Budapest is known for its great architecture and wild parties. But there's more than that, hereby I invite you to check out some hidden gems and to do a day trip once you checked the must-see items.
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Caving in Budapest - yes it is a thing here. "Hand of fate" viewpoint in Hollókő
In Hollókő there are likely not as many English speakers, so be prepared with your translator app
As a local, I will recommend a 3-4 day itinerary to do after the main sights of Budapest. It will include two daytrips, check it out and let's see what do you like: caving, drinking wine, hiking a bit or chilling with locals in an art-café.
Q & A
What would you have changed?
As a local, I did not have unpleasant surprises. If you're a vegetarian/vegan you'll be fine in Budapest and also in Etyek, but Hollókő is more traditional, I think you are able to find vegetarian options, but keeping a vegan diet might be challenge. Keep it in mind.
What tips would you give a friend?
Go for all the touristy things because Budapest is beautiful. Check the castle the parliament and the party district and a thermal spa. But extend your stay with a few days, and explore more it's worth it.
Inside Budapest use public transportation. It is good cheap, and has real time update on google maps (as the vehicles are GPS tracked). A car is just extra stress for parking, if you need a car, you can use Share Now in Budapest as well, and for higher rates you can take it to daytrips out of the city. In this case, make sure to buy a highway permission (autópálya matrica) for the car, because they do not have it as default. You can also rent a car of course. For daytrips I recommend having a car because it gives you more flexibility.