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April has never been the most popular month to tour Hungary, but that’s a pity, as this period has so much to offer! With most people visiting the country in the summer, Hungary in April is not only lighter on the tourists but also way cheaper. With mild temperatures and plenty of activities to choose from, planning a trip to Hungary this month will surely help you see this country from a unique perspective. Enjoy a hike in the beautiful Duna–Drava National Park, visit the Buda Castle in Budapest without massive crowds, or enjoy one of the many Turkish baths in the city!

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Hungary Weather in April

Szeged Dom towers during sunset in Hungary in April.
The city of Szeged is known for Art Nouveau and historic buildings.

April in Hungary falls in spring, and average temperatures hover around 11°C (52°F). Rain is, unfortunately, frequent, with roughly 11 days of precipitation throughout the month, but you will still have almost 20 days of sunshine. On average, Hungary in April experiences approximately 13 hours of daylight per day, giving you plenty of time to spend outdoors on activities such as hiking. Snow is quite unlikely; however, with a bit of luck, you might see a few snowflakes!

The weather in Budapest in April is characterized by mild temperatures, with average highs of 18°C (64°F) and lows of 8°C (46°F). Temperatures in other areas of Hungary in April tend to be similar, with Szeged experiencing from 6°C (43°F) to 16°C (61°F), Szombathely going from 4°C (39°F) to 15°C (59°F), and Miskolc ranging from 4°C (39°F) to 17°C (63°F).

For a seasonal overview, go through our guide on the best time to visit Hungary.

Weather in Hungary in April - Rainfall and Temperatures

Avg Daily (°C)101521
Avg Nightly (°C)2611
Avg Daily (°F)505970
Avg Nightly (°F)364352
Avg Rainfall (mm)404070

Why visit Hungary in April

The city of Budapest during sunset in Hungary in April.
The fewer tourists and cheaper prices make touring around Budapest a lot of fun.
People around cherry trees in Budapest.
The cherry blossoms in Budapest are second to non during spring.

Most people choose to visit Hungary during the high season, between June and August. But there are so many reasons why a holiday to Hungary in April is a great choice.

  • Fewer tourists: With most people heading to Hungary during the summer, Hungary in April tends to be largely tourist-free. This means you do not have to stand in line for too long to visit the most touristy spots and you will also have better chances to mingle with the locals.
  • Cheaper prices: Fewer tourists also mean cheaper prices. For instance, while there are only a handful of Airbnb options below 1,000 Euros for four weeks in July, there are way more options for the same period in April.
  • Festivals and events: April sees an abundance of festivals in Hungary. For instance, the Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the appearance of the first cherry flowers. On these days, locals and expats enjoy picnics in Budapest while admiring these beautiful trees. This month also hosts the Spring Festival, featuring plenty of events ranging from concerts to film projections and more.

Where to go and what to do

A view of a Catholic church from the waterfront at dawn in Eger.
Eger is an old tribal city home to many castles and thermal baths.

Apart from festivities, Hungary in April offers a variety of activities for all tastes. For instance, on sunny days, tourists can explore some of the country’s national parks, such as Ferto–Hansag National Park. This National Park is home to Lake Ferto, the third largest lake in Central Europe, and features several hiking paths for those wanting to immerse themselves in unspoiled Hungarian nature. This area is also home to several bird species, such as the great egret and the greylag goose.

Another great activity to make the most out of your trip to Hungary is sightseeing. April is one of the best months to tour Budapest and all its most popular attractions without having to deal with thousands of tourists. Explore the Fisherman Bastion in Budapest, watch a performance in the Hungarian State Opera, or get lost in the many ancient corridors of the Castle of Eger.

Lastly, tourists can opt for a day in one of Hungary's thermal spas. When temperatures are chilly, there is no better way to warm up and relax your body! With over 1,300 springs all over the country, tourists will be spoiled for choices. A great option is the Cave Bath in Miskolctapolca, featuring five bathing halls with thermal water at different temperatures.

Even though only a few tourists choose to visit Hungary in April, this month has plenty to offer to all kinds of visitors. Whether you want to make the most of the mild temperatures with a hike in Danube-Ipoly National Park, take a cruise on the Danube River, or simply save some money on your trip, April is surely the ideal month to book your Hungary trip. If you are now eager to see this place but don’t have the time to plan it all, don’t hesitate to reach out to our local experts in Hungary, who will help you create your unique itinerary.

Published by Tim Green, updated on February 2, 2024

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