5 days in Long Island Itinerary

5 days in Long Island Itinerary

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Riverhead
— 1 night
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Montauk
— 2 nights
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Garden City
— 1 night
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Riverhead — 1 night

Riverhead is a town within Suffolk County, New York, on the north shore of Long Island. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Riverhead, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then step off the mainland to explore Fire Island National Seashore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Long Island Aquarium, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then relax in the rural setting at Lavender By The Bay.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Riverhead trip planning app.

Newark to Riverhead is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Newark in June, things will get slightly colder in Riverhead: highs are around 76°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Montauk.
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Montauk — 2 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. On the 29th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Hither Hills State Park and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On your second day here, enjoy the sea views from Montauk Point Lighthouse, then immerse yourself in nature at Montauk Point State Park, and then make a trip to Gosman's Restaurant.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Montauk itinerary tool.

You can drive from Riverhead to Montauk in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Garden City.
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Garden City — 1 night

Garden City is an incorporated village in the town of Hempstead, in central Nassau County, New York, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, then enjoy the sand and surf at Jones Beach State Park, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Garden City trip planner.

Getting from Montauk to Garden City by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. June in Garden City sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive back home.
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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.
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