5 days in New York City Itinerary

5 days in New York City Itinerary

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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.
Visit Gateway National Recreation and Ellis Island for their historical value. Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, stroll through Central Park Zoo, wander the streets of Times Square, and shop like a local with SoHo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City journey app .

December in New York City sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gateway National Recreation, Bronx Zoo
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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