Hotel Budapest
    • Hotel Kodmon Wellness
    • New York Palace, The Dedica Anthology
    • Luxury resorts at Lake Balaton


Indulge in Hungarian cuisine:

  • Goulash
  • Langos (deep-fried flatbread)
  • Chimney cake (Kürtőskalács)
  • Dobos Torte (layered sponge cake)
  • Hungarian wines and pálinka (fruit brandy)

Spa and Baths:

  • Gellért Baths (Budapest)
  • Szechenyi Baths (Budapest)
  • Egerszalók Thermal Bath (Eger)
  • Pécs Thermal Bath (Pécs)

Pub Crawl:

Join a local pub crawl to explore Budapest’s vibrant nightlife and meet fellow travelers.

Pool Party:

Experience the famous Szechenyi Bath pool party for a night of revelry and entertainment.

Day Tours:

Explore Eger, Szeged, and Pécs on guided day tours to discover their cultural richness.

Road Trip:

Embark on a scenic road trip to Lake Balaton, explore Tihany Peninsula, and enjoy the tranquil shores.

Lakes and Thermal Natural Baths:

Discover the beauty of Lake Balaton and unwind at thermal baths for a serene experience.


  • Váci Street (Budapest) for souvenirs
  • Great Market Hall (Budapest) for local products
  • Szentendre Open-Air Market (near Budapest) for crafts
  • Balatonfüred for local lake-inspired souvenirs

Aware Of:

  • Local customs and etiquette
  • Currency: Hungarian Forint (HUF)
  • Tipping: 10-15% in restaurants
  • Stay vigilant in crowded areas and be cautious on the road trip


  • Hungarian paprika
  • Traditional Hungarian embroidery
  • Tokaji wine
  • Zsolnay ceramics
  • Lake Balaton-inspired mementos

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