The River Danube beckons, the Chain Bridge lures… The fall season is an ideal time to head to this landmark city: Temperatures are moderate, rain is sparse and there’s plenty to do in the great outdoors. But any season is a good time to visit Budapest’s many sites and events, from the cultural tours, bazaars, and music festivals to the famous Castle Hill.
The coldest period in Budapest is the first two months of the year, with temperatures around 30°F or even colder. Winter melts into a quiet spring season, followed by the busiest time of year, summer, which can get quite hot. Temperatures hover around 80°F or higher, particularly during late July and throughout August.
American visitors can relate: The climate in Budapest is similar to that of the East coast—average 50 degree temperatures, cool fall months, mild spring afternoons and hot summer days. The four seasons transform gradually into one another with few sudden changes or long-term temperature extremes, so it’s easy to get to know Budapest whenever you go.
Landmark architecture, picturesque views, music festivals and historical jewels make Prague a must-see on your travel list. The city’s continental climate of hot summers and cold winters makes May and September the best times to visit, when the weather is just right and the city isn’t overcrowded. Spring and summer are likely to be the sunniest times while rainfall is fairly regular throughout the year.
If you’re planning to visit Prague in the peak spring or summer season, be prepared to experience bustling restaurants, hopping hotels and a pilgrimage of foreign tourists. But all the excitement only adds to the energy of the City of One Hundred Spires, no matter what the weather.