5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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Rochester
— 1 night
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Watkins Glen
— 3 nights
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Rochester

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
On the 2nd (Wed), look for gifts at Schutt's Apple Mill, learn about winemaking at Casa Larga Vineyards, and then get your game on at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of George Eastman Museum, have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Cemetery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rochester trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Rochester is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October in Rochester, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums · Childrens Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Watkins Glen side-trips: Taughannock Falls State Park (in Trumansburg), Ithaca (Cornell Botanic Gardens, Buttermilk Falls State Park, &more) and Greek Peak Mountain Resort (in Virgil). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park, do a tasting at McGregor Vineyard, take a memorable drive along Seneca Lake Wine Trail, and take an in-depth tour of Glenn H. Curtiss Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Watkins Glen online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rochester to Watkins Glen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. October in Watkins Glen sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

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Finger Lakes travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · State Parks · Specialty Museums
New York's Wine Country
Defined by wine and water, the Finger Lakes region includes 11 elongated bodies of water spread over 130 km (80 mi) of rolling countryside in the northern section of the state of New York. In addition to the picturesque waterways, the Finger Lakes' main vacation attraction is its more than 100 wineries: the area is a top wine region, often referred to as the East Coast's answer to California's Napa Valley. Tour the wineries and recreational areas dotting the slopes above the lakes, but don't forget to include a trip or two to the region's vibrant towns, known for their lively culinary and nightlife scenes.