5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  4​h
1
Farmington
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Watkins Glen
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Chicago

1
night
Farmington

Farmington ©
Farmington is a town located in the northern part of Ontario County, New York, United States. On the 6th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park. On the next day, try your luck at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, then have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Cemetery.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Farmington holiday planning tool .

Chicago to Farmington is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Farmington

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Rochester, Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
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3
nights
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Watkins Glen: Lively Run Dairy (in Interlaken), Trumansburg (Overlook at Taughannock Visitor Center & Taughannock Falls State Park) and Robert Treman State Park (in Ithaca). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park, do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., fly down the slopes at Greek Peak Mountain Resort, and see the interesting displays at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Watkins Glen trip planner.

You can drive from Farmington to Watkins Glen in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Watkins Glen are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Trumansburg, Burdett, Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, Robert Treman State Park
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Greek Peak Mountain Resort ©
Greek Peak Mountain Resort
Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park

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