12 days in New York City, Queens & Brooklyn Itinerary

12 days in New York City, Queens & Brooklyn Itinerary

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Drive
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Queens
— 5 nights
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Brooklyn
— 2 nights
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New York City

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square, and other attractions. Get some cultural insight at New York Public Library and Ellis Island. Visit Brooklyn Heights Promenade and 9/11 Memorial for their historical value. There's more to do: make a trip to Central Park.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New York City online attractions planner.

Toronto, Canada to New York City is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in October: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Queens.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

5
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Queens

Queens is the easternmost and largest in area of the five boroughs of New York City. Attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Botanical Garden make great kid-friendly stops. Discover out-of-the-way places like Frick Collection and Jewish Children's Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Queens: Bushkill Falls (in Bushkill) and New York City (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum & American Museum of Natural History). There's lots more to do: stroll around Gantry Plaza State Park, get great views at Astoria Park, and see the interesting displays at South Street Seaport Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Queens travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from New York City to Queens takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a subway; or take a bus. October in Queens sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 25th (Fri), you'll travel to Brooklyn.

Things to do in Queens

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Brooklyn

Borough of Trees

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.
To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Brooklyn online visit planner.

Brooklyn is just a short distance from Queens. October in Brooklyn sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 27th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Brooklyn

Parks · Nightlife · Outdoors · Museums