21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 6 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Brooklyn
— 3 nights
train:  15​min
3
Queens
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Southold
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Montauk
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Staten Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: New York City

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and stroll around The High Line.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip builder website .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to New York City. In March, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Brooklyn.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3
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 3rd (Fri), take in the waterfront at Coney Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brooklyn Tabernacle, and then admire the natural beauty at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Brooklyn Bridge Park, then take an in-depth tour of Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO, then get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and finally stop by Raaka Chocolate.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Brooklyn day trip site .

Brooklyn is very close to New York City. In April, daily temperatures in Brooklyn can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Queens.

Things to do in Brooklyn

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Brooklyn Botanic Garden ©
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Coney Island ©
Coney Island
Brooklyn Bridge Park ©
Brooklyn Bridge Park

4
nights
Queens

Queens ©
Queens is the easternmost and largest in area of the five boroughs of New York City. Venture out of the city with trips to New Haven (Yale University, Yale University Art Gallery, & more), Room Escape Games (in Ronkonkoma) and Amazing Olive (in Patchogue). There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Bronx Zoo, don't miss a visit to Pepsi Cola Sign, admire the natural beauty at New York Botanical Garden, and see the interesting displays at King Manor Museum and Park.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Queens online journey planner .

Queens is just a stone's throw from Brooklyn. In April in Queens, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Southold.

Things to do in Queens

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

New Haven, Bronx, Room Escape Games, Amazing Olive
Highlights from your plan
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo
Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery

2
nights
Southold

Southold ©
The Town of Southold is one of ten towns in Suffolk County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Southold Historical Society, then learn about winemaking at Sparkling Pointe Vineyards & Winery, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Long Island Aquarium, and finally do a tasting at Croteaux Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): experience rural life at The East End Mushroom Company, learn about winemaking at Mattebella Vineyards, then look and learn at Custer Institute & Observatory, then learn about winemaking at The Old Field Vineyards, and finally get engrossed in the history at Southampton Arts Center.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Southold road trip planning tool .

Getting from Queens to Southold by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Queens in April, you will find days in Southold are slightly colder (53°F), and nights are about the same (41°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Montauk.

Things to do in Southold

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trips

Long Island Aquarium, Southampton Arts Center, The East End Mushroom Company
Highlights from your plan
Sparkling Pointe Vineyards & Winery ©
Custer Institute & Observatory ©
Custer Institute & Observatory
The Old Field Vineyards ©
The Old Field Vineyards

2
nights
Montauk

Montauk ©
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 12th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Hither Hills State Park, then make a trip to Montauk Point Lighthouse, and then immerse yourself in nature at Montauk Point State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: cast your line with a fishing tour and then don't miss a visit to Gosman's Restaurant.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Montauk road trip planner.

Drive from Southold to Montauk in 1.5 hours. In April in Montauk, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Staten Island.

Things to do in Montauk

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Montauk Point State Park ©
Montauk Point State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Montauk Point Lighthouse ©
Montauk Point Lighthouse

3
nights
Staten Island

Staten Island ©
Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York City in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stroll around Grounds For Sculpture, have some family-friendly fun at Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Staten Island Zoo, then gain insight at Princeton University, then admire the masterpieces at Princeton University Art Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Princeton University Chapel.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Staten Island day trip planning site .

Drive from Montauk to Staten Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Montauk in April, you will find days in Staten Island are somewhat warmer (62°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Staten Island

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Princeton, Silverball Pinball Museum, Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing, Grounds For Sculpture
Highlights from your plan
Princeton University Art Museum ©
Princeton University Art Museum
Princeton University ©
Princeton University

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