What is the best time to visit Hungary?

The best time to visit Budapest is from March through May. The weather is idyllic and the city isn't overcrowded. The Cherry Blossom Festival and the Japanese Garden on Margaret Island are blooming with beautiful flowers; Easter celebrations and traditions are in full swing. A good time for walking tours and bar-hopping of BudapestÕs best ruin pubs. A number of Spring festivals take place, centered around food, wine and music.

Winter (Nov-Feb)

This is a great time for snow-lovers, ice-skating fans and all those interested in Budapest's unique Òdance housesÓ. The city is blanketed in snow and celebrations are in full swing - Christmas, New Year, Saint Nicholas Day, Òdiszn—torosÓ season, St. MartinÕs Day and The Carnival Season or "Farsang" are a few of the vast festivities. Opera and theatre seasons are also in full swing.

Spring (March-May)

Days are warmer; galleries and museums are still popular venues to spend time. In the cooler evenings, opera and theatre are thriving. Blooming flowers and colours are everywhere - so people prefer outdoor activities. Unexpected rain showers come in May. A good time to enjoy a picnic on Margaret Island or take the chairlift up to the scenic Buda Hills.

Summer (June-August)

Summers mean festivals for pretty much everything from beer and fršccs to street-food and lecs— and cultural events like Night of the Museums and the Danube Carnival. Outdoor live music is big and many outdoor evening performances take place. The Sziget Festival and Festival of Folk Arts in Buda Castle are among the most popular events.

Fall (Sept-Oct)

Opera, ballet and theatre are big at this time, so are the autumn festivals. ItÕs a great opportunity to try a beer bike and BudapestÕs thermal baths. The National Gallop Festival also takes place. A great time to go on hikes in the nearby Buda hills.

Monthly Weather in Hungary

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January -9 -2
February -0 6
March 4 14
April 6 15
May 11 22
June 14 26
July 17 27
August 15 25
September 12 24
October 6 13
November 2 8
December -3 2

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