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Between the Pride celebrations and gloriously warm summer temperatures, Hungary is well and truly in its high season in July. While it does tend to be very crowded and hot, there is still a lot to love about this time of year, especially if you like to spend your days out in nature in places like Lake Balaton. There are plenty of things to do in Hungary in July, from river cruises to beach relaxation (even if it is a landlocked country) and a whole host of food and drink experiences along the way. So, let’s dive in and find out more about what your trip to Hungary this month can look like.

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Hungary Weather in July

Fisherman's bastion on a sunny day in Hungary in July.
You should make sure to plan indoor activities in July as it can get very hot.

With it being the peak of summer, the weather in Hungary in July is hot and sunny. Temperatures often range from 17°C (63°F) to 27°C (81°F), so sunscreen and shorts are always necessary.

However, if you plan on spending your summer vacation in the capital, Budapest, it’s pretty common for temperatures to hit and surpass 30°C (86°F). It can actually feel like it’s too hot to enjoy the city at times, so make sure you plan some activities indoors if the sun gets too much.

Not sure when the best time to visit Hungary is for your specific trip? Check out our month-by-month guide to learn more.

Weather in Hungary in July - Rainfall and Temperatures

Avg Daily (°C)242626
Avg Nightly (°C)141615
Avg Daily (°F)767979
Avg Nightly (°F)586159
Avg Rainfall (mm)604070

Why Visit Hungary in July

Local people in traditional wear dancing in Hungary in July.
You can see folk dances being performed in Hungary this month.
People participating in pride parade in Budapest.
Budapest celebrates love in all forms in July.

With so much summer sunshine and increased crowd numbers, why should you tour Hungary in July? Here are just a few of our favorite reasons.

  • Dance Bazaar: If you love dance performances in all different styles, from tango to folk dance to flamenco, head over to the Varkert Bazaar in the evenings. Starting towards the end of July, they’ll have a different dance performance in their garden area each night.
  • Budapest Pride: Love is love, and during July, Budapest celebrates this fact with a giant Pride parade that is bursting with color, energy, and amazing performances around the city. If you want to feel great and enjoy the best that LGBTQ+ culture has on offer, visit Budapest in July.
  • Summer Festival In Obuda: In the old part of Budapest, you can experience the summer festival throughout July and into the start of August. This is full of music, dance, and theater performances that celebrate the longer days and Hungarian culture.
  • Great atmosphere: One of the upsides of being in Hungary in July is that there’s a great atmosphere, especially in Budapest. The crowds of tourists and the locals enjoying their hometowns bring a buzz to the country that’s awesome to be a part of.

Where to go and what to do

A person using a tap to fill beer glass.
Since July is a hot month, a glass of popular Hungarian beer will cool you down.

While the weather is amazing in Hungary in July, it can be overly hot, and you might be in need of refreshment. So why not enjoy a walking beer tour of Budapest and try all the local breweries and bars with a knowledgeable local guide? Check out hotspots like Legenda Brewery, Gravity Brewing, and MONYO Brewing Company. Not only will it help you cool down, but you’ll also learn about the historic brewing culture of Hungary and what sets it apart from other European brewing superpowers!

If you want to escape the heat and humidity of Budapest and see all the sights in one go, then jump on a covered river cruise tour down the Danube. This way, you can enjoy popular sights like the domed Hungarian Parliament building while staying cool and fresh in an air-conditioned boat. You can also go on sightseeing river cruises that include local wine tastings or romantic dinners, which is always a plus.

Hungary in July brings the sunshine, the hot temperatures and the crowds, but it’s also a great time to visit if you love summer festivals and getting outside in nature. If you need a hand organizing your trip, get in touch with our travel experts, who can create a tailor-made trip to Hungary just for you.

Published by Tim Green, updated on February 9, 2024

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