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Itinerary Help / Critique

Hello! From October 20th - 22nd, I will be in Budapest for the first time for 3 full days.

I've worked out the first day and most of the activities I'd like to "check off the list", but would like some help from the travel veterans here on how to structure the days and what I should include/exclude based on your experiences.

So, right to it!

Day 1: October 20th (Sunday) (is this too aggressive for one day?)

  1. Buda castle hill
  2. Fisherman’s Bastion
  3. Buda castle museum(s)
  4. Matthias Church
  5. Hospital in the rock
  6. Labyrinth
  7. Citadella

Day 2 and 3 activities I'd like help organizing by day:

  1. Széchenyi Baths
  2. Shoes on the Danube
  3. St. Stephen's basilica
  4. Hero's square
  5. Vajdahunyad
  6. Hungarian railway museum
  7. Opera house
  8. House of terror
  9. Great synagogue
  10. Hungarian national museum
  11. Great market hall
  12. Holocaust memorial center
  13. National history Museum
  14. Parliament

Any help is greatly appreciated! I think some of my remaining sites are closed on Monday, complicating things a bit.

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Day 1: October 20th (Sunday) (is this too aggressive for one day?)

Buda castle hill Fisherman’s Bastion Buda castle museum(s) Matthias
Church Hospital in the rock Labyrinth Citadella

Depending on where you are staying, etc. Its a full day, but not a bad day. You still need an evening activity.

Day 2 and 3 activities I'd like help organizing by day:

Széchenyi Baths Shoes on the Danube St. Stephen's basilica Hero's
square Vajdahunyad Hungarian railway museum Opera house House of
terror Great synagogue Hungarian national museum Great market hall
Holocaust memorial center National history Museum Parliament

Okay I would do Andrassy ut one day, everything else the next.
So

Day 2 Assuming you are staying near the lower end of Andrassy ut.. Here the M1 metro line can supplement the walking a bit. You will need a bus to get to the railway museum. I think its worth the effort. The bus stop is near Hero's square.

House of Terror (do first to avoid lines)
Vajdahunyad
Heros's Square
Railway Museum
Széchenyi Baths
Opera house ( i believe there are tours around 5 pm, so head back there on the M1 for the tour, then go to the baths if thats how the timing works out).

Day 3 Assuming you are staying near the lower end of Andrassy ut.
This day uses the 47/49 tram and the 2 tram for most of the getting around. The holocaust memorial center will require a short trip on the M3 metro at Kalvin ter. And you need an evening activity.

Great synagogue
Hungarian national museum
Holocaust memorial center
Great market hall
Parliament
Shoes on the Danube
Basilica

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Thanks James! Very helpful. I think though on day 2 (Monday), both the House of Terror and the Railway museum would be closed.

If I simply switched the day 1 and 2 itineraries, would that solve that issue?

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You are correct. That's why with out dates and hotel locations this is impossible. Didnt notice the dates in your post the first time I read it. I think the Train Museum might be closed on Monday too. Best double check.