It’s no secret that New York is a city full of great places to visit, that’s why you need to plan your visit to the Big Apple and so that you don’t miss anything of this spectacular city below you will find a 7 day itinerary in New York, a great guide that will allow you to visit the best places in the Big Apple.

Let’s get started!

Day 1

One of the best ways to start exploring New York is visiting the central area of the city better known as Midtown Manhattan. This zone of New York has thousands of interesting things and neighborhoods that worth visits. In the morning go to Grand Central Terminal a fascinating train terminal that will delight you with its architecture and interior design.  Grand Central Terminal is one of the most visited tourist attractions of New York City.

Once visited the Grand Central Terminal, the next attraction to visit in your first day is Bryant Park, a breathtaking urban park located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. In this wondrous green space dwell, the New York Public Library the second biggest public library in the United States, inside this incredible library you could appreciate many exceptional work arts as well as fascinating sculptures such as the Library Lion Statue. Visiting the New York Public is free.


Statue of Liberty – Source

After you visit the library, we recommend you walk along Fifth Avenue, considered one of the most expensive and elegant streets in the world. Stroll by this avenue will let you visit stores such as Tiffany & Co, Macy’s, Cartier, and appreciate places like the Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, and the beautiful St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

One of the best things that you can do on your first day in New York is going up to The Top of The Rock and enjoy an unforgettable view of the Big Apple. From the Top of the Rock, you will have extraordinary views of NYC places such as Empire State, Central Park, Statue of Liberty among many others.

End the first day in New York visiting the Crossroads of the World, the famous Times Square, probably the most eclectic area of New York City.

Read: What to do and see in Dumbo

Day 2

Well, it is your second day in New York City and the best way to start the day is visiting Central Park the biggest park in the city.  Once in Central Park some of the highlights that you can visit there are the Castle Belvedere, Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Fountain, The Lake, and the Central Park Carousel.

Strawberry Fields - Central Park

Strawberry Fields – Central Park – Source Take New York Tours

After having visited Central Park, the next stop is the American Museum of Natural History, located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. This museum is extraordinary, there you will discover unimaginable things such as fossils, meteorites, human cultural artifacts, and much more incredible exhibitions. The MET is the largest natural history museum in the world.

Carrying on the second day in New York City, it is time to visit The Guggenheim an art museum located on Fifth Avenue.  There you will see a vast collection of modern art; this museum is an incredible place for the art buff.

Day 3

The third day in New York is an exceptional time to visit the Statue of Liberty. To go to the Iron Lady, you have to go to Battery Park, from there you have to take the ferry to the Statue of Liberty, the trip is round trip, you get off at Ellis Island, there you can go to the Immigrant Museum, a great place worth visiting.


Hudson River – Source Take New York Tours

After visiting the Statue of Liberty, you can head towards Wall Street, once there, you can go to the World Trade Center to see Memorial 9/11 and enter the museum that honors the victims of such a fatal day. Leaving the museum, back to your hotel, you can stop by the famous Charging Bull sculpture and take a picture next to it.

Day 4

This day is very exciting, it is the day to go to know one of the most recent wonders of New York City, The Vessel, the new and impressive structure located in Hudson Yards. Visiting The Vessel is one of the best things you can do in New York, entering this magnificent building is a great experience so it is a must-see place to visit.

The Vessel is located at the end of Hudson Yard, so we recommend you to take advantage of the situation and walk along High Line, this incredible urban park built on the old railroad tracks is a great tourist attraction of New York, walking through this park is fascinating and you will also see the Big Apple from a unique point of view, perfect for taking great pictures of New York.

High Line Park – Source

At the end of your tour of High Line Park the next stop we recommend is Chelsea Market, a large market where you will find food stores where you can have lunch and recharge your energy to continue exploring New York.

After lunch you can visit the emblematic Greenwich Village and take some pictures in Washington Square. Another wonderful place you can visit this day is the Flatiron Building, one of the most fascinating buildings in New York.

Read: What to do in Greenwich village

Day 5

New York is much more than Manhattan, so this day the best plan you can make is to visit the other districts of the Big Apple. You can start by visiting Brooklyn, the beautiful streets of this district receive thousands of tourists every day and are a great tourist attraction for those visiting New York. Brooklyn is home to DUMBO and Williamsburg, two very popular areas of the Big Apple, as well as Prospect Park, one of the most beautiful public parks in New York.

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge – Source Take New York Tours

In the afternoon, you can continue exploring the Big Apple and visit another very famous district of the city, the Queens district, where you will find a great cultural variety, as well as many Latin and Italian restaurants. Queens is home to Flushing Meadows, another spectacular New York park. In the evening you can return to Manhattan, exactly to Broadway to enjoy a play.

Day 6

A very special day, it is time to visit SoHo one of the most charming neighborhoods that exist throughout New York City. There you’ll find great brunch restaurants and some of New York’s most famous bakeries. In SoHo is Little Italy, one of the most famous areas of the city, very close to Little Italy is Chinatown, another surprising place you should know if this is your first time in New York.


Chinatown – Source Take New York Tours

To end this great day, we recommend you visit the MoMA, Museum of Modern Art in New York. Going to this museum is a great experience, it is one of the most incredible institutions that exist in the Big Apple, so you cannot leave New York without visiting it.

Day 7

This is your last day in New York and you may not have much time as you must go to the airport, so we recommend you visit places that are close to your hotel and take the latest photos of your tour of New York.

Now that you know what to visit in New York in 7 days, tell us, what is that place that you dream of getting to know about New York?