If you have only 48 hours in our beautiful capital city, check out this summary made after Culture Trip’s article and make the most of your mini holiday in Hungary.
Sometimes we can enjoy only short trips in some of our dream destinations, which is quite good actually – we need just a couple of days off at work and a list of the best programs at the destination to make the most of our highly anticipated mini holiday there. So you can get the maximum out of 48 hours in Budapest, too – according to the article of Culture Trip, you just need to follow these tips. Feel free to replace any of the following programs if you don’t like one or two of these (not likely, we must say).
You should definitely start the first day at one of the great breakfast spots of the city. A nice meal and some good coffee at one of Budapest’s local bakeries or coffee shops will give you enough energy to take on a sightseeing tour. The most popular ones are the free walking tours, which only last for 2-3 hours but thanks to the line and the informative tour guide, you can see the main sights in the city centre and feel well informed.
The tour usually ends at the Fisherman’s Bastion in the Castle District. You can eat and drink something up there, or if you prefer returning to the Pest-side of the city, you can do so. After a short walk in the endearing Castle District, you can head back to the city centre on foot or with bus 16. It drops you off at Deák Ferenc Square, providing you the possibility to walk to Saint Stephen’s Basilica, to the Parliament or to the Shoes On The Danube Bank.
Enough of walking around? Sit down for a relaxed dinner then! Choose a restaurant – you will find plenty of those in the city centre – or taste some treats from the Hungarian street food scene. End the day at one of the famous ruin pubs of Budapest, which have become a must in the past years.
After such an informative and perhaps exhausting start, the second day should be centred around relaxation. In the morning, take a stroll along the UNESCO World Heritage listed Andrássy Avenue before heading off to enjoy brunch in Budapest.
Then head to one of the famous thermal baths, for example Széchenyi or Gellért baths. After a few hours of soaking, massaging and relaxing, visit one of the markets - the Great Market Hall can be a good choice for you. It is not only beautiful but provides the possibility to continue shopping on Váci Street, too. The famous shopping street leads to Vörösmarty Square and the beautiful Gerbeaud Café. A cake with a nice coffee is a must there!
End the day and your trip with river cruise on the Danube. There’s no better way to say goodbye to Budapest than admiring the Parliament Building and the Chain Bridge lit up, while relaxing on the boat - maybe with a glass of Hungarian wine in your hand. ;)