6 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

6 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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6 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Rochester
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Penn Yan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Ithaca
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​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 15th (Fri): examine the collection at Edgerton Model Railroad Room, then stop by Schutt's Apple Mill, and then bet on a winner at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at George Eastman Museum, then explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, and then walk around Highland Park.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rochester day trip planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Penn Yan.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Childrens Museums Casinos

Side Trips

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

1
night
Penn Yan

Penn Yan ©
Penn Yan is an incorporated village in Yates County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): do a tasting at Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery, see the interesting displays at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, do a tasting at Weis Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, and finally learn about winemaking at McGregor Vineyard.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Penn Yan tour site .

You can drive from Rochester to Penn Yan in 1.5 hours. May in Penn Yan sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Ithaca.

Things to do in Penn Yan

Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Hammondsport, Dundee
Find places to stay May 16 — 17:
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Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard ©
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery ©
Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery

3
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ithaca: Watkins Glen State Park (in Watkins Glen), Burdett (Two Goats Brewing & Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.) and Corning Museum of Glass (in Corning). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Robert Treman State Park, steep yourself in history at Seward House Museum, and fly down the slopes at Greek Peak Mountain Resort.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ithaca day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Penn Yan to Ithaca takes 1.5 hours. In May in Ithaca, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Burdett, Taughannock Falls State Park, Watkins Glen State Park, Corning Museum of Glass, Greek Peak Mountain Resort
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:
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Corning Museum of Glass ©
Corning Museum of Glass
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park

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