4 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

4 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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4 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Rochester
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Watkins Glen
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
On the 11th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Casa Larga Vineyards and then explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, try to win big at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, and then stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Cemetery.

To see reviews and tourist information, refer to the Rochester visit planner.

Toronto, Canada to Rochester is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Rochester

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trips

Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
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2
nights
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park, then get engrossed in the history at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at McGregor Vineyard. On the next day, do a tasting at Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery, do a tasting at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, and then learn about winemaking at Three Brothers Wineries and Estates.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Watkins Glen route builder website .

You can drive from Rochester to Watkins Glen in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Watkins Glen, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

Dundee, Hammondsport, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., Three Brothers Wineries and Estates
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Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. ©
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

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