8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Manlius
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ithaca
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Watkins Glen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Honeoye Falls
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Manlius

Manlius ©
On the 25th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Seward House Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Williard Memorial Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of The Farmers' Museum and then examine the collection at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Manlius trip site .

New York City to Manlius is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Manlius when traveling from New York City in May, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ithaca.

Things to do in Manlius

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cooperstown, Syracuse, Auburn
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Seward House Museum ©
Seward House Museum
Destiny USA ©
Destiny USA

2
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Cornell University and then fly down the slopes at Greek Peak Mountain Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Taughannock Falls State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Robert Treman State Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ithaca trip planner .

You can drive from Manlius to Ithaca in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Ithaca are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Taughannock Falls State Park, Greek Peak Mountain Resort
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Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park
Cornell University ©
Cornell University
Greek Peak Mountain Resort ©
Greek Peak Mountain Resort

2
nights
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. On the 30th (Wed), take a memorable drive along Seneca Lake Wine Trail, then learn about winemaking at Silver Springs Winery LLC, and then immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Glenn H Curtiss Museum and then examine the collection at Corning Museum of Glass.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Watkins Glen trip planner.

You can drive from Ithaca to Watkins Glen in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Watkins Glen can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Honeoye Falls.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., Corning Museum of Glass, Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Corning Museum of Glass ©
Corning Museum of Glass
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. ©
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.

1
night
Honeoye Falls

Honeoye Falls ©
Honeoye Falls is a village in Monroe County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): try to win big at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, have fun and explore at The Strong Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Stone-Tolan House.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Honeoye Falls driving holiday planning tool .

Drive from Watkins Glen to Honeoye Falls in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Honeoye Falls are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honeoye Falls

Fun & Games Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Rochester, Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
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Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack ©
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
Stone-Tolan House Historic Site ©
Stone-Tolan House Historic Site

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