8 days in Rochester, Brooklyn & Asbury Park Itinerary

8 days in Rochester, Brooklyn & Asbury Park Itinerary

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8 days in Rochester, Brooklyn & Asbury Park Itinerary

Start: Buffalo
train:  1​h 15​min
1
Rochester
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Brooklyn
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Asbury Park
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Buffalo

1
night
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the interesting displays at George Eastman Museum, then learn about winemaking at Casa Larga Vineyards, and then have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Seneca Park Zoo and then walk around Seabreeze Amusement Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rochester day trip planner .

Buffalo to Rochester is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rochester can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Brooklyn.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks Museums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
Seabreeze Amusement Park ©
Seabreeze Amusement Park
Seneca Park Zoo ©
Seneca Park Zoo

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Prospect Park Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: have fun at Coney Island USA, walk around Prospect Park, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and have some family-friendly fun at Kick Axe Throwing.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Brooklyn online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Rochester to Brooklyn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rochester in August since evenings lows in Brooklyn dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Asbury Park.

Things to do in Brooklyn

Parks Fun & Games Tours
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden ©
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Coney Island USA ©
Coney Island USA
Prospect Park ©
Prospect Park

2
nights
Asbury Park

Asbury Park ©
Asbury Park is a city in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, located on the Jersey Shore and part of the New York City Metropolitan Area. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at 8th Ave Jetty, don't miss a visit to Asbury Park Boardwalk, then see the interesting displays at Silverball Pinball Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Hot Sand. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Paramount Theater and Convention Hall and then make a splash at Asbury Splash Park.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Asbury Park travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Brooklyn to Asbury Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Brooklyn in August, plan for little chillier nights in Asbury Park, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Asbury Park

Theme Parks Beaches Parks
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Asbury Splash Park ©
Asbury Splash Park
Silverball Pinball Museum ©
Silverball Pinball Museum
Asbury Park Boardwalk ©
Asbury Park Boardwalk

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