Budapest Itinerary 5 Days

What to Do in Budapest in 5 days

Spending 5 days in Budapest will help you thoroughly explore the beautiful city. With a number of attractions in store, no day in Budapest will be left dull. Below are the attractions that you must include in your 5-day Budapest itinerary to have a memorable vacation.

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5 Days in Budapest - Perfect Vacation Guide

Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is not only a place to feast your eyes with its illuminated bridges, medieval buildings, and scenic paths by the river but also a living museum to dive deep into the cultural heritage of Hungary. The lush green parks, lavish streets, and a bustling nightlife, Budapest’s spirited atmosphere has something for everyone. Spend 5 days in Budapest to know the city well, and you will never want to go back. This Budapest itinerary of 5 days will help you discover the most of it.

What to see in Budapest in 5 days?

Day 1 and 2

Begin your first day in Budapest by sipping some coffee at the cafe on the terrace of Fisherman's Bastion, a world heritage site in Budapest. Located on the Buda bank of the Danube, this 19th-century fortress offers panoramic views of the river and the nearby area. From here, visit the Matthias Church. The neo-Gothic architecture of this 14th-century church will surely impress you. Stop at Hospital in the Rock to learn about tragedies of the WWII. Visit Museum of Military History for more information and finally attend a cultural event at Millenáris.

On day 2, visit the Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest History Museum, and the famous Buda castle that has been home to many Hungarian kings. Spend your afternoon learning about the history of Budapest here and before the evening approaches, explore the surrounding of Gellért Hill. It is home to the stunning attractions like the Citadella, Liberty Statue, and Gellért Baths. At night, you can enjoy a scrumptious meal at one of the restaurants by the river and gaze at the illuminated Liberty Bridge.

Day 3 and 4

Next 2 days can be spent in exploring the other side of the Danube River. Start the day off with Hungarian Parliament Building, another notable landmark of Budapest. Often regarded as the symbol of Budapest, this revival building is located by the river. Walk to the Ethnographic Museum to understand what changes Hungarian people have gone through. Discover the unique shoe sculptures of by the Danube River. From here you can take a walking tour of the places like St. Stephen's Basilica- a Roman Catholic Basilica known for neoclassical structure, Miniversum- where you can find the miniatures of European landmarks, and Hungarian State Opera House. Come back to the Chain Bridge at night to enjoy its illuminated sight and dine by the river.

Explore the inner city the next day. Discover the cultural artifacts and archaeological items at Hungarian National Museum. Buy a souvenir and some grocery products from Great Market Hall. Have lunch at Váci Street and indulge in the artistic grandeur of Budapest at Museum of Applied Arts. The Holocaust Memorial Center and Hungarian Natural History Museum are some more worth-visiting places. Check the schedule for upcoming concerts in Budapest and attend one at Müpa Budapest. Don’t forget to make this a part of your 5 days/ 4 nights in Budapest.

Day 5

On the last day of your Budapest trip, you should take a trip to the Margaret Island. This can be an ideal destination on the last day since it will offer you a break from the hustle of the city. This tranquil island is home to the ruins of a 13th-century Dominican convent and has a musical fountain too. Besides, there is a small zoo that would not want to miss. Also, enjoy live music while having your lunch in the laid-back atmosphere on the island.

Budapest is a lively place. These 5-day itineraries of Budapest is a way to experience the core of the city and indulge in its cultural vibe.

Tours and Activities to Include

Traveling like a local without any help from trip planners is good. But here are some organised tours and activities that you must try

Best Hotels in Budapest for 5 Day Trip

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With Less Days in Hand

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