What to see and what to do if you have 3 days in Budapest, Hungary? Here are some travel tips, programmes and tours to make the most out of your first trip to Budapest. The 3 day programme below has been put together for self-guidance, if you are interested in guided tours in Budapest, follow the link.

Liberty Bridge with Danubius Hotel Gellert in the background, Budapest

Liberty Bridge with Hotel Gellert in the background, Budapest (photo by Iker Larranaga)

Day 1 of ‘3 Days in Budapest’ The first day focuses on the classic top attractions of Budapest, i.e. one of the World Heritage parts of the city, the Buda Castle on the Castle Hill, the Parliament, the Danube Promenade and its surroundings.

Day 2 of ‘3 Days in Budapest’ The second day of the three-day Budapest stay offers a route and programmes for another part of the city, starting from another World Heritage site, Andrassy Avenue (the Hungarian Champ Élysées), leading to the Heroes’ Square by the City Park, the Museum of Fine Arts, Szechenyi Baths, the Art Nouveau Budapest Zoo and more.

Day 3 of ‘3 Days in Budapest’ The third day of your ‘Budapest crash course’ offers options for the less known, less touristy sights and programmes, some of which are a bit further away from the city centre.

If you are not a first timer in Budapest you will know that 3 days is how tiny to scratch the surface of what Budapest has to offer. Come back and have more fun, relaxation and beauty to take with you throughout the rest of your life.

Silhouette of the Hungarian Parliament, Budapest

Silhouette of the Hungarian Parliament, Budapest – photo by Sergiu Bacioiu