12 days in Brooklyn & New York City Itinerary

12 days in Brooklyn & New York City Itinerary

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12 days in Brooklyn & New York City Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  30​min
1
Brooklyn
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
New York City
— 10 nights
End: New York City

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, then take a stroll through Dumbo, then snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, and finally contemplate the long history of Brooklyn Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): stop by Mast Brothers, take a leisurely stroll along Coney Island, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Roosevelt Field.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Brooklyn road trip site .

New York City to Brooklyn is an approximately half hour car ride. December in Brooklyn sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Brooklyn

Shopping Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Roosevelt Field, Brooklyn Bridge
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Brooklyn Museum ©
Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn Heights Promenade ©
Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Dumbo ©
Dumbo

10
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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.
For shopping fun, head to Tiffany & Co. or Jangmi Jewelry. 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City attractions planner.

New York City is just a short distance from Brooklyn. In December, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Museums Parks
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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 ©

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