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
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Ithaca
— 2 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 3rd (Tue): explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of George Eastman Museum, try to win big at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Cemetery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Rochester road trip planning tool .

Toronto, Canada to Rochester is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Penn Yan.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Casinos Fun & Games

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, then explore and take pictures at Seneca Lake Wine Trail, and then immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, then learn about winemaking at Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery, then explore and take pictures at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at GAEL Brewing Company.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Penn Yan online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Rochester to Penn Yan takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Penn Yan are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ithaca.

Things to do in Penn Yan

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Hammondsport, Watkins Glen, 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. On the 7th (Sat), hit the slopes at Greek Peak Mountain Resort and then immerse yourself in nature at Buttermilk Falls State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., immerse yourself in nature at Taughannock Falls State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Robert Treman State Park.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Ithaca day trip site .

Traveling by car from Penn Yan to Ithaca takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., Taughannock Falls State Park
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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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