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Destination guide

Hungary: there is much to discover beyond Budapest

The best introduction for newbies to Hungary is the capital, Budapest. Landmark neoclassical architecture, steamy mineral spas and Turkish influence make up one of the most fascinating cities in Europe. Beyond the city walls, most Hungarians live a rural life, where old traditions are still alive today including tanchazak, village folk music nights. It's a shame that more people don't make it out to the country. Here, you'll find some fine horseback riding trails across the Great Plains and cycling is popular. Wherever you decide to pitch yourself in Hungary, delve into their cuisine, thought to be the most sophisticated in Eastern Europe.

Things to do

A treasure trove of history in Hungary

Most visitors to Hungary don't make it past the capital Budapest, which is a shame as there's a whole host of unexplored historical attractions to delve into. At Eger Castle you can see the site where relatively few Hungarians defeated more than 35,000 attacking Turks in the mid-16th century. Alternatively, drive up to the charming UNESCO village of Holloko where the Paloc people have preserved their centuries-old traditions. The elegant Rococo-style Esterhaza was built in the 18th century and is often called the "Hungarian Versailles", while the Skanzen open-air museum showcases old Hungary, through the traditional houses and folks dressed in costume.

Activities

For horseback riding in Europe, Hungary is hard to beat

When you stay in a Hungary vacation rental, you can gallop along the Great Plain or through dense forests on horseback. If that's your thing, don't miss the horse-shows in summer, where magnificent creatures are showcased. From one saddle to another, cycling is also popular in Hungary and there is no end to the country lanes to ride along, not to mention the routes that snake around Lake Balaton. There are not the same number of hiking footpaths that you'll find in other European countries, but if rambling is your thing, try Badacsony.

Weather

Idyllic temperatures in spring or fall in Hungary

The largest number of travelers hit the streets of Budapest in the summertime, when the weather can reach sky-high temperatures and the chances of rainfall are at their highest. If you're planning to visit between June and August, your best bet is booking you Hungary vacation rental early. For a climate which is, arguably, more idyllic, try March to May or September to November, when it's slightly cooler and the queues at attractions have all but disappeared. The temperature in winter plunges below freezing, but this just makes the city's hot springs even more alluring.

Natural features

Wildlife-laden national parks in Hungary

Hungary has its fair share of national parks, including Aggtelek, which is best known for its 100s of underground caves, including Baradla, the largest stalactite cave on the continent. The most celebrated is the sizeable Hortobagy National Park, the country's first and recognized by UNESCO. The grassy park takes up a large swath of the Great Plain and plays hosts to a dizzying number of wildlife species, including water buffalo and grey cattle. However, most people come with their binoculars in hand to spot some of the 340 species of avifauna which migrate and nest here.

How many vacation rentals are available around Hungary?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 3,257 vacation rentals around Hungary. From 1,968 condo and apartment rentals to 992 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Hungary?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Hungary. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Budapest: 889 vacation rentals
  • Siófok: 708 vacation rentals
  • Lipótváros: 669 vacation rentals
  • Fonyódi: 1,294 vacation rentals
  • Balatonmáriafürdő: 943 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Hungary! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Hungary?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Hungary:

  • Budapest: 889 rentals
  • Siófok: 708 rentals
  • Fonyódi: 1,294 rentals
  • Balatonmáriafürdő: 943 rentals
  • Balatonkeresztúr: 1,010 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Hungary?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Hungary are:

  • Ferihegy Airport (BUD): 885 vacation rentals
  • Veszprem (ZFP-Szentkiralyszabadja): 719 vacation rentals
  • Debrecen Airport (DEB): 19 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Hungary?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Hungary. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Budapest Castle Hill Funicular: 881 rentals
  • Bedo House: 894 rentals
  • Las Vegas Casino: 882 rentals
  • Valley of the Beautiful Woman (Szepasszony): 21 rentals
  • WestEnd City Center: 891 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hungary listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Hungary

Budapest
889 vacation rentals
Pest County
829 vacation rentals
Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County
30 vacation rentals
Gyor-Moson-Sopron County
16 vacation rentals
Veszprém County
288 vacation rentals
Tolna County
21 vacation rentals
Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County
22 vacation rentals
Baranya County
34 vacation rentals
Bács-Kiskun County
24 vacation rentals
Hajdú-Bihar County
20 vacation rentals
Somogy County
1,573 vacation rentals
Heves County
23 vacation rentals
Vas County
62 vacation rentals
Fejér County
39 vacation rentals
Vienna
1,109 vacation rentals
Styria
1,430 vacation rentals
Burgenland
165 vacation rentals
Lower Austria
1,271 vacation rentals
Timiș County
80 vacation rentals
Zagreb County
54 vacation rentals