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Budapest Backpack Guide
How many days should I visit Budapest for?
For some, months or even years is not enough. For first time visitors, anywhere from 3-4 days is enough to take in the city and go on a few day trips.
When's the best time to visit Budapest?
Budapest attracts alot of visitors each year especially during the summer months. Try to visit Budapest either in the spring or fall for lower travel rates and significantly shorter lines at attractions.
How much does Budapest cost?
On average, backpacking in Budapest costs about $40 a day.
Is it safe to visit Budapest?
For the most part, Budapest is safe to visit. However, as with most big cities, pickpockets can be a problem, so be extra cautious when in touristy areas.
Do I need to know Hungarian?
It’s not necessary to know Hungarian as most people you meet will speak English. Don’t be a tacky tourist though, learn some common Hungarian phrases before you go.
What currency does Hungary use?
Hungary uses the Forint as their currency. One US dollar is worth about 347 HUF.
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5 Day Itinerary
Buda Castle Hill Funicular
Central Market Hall
Danube River Cruise
Hungarian Parliament Building
St. Stephens Basilica
Dohany Street Synagogue
Hungarian State Opera House
Széchenyi Thermal Baths
Hungarian phrases for traveling
How are you?
My name is...
Do you speak English?
One beer please
Egy sört kérek