7 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

7 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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7 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + taxi:  2​h
1
Watkins Glen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Canandaigua
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
End: Newark

3
nights
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Get in touch with nature at Watkins Glen State Park and Taughannock Falls State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Watkins Glen: Greek Peak Mountain Resort (in Virgil), Henry A. Smith Woods (in Trumansburg) and Ithaca (Buttermilk Falls State Park & Robert Treman State Park). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Leonard Harrison State Park, stop by Note Fragrances FLX, and learn about winemaking at Lakewood Vineyards.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Watkins Glen trip itinerary planner .

Newark to Watkins Glen is an approximately 2-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Newark in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Watkins Glen, with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Canandaigua.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wellsboro, Ithaca, Trumansburg, Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Note Fragrances FLX
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Greek Peak Mountain Resort ©
Greek Peak Mountain Resort
Taughannock Falls State Park ©
Taughannock Falls State Park

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Canandaigua

Canandaigua ©
On the 26th (Mon), take in the waterfront at Canandaigua City Pier and then admire the majestic nature at Letchworth State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Erie Canal Trail, and then admire the majestic nature at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Canandaigua trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Canandaigua in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Canandaigua can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Canandaigua

Parks Nature Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Rochester, Letchworth State Park
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Letchworth State Park ©
Letchworth State Park
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
The Strong National Museum of Play

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