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Visiting Budapest In July – The Definitive Guide

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 - weather

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: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Location

Budapest, Kossuth Lajos tér 1-3, 1055
Hungary
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Gellért Spa

Budapest in July


Without further ado, let's dive into a Budapest specialty. Gellert Spa consists of a thermal pool and a wave pool that together provides you with the best of both worlds. You may relax and let the mineral-rich water heal you, or join the fun at the wave pool. Either way, a visit to the Gellert Spa will definitely make your July visit a bit better

July Timings
Daily: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Location

Budapest, Kelenhegyi út 4, 1118
Hungary
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Guided Tour of Buda

Budapest in July


The city of Budapest is made of two smaller cities, Buda and Pest. If you are traveling to the Hungarian capital, a tour of Buda is recommended. The castle district is one that renders Budapest much of its visual appeal. Take a walking tour through its cobblestone alleys will take you to the historical structures like the Royal Palace and the Funicular, among others. The low likelihood of rainfall in July should encourage you.

July Timings
Guided Tours start daily at 2:00 PM

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Guided Tour of Pest

Budapest in July


The city of Budapest is made of two smaller cities, Buda and Pest. If you are traveling to the Hungarian capital, a tour of Buda is recommended. The castle district is one that renders Budapest much of its visual appeal. Take a walking tour through its cobblestone alleys will take you to the historical structures like the Royal Palace and the Funicular, among others. The low likelihood of rainfall in July should encourage you.

July Timings
Guided Tours starts daily at 10:00 AM

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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

Budapest Cruises
Budapest Sightseeing Cruise - 75 Minutes
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€14 €13
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Dinner Cruise on the Danube with Operetta & Fo...
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€65 €61.45
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Dinner Cruise on the Danube with Live Piano Ba...
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Danube River Cruise with Buffet Lunch
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Pizza & Beer Budapest Cruise
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€29
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Craft Beer Cruise
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€29

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Day Trip to Sisi

Budapest in July


If you can spare half a day, visit the nearby residence of former Queen Elizabeth. The Gödöllő Palace will take your breath away due to its sheer size and grandeur. You will also be familiarised to the tales of Queen Elizabeth and Francis Joseph. You may stop at the souvenir shops to collect wonderful gifts for your loved ones back home. .

July Timings
Tour starts at 10:00 AM on Thursdays and Saturdays

7

Danube Bend Tour

Budapest in July


The beauty of the river Danube cannot be overstated. Which is why a number of separate tours and cruises are a part of the general Budapest tour. On this tour, you can learn about life during the middle ages, visit the northern gate of Budapest, and take a look around the artist's village of Szentendre. On a clear July day, this tour can prove to be just what you need to satisfy your wanderlust.

July Timings
Tour starts at 9:00 AM on Thursdays and Saturdays

Location

Budapest,
Hungary
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7

Budapest Hop On Hop Off Tour

Budapest in July


If you are on a whirlwind tour of Budapest, the hop on hop off tour could be your best bet. This tour gives you the opportunity to window shop the sights of Budapest and choose what you which attraction you want to explore more closely. Apart from the open top bus ride, this tour also includes a boat ride across the Danube.

July Timings
Daily from 9 AM

Location

Budapest, Sikló u,
1013 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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Budapest Segway Tour

Budapest in July


As we have previously mentioned, July is the hottest month in Budapest. There is no shame in shying away from a walking tour. Hop on a Segway instead. Your trip will begin from the Hungarian State Opera House. You will zip through the city hitting upon landmarks like the Danube Promenade, the Liberty Square, St. Stephen’s Basilica, to name a few. The tour party will consist of six participants only, which makes the local guide more accessible.

July Timings
Tours start daily at 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM

Location

Budapest, Andrássy út 22, 1061
Hungary
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Szentendre Village Tour

Budapest in July


The artists’ village in Budapest is one of the most visually appealing spots in the world. The village is nestled at the Danube bend. The beauty of its characteristic narrow cobbled lanes is bewitching. After feasting your eyes on the baroque churches and houses, you will enjoy a special Hungarian flatbread. You will also be visiting an eccentric Confectionery Museum. The summer tour to Szentendre ends with a serene boat trip back to Budapest.

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

Vajdahunyadvár Summer Festival

July 2 to August 3, 2019
As the summer gains steam in Budapest, the city looks for ways to have fun. The Vajdahunyadvár Summer Festival is one of the seasonal favorites of the Hungarian capital. People are known to come from all around the country to attend this month-long extravaganza of classical, gypsy, and swing music. During this period, performances generally take place on Mondays and Thursdays.

Budapest in July events

Dance Bazaar

July 23 to August 2, 2019
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 6, 2019
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 events

Red Bull Air Race World Series

: July 16 to 17, 2019
This is Budapest’s marquee event in the month of July. The widely followed and internationally televised Red Bull Air Race World Series takes place between the Elizabeth Bridge and the Margaret Bridge. The acrobatic flying competition is so iconic in its arena, that it has earned the nickname, “Godfather of the air race”.

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

Budapest in July
Gesztenyepüré

The name says it all. This popular sweet dish mainly consists of chestnut puree. Gesztenyepüré has an intimate connection to the Hungarian masses. The dish is served almost everywhere and is often made at home. Some variations are known to flavor the dish with rum and chocolate.
Where to eat: Belvárosi Lugas Vendéglő

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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