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Planning a Trip to Budapest

With its riverside location and historic architecture, Budapest is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Eastern Europe. Whether you're interested in experiencing the nightlife or learning about the city's history, Budapest has something for every budget. When you are traveling to Hungary from abroad, you can use Orbitz.com to book hotels and tours of the city's most popular destinations.

Budapest is known for its food and wine, which are inexpensive and plentiful. During the day, you can spend hours visiting attractions like the House of Terror museum and taking boat cruises on the Danube River. In the evenings, locals head out to the many clubs and bars, which stay open late to accommodate the revelers.

Best time to take a vacation to Budapest

  • The best time of the year to visit Budapest is in the fall, when the weather is dry and temperatures are just warm enough to spend time outside. Spring weather is rainy, and summers are hot and humid, with temperatures hovering between 80F and 100F. Winters are cold and windy, and on most days, temperatures drop below 30F. No matter what time of the year you visit Budapest, you'll find festivals and events around the city. With Orbitz.com, you can search for deals on city tours and book hotels for any month of the year.

Insider tips for Budapest travel

  • Szechenyi

    When you need a break from walking around the city, join the locals at the Szechenyi, where you can soak away your muscle soreness.

    Chefparade

    Hone your cooking skills at Chefparade, which is one of the country's best cooking schools. Courses run year-round.

    Auguszt Cukrászda

    This café is hidden away in the back streets of Budapest. It is usually packed with Budapest residents who come for the homemade cakes and pastries.

    Szimpla

    Experience the best in Budapest nightlife at Szimpla, which is slightly shabby but boasts lively crowds and live music.

    Hungarian National Gallery

    Art lovers won't want to miss these galleries, which display the art of the greatest Hungarian artists.

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Budapest Vacation Packages

Hotel only $61

1 Danubius Health Spa Resort Margitsziget Budapest

4 stars
4.3 / 5 4 reviews

H-1138 Budapest, Margitsziget Map

Stay 3 nights and save 20%!

Island retreat with extensive spa menu The Danubius Health Spa Resort Margitsziget, on peaceful and romantic Margaret Island, offers guests an easy way to experience Budapest's rich spa history without giving up modern amenities. The spa resort, a 10-minute drive from... More

Hotel only $61

2 Soho Boutique Hotel

4 stars
3.9 / 5 14 reviews

Dohany utca 64. Map

Room Only - save 10 EUR

Sink your teeth into this cutting-edge Budapest hotel The Soho Hotel Budapest is a treat for its aesthetic as well as its comfort. Hotel décor is playful, with bold colors and strong graphics. Guests who enjoy décor inspired by spooky tales can book one of the two... More

Hotel only $122

3 Corinthia Hotel Budapest

5 stars
4.5 / 5 38 reviews

Erzsebet Krt 43-49 Map

Book early and save 20%!

Famous facade welcomes guests to luxury hotel and stunning day spaA symbol of elegance and grandeur in the heart of Budapest since 1896, the Corinthia Hotel Budapest offers the highest possible level of luxury and services. With its distinguished facade and wealth of... More

Hotel only $77

4 K+K Hotel Opera

4 stars
4.5 / 5 41 reviews

24 Revay U Map

Stay 2 nights, save 10% on your stay

Mid-century modern style cozies up to the State Opera HouseThe K+K Hotel Opera’s exterior welcomes guests with classic Budapest looks, like it’s neighbor, the State Opera House. Once inside guests see a stylish interior with furniture that leans toward mid-century modern... More

Hotel only $78

5 La Prima Fashion Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 7 reviews

Pesti Barnabs utca 6. Map

Early bird min 2 nights, 60 days, 15% off

Offering a perfect city center location in the mainbusiness and tourist area of Budapest, the 4-starFashion Hotel will be a prime choice for business aswell as leisure travelers. Stylish interior decorationand trendy hotel features, including high-techconference... More

Hotel only $46

6 Budapest Museum Central

3 stars
4.3 / 5 18 reviews

Museum KRT, 39 Map

Free water, tea and coffee making facilities

19th c. building houses hotel in center of Budapest's historical areaThe Budapest Museum Central is housed in a beautiful 19th-century building. One of Budapest?s most popular attractions, the Hungarian National Museum, is across the street. Some of the hotel rooms... More

Hotel only $79

7 Palazzo Zichy Hotel Budapest

4 stars
4.6 / 5 48 reviews

Lorinc pap ter 2 Map

Book in advance and save 10 euros on your stay

Elegant building was once home to a Hungarian nobleman Budapest's royal past welcomes guests at this historic property. The hotel is in the former residence of a Hungarian nobleman, Count Nandor Zichy. Though the hotel's design and lobby are true to its history, the... More

Hotel only $62

8 Eurostars Budapest Center

4 stars
4.1 / 5 20 reviews

Kossuth Ljos utca 7-9 Map

Stay 3 nights, save 10%

The brand new Eurostars Budapest Center 4* superior is ideally located in the famous Kossuth Lajos avenue, in the heart of Budapest only a 2-minute walk from the Danube river. The 175 elegant and modern guest rooms - including 6 junior suites, 3 presidential suites and 2... More

Hotel only $67

9 Danubius Hotel Astoria

4 stars
3.6 / 5 34 reviews

Kossuth Lajos u. 19-21 Map

Stay 3 nights and save 20%!

Downtown hotel takes guests back in time with traditional décor Elegant interiors make it easy to see why the Danubius Hotel Astoria has been used for several movie shoots. A renovation in 2008 enhanced the back-in-time look. Décor features beautiful woods and... More

Hotel only $77

10 Tulip Inn Budapest Millennium

3 stars
5.0 / 5

Ulloi Ut 94-98 Map

The Tulip Inn Budapest Millennium is located next to the citys biggest park Niget. Due to its perfect location, many famous spots like the Fashion Street or the amazing Buda Castle, Heroes Square or the Parliament are easily accessible by underground or car. For sports... More

Budapest highlights

  • Danube River

    The Danube River winds through Budapest, and you can spend many hours strolling along the Duna korzó and exploring the many small shops and cafes on the banks.

    Turkish Baths

    Budapest is home to many Turkish baths, where you can get traditional treatments and spend the day relaxing.

    Buda Castle

    A highlight of any trip to Budapest, this castle sits on a hill overlooking the city. Take the Funicular Railway up the hill to explore the historic buildings.

    Heroes Square

    If you love museums, don't miss two institutions that line Heroes Square: the Museum of Fine Arts and the Hall of Arts.

    Central Market Hall

    Spend an afternoon browsing the Central Market Hall for everything from local crafts to spices.

    Opera House

    Check out a performance at the Budapest Opera House, which offers world-class performances throughout the year.

    Jewish District

    Learn about the city's Jewish past in this area, which contains museums and historical synagogues that are open to the public.

    Hungarian Parliament Building

    If you're interested in architecture, don't miss this building, which towers over the banks of the Danube River.

    Nyugati Train Station

    This stunning train station is the most picturesque in the city; to enjoy its splendor, stop into one of the cafes and watch the local people stream by at rush hour.

    Basilica of St Stephen

    This towering cathedral is a fine example of neoclassical architecture. The dome is particularly beautiful and is easily accessible by elevator.