Things to do in Budapest

Visiting Budapest in June | A handy guide

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Budapest, the Hungarian capital, straddles the River Danube, and is one of the most charming cities to visit in Eastern Europe. The city is at the intersection of the two districts, Buda on the west bank of the Danube, and Pest on the east bank. The city is full of life with its youthful and vibrant atmosphere, world-class classical music scene, throbbing nightlife, and an abundance of natural thermal baths. Nicknamed as “Paris of the East”, the city's charm is evident in its magnificent architecture and legendary ruin bars. Budapest's top-notch sports facilities, museums, theatres, and art galleries are sure to leave you smitten.

What makes Budapest in June special?

Disney world

Budapest in June makes for an inviting travel destination, as the weather is pleasing, there are several festivals you can be a part of, and you can just simply enjoy being in the outdoors. June marks the beginning of summer in the city, making it the perfect time to indulge in the open air baths and lidos. You get to experience the city like a local by sitting out on the rooftop restaurants and ruin pubs.

Taking a walk by the Danube in the cool temperatures of June offers a pleasant experience. Great weather also means more crowds. The city is bustling with tourists attending the many cultural, music, and food-and-drinks festivals, and you get to be bang in the middle of it all. The balmy air, the live music, the lively atmosphere, and the general vibe in June are sure to make you fall in love with the city.

Budapest Weather in June

June is when summer starts in Budapest, offering great photo opportunities against beautiful blue skies. Although the days can get quite hot, you can expect a lot of rainfall throughout the month. The average temperature in June is 20ºC / 68ºF, with the average high reaching 25ºC / 77ºF, and the average low reaching 14ºC / 57ºF. The day and night temperatures gradually increase over the month.

Budapest in June: Things to do


Gellért Spa

Budapest in June

Part of the famous Hotel Gellért in Buda, the Gellért Thermal Baths and Swimming Pool is a bath complex in Budapest, which gets its water from Gellért hill’s mineral hot springs. This bathing facility is the most prestigious one in Budapest, visitable during any time of the year. Built in the 1900s, the bath complex is considered to have healing powers. With the Gellért Spa: Couple's Private Bath ticket, you can spend some quiet, intimate time in the hot water tub with your partner, along with a refreshing fruit bowl and a bottle of sparkling wine.

June Timings
Daily: 9am – 7pm


Budapest, Kelenhegyi út 4, 1118
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Guided Tour of Buda

Budapest in June

The best way to explore the city is by hopping on a guided tour. Going on a tour saves you the trouble of having to choose between which attractions you want to see, and gives you the added benefit of a guide explaining each attraction. Some of the attractions covered in the tours are the Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church, Margaret Bridge, Castle District, and more.

June Timings
Guided Tours start daily at 10am and 2:30pm


Guided Tour of Pest

Budapest in June

If Buda has all the ancient landmarks, Pest is where Hungary’s more recent history took place! The walking tour takes you away from the crowded tour buses to give you an up close & personal view of Budapest's beautiful architecture, 19th century buildings, and hidden alleyways. The tour through the flat Pest will take you through iconic landmarks like St. Stephen’s Basilica, Hungarian Parliament, Liberty Square, and House of Hungarian Art Nouveau, all of them built in the past century.

June Timings
Guided Tours starts daily at 10am


Budapest Parliament

Budapest in June

The Hungarian Parliament building, also known as the Parliament of Budapest, is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, and is a stunning sight. A well-known landmark in Hungary, the building was constructed in Gothic-revival style in 1904, on the banks of the Danube. The building holds the honor of being the world's third largest Parliament building, with its interiors just as magnificent as its external architecture.

June Timings
Daily: 8am – 4pm


Budapest, Kossuth Lajos tér 1-3, 1055
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Danube River Cruise

Budapest in June

The Danube is Europe's second longest river, flowing through ten countries. By hopping on a river cruise, you will have the pleasure of viewing many sights unique to this city, such as the Chain Bridge, the Elisabeth Bridge, the Hungarian Parliament, and more. Experience the wonder of Margaret Island, and see parts of Budapest that cannot be accessed by foot.

June Timings
Depends on chosen cruise


Light Art Museum

Budapest in June

The Light Art Museum offers a truly immersive experience, allowing visitors to interact with the exhibits and become part of the art themselves. The museum's innovative use of light, sound, and technology creates a multi-sensory journey that is both educational and entertaining. Whether you're a fan of contemporary art or simply looking for a unique experience, the Light Art Museum is a must-visit destination during your stay in Budapest this June.

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


Budapest, Hold u. 13,
1054 Hungary
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Budapest in June: Events to look out for

Budapest in June events

Coldplay Concert

18 June, 2024
Get ready to rock out with Coldplay as they take the stage in Budapest this June. The iconic British band, known for their chart-topping hits and electrifying live performances, will be performing at the Puskás Aréna. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Chris Martin and the gang live in action.

Budapest in June events

Danube Folk Carnival

7 - 14 June, 2024
Every June, international and Hungarian folk dancers come together to celebrate the joy of dancing at the Danube Carnival. In addition to the many dance performances, the carnival's program includes a Carnival Parade between the Danube Promenade and Vörösmarty tér, an international dance competition, and a spectacular gala event.

Budapest in June: 3-day Itinerary

If you're visiting Budapest in June 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




Time zoneGMT+2


Country Code+36


Socket Type C & F


CurrencyHungarian Forints (HUF)

Where to Stay in Budapest in June

Budapest is generally an affordable city to visit and stay in, however, with June being the peak tourist season, accommodation can cost a little more than in the off-season months. Check out these places you can stay in depending on your budget.

  • LuxuryThe Corinthia Hotel Budapest is one of the grandest and most romantic hotels in the city. The hotel is centrally located in Pest, and provides easy access to all the main attractions and the train station.
  • Mid-Range - The Continental Hotel Budapest offers an elegant and cozy stay, and is conveniently located. Budapest’s popular attractions and landmarks are within close proximity to the hotel, with the Dohany Street Synagogue, train station and Elizabeth Bridge only a brief walk away.
  • Budget - Conveniently located in the center of Budapest, Gozsdu Court Aparthotel is an apartment-style hotel, which offers easy access to Budapest’s best sightseeing areas, with the Hungarian State Opera House just a stone’s throw away.
  • Hostel - Maverick City Lodge is walking distance to many of the city’s attractions, and offers beds in a shared dormitory, as well as a private room.

What to Pack for Budapest in June

Budapest in June has pleasant warm days and cool nights, so make sure you pack light summer clothing. Pack a rainproof jacket or an umbrella for when it rains, and an extra pair of shoes in case your other shoes get wet. Comfortable shoes are a must if you’re planning to join walking tours. Pack some party wear if you’re attending any of the music and cultural festivals. Don’t forget the sunscreen and sunglasses!

Getting Around in Budapest in June

Most of Budapest’s city center and historic districts are pedestrian-friendly, with some areas restricted to traffic. The city also has a well-connected public transportation system, with streetcars (trams) being the most common mode of transport. Budapest’s subway system is also proven to be fast, clean, and efficient in helping you get around. Buy the Budapest City Pass to access public transport for free. With the four metro lines, the three tram routes, and buses and taxis being conveniently available, getting around Budapest is quite hassle-free.

Budapest in June - Must Try Delicacies

Budapest in June

Langos is a deep-fried doughy flatbread, served warm with sour cream and cheese or garlic butter. Its crispness on the outside and the soft plump feel on the inside renders it a comfort dish. Sometimes it is made with potato, and served with a side of sausage.
Where to eat: Retro Bufe

Budapest in June
Töltött káposzta (Stuffed Cabbage)

Stuffed cabbage is a popular dish across eastern Europe. The Hungarian version is made with cooked cabbage leaves stuffed with ground pork and beef, rice, tomatoes and sauerkraut, and flavored with paprika.
Where to eat: Százéves Restaurant

Budapest in June
Gulyás (Goulash)

Stuffed cabbage is a popular dish across eastern Europe. The Hungarian version is made with cooked cabbage leaves stuffed with ground pork and beef, rice, tomatoes and sauerkraut, and flavored with paprika.
Where to eat: Baltazar Budapest

Budapest in June
Kolbász (Sausage)

Sausages are very popular in Hungary. Kolbász is the common term for the Hungarian sausage and is commonly used as the star ingredient in most dishes, such as in stews, soups, and salads. There are many different ways the sausages are cooked, from boiled to cured or smoked.
Where to eat: Central Market

Budapest in June
Kürtőskalács (Chimney Cake)

Kürtőskalács are a famous Hungarian dessert, made from long strips of sugary dough wrapped around cone-shaped spits, and roasted over charcoal. Once the sugar caramelizes, a crisp coating forms, and the dough is removed from the spit, releasing steam like a chimney. The cake is served sprinkled with cinnamon or walnuts before being served.
Where to eat: All across Budapest

Tips for Visiting Budapest in June

  • Budapest is known as the City of Baths for its thermal baths that are fed by over 120 natural hot springs. The most popular baths are Széchenyi, Gellért, Rudas, Lukács, Király and Császár Baths. They often have night bath parties on weekends that last till morning.
  • The Danube Carnival is hosted at many different venues, however the main event is held at Margaret Island, which is ideal for those who want to learn more about Hungarian culture.
  • Watch out for the exciting Budapest's Night of the Museums, which occurs in June every year. The bus service to the city's various museums is organized for this special evening. The price of admission may include the price of a bus service. Take advantage of this evening to enjoy exhibitions, learn about Hungarian art, meet artists and be a part of talks, and spend time with other museum-goers.
  • As Budapest sees a lot of tourists in June, book your accommodation well in advance, especially if you’re planning to stay in centrally located hotels. The same thing applies to booking your tickets for the various tours and attractions, as they tend to get sold out fast in June.
  • Take an evening river cruise to catch the citylights from the water.

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Budapest in June