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Best time to visit Hungary

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The best time to visit Hungary is May-June

When’s the best time to visit Hungary, you ask? Based on a number of factors like the weather and climate, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, the best time to go to Hungary is May-June.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high 31℃ (87℉) in the middle of the day in Budapest. In the winter, temperatures can get down to -9℃ (15℉) around January-time. In other areas of Hungary, temperatures might differ so be sure to compare other destinations below.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Hungary are usually in August, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. On average it rains the most days in May, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Continue reading to find out loads more about when to travel to Hungary, check out climate info on some of the top places to visit, then use the handy tools below to search for the best flight and hotel options that are right for you.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

August

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Hungary seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Hungary is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Hungary

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
BudapestMay-June
2℃
-3℃
5℃
-1℃
11℃
3℃
18℃
8℃
21℃
11℃
26℃
15℃
28℃
17℃
29℃
17℃
23℃
13℃
16℃
9℃
10℃
4℃
3℃
-1℃
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Top FAQs

Hungary is in Europe.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Hungary:

The warmest month of the year in Budapest, one of the most popular places to visit in Hungary, is August.
The driest month of the year in Budapest, Hungary, is usually around September each year.

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