4 Days in New York City: Detailed Itinerary + Map

Ready to tackle the excitement of New York City in just four days? You’re in the right place! This story is packed with tips to help you make the most of your time in The Big Apple.

My detailed itinerary is just right for a first-timer or anyone looking to re-experience the magic of NYC. Your four days in New York will be unforgettable.

Soak it in, take a few photos, wander through so you can say you’ve been there.

Day 1: Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, The Met Fifth Avenue 

Times Square 

A New York City landmark that includes 30 Rockefeller Plaza (NBC Studios), Radio City Music Hall and more.

Rockefeller Center 

The permanent collection includes works by great artists from the ancient to the modern.

Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Seeing the iconic Brooklyn Bridge up close should be on your New York City itinerary.

Day 2: Lower Manhattan—Brooklyn Bridge, 9/11 Memorial, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island 

Brooklyn Bridge

In my opinion, the 9/11 Memorial is absolutely a must-do on your trip and one of my favorite free things to do in New York City.  

9/11 Memorial 

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