60 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

60 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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60 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Syracuse
— 15 nights
bus + taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Ithaca
— 13 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hammondsport
— 15 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Rochester
— 16 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Newark

15
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Get some historical perspective at Seward House Museum and Women's Rights National Historical Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Onondaga Lake Park and CJS Vineyards. Venture out of the city with trips to Oswego River (in Oswego), Skaneateles (Gallery 54 & Skaneateles Lake) and Seneca Falls (Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Cayuga Wine Trail, & more). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Montezuma Audubon Center, admire the majestic nature at Chimney Bluffs State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baltimore Woods Nature Center Trails, and head outdoors with Syracuse Chiefs.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Syracuse tour planning site .

Newark to Syracuse is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Newark in July; daily highs in Syracuse reach 82°F and lows reach 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ithaca.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Seneca Falls, Pulaski, Auburn, Jamesville, Skaneateles
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Montezuma Audubon Center ©
Montezuma Audubon Center
Seward House Museum ©
Seward House Museum

13
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. and Goose Watch Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Watkins Glen State Park and Taughannock Falls State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ithaca: Greek Peak Mountain Resort (in Virgil), Damiani Wine Cellars (in Burdett) and Hector (Hector Falls, Hector, NY, Red Newt Cellars, & more). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Robert Treman State Park, cruise along Seneca Lake Wine Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stewart Park, and trek along Catharine Valley Trail.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ithaca trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Syracuse to Ithaca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hammondsport.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Watkins Glen, Elmira, Hector, Trumansburg, Montour Falls
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Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. ©
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Greek Peak Mountain Resort ©
Greek Peak Mountain Resort

15
nights
Hammondsport

Hammondsport ©
Hammondsport is a village at the south end of Keuka Lake, one of the Finger Lakes of, New York, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Corning Museum of Glass and McGregor Vineyard. Escape the urban bustle at Overland Morgan Horse Farm and Champlin Beach Park. Get out of town with these interesting Hammondsport side-trips: Penn Yan (LyonSmith Brewing Co, Apple Barrel Orchards, & more), Corning (St Mary's Church, Gaffer District, & more) and Geneva (Three Brothers Wineries and Estates, Rose Hill Mansion, & more). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bath National Cemetery, and get engrossed in the history at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hammondsport trip planner .

Drive from Ithaca to Hammondsport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 62°F. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to Rochester.

Things to do in Hammondsport

Wineries Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Penn Yan, Corning, Dundee, Geneva, Naples
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Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
Corning Museum of Glass ©
Corning Museum of Glass
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard ©
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard

16
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Book of Mormon Publication Site and Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse. Get a sense of the local culture at Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association and The Strong National Museum of Play. Venture out of the city with trips to Smith Family Farm (in Palmyra), Ravenwood Golf Club (in Victor) and Geneseo (The Wadsworth Homestead & Tree Creations in Geneseo). The adventure continues: try to win big at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, admire the majestic nature at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, take an in-depth tour of George Eastman Museum, and kick back and relax at Hamlin Beach State Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rochester itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hammondsport to Rochester in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Rochester, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Victor, Geneseo, Palmyra, Canandaigua, Veterans Memorial Park
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Genesee Country Village & Museum ©
Genesee Country Village & Museum
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
The Strong National Museum of Play
George Eastman Museum ©
George Eastman Museum