53 days in Long Island Itinerary

53 days in Long Island Itinerary

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Fire Island
— 9 nights
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Greenport
— 11 nights
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Shelter Island
— 10 nights
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Montauk
— 11 nights
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Huntington
— 11 nights
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Fire Island

— 9 nights
Fire Island is the large center island of the outer barrier islands parallel to the south shore of Long Island, New York. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fire Island: Bridgehampton (Mecox Beach & Fairview Farm), Long Beach (Lido West Beach & Long Beach) and TWA Flight 800 International Memorial (in Shirley). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Robert Moses State Park, get engrossed in the history at The Thomas Halsey Homestead, enjoy the sea views from Fire Island Lighthouse, and enjoy the sand and surf at Shinnecock East County Park.

Plan trip to Fire Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Philadelphia to Fire Island is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. In July in Fire Island, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Greenport.

Things to do in Fire Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Greenport

— 11 nights
Nestled on the north fork of Long Island within a pastoral landscape of farms and vineyards, Greenport is a historic village best known for its waterfront walkway with a 36-horse vintage carousel as its centerpiece.
Venture out of the city with trips to Riverhead (Riverhead Raceway, Long Island Aquarium, &more), Cupsogue Beach County Park (in Westhampton Beach) and Calverton (Peconic River Herb Farm & Splish Splash). Pack the 20th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Antique Carousel. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, experience rural life at Lavender By The Bay, make a trip to Camera Obscura, and examine the collection at East End Seaport Maritime Museum.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Greenport tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Fire Island to Greenport in 2 hours. When traveling from Fire Island in August, plan for little chillier days in Greenport, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Shelter Island.

Things to do in Greenport

Wineries · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Shelter Island

— 10 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Bridgehampton (Children's Museum of The East End, South Fork Natural History Museum, &more) and Sag Harbor (Custom House Museum, Sag Harbor Marine Park, &more).

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Shelter Island trip planner.

You can drive from Greenport to Shelter Island in an hour. August in Shelter Island sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 64°F at night. You'll set off for Montauk on the 30th (Tue).

Things to do in Shelter Island

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Montauk

— 11 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Channing Daughters Winery (in Bridgehampton), Sag Harbor (First Presbyterian/Old Whaler's Church & Foster Memorial Beach) and East Hampton (LongHouse Reserve, Cedar Point County Park, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Montauk Point Lighthouse, immerse yourself in nature at Shadmoor State Park, stroll through Ditch Plains, and enjoy the sand and surf at Gin Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Montauk road trip planner.

You can drive from Shelter Island to Montauk in 1.5 hours. In August in Montauk, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Huntington.

Things to do in Montauk

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Huntington

— 11 nights
The Town of Huntington is one of ten towns in Suffolk County, New York, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Huntington: Gilgo Beach (in Babylon), Tobay Beach (in Massapequa) and Corey Beach (in Blue Point). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Caumsett State Park, step off the mainland to explore Fire Island National Seashore, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jones Beach State Park, and admire the natural beauty at Old Westbury Gardens.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Huntington trip app.

Traveling by car from Montauk to Huntington takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Huntington

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

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.