5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + taxi:  2​h
1
Watkins Glen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Rochester
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Newark

2
nights
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Watkins Glen: Greek Peak Mountain Resort (in Virgil), Taughannock Falls State Park (in Trumansburg) and Ithaca (Robert Treman State Park & Cornell University). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park, see the interesting displays at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Two Goats Brewing, and experience rural life at Lively Run Dairy.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Watkins Glen day trip app .

Newark to Watkins Glen is an approximately 2-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Newark in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Watkins Glen, with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ithaca, Burdett, Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Taughannock Falls State Park, Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park
Greek Peak Mountain Resort ©
Greek Peak Mountain Resort

2
nights
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 29th (Sun): look for gifts at Schutt's Apple Mill, then see the interesting displays at George Eastman Museum, then do a tasting at Casa Larga Vineyards, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Cemetery, and then try your luck at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rochester road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Watkins Glen to Rochester takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, Schutt's Apple Mill
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
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The Strong National Museum of Play ©
The Strong National Museum of Play
George Eastman Museum ©
George Eastman Museum
Mount Hope Cemetery ©
Mount Hope Cemetery

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