What to wear in Hungary

What to Wear in Hungary

Top style tips for Hungary

  • 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.
  • Pack your swimwear and flip flops if you plan on visiting the famous thermal baths.
  • If you are looking for a highly versatile travel jacket to bring along we highly recommend the SCOTTeVEST range. Their range of jackets have been specifically designed with traveling in mind and include RFID security (to protect your passport information), 23 secure pockets and personal connectivity integration.

Shoes to pack for Hungary

  • 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 comfortable walking shoes – there are loads of cobbled streets, plus religious sites and museums with wooden floors. We love Hotter shoes, for total comfort along with style.
  • Ladies, you will need heels with you, but save them for evening dining or nightclubbing.

Pack for the weather

  • May, June and November can be really wet so pack a lightweight raincoat and travel umbrella if visiting then.
  • 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.
  • We love the Weather+ app – it gives an accurate 6 day forecast for day and night, which when you're planning from home is really helpful. You can keep all the places you've been to too – a nice way to remember your trip 🙂 Download for iPad/iPhone or Android


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.
  • 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.

Clothing tips for men

  • There are no specific things to bring to your attention, check out our packing list for our suggested capsule wardrobe.

Other things to pack

  • A lightweight day sack or shoulder bag will come in handy to carry your sightseeing essentials.
  • If you tend to buy bottled water, consider carrying a LifeStraw Filtration Water Bottle – fill up from any source and get clean, safe drinking water without wasting plastic bottles.
  • To use electrical gadgets you may need a travel adapter plug, and also a step down voltage converter if your devices are not designed for European voltage (230V).
  • 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.

Community photos of Hungary