12 days in New York City, Queens & Brooklyn Itinerary

12 days in New York City, Queens & Brooklyn Itinerary

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12 days in New York City, Queens & Brooklyn Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Drive:  17​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
subway:  1​h
2
Queens
— 5 nights
train:  15​min
3
Brooklyn
— 2 nights
+2
tram + Fly + ferry:  5​h
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.
You've added Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at 9/11 Memorial and Gulliver's Gate. Family-friendly places like Central Park and New York Public Library will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade and contemplate the long history of Ellis Island.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our New York City online day trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to New York City is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. In October, New York City is somewhat warmer than Toronto - with highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to take a subway to Queens.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

5
nights
Queens

Queens ©
Queens is the easternmost and largest in area of the five boroughs of New York City. Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Frick Collection and American Museum of Natural History. Change things up with a short trip to Bushkill Falls in Bushkill (about 1h 50 min away). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at New York Botanical Garden, have fun and explore at Jewish Children's Museum, stroll around Hunter's Point South Park, and see the interesting displays at South Street Seaport Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Queens online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by subway from New York City to Queens takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Queens can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 25th (Fri), you'll travel to Brooklyn.

Things to do in Queens

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

New York City, Jewish Children's Museum, New York Botanical Garden, Bushkill Falls
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 25:
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls
American Museum of Natural History ©

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.
To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Brooklyn online trip planner .

Brooklyn is just a stone's throw from Queens. In October, daytime highs in Brooklyn are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You will leave for home on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in Brooklyn

Parks Nightlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

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