7 days in Buffalo & Finger Lakes Itinerary

7 days in Buffalo & Finger Lakes Itinerary

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Buffalo
— 2 nights
2
Watkins Glen
— 2 nights
3
Syracuse
— 2 nights

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Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
On the 6th (Mon), Head underground at Cave of the Winds and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Devil's Hole State Park, then enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, then admire the majestic nature at Whirlpool State Park, and finally trek along Niagara Gorge Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Buffalo route maker tool.

London, UK to Buffalo is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Buffalo hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Niagara Falls
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Gorge Trail ©
Niagara Gorge Trail
Devil's Hole State Park ©
Devil's Hole State Park

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Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. On the 8th (Wed), cruise along Seneca Lake Wine Trail and then do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then do a tasting at Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at McGregor Vineyard.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Watkins Glen online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Buffalo to Watkins Glen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Syracuse.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wineries

Side Trips

McGregor Vineyard, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery
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Seneca Lake Wine Trail ©
Seneca Lake Wine Trail
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. ©
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park

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Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. On the 10th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Erie Canal Museum, have fun at Museum of Science & Technology (MOST), then deepen your understanding at Beaver Lake Nature Center, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Clinton Square.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Syracuse vacation app.

Getting from Watkins Glen to Syracuse by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Syracuse can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Syracuse

Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife

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Beaver Lake Nature Center
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Beaver Lake Nature Center
Museum of Science & Technology (MOST) ©
Museum of Science & Technology (MOST)
Erie Canal Museum ©
Erie Canal Museum

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