Situated in the heart of Europe and straddling the central and eastern zones of the continent, Hungary offers visitors a rich and unique culture. During the communist era, significant money and resources were put into the capital city of Budapest, so travelers generally do not stray far from the city. However, the countryside is described as very beautiful and worth the trip. If you do decide to stay in Budapest, you will not be disappointed with what people have deemed the ‘Pearl of the Danube.’
Surrounded by the Alps to the west and the Great Plains to the east, Budapest is subject to terribly cold winters and warm summers. July and August are the warmest months with an average high of 79 degrees Fahrenheit (26 degrees Celsius) and an average low of 58 degrees Fahrenheit (15 degrees Celsius). The coldest months are December to February, where average low temperatures can drop to 25 degrees Fahrenheit (-4 degrees Celsius).