Budapest is one of those cities that’s rapidly risen to fame over the last few years. From what started as a hidden gem in Europe, overshadowed by the nearby countries of Austria, the Czech Republic and Italy, it’s now a popular tourist destination that draws in thousands of people every year from around the world.
You can see so much in just 2 days in Budapest, making it the perfect spot for a weekend break. But you could also stay longer, to travel between a few countries in Europe and, of course, explore more of Hungary as well.
However, if you just have a weekend in Budapest, here’s how to plan your trip to get the absolute best out of this gorgeous city!
Budapest is THE place to travel at the moment.
I’ll be scrolling through instagram and every. single. person. seems to be enjoying the sights of Hungary’s capital city…and I don’t blame them; it is a beautiful spot.
I went to Budapest for a short city break a couple of summers ago and loved every inch of it – the place is just so grand and feels like you’re stepping straight in to a fairy tale.
So, let me show you exactly why this incredible city is getting so much exposure at the moment.
They are three of Europe’s most beautiful cities, laid out like the three stars of the Orion’s Belt asterism in the night sky. Their close proximity to each other means you can quite easily enjoy an unforgettable itinerary to explore all three cities without having to set foot on a plane.
Most travelers will tell you that travelling around Europe by train is the best way to truly experience its remarkable countries. Europe’s broad rail network is well developed, extremely convenient, and offers fast reliable transit between most of its most famous cities.
You have a wide range of trains to choose from including high-speed Railjet trains that will help you cut travel time, save money, and cater to your schedule.
Here are some great tips for touring Eastern Europe’s best cities for culture and art, where you will take in three countries that include the iconic riverside cities of Prague, Vienna, and Budapest.