14 days in New York City & Long Island Itinerary

14 days in New York City & Long Island Itinerary

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14 days in New York City & Long Island Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Great Neck
— 4 nights
Drive:  15 min
3
Port Washington
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Plainview
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dumbo and Independence National Historical Park. Get in touch with nature at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and Speed Boats Tours. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Cloverdale Farm County Park (in Barnegat) and Independence Hall (in Philadelphia). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New York City travel planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to New York City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Great Neck.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Philadelphia, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Cloverdale Farm County Park, Dumbo
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Greenwich Village ©
Greenwich Village
Independence National Historical Park ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

4
nights
Great Neck

Great Neck ©
Great Neck is a region on Long Island, New York, that covers a peninsula on the North Shore of Long Island, which includes the villages of Great Neck, Great Neck Estates, Great Neck Plaza, and others, as well as an area south of the peninsula near Lake Success and the border territory of Queens. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Black Creek Preserve. Get some cultural insight at Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Hawk Ridge Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge (in Wallkill), Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (in Hyde Park) and New Paltz (DM Weil Gallery & Mohonk Preserve). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Steep Rock Reservation, take in the views from Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, hike along Flanders Nature Center, and shop like a local with Wright's Farm and Fruit Stand.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Great Neck trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from New York City to Great Neck in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Great Neck can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Washington.

Things to do in Great Neck

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hyde Park, New Paltz, Flanders Nature Center, Black Creek Preserve, Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge
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3
nights
Port Washington

Port Washington ©
Port Washington is the terminus of the Long Island Rail Road's Port Washington Branch in Port Washington, New York. Explore hidden gems such as Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and Hook Mountain State Park. Take a break from the city and head to Rockland Lake State Park and Mianus River Gorge Preserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Washington: Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center (in Ansonia), Fort Montgomery State Historic Site (in Fort Montgomery) and New Canaan Nature Center (in New Canaan). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Teatown Lake Reservation and wander the streets of Greenwich Avenue.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Port Washington trip planner.

Port Washington is just a short distance from Great Neck. In May in Port Washington, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Plainview.

Things to do in Port Washington

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Valley Cottage, Rye Nature Center, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Mianus River Gorge Preserve, New Canaan Nature Center
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Woodbury Common Premium Outlets ©
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center ©
Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center
Mianus River Gorge Preserve ©
Mianus River Gorge Preserve

2
nights
Plainview

Plainview ©
Plainview is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) located near the North Shore of Long Island in the town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York, United States. On the 15th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Bethpage State Park, stop by Jericho Cider Mill, stroll around Norman J. Levy Park & Preserve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cedar Beach, and finally revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Deer Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Plainview holiday planner.

Plainview is just a short distance from Port Washington. May in Plainview sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Plainview

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Bethpage State Park, Norman J. Levy Park & Preserve, Tanger Outlets Deer Park, Jericho Cider Mill, Cedar Beach
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Norman J. Levy Park & Preserve ©
Norman J. Levy Park & Preserve
Cedar Beach ©
Cedar Beach
Bethpage State Park ©
Bethpage State Park