10 days in Long Island & Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

10 days in Long Island & Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to New York JFK, Train to Montauk
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Drive to John F Kennedy International Airport, Fly to Phoenix
— 4 nights



— 2 nights
Montauk is a census-designated place (CDP) that includes the hamlet with the same name located in the town of East Hampton in Suffolk County, New York, on the eastern end of the South Shore of Long Island. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): make a trip to St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, make a trip to Montauk Point Lighthouse, and then admire the majestic nature at Camp Hero State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Custom House Museum, contemplate the long history of Shelter Island Historical Society, take in the spiritual surroundings of First Presbyterian/Old Whaler's Church, then contemplate the long history of Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Hither Hills State Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Montauk trip planner.

Phoenix to Montauk is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Phoenix to Montauk. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in October: highs in Montauk hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Farmingdale.

Things to do in Montauk

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips


— 3 nights
The Incorporated Village of Farmingdale is an incorporated village on Long Island within the Town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York, in the United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Queens County Farm Museum and Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Farmingdale: William Floyd Estate (in Mastic Beach), Sands Point Preserve (in Port Washington) and St. James General Store (in Saint James). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, get to know the fascinating history of Argyle Park, get engrossed in the history at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, and walk around Roslyn Pond Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Farmingdale attractions planner.

You can drive from Montauk to Farmingdale in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Farmingdale

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips


— 4 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Your inner history buff will appreciate Goldfield Ghost Town and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Phoenix: Scottsdale (Taliesin West & Queen Creek Olive Mill Marketplace at Kierland Commons), Usery Mountain Regional Park (in Mesa) and Superstition Mountain Museum (in Apache Junction). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, see Off-Road Tours, admire the architecture and history at Old Adobe Mission, and contemplate the long history of Rosson House Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix online tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Farmingdale to Phoenix. The time zone difference when traveling from Farmingdale to Phoenix is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Farmingdale in October, you will find days in Phoenix are much warmer (91°F), and nights are a bit warmer (67°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Long Island travel guide

Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches · Lighthouses
Stretching northeast from New York Harbor to the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island is the largest island in the continental U.S. It technically includes the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, but generally refers to the suburban counties of Nassau and Suffolk exclusively. Known for its cookie-cutter suburban neighborhoods, the island is also home to a wealth of intriguing places to visit, including beaches, scenic countryside, wineries, and numerous historical sites. In the summer months, wealthy New Yorkers flock here to relax in their exclusive Hamptons properties.

Phoenix & Central Arizona travel guide

Gardens · Specialty Museums · Golf Courses