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When to visit Hungary

Hungary’s climate is best described as continental. The average yearly temperature is 9.7 °C (49.5 °F) where summers usually have an average temperature of 23 to 28 °C (73.4 to 80 °F) and winters dip to –3 to –7 °C (27 to 19 °F).

The perfect time to visit the country depends on where you want to go or what you intend to do. If a ski adventure, a fishing trip, or a horseback ride is on your list, then the months of December, January, and February are the best times to plan your vacation, as these are the snowy winter months temperature of –10 °C (14 °F) to as low as –20 °C (–4 °F).

Summer starts on the second half of May. During this time, the weather is pleasant at around 25 °C (77 °F), making sightseeing, nature exploring, and of course, swimming the ultimate must-do activities for the whole family.

All year round, this country never runs out of exciting festivals to offer, but the spring and autumn festivals are some of the most celebrated events each year. These festivals showcase Hungary’s culture, art, and music through concerts that always bring people of different races together in the city of Budapest.

In April, different wine festivals take place in the city. Get to experience only the best wines produced by the country with the numerous wine tasting events available at this time of the year.

For fun shopping, make sure to take part in Hungary’s winter festival; the Christmas market opens by the end of November and lasts up to December. Unique and truly Hungarian souvenirs and trinkets, arts and crafts, and many other creative items can be purchased there.