15 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

15 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

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15 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
1
Philadelphia, United States
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 day
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
6
Turda, Romania
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
8
Pecs, Hungary
— 1 night
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h
10
Sighisoara, Romania
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Brasov, Romania
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  15​h 30​min
End: New York City, United States


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Philadelphia, United States

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Independence National Historical Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Philadelphia trip simple and quick.

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Independence National Historical Park ©

1
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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Casa Batllo, Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and La Casa Vella - Flamenco in Barcelona. On the 14th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the landmark architecture of Palau Guell, then enjoy some diversion at La Casa Vella - Flamenco in Barcelona, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Philadelphia to Barcelona takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. September in Barcelona sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

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Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Palau Guell ©
Palau Guell

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Prado National Museum, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, CAZORLA, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and then get a taste of local nightlife at CAZORLA. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, then stop by San Miguel Artesania, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 59°F in Madrid. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Shopping Nightlife
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Museo Sorolla ©
Museo Sorolla

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes El Tablao de Carmen as well as El Born Centre de Cultura i Memoria. On the 17th (Sat), explore the venue of El Born Centre de Cultura i Memoria and then enjoy the dining and entertainment at El Tablao de Carmen.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 65°F in Barcelona. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Barcelona

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El Tablao de Carmen ©
El Tablao de Carmen
El Born Centre de Cultura i Memoria ©

1
night
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
On the 18th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Museum Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and then savor the flavors at Bruno Wine Bar and Bistro.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cluj-Napoca trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Cluj-Napoca takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona to Cluj-Napoca, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in September; daily highs in Cluj-Napoca reach 72°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Turda.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Historic Sites Nightlife
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St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Museum Square ©
Museum Square

1
night
Turda, Romania

Turda ©
Turda is a city and Municipality in Cluj County, Romania, situated on the Arieş River.HistoryAncient timesThere is evidence of human settlement in the area dating to the Middle Paleolithic, some 60,000 years ago. Salina Turda has been added to your itinerary. On the 19th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Salina Turda.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Turda vacation planner.

Turda is very close to Cluj-Napoca. In September, daytime highs in Turda are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Turda

Museums Spas
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Salina Turda ©
Salina Turda

1
night
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
You've now added National Dance Theatre to your itinerary. On the 20th (Tue), look for gifts at Herend Porcelain - Hadik Shop, then contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, then admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and finally see a show at National Dance Theatre.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Budapest trip planning app .

Drive from Turda to Budapest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Turda to Budapest due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pecs.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Herend Porcelain - Hadik Shop ©
Herend Porcelain - Hadik Shop

1
night
Pecs, Hungary

Pecs ©
Pécs is the fifth largest city of Hungary, located on the slopes of the Mecsek mountains in the south-west of the country, close to its border with Croatia. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Zsolnay Museum and then delve into the distant past at Early Christian Mausoleum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pecs journey planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Pecs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Pecs

Museums Historic Sites
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Zsolnay Museum ©
Zsolnay Museum
Early Christian Mausoleum ©
Early Christian Mausoleum

1
night
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere and then make a trip to Halaszbastya.

Planning Budapest trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Pecs to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere

1
night
Sighisoara, Romania

Sighisoara
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Breite Ancient Oak Tree Reserve, then take in the exciting artwork at Art & Crafts, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sighisoara Historic Center.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sighisoara trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Budapest to Sighisoara. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Sighisoara due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Sighisoara are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Brasov.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Sighisoara Historic Center
Sighisoara Historic Center
Art & Crafts ©
Art & Crafts

2
nights
Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Peles Castle, steep yourself in history at George Enescu Memorial House, then explore the galleries of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), and finally step into the grandiose world of Rasnov Citadel. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Canionul Șapte Scări and then stop by Barrique M.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Brasov trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Sighisoara to Brasov in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sinaia, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Canionul Șapte Scări, Rasnov Citadel
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Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
George Enescu Memorial House ©
George Enescu Memorial House

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Cluj-Napoca ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Cetatuia Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Museum Square, then unwind over a drink at Bruno Wine Bar and Bistro, then look for gifts at BonBon Candy, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cluj-Napoca holiday site .

Getting from Brasov to Cluj-Napoca by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Cetatuia Hill ©
Cetatuia Hill
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Museum Square ©
Museum Square

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