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Eger and Budapest / Or just Budapest?

My wife and I are traveling to Hungary this summer. We have not traveled to Hungary before. We are seeking advice on a couple of itinerary options: 4 nights in Budapest, or 2 nights in Eger and 2 nights in Budapest. Thank you for your help.

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I have not been to Eger but we spent 4 nights in Budapest last summer and did not have enough time for everything we wanted to see. I'd say stay in Budapest and enjoy the city. 2 nights is really only one full day and Budapest is worth way more time that that...it's a fantastic city!

Posted by
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Second answer. First I didn't read the question carefully enough. Stay in Budapest. You are already one or two nights short of a perfect trip. But you might consider, after visiting Buda, taking a noon commuter train up to Szentendre and the boat back. I always enjoy that trip and you can say you saw more than just Budapest.

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We are going in May, staying 4 nights in Budapest, and 2 in Eger.

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We’re doing 7 nights in Budapest and two in Eger. Even then, I’m still not sure I’m going to get enough of Budapest but hoping to get enough to want to return.

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I am beginning to understand that Budapest alone is a great option. Thanks again to everyone who has replied. We are grateful for all the information and suggestions.