Picturesque Lake Balaton, the Danube cruises, exploring nature in Hortobágy National Park—there are many things to do in Hungary at any time of year. The best time to visit Hungary depends on your travel interests. November and December are excellent for birdwatching and holiday shopping at Budapest Christmas Market, as well as dipping in thermal baths. In February or early March, visitors can see Busójárás, a 500-year-old festival with bonfires and scary monsters. Hungary's most popular Sziget music festival is traditionally held in August.