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Best time to visit Budapest, Hungary

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The best time to visit Budapest is May-June

If you’re looking to travel to Budapest for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Budapest is May-June due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

The warmest month of the year in Budapest is August, where the average temperature gets to around 29℃ (84℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 31℃ (87℉) on the hottest days in summer. The average low temperatures in winter float around -3℃ (27℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about -9℃ (15℉).

The sun stays up the longest in Budapest in August, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Budapest in May. Head over there in September instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Learn everything you need to know to help you decide when to go to Budapest below, and don’t forget to use the awesome travel tools we know and love to help you find the best deals and make booking your vacation a breeze!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

August

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Budapest seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Budapest as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Budapest is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

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

Average temperatures in Budapest

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Budapest for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Budapest climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Budapest for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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FEB
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JUL
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SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Budapest in January

  • Average temperature: -1℃ (31℉)
  • Average high temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average low temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 8 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Budapest in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Budapest in February

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (31℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 6 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Budapest in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Budapest in March

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Budapest in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Budapest in April

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 62%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Budapest in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Budapest in May

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 15 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Budapest in May, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Budapest in June

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Budapest in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Budapest in July

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 58%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Budapest in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Budapest in August

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 54%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 7 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Budapest in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Budapest in September

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 61%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Budapest in September, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.

Budapest in October

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 8 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Budapest in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Budapest in November

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Budapest in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Budapest in December

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Budapest in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Budapest is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 29℃ (84℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Budapest is generally around September. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in September first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Budapest is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Budapest, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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