Budapest is a stunning destination with gorgeous bridges and castles.

Hungary Travel Guide

You say Hungary, I think Budapest. The capital city has become a favorite destination for tourists due to its romantic views, rich history, and exciting nightlife. The world famous thermal baths are a nice bonus too.

But Hungary’s rich culture and history can be found outside Budapest too. Beautiful scenery, charming towns, and delicious wineries are just some of the hidden treasures in Hungary. The best way to discover all the country’s secrets is to visit different cities such as Eger and Tojak.

Basic information

Language: Hungarian is the official language of Hungary.

Currency: The official currency of Hungary is the Hungarian forint (HUF). 1 USD is equal to about 370 HUF.

Plugs: Plugs in Hungary are type C and F, the standard voltage is 230 V, and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. I recommend using a universal adapter and a converter for hairdryers and other hot products.

Safety: Hungary is a very safe country. Just keep your eye out for pickpockets in touristy areas.


the best time to visit

The Hungarian Parliament building is the most iconic building in Budapest.

Summer is peak season for tourists. The heat isn’t too oppressive during this time, so it is a lovely time to visit. However, the streets will be crowded and the hotels will be booked. So I recommend visiting in spring or fall. The weather is still nice, and you don’t need to deal with the large crowds.

Winter is another option to avoid the busy tourist season. But be aware that winter is cold. Also, many attractions and accommodations in smaller towns will be closed during this time.