33 days in Long Island Itinerary

33 days in Long Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Long Island route planner

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Fly to John F Kennedy International Airport, Drive to Garden City
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Garden City
— 7 nights
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Fire Island
— 6 nights
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Riverhead
— 9 nights
Drive
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Montauk
— 10 nights
Drive to John F Kennedy International Airport, Fly to Budapest

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Garden City

— 7 nights
Garden City is an incorporated village in the town of Hempstead, in central Nassau County, New York, in the United States. Get out of town with these interesting Garden City side-trips: Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium (in Centerport), Sagtikos Manor (in Bay Shore) and Sunken Meadow State Park (in Kings Park). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Cradle of Aviation Museum, admire the natural beauty at Old Westbury Gardens, admire the majestic nature at Caumsett State Park, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Garden City trip maker tool.

Budapest, Hungary to Garden City is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Budapest in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Garden City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fire Island.

Things to do in Garden City

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Fire Island

— 6 nights
Fire Island is the large center island of the outer barrier islands parallel to the south shore of Long Island, New York. Venture out of the city with trips to Hampton Bays (Meschutt Beach & Ponquogue Beach), Water Mill (Parrish Art Museum & Duck Walk Vineyard) and Southampton (Cooper's Beach & Shinnecock East County Park). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Robert Moses State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Orient Beach State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Kismet Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at Fire Island Lighthouse.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fire Island travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Garden City to Fire Island takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Riverhead.

Things to do in Fire Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Riverhead

— 9 nights
Riverhead is a town within Suffolk County, New York, on the north shore of Long Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Riverhead: Long Island Maritime Museum (in West Sayville), Smith Point County Park (in Shirley) and Greenport (Antique Carousel, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Long Island Aquarium, step off the mainland to explore Fire Island National Seashore, tour the pleasant surroundings at Avalon Park & Preserve, and make a splash at Splish Splash.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Riverhead vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Fire Island to Riverhead takes 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Riverhead when traveling from Fire Island in August, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Montauk.

Things to do in Riverhead

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Montauk

— 10 nights
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. Get out of town with these interesting Montauk side-trips: Shelter Island (Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, Mashomack Preserve, &more), LongHouse Reserve (in East Hampton) and Wolffer Estate Vineyard (in Sagaponack). And it doesn't end there: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, admire the majestic nature at Camp Hero State Park, enjoy the sea views from Montauk Point Lighthouse, and tee off at Montauk Downs State Park Golf Course.

Start your trip to Montauk by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Riverhead to Montauk by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Riverhead in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Montauk, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Montauk

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Long Island travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches · Lighthouses
Stretching northeast from New York Harbor to the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island is the largest island in the continental U.S. It technically includes the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, but generally refers to the suburban counties of Nassau and Suffolk exclusively. Known for its cookie-cutter suburban neighborhoods, the island is also home to a wealth of intriguing places to visit, including beaches, scenic countryside, wineries, and numerous historical sites. In the summer months, wealthy New Yorkers flock here to relax in their exclusive Hamptons properties.