If you’re planning a trip to Hungary in Europe, you are probably wondering when is the best time to visit Hungary?
Budapest is the capital city of Hungary and is one of the most popular destinations when travelling to Europe. It has all year round weather making the best time to visit Budapest, anytime, which can make deciding the best time to go to Budapest difficult.
To make the decision easier, below is a breakdown of each season and what to expect when travelling to Budapest.
TIP: If you’re anything like me, you may prefer to travel outside the extreme temperatures of Winter and Summer. If so, Spring, late Summer, or early Autumn are the best times for you to travel to Hungary.
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The Best Time To Visit Hungary
Winter In Hungary
Formally the winter months in Hungary run from December to February. During this time, the weather in Hungary can get quite temperamental, with temperatures dropping as low as -10C (14F).
Before you write off the winter due to the coldness in Hungary, just remember that this is the perfect time to experience a winter wonderland.
Due to the low temperatures in Budapest and the wider area in Hungary, this is the time when the Hungarians get to enjoy the snow. Making it the perfect backdrop to the Christmas festivities including the Christmas Markets and Ice rinks in Budapest.
You can get the up to date weather forecast for Hungary here.
Summer In Hungary
The summer months in Hungary run from June to August, where the temperatures can get as high as 35c (95F). During this time most of the Hungarians are outside soaking up some vitamin D. As a result there are lots of festivals and events at this time, making it a high season for tourists.
Whilst the warm climate may make you think twice about visiting, this is one of the most fun times to visit Hungary. It also gives you the perfect opportunity to relax and soak in the culture.
Spring / Autumn In Hungary
The spring months in Hungary run from March to May. In Spring, the weather in Hungary starts to get milder and the temperatures start to rise between 19 – 22c (67 – 72F) in Budapest. This is a low tourist season making it the perfect time to see the sights without the crowds of tourists hounding you.
In Autumn / Fall, the warm autumn colours start to sweep the city, with the temperatures starting to drop between 14 – 27C (58 – 81F). This is the perfect time for the fall photography lovers to explore Budapest and Hungary.
The Veiled Explorer Takeaway
As you can see there is no right time to visit Hungary, but it’s more about what’s the best time for you to visit Hungary. This can be based on which temperatures you prefer or which festivals or exhibitions you want to catch when travelling in Hungary.
Which time of year do you prefer to visit Hungary? Leave a comment down below.