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What to wear in Budapest in Summer (June, July & August)

What to wear in Budapest in Summer (June, July & August)

Do you want to know what to wear in Budapest in Summer? n this guide we will tell you EXACTLY what to pack for Budapest no matter if you are visiting in June, July or August. This includes guidance on how to dress for the weather, dress codes as well as Budapest special events in Summer.

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Weather in Budapest in Summer 

Summer in Budapest is classified as June, July or August. But how hot can you expect the weather to be in Budapest in Summer?

How hot is Budapest in Summer?

View of Parliament buidling in Budapest in Summer with flowers and leaves in foreground
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How hot Budapest in Summer feels very much depends on when you visit. June is the coolest but is still not cold with average temperatures of 26°C / 78.8F and lows of 15°C/ 59F.

While these temperatures rise in July and August to 28°C / 82.4F and lows of 17°C/ 62.6F.

How rainy is in Budapest in Summer?

Generally speaking there are only about 5 days of rain in each of the Summer months in Budapest so a compact travel umbrella can be handy.

Note: we always recommend checking the forecast at your destination(s) 7 days out from travel to make sure there are no expected weather fronts i.e. heatwaves or cold snaps.

Also if you are visiting Budapest in Spring check out this post.

What to Wear in Budapest in Summer

Before we get onto the specifics of what to wear in Budapest in Summer for women and men, we wanted to reiterate that we think it is a great idea to pack a capsule wardrobe. It means you are less likely to lose your luggage when traveling and prevents you from overpacking. For help in packing a capsule wardrobe check out these posts:

Best Shoes for Budapest in Summer

But first we will turn our attention to shoes for Budapest in Summer.


Sneakers in my opinion are the best shoe for Budapest. Budapest has cobbled stone streets and uneven surfaces. This combined with the amount of walking you will be doing means that you will need comfortable walking shoes.

My favorite brand of sneakers for walking are Hoka and AllBirds, however you also can’t go wrong with a plain white sneaker as they go with everything. One of my favorite pairs of white sneakers is the Adidas Cloud Foam shoes.


Sandals are the perfect second summer shoes for Budapest. As there are lots of cobbled stone streets we recommend choosing sandals that are comfortable for walking in. We like Teva as a brand.

What to Wear in Budapest in Summer for Women

Woman in blue t shirt and hat with the Budapest Parliament building in background across the river
What to wear in Budapest in Summer (June, July & August)

So what does a Budapest Packing List for Summer look like? For women we recommend packing: 

Skirts and Dresses

Dresses are one of my favorite things to wear in Budapest in Summer. I tend to wear dresses that are Maxi in length and that also have a cap sleeve as I find them most versatile.

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As the temperatures are hot and dry in Budapest we recommend packing a linen pant instead of warmer pants like jeans. For more information on traveling with linen check out this post.


A loose blouse is another good pick for visiting religious sites and for evenings in Budapest. Personally I like plain white linen shirts as they are very easy to use as part of a capsule wardrobe.

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T Shirts

T Shirts are a great base for Budapest no matter what season you are visiting. For Summer I like to pack a short sleeve t-shirts and style-wise, I tend to stick to a plain or lightly patterned t-shirt instead of neon, graphic or slogan tees as they work better in a capsule wardrobe.

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Although Budapest is hot in summer we recommend packing a couple of top layers like a light beach hoodie and waterfall cardigan for evenings.

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Although the temperatures are warm in Budapest in Summer it is always a good idea to have a light jacket with you.


A pashmina should be on your Budapest packing list no matter the month you are visiting. They are great for cool evenings but also to make outfits more modest for churches. Click here to shop pashminas

PJs or Nightie, Underwear and Socks

Goes without saying.

Swimwear (optional)

Budapest Szechenyi Spa in Winter
What to wear in Szechenyi Baths in Budapest

Only required if your hotel has a pool or you plan on visiting the famous Budapest Baths!


Budapest can be a dazzling city in Summer so be sure to pack a pair of sunglasses with good UVA protection.

What to Wear in Budapest in Summer Packing List for Men

Alongside our regular men’s travel essentials we recommend adding the following items to your men’s packing list for Budapest in Summer:


A light jacket is a good idea for summer.


Chinos are great for daytime sightseeing in Budapest. Linen trousers are also a great pick for warmer months.

Shop men’s travel chinos here.

T Shirts and Shirts

T shirts are great for days sightseeing. For Summer shorts sleeves are most appropriate.

And on top of t shirts you may also want to pack a button down shirt for use in more upscale restaurants. 


Some light top layers are a good idea for Budapest.


Goes without saying.

What to pack for Budapest in Summer (Non Clothing)

Woman with back to camera with the Hungarian parliament buidling
What to wear in Budapest in Summer (June, July & August)

FAQs About Budapest in Summer

Can you wear jeans in Budapest?

You can absolutely wear jeans in Budapest in Summer however in July and August you may prefer a lighter weight pant.

Have you been to Budapest in Summer? What did you wear? We would love you to tell us in the comments below!