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Guest post by Rose Josephson

If you didn't know it, Hungary is actually one of the most visited countries in the entire world. They're around fifteen on the list, in fact. One of the main reasons it's such a favorite place to travel is that the money you spend there goes a long way - not to mention all the fun things they have to do.

What to See and Do in Hungary

Here's a roundup of 22 different places to see and things to do while visiting Budapest Hungary. I'm not going to tell you how long it took me to see all these different places, but it's a lot shorter amount of time than you might think.


  1. Celeritas Shooting Club

  2. TRAP Team Race Against Puzzles

  3. Holocaust Memorial Center

  4. Fisherman's Bastion (Halaszbastya)

  5. Shoes on the Danube Promenade

  6. Magyar Allami Operahaz (Opera House)

  7. St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)

  8. Alexandra Bookstore

  9. Hospital In The Rock

  10. Buda Castle

  11. Great Circus (Nagy Cirkusz)

  12. Kerepesi Cemetery

  13. Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden

  14. Zelnik Istvan Southeast Asian Gold Museum

  15. Matthias Church (Matyas Templom)

  16. Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid)

  17. Szepmuveszeti Muzeum

  18. Danube Palace

  19. Hungarian National Gallery

  20. Szabo Marzipan Museum

  21. Mikro Csodak Museum

  22. Hungarian Railway Museum

You may be wondering how I fit in all these locations - even if they're all in Budapest. Don't worry, I have some advice that will help make it possible no matter how much time you have for vacation.

How to Fit it All In

Next, I want to go over some of the ways to make sure you fit everything in when you're traveling to Hungary. With so many places to see, it can be difficult to fit everything, but here are some tips I've learned over the years that should help you considerably.


  • Plan Ahead - The first thing you need to do is to plan ahead. This means doing some research about various places you might want to visit. After you have a list, go through them and see if you can cluster any of them together. This makes it easier to see more in the same amount of time.

  • Use GPS - Another good idea is to make sure you use GPS rather than a paper map. This will allow you to really choose the best routes from location to location so that you can fit more in on your trip. Just make sure you keep a close eye on your GPS system when you're traveling around.

  • Holiday Rental - One way you can save a little money on lodging - so you can stay longer without spending more - is to look for a good holiday rental. This can be a lot less expensive than staying in a hotel. This can also make it easier to fit in everything you want to see - even my massive list above.

  • Budget Wisely - Beyond getting a holiday rental instead of a hotel room, you should also budget the rest of your trip wisely. By making smart decisions, you can usually save quite a bit of money, and this can allow you to spend more time in Hungary so you can see everything you want to see without feeling like you're being rushed or hurried too much.

  • Go With Locals - Going with a local tour guide that has many years of experience will help make sure you're able to get around the city and visit everything you want. The good news is that there are many great locals who are more than willing to help you get around without hassles or headaches. You'll want to make sure you have a common language with them, of course.


As you can see, when you plan ahead carefully, there's a good chance you'll be able to see more of Hungary. I've been there a few times and I'm definitely going back as soon as possible. I'm even considering settling there someday if everything else in my life works out okay.


For now, I'm content to travel there as often as possible to enjoy everything the country has to offer. Most of my time has been spent in Budapest so far, but I hope to expand that with my next few trips. If you've been to Hungary for any length of time, I'd love to hear your story. Leave a comment below if you have the time.


This guest post was written by Rose Josephson, who likes Casamundo holiday home rentals because it's a cheaper way to stay in a nice place when traveling.


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