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Visiting Budapest In July – The Definitive Guide

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Central and Eastern Europe were relatively late to arrive at the tourism scene. While the likes of Paris, Barcelona, and London have been a traveler's favorite for centuries, destinations like Prague has made rapid strides in the last few decades. Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is one such Eastern European gem. The city has been shaped by centuries of history, its highs, and lows. It has learned the significance of cherishing its legacy, as well as keeping up with the tides of time. Budapest will teach you the art of tasting wine and make you fall in love with hot springs. You will know why Budapest is called the Heart of Europe, especially if you visit the city in July.

Why is Budapest in July a must visit?


Budapest in July

Hungary is located a bit far inland from the Mediterranean, which is why it experiences a chilly winter and a glorious summer. In terms of weather, July is possibly the best time to visit Budapest. You could get most of your sightseeing done in the sun and still end the day with a walk in the pleasant weather after a drink or two. July is the best time to try some of the most notable activities built around the Danube river, given the weather. July is the time to indulge in boat and bath parties in Budapest. A number of significant events take place in Budapest in July. It is especially a good time to be in the city for sports fans.

Budapest Weather in July


July is the hottest month of the year in Budapest. The noons may produce an average high of 27°C. The nights may drop to 15°C on an average. Budapest receives over 15 hours of daylight during the month, which makes it the ideal time for sightseeing. Rain can be expected on 12 days during the month.

Budapest in July: Things to do


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Hungarian Parliament

Budapest in July


The Hungarian Parliament Building is one of the most magnificent government buildings that you are ever going to lay your eyes on. The building was brought to life over a period of 17 years beginning in 1885. With 27 points of entry and a total of 18000 square meters of floor area, you will definitely need the assistance of the warm July weather to explore this one.

July Timings
Daily - 8 am-6 pm

Location

Budapest, Kossuth Lajos tér 1-3, 1055
Hungary
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Budapest Thermal Baths

Budapest in July


Dubbed the ‘ City of Baths’ or the “Spa City”, Budapest is a city rich with thermal springs, many of them dating way back to the 16th century. A haven for spa and wellness lovers, ‘taking the waters’ is as routine as buying groceries. No trip to Budapest is complete without a visit to the historical baths.

July Timings
Daily: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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Guided Tour of Buda and Pest

Budapest in July


Buda and Pest are two sides of the same coin, and a guided tour is the best way to see both in one go. From the top of Gellért Hill, you’ll get an overview of the cityscape before descending into the labyrinthine Buda Castle District. The tour continues across the Chain Bridge to the 19th-century Andrássy Avenue and ends at Heroes’ Square.
Along the way, your guide will share insider information and interesting stories about Hungary’s capital. You’ll learn about the city’s Roman roots, its medieval history, and its role in World War II.

July Timings
Depends on tour chosen

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Danube River Cruise

Budapest in July


Budapest is bifurcated by the river Danube. Consequently, a cruise on the river can afford a unique perspective of the city. You will be treated to a view of the Elisabeth Bridge, the Margaret Bridge, and the Chain Bridge. If you are looking for a romantic experience, you can choose a nightly cruise that includes an Operetta and Folklore show. You can enjoy the beauty of Budapest as you relish Hungarian cuisine. The July weather is known to be a wonderful companion as well.

July Timings
Depends on chosen cruise

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Dohany Street Synagogue

Budapest in July


The Dohány Street Synagogue, also known as the Great Synagogue or Tabakgasse Synagogue, is a synagogue located on Dohány Street in Budapest, Hungary. It is the largest synagogue in Europe, seating 3,000 people, and is the center of Jewish life in Hungary.
The synagogue is open to the public for tours and services, and is a popular tourist destination in Budapest.

July Timings
Monday, Friday and Saturdays - 10 am

Location

Budapest, Dohány u. 2, 1074
Hungary
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Budapest Food Tour

Budapest in July


No tour to a foreign land is complete without learning about the native culture, and nothing reflects indigenous culture better than the local cuisine. You can try a number of delectable Hungarian cheese specialties and salamis. You must try the high-end restaurants, as well as the street vendors as all of them, represent a separate aspect of Budapest’s history. Once you are done eating your way through the city, guzzle a pint of artisanal beer and take a walk in the pleasant July night.

July Timings
Food Tour starts at 2 PM on Fridays

Location

Budapest, Báthory utca 21-25, 1054
Hungary
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Segway Tour

Budapest in June


Segway tours are becoming increasingly popular in cities around the world, and Budapest is no exception. These unique tours give you the chance to see the city in a whole new way. Starting from the neo-Renaissance Hungarian State Opera House, you will roll through the city centre seeing sights, such as the Vörösmarty Square, the Danube Promenade, and the fabulous Chain Bridge. You can also take a look at the Liberty Square and the city’s largest cathedral, the St Stephen’s Basilica.

June Timings
Tours start daily at 10 am, 2 pm and 4 pm

Location

Budapest, Andrássy út 22, 1061
Hungary
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Szentendre Village Tour

Budapest in July


Szentendre is a charming Hungarian town located just north of Budapest. Its name means “Saint Andrew” in Hungarian, and it is known for its well-preserved Baroque architecture and quaint cobbled streets. The town has a lot to offer in terms of history, culture, and scenery. Visitors can stroll through the picturesque streets, browse the shops and galleries, or take a boat ride on the Danube.

Want to check out more day trip options from Budapest? Head here.

July Timings
Organized day tours starts at 10:00 AM on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays

Location

Szentendre 2000
Hungary
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Budapest in July: Events to Look Out For


Budapest in July events

Rock and Pop concerts

All of July
The music scene in Budapest is thriving and come summer, music concerts are the best way to spend your evenings in the city. In July, Harry Styles, Celine Dion, Pearl Jam, Pet Shop Boys, Hollywood Undead, Judas Priest are all performing in various venues across the city.

Budapest in July events

Dance Bazaar

All of July
July sees another significant cultural event hosted at the Hungarian capital. Dance Bazaar consists of a number of dance nights that are hosted at the Várkert Bazár. Multiple dance forms find their place in this event, including folk dance, tango, and flamenco. The event is organized by the National Dance Theatre.

Budapest in July events

Budapest Pride

July 23
Pride marches have become a feature of the progressive world. Budapest hosts one of the most dynamic marches in all of Europe. It is strewn with great events that celebrate love, above everything else. The march also sees a number of celebrities turn up for it.

Budapest in July: 3-day Itinerary


If you're visiting Budapest in July and are looking for an itinerary that you can simply adapt, here's our handcrafted 3-day itinerary. You can also take a look at our 2-day and 1-day itineraries to visiting Budapest.

Day 1

3 days in Budapest
3 days in Budapest
3 days in Budapest

• Széchenyi Thermal Bath
• Budapest Parliament
• Budapest Food Tour
• Danube River Cruise

Day 2

3 days in Budapest
3 days in Budapest
3 days in Budapest

• Danube Bend Tour

Day 3

3 days in Budapest
3 days in Budapest
3 days in Budapest

• Walking Tour of Pest
• Walking Tour of Buda
• Margaret Island

Budapest Essentials In July


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LanguageHungarian

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Time zoneGMT+2

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Country Code+36

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Socket Type C & F

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CurrencyHungarian Forints (HUF)

Budapest Weather in July

A typical day in Budapest in July begins early, and goes until late, giving you the chance to get most of your sightseeing done in the presence of daylight. During noon, it can get hot enough for you to seek a shady retreat. The skies are mostly clear all month. The chance of rainfall is highest at the beginning of the month. You might even get to see a thunderstorm.

Where to Stay in Budapest in July

Budapest is fairly used to high volumes of visitors in the summer. You will not have a problem in finding accommodation of your choice. But the high volume also means that the hotel rates will go and stay up throughout the month. Thankfully, a little research will let you come up with cheaper options. Here are some of the most popular hotels in different budget levels. .

What to Pack for Budapest in July

First things first, you need to have enough breathable clothing for the Hungarian summer. Lighter colors are also favorable. If you choose to do a lot of walking, pack comfortable walking shoes and a small water bottle that you can carry around. Applying enough sunblock can be crucial, so keep them handy as well. Pack your swimsuits for your day at one of the thermal pools. Rain is not uncommon, so carry waterproof jackets, boots, and umbrellas.

Getting Around in Budapest in July

Budapest has a functional public transport system that is well spread across both sides of the Danube. Buses are a reliable and comfortable way of getting around the city. You must go on a ride on bus number 16, also known as the Castle Bus. It takes you from the Deák Ferenc Square to the Castle Hill. You may also opt for trams, which are a bit slower and therefore are better for sightseeing. Cabs are possibly the fastest option, and its prices in Budapest are regulated at all times of the day. If you are looking for a more eco-friendly mode of transport, bicycles can be rented and dropped off at a number of docking stations across the city.

Budapest in July - Must Try Delicacies


Budapest in July
Gulyás (Goulash)

The first dish on the list is an obvious one. If you have tried this dish in your part of the world, it’s time for you to discover the authentic version. Goulash is basically a thin broth made with beef and flavored with onion, paprika, pepper, and tomatoes.
Where to eat: Baltazar Budapest

Budapest in July
Lángos

This is a kind of a flatbread that is seen more like comfort food in Budapest. The deep fried dough is slathered with any combination of sour cream, grated cheese, and garlic butter. They are also served with sausages on top.
Where to eat: Retro Bufe

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Dobos Torta

This is a staple sweet item that is consumed all across the country. Also known as the drummer’s cake, Dobos Torta was named after its creator. It consists of multiple layers of sponges covered in buttercream and groundnuts. At the top is a layer of caramelized sugar to give it a distinct crunch.
Where to eat: Százéves Restaurant

Budapest in July
Paprikás Csirke

A less global Hungarian soup, Paprikás Csirke is no less in terms of flavor and national popularity. There are many variations that are widely consumed in Hungary. In Budapest, you will be able to taste the one with stewed chicken leg flavored with spicy and creamy paprika.
Where to eat: Dunacorso Restaurant

Tips for Visiting Budapest in July


  • Carry a lip balm with yourself on your sightseeing trips as the dry weather may mean that you will end up having chapped lips.
  • Do not try to use bicycles in Buda as the terrain isn’t as flat as in Pest. Cycling up and down the rolling hills could be inconvenient.
  • Avoid taking freelance cabs in Budapest. These cabs are also yellow but have the words "freelance" or "független szolgáltató" written on its side.
  • Attend at least one bath party during your stay. The city is full of thermal baths, and some of them host parties after sundown.
  • Do the summer thing and grab a gelato or frozen yogurt as you continue sightseeing. There are a number of streetside outlets that sell a great variety of ice creams.

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FAQs


What's the weather like in Budapest in July?

July is the hottest month of the year in Budapest. The noons may produce an average high of 27°C. The nights may drop to 15°C on average. Budapest receives over 15 hours of daylight during the month, which makes it the ideal time for sightseeing.

What do I wear in Budapest in July?

Summers can be hot and humid in Budapest. So it's best to pack light cotton or linen wear.

 

Is Budapest crowded in July?

Since July and August are peak travel seasons, you can expect crowds at the major tourist attractions and in restaurants, cafes, and pubs in Budapest.

What are the best attractions in Budapest in July?

Some of the best attractions in Budapest in July are The Hungarian Parliament, the Thermal Baths and Danube River Cruise.

What's the easiest way to travel within Budapest?

While walking is the best option, you can use the Subway lines and Tram to travel around the city.