5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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Rochester
— 1 night
2
Syracuse
— 1 night
3
Ithaca
— 2 nights

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Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stop by Schutt's Apple Mill and then try to win big at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at George Eastman Museum, then have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play, and then stroll around Highland Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rochester trip itinerary app.

Cleveland to Rochester is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Syracuse.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums · Childrens Museums · Casinos

Side Trips

Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, Schutt's Apple Mill
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The Strong National Museum of Play ©
The Strong National Museum of Play
George Eastman Museum ©
George Eastman Museum
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack ©
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack

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Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Clinton Square, then meet the residents at Rosamond Gifford Zoo, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Destiny USA.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Syracuse vacation planner.

You can drive from Rochester to Syracuse in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Syracuse sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ithaca.

Things to do in Syracuse

Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Destiny USA ©
Destiny USA
Rosamond Gifford Zoo ©
Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Clinton Square ©
Clinton Square

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Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. On the 16th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park, then see the interesting displays at Corning Museum of Glass, and then take in the exciting artwork at West End Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Taughannock Falls State Park, then sample the tasty concoctions at Hopshire Farms and Brewery, then stroll through Greek Peak Mountain Resort, and finally deepen your understanding at Cornell University.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ithaca trip planner.

Drive from Syracuse to Ithaca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in April, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Corning, Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Watkins Glen State Park, Taughannock Falls State Park, Hopshire Farms and Brewery
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Greek Peak Mountain Resort ©
Greek Peak Mountain Resort
Corning Museum of Glass ©
Corning Museum of Glass

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