6 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

6 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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6 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  3​h
1
Rochester
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Penn Yan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Ithaca
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Newark

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 3rd (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Cemetery and then try to win big at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at George Eastman Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, and then walk around Highland Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rochester day trip planner.

Newark to Rochester is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Newark in September, Rochester is little chillier at night with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Penn Yan.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Casinos Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
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The Strong National Museum of Play ©
George Eastman Museum ©
George Eastman Museum
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack ©
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack

2
nights
Penn Yan

Penn Yan ©
Penn Yan is an incorporated village in Yates County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, take a memorable drive along Seneca Lake Wine Trail, and then immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, do a tasting at Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery, then immerse yourself in nature at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at GAEL Brewing Company.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Penn Yan trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Rochester to Penn Yan takes 1.5 hours. In September in Penn Yan, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ithaca.

Things to do in Penn Yan

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Watkins Glen, Hammondsport, Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, GAEL Brewing Company
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
Seneca Lake Wine Trail ©
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

2
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): hit the slopes at Greek Peak Mountain Resort and then admire the majestic nature at Buttermilk Falls State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., then admire the majestic nature at Taughannock Falls State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Robert Treman State Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ithaca trip planner .

Getting from Penn Yan to Ithaca by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ithaca are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Taughannock Falls State Park, Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
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Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. ©
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park
Buttermilk Falls State Park ©
Buttermilk Falls State Park

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