Well, I have narrowed down my choices to Ibis or Ibis for the end of my stay, then taking the bus from Deak Ferenc to the airport late in the evening. Since all Ibis hotels are much the same, and it's only 2 nights, location is the deciding factor. Ibis Centrum is at Raday 6 or Ibis City at Akacfa 1-3. Thoughts?
Here's the plan:
Thursday, Budapest (4N) - arrive by bus from Krakow late afternoon
Monday, Pecs (2N) morning bus 3 hrs
Wednesday, Szeged (1N) morning bus 2.25 hrs
Thursday, Kecskemet (1N) 1 hour train
Friday,, Budapest (2N) 1.5 hour train
Sunday, midnight flight home
I will probably do a day trip to Szentendre while I'm in Budapest.
I'm looking for tips and special sightseeing suggestions. I'm going to the opera in Budapest, but sadly not at the Opera House (it will be closed for renovations), rather at the modern Erkel theatre. Can I wear casual slacks and top? Or do I need to schlep something dressy?