Budapest, Hungary: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Budapest, Hungary? If you're planning to go to Budapest, below is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Budapest, Hungary

Based on the climate and weather in Budapest, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Budapest, Hungary

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Budapest, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly choice.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently get worn. An unreadable vaccine card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb option.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Budapest, Hungary by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in Budapest is very cold and somewhat snowy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) to 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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February

If you go to Budapest in February, you will notice that it can be brisk and somewhat snowy. Expect it to snow regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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March

March in Budapest is cold and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It snows sometimes. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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April

April in this region is chilly. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

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May

May in Budapest is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to low 60s F (low 20s C).

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June

If you are traveling to Budapest in June, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat stormy. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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July

If you visit Budapest during July, you are likely to see that it is warm and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

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August

If you visit Budapest during August, you will probably see that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

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September

If you go to Budapest in September, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat hazy. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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October

October is cool and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

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November

If you are traveling to Budapest in November, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to snow occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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December

December in Budapest is cold and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It snows 5-10 days this month. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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