These questions are just a few of you might be asking on your trip to Budapest.
Well, Congratulations! You just landed on the right page.
Generally, let us walk you through in making your Budapest itinerary. All the basic and important things you should know on your trip to the City of Bridges.
Our full guide covers:
- Basic Introduction
- Where to stay in Budapest
- How to get around
- What to see in Budapest
- Things to do in Budapest
- Tickets you have to buy before – must read
- Food and Restaurants
- Day Trips from Budapest
- Itinerary for Budapest
- Packing List
- City Map
Unquestionably, it inspires us to help people have the most of their trips through our guides. Therefore it is our main goal to make your adventure one of the best.
Without further ado, we welcome you in your one week in Budapest itinerary. Here’s a glimpse of what to expect from the City of Spas.
1. Basic Introduction
We want to start with a simple intro to the things you need to know before coming to Budapest.
Language Spoken: Hungarian is the official language spoken in Budapest and the rest of Hungary.
However, most Hungarians can also speak English. Most especially those in tourism and business sector like restaurants, stores, museums, and hotels.
Population: 1.8 Million
Known for: Aside from the Rubik’s cube which was invented by a Hungarian, Budapest is also famous for its hot springs. Along with over 118 natural springs in total.
Likewise, Budapest is known for its traditional Hungarian goulash soup which is their national dish. Certainly, don’t miss this one out!
Accommodation: Similar to any city in Hungary, you can certainly find accommodations from luxury hotels to super budget-friendly apartments in the City of Bridges.
Briefly, being the capital of Hungary, the city gives you a wide range of choices to stay in your one week in Budapest.
Apart from this, find more details in our where to stay in Budapest section below.
Public Transport: Though public transport in Budapest can be quite expensive, it is still one of the most convenient ways to get around. Similarly, the fastest way to get from point A to B.
Even more, you can use the four metro lines, the trams or the public buses in your one week in Budapest.
Alternatively, most of the tourist destinations in Budapest are just within walking distance.
More under how to get around.
Safety: Above all, as the home of three UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, Budapest is generally safe to travel to.
However, having many tourists has its fair share of pickpockets and bag snatchers.
Without a doubt, safety precautions should be considered at all times. Likewise, not only do you need to be vigilant but also never lose sight of your belongings. It should be noted most especially in very crowded areas.
City name: Furthermore, people call Budapest in many names.
Among these are, “Pearl of the Danube,” “Heart of Europe,” and the “Capital of Freedom.” Or sometimes, people also call it the City of Bridges.
Electricity: 230V/50Hz (European plug). Remember to pack your travel plug