7 days in New York City, Long Island & Brooklyn Itinerary

7 days in New York City, Long Island & Brooklyn Itinerary

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7 days in New York City, Long Island & Brooklyn Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Riverhead
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Brooklyn
— 2 nights
+2
tram + Fly + ferry:  5​h 45​min
End: Toronto

3
nights
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.
Attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and go for a walk through Times Square.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to New York City is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Toronto in August, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Riverhead.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

1
night
Riverhead

Riverhead ©
Riverhead is a town within Suffolk County, New York, on the north shore of Long Island. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then kick back and relax at Cupsogue Beach County Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shinnecock East County Park.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Riverhead trip planner.

You can drive from New York City to Riverhead in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Riverhead dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brooklyn.

Things to do in Riverhead

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shinnecock East County Park, Room Escape Games, Cupsogue Beach County Park
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Cupsogue Beach County Park ©
Cupsogue Beach County Park
Shinnecock East County Park ©
Shinnecock East County Park

2
nights
Brooklyn

Brooklyn ©
Though it may be less popular or touristy than its big brother Manhattan, Brooklyn boasts of one of the largest and hippest art districts in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bronx Zoo, then get engrossed in the history at Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO, and then admire the natural beauty at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Prospect Park, take a leisurely stroll along Coney Island USA, and then look for gifts at Sahadi's Specialty and Fine Foods.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Brooklyn trip planner .

Drive from Riverhead to Brooklyn in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Riverhead in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Brooklyn. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brooklyn

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo
Coney Island ©
Coney Island
Brooklyn Botanic Garden ©
Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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