3 days in Queens Itinerary

3 days in Queens Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queens tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to Long Island City
Long Island City
Forest Hills
— 2 nights
Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport


Long Island City

Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Gantry Plaza State Park and then sample the tasty concoctions at Rockaway Brewing Company.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Long Island City visit planning website.

Detroit to Long Island City is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. June in Long Island City sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Forest Hills.

Things to do in Long Island City

Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Forest Hills

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see where the action happens at USTA National Tennis Center, steep yourself in history at Fort Totten, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jacob Riis Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hindu Temple Society of North America, then make a trip to Flushing Town Hall, and then see where the action happens at Citi Field.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Forest Hills route planner.

Forest Hills is very close to Long Island City. In June in Forest Hills, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Forest Hills

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Queens travel guide

Specialty Museums · Parks · Art Museums
Queens is the easternmost and largest in area of the five boroughs of New York City. It is geographically adjacent to the borough of Brooklyn at the southwestern end of Long Island, and to Nassau County further east on Long Island; in addition, Queens shares water borders with the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx. Coterminous with Queens County since 1899, the borough of Queens is the second-largest in population (after Brooklyn), with a census-estimated 2,339,150 residents in 2015, approximately 48% of them foreign-born. Queens County also is the second-most populous county in the U.S. state of New York, behind the neighboring borough of Brooklyn, which is coterminous with Kings County. Queens is the fourth-most densely populated county among New York City's boroughs, as well as in the United States. If each of New York City's boroughs were an independent city, Queens also would be the nation's fourth most populous city, after Los Angeles, Chicago, and Brooklyn. Queens is the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world.Queens was established in 1683 as one of the original 12 counties of New York. It was named after the Portuguese Princess Catherine of Braganza (1638–1705), Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland. It became a borough of New York City in 1898, and from 1683 until 1899, the County of Queens included what is now Nassau County.