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Travel to Budapest with an Itinerary

Traveling to a foreign city with a travel itinerary can be good idea. Being organised and well informed always make you feel prepared for your travel. Especially if you are traveling to Budapest just for 2 or 3 days its a great idea to have a travel plan including the main attractions you would like to visit.


However, some people would say that being spontaneous is a better idea because you won’t feel any pressure during your stay. Of course there are many pros and cons for both aspects.
This post describes how you can make a well prepared travel itinerary. First of all, there are some main points you should consider before starting to create your plan.

For how many days will you be staying in Budapest?

The duration of your holiday has a slight impact on organizing your travel itinerary. The longer stay you’ll have, the more things you can do and more things to include into your plan. If you will be staying in Budapest for a whole week you’ll probably have time to visit outsider areas of the city. Spending one week in Budapest is perfect enough to explore the city and even have time to relax. Of course this doesn’t mean you can’t have an enjoyable vacation during a short visit. There are many-many fun program possibilities to do by spending just couple of days in Budapest. You just need to create a great and organised travel itinerary and you’re good to go.

Do some research

Let’s suppose you already booked your flight and accommodation to Budapest. Everything is all set except for the itinerary. Even if you’re staying for one week or just for a few days, it is good to start organizing your travel itinerary in time. First of all, do some research! Read about the city, find the famous attractions, must-to-see places and to-do activities. There are lot of possibilities to get these information. Search the internet, read some blogs, ask your friends. Collect all kinds of travel tips and program ideas about Budapest in order to set up your personal travel itinerary.

Make a “to-do” list

As you read more and more information you’ll probably notice that its impossible to keep all in mind. But that’s normal. Now it’s time to make a list of the program possibilities which you have collected. Because there are a lot! Write down everything you find interesting. Take quick notes about program possibilities. It doesn’t matter if not everything will fit into your schedule. You will have a wide range of selection when you put together your travel itinerary.

Prioritize your “to-do” list

When I travel to a foreign country I always decide what I would certainly like to do and see. This helps me to prioritize the attractions and program possibilities which are on my list. Try the same technique. Pick out some activities which are the most sympathetic for your and attractions you definitely don’t want to miss. These will be your main points. After you determine your must-to-do and must-to-see programmes you can easily add more activities to your travel itinerary.

Estimate the duration of each program

Before you completely set up your itinerary keep in mind the duration of each activity. It will help you to put your list in order and know what to plan each day.
You don’t need to determine precisely how long each program will take, it just needs to be an estimation. At the same time you are organised you also want to be flexible. Don’t let time to put a negative impact on your trip in case some programs turn out to take a little bit more time as you estimated. Try to calculate with extra time.

Create your personal Travel Itinerary

Okay, so you made all steps above and know what you will see and do in Budapest. Now you are completely set to put all pieces of information together.
There are many possibilities to make your own travel itinerary. You can create it in a simple word or excel document, try out a travel plan creator application on the internet, or even write it down on a piece of paper. Choose a method which you think is the most suitable for you.

When creating your travel itinerary always remember a few important things:
– have a back-up plan in case of rainy weather
– calculate with extra time, not everything may go exactly as you planned
– don’t be disappointed in case you ran out of time, you came here to enjoy the city
– include time to relax, after all you are on vacation

Hope you’ll have a good time in Budapest!

Pest

On which side to stay in Budapest?

Are you planning to visit Budapest but haven’t decided yet on which side to stay in the city? Finding a good located accommodation plays an important role in your travel. We have created this blog post to introduce the structure of Budapest and highlight the differences between Buda and Pest.


Buda

Buda is mostly known for its hilly areas and pieceful, calm ambience. The medieval neighbourhood and charming streets offer a delightful stay in this part of the city. Buda gives home to world-famous sights, such as the Buda Castle Quarter, Gellert Hill, Elizabeth Lookout Tower, Children’s Railway and Szemlohegyi Cave.

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Buda

Popular neighbourhoods in Buda are the 11th, 1st, 2nd district. As Budapest maintains an excellent transportation system, you can easily access Pest with metro or tram within just 15-20 minutes. By walking across Széchenyi Chain Bridge or Liberty, Bridge you will arrive right to the city centre.
Railway Stations:
Kelenföld Railway Station
Budapest-Déli Railway Station
Distances:
Ferihegy Airport – Buda: 24km, 30-40 minutes with taxi
Railway Stations – Pest: 10-25 minutes (depending on which railway station you will arrive to)

Pest

Pest’s neighbourhoods provide a vividly pulsating citylife and a metropolitan atmosphere. The vibrating cultural life of Pest offers visitors to marvel at the most legendary sights and iconic buildings, such as the Parliament building, Hungarian State Opera House and Heroes’ Square. In addition, Pest welcomes guests in delightful restaurants, creative bistros, exclusive ruin bars and grand cafés.

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Pest

Popular neighbourhoods in Pest are the 5th, 6th and 7th district. The frequency of public transportation is excellent. You can reach your favourite places just in minutes, or in most cases famous sights are just in a short walking distance from eachother. In case your accommodation is located near the Danube river you can walk across Széchenyi Chain Bridge or Liberty Bridge to reach the Buda side of the city.

Railway Stations:
Budapest-Nyugati Railway Station
Budapest – Keleti Railway Station

Distances:
Ferihegy Airport – Pest: 15km, 20-30 minutes with taxi
Railway Stations – Pest: 10-25 minutes (depending on which railway station you will arrive to)

Buda and Pest