12 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

12 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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Ithaca
— 2 nights
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Hammondsport
— 4 nights
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Rochester
— 3 nights
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Syracuse
— 2 nights

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Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars and Museum of the Earth are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Ithaca Waterfalls and Cayuga Lake. Change things up with these side-trips from Ithaca: Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards (in Hector), Shequaga Falls (in Montour Falls) and Two Goats Brewing (in Burdett). There's lots more to do: cruise along Cayuga Wine Trail, experience rural life at Lively Run Dairy, and admire the masterpieces at Johnson Museum of Art.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ithaca tour builder site.

Charlotte to Ithaca is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, Ithaca is slightly colder than Charlotte - with highs of 73°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hammondsport.

Things to do in Ithaca

Nature · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, Lively Run Dairy, Shequaga Falls, Cayuga Wine Trail, Two Goats Brewing
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Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars ©
Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars
Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards ©
Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
Cayuga Wine Trail ©
Cayuga Wine Trail

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Hammondsport

Hammondsport ©
Hammondsport is a village at the south end of Keuka Lake, one of the Finger Lakes of, New York, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard and McGregor Vineyard. Visiting Stony Brook State Park and Grimes Glen will get you outdoors. Explore Hammondsport's surroundings by going to Lakewood Vineyards (in Watkins Glen), Fox Run Vineyards (in Penn Yan) and Corning (Gaffer District & Vitrix Hot Glass Studio). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Ravines Wine Cellars - Keuka Lake.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hammondsport online route planner.

You can drive from Ithaca to Hammondsport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Hammondsport

Wineries · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Dundee, Penn Yan, Watkins Glen, Corning, Rock Stream
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Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard ©
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard
Keuka Lake Wine Trail ©
Keuka Lake Wine Trail
Keuka Spring Vineyards ©
Keuka Spring Vineyards

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Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Genesee Riverway Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Genesee Country Village & Museum and Chimney Bluffs State Park. Take a break from the city and head to Ontario Beach Park and Erie Canal. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rochester: Palmyra (Smith Family Farm & Book of Mormon Publication Site). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, snap pictures at Pont de Rennes Bridge, and take an in-depth tour of Rochester Museum & Science Center.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rochester online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Hammondsport to Rochester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Syracuse.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Palmyra, Chimney Bluffs State Park, Erie Canal, Genesee Country Village & Museum
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Genesee Country Village & Museum ©
Genesee Country Village & Museum
National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House ©
National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House
Chimney Bluffs State Park
Chimney Bluffs State Park

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Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. On the 2nd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Seward House Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, and then learn about all things military at Fort Ontario State Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Green Lakes State Park, steep yourself in history at Onondaga Lake Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Beaver Lake Nature Center, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Clinton Square.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Syracuse travel website.

Getting from Rochester to Syracuse by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October in Syracuse, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Beaver Lake Nature Center, Fort Ontario State Historic Site, Onondaga Lake Park, Seward House Museum
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Fort Ontario State Historic Site ©
Fort Ontario State Historic Site
Beaver Lake Nature Center ©
Beaver Lake Nature Center
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge ©
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

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