Casual clothes reign supreme - really anything is acceptable to wear here.
It is very much a typical European style of dress so casual or smart casual will work well.
Jeans are always popular and, teamed with lighter layers for the summer (e.g. camisoles or t-shirt) and warmer ones for the winter (try a long-sleeved top with a sweater), they will serve as a versatile base to your wardrobe.
To get around and see as many sites as possible during your trip you're likely to do a good deal of walking so be sure to pack some comfortablewalking shoes. We love Hotter shoes, for total comfort along with style.
Pack your swimwear and flip flops if you plan on visiting the famous thermal baths.
Clothing Tips for Women
For sightseeing trips casual will work best, but add a smarter outfit (e.g. a smart dress, or pants and shirt) for more formal occasions or restaurants.
You will need heels with you, but save them for evening dining or nightclubbing.
A pashmina is a versatile piece that will dress up any outfit.
And a few well-chosen pieces of costume jewelry will transform any outfit too.
Make sure you take comfy footwear for daytime as there are loads of cobbled streets, plus religious sites and museums with wooden floors.
Clothing Tips for Men
There are no specific things to bring to your attention, check out our packing list for our suggested capsule wardrobe.
December, January and February are particularly cold, so pack warm layers, a coat, gloves, a warm hat and scarf, and to keep your feet warm pack boots with a water resistant sole. A furry lining or trim will keep you even cosier.
It is a dry cold here too so make sure you take good care of your skin with plenty of lip balm and skin lotion.
If you're aiming to travel with just carry-on baggage, try the CabinMaxsoft-sided rucksack - it's light, roomy and has plenty of pockets to keep your stuff organized.
Avoid paying unexpected baggage fees - use an accurate luggage scale to ensure you keep within the weight allowance. Don't forget to leave room for souvenirs on the way home! Hungarian embroidery and hand-painted Herend porcelain are popular buys.
Last updated 01 September 2015.
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