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:  4​h 30​min
1
Watkins Glen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Canandaigua
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Syracuse
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Cascadilla Gorge Trail, then admire the sheer force of Ithaca Waterfalls, then admire the majestic nature at Robert Treman State Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Shequaga Falls.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Watkins Glen trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Watkins Glen is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Toronto in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Watkins Glen, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Canandaigua.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Ithaca, Shequaga Falls
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Shequaga Falls ©
Shequaga Falls
Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park

2
nights
Canandaigua

Canandaigua ©
On the 2nd (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Grimes Glen, admire the majestic nature at Stony Brook State Park, then learn about winemaking at Deer Run Winery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ontario Beach Park. On your second day here, admire the majestic nature at Chimney Bluffs State Park, then steep yourself in history at Harriet Tubman Home, then steep yourself in history at Seward House Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Canandaigua trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Canandaigua in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Canandaigua can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Syracuse.

Things to do in Canandaigua

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Auburn, Stony Brook State Park, Ontario Beach Park, Chimney Bluffs State Park, Deer Run Winery
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Stony Brook State Park ©
Stony Brook State Park
Chimney Bluffs State Park
Chimney Bluffs State Park
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge ©

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night
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 4th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Onondaga Lake Park, gain insight at Beaver Lake Nature Center, get engrossed in the history at Erie Canal Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Green Lakes State Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Jamesville Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Syracuse trip planner .

Traveling by car from Canandaigua to Syracuse takes 1.5 hours. In September in Syracuse, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Onondaga Lake Park, Green Lakes State Park, Jamesville Beach, Beaver Lake Nature Center
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Green Lakes State Park ©
Green Lakes State Park
Beaver Lake Nature Center ©
Beaver Lake Nature Center
Erie Canal Museum ©
Erie Canal Museum

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