5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Rochester
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Watkins Glen
— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): look for gifts at Schutt's Apple Mill, then do a tasting at Casa Larga Vineyards, and then have some family-friendly fun at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack. Keep things going 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 explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Cemetery.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rochester holiday builder app .

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. October in Rochester sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Watkins Glen

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). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park, cruise along Seneca Lake Wine Trail, learn about winemaking at McGregor Vineyard, and examine the collection at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Watkins Glen trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Rochester to Watkins Glen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ithaca, Taughannock Falls State Park, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., McGregor Vineyard, Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Seneca Lake Wine Trail ©
Seneca Lake Wine Trail
Greek Peak Mountain Resort ©
Greek Peak Mountain Resort

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