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

Traveling to Lake Balaton, Hungary? If you're planning to go to Lake Balaton, here 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 Lake Balaton, Hungary

Based on the climate and weather in Lake Balaton, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Lake Balaton, Hungary

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • A vaccine card protector

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

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  • Hand sanitizer

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General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Lake Balaton, Hungary by month

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January

January in Lake Balaton is very cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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February

February for Lake Balaton can be brisk. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows a bit less than half of the time.

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March

Traveling to Lake Balaton in March, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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April

If you vacation in Lake Balaton during April, you may find that it is cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally around 60 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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May

If you go to Lake Balaton in May, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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June

If you vacation in Lake Balaton during June, you might find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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July

If you visit Lake Balaton during July, you are likely to see that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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August

In August, Lake Balaton is a perfect temperature. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Lake Balaton, with several of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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September

If you visit Lake Balaton during September, you are likely to notice that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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October

If you vacation in Lake Balaton during October, you might see that it is cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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November

November in this region can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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December

If you vacation in Lake Balaton during December, you might notice that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). Humidity is generally around 80 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain or snow/sleet a bit less than half of the time.

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Activities for Lake Balaton, Hungary

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Lake Balaton.

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