12 days in Brooklyn, New York City & Corning Itinerary

12 days in Brooklyn, New York City & Corning Itinerary

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12 days in Brooklyn, New York City & Corning Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  30​min
1
Brooklyn
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
New York City
— 6 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Corning
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
nights
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 19th (Thu), look for gifts at The Travel Store, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bronx Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Keep things going the next day: walk around Brooklyn Bridge Park and then take a leisurely stroll along Coney Island.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Brooklyn vacation planner.

New York City to Brooklyn is an approximately half hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in December, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Brooklyn

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo
Brooklyn Botanic Garden ©
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Coney Island ©
Coney Island

6
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Steve Cohen's Chamber Magic, Madison Square Garden, FAO Schwarz, and other attractions you added. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary planner.

In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3
nights
Corning

Corning ©
Corning is a city in Steuben County, New York, United States, on the Chemung River. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Corning Museum of Glass. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with West End Gallery, then explore the world behind art at The Rockwell Museum, then examine the collection at Corning Museum of Glass, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Iron Flamingo Brewery. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Greek Peak Mountain Resort, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Hopshire Farms and Brewery, then immerse yourself in nature at Taughannock Falls State Park, and finally make a trip to Little Joe Tower.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Corning attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from New York City to Corning takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Corning at 40°F and lows at 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corning

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Watkins Glen State Park, Hopshire Farms and Brewery, Taughannock Falls State Park
Highlights from your plan
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Corning Museum of Glass ©
Corning Museum of Glass
West End Gallery ©
West End Gallery

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