11 days in Brooklyn & New York City Itinerary

11 days in Brooklyn & New York City Itinerary

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11 days in Brooklyn & New York City Itinerary

New York City
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Brooklyn
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 8 nights
New York City

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Brooklyn

Brooklyn ©
Though it may be less popular or touristy than its big brother Manhattan, Brooklyn boasts of one of the largest and hippest art districts in the United States.
On the 21st (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, take a stroll through Dumbo, and then explore the world behind art at Brooklyn Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Gateway National Recreation, buy something for everyone on your list at Roosevelt Field, and then snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Brooklyn trip builder.

New York City to Brooklyn is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a subway; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Brooklyn

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gateway National Recreation, Roosevelt Field
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Brooklyn Heights Promenade ©
Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Gateway National Recreation ©
Gateway National Recreation
Dumbo
Dumbo

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Fifth Avenue and The Metropolitan Museum of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at 9/11 Memorial and The Museum of Modern Art. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Times Square, go for a walk through Central Park, get great views at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip generator.

New York City is just a short distance from Brooklyn. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Parks
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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