Best Times to Visit Budapest
The best times to visit Budapest are March through May and September through November. That's when the weather is idyllic and the city isn't overcrowded with tourists. However, the climate is always relatively mild, with temperatures rarely exceeding bearable levels. July and August experience average highs of 80 degrees Fahrenheit, while average lows in January are in the upper 20s. Tourists flood the city in summer, despite it being the hottest and wettest of seasons.
Spring is pleasant in Budapest. The crowds are minimal and the room rates are affordable. Also, flights are a lot cheaper than what you'll find in the summer.
Getting a room in the summer can be difficult, so book as early as you can. Also keep in mind that some hotels don't have air conditioning, so make sure to double-check your lodging's amenities before making final plans. If you go in the heart of summer, expect crowds, rain, and bloated room rates—for the hotels that actually have vacancies.
Budapest is a very appealing destination to visit in the fall. Summer crowds have all gone home, and you're sure to be able to find a deal on accommodations.
The winters in Budapest get pretty chilly, and snowfall is common. We'd recommend visiting in one of the other seasons. But if you do come now, you'll find rooms at their cheapest and snap some awesome scenic photographs.