8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Ithaca
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hammondsport
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Syracuse
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Charlotte

2
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Visiting Cayuga Lake and Shequaga Falls will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Johnson Museum of Art and Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards. Take a break from Ithaca with a short trip to Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars in Lodi, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: trek along Cascadilla Gorge Trail, admire the natural beauty at Cornell Botanic Gardens, experience rural life at Lively Run Dairy, and admire the sheer force of Ithaca Waterfalls.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Ithaca road trip app .

Charlotte to Ithaca is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Charlotte in September, things will get slightly colder in Ithaca: highs are around 73°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hammondsport.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Shequaga Falls, Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars, Lively Run Dairy, Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
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Cayuga Lake ©
Cayuga Lake
Shequaga Falls ©
Shequaga Falls
Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars ©
Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars

3
nights
Hammondsport

Hammondsport ©
Hammondsport is a village at the south end of Keuka Lake, one of the Finger Lakes of, New York, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Heron Hill Winery and Gaffer District. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard and Fox Run Vineyards. Get out of town with these interesting Hammondsport side-trips: Watkins Glen (Lakewood Vineyards & Watkins Glen International), Stony Brook State Park (in Dansville) and Vitrix Hot Glass Studio (in Corning). There's more to do: do a tasting at Keuka Spring Vineyards.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hammondsport trip planner .

Drive from Ithaca to Hammondsport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Hammondsport sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Syracuse.

Things to do in Hammondsport

Wineries Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Watkins Glen, Penn Yan, Corning, Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, Stony Brook State Park
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Heron Hill Winery ©
Heron Hill Winery
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard ©
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard
Stony Brook State Park ©
Stony Brook State Park

2
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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 2nd (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Green Lakes State Park, contemplate the long history of Harriet Tubman Home, and then identify plant and animal life at Beaver Lake Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): look for gifts at DROOZ And Company, then steep yourself in history at Seward House Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, and finally steep yourself in history at Onondaga Lake Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Syracuse travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hammondsport to Syracuse in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Syracuse sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Auburn, Beaver Lake Nature Center, Onondaga Lake Park, DROOZ And Company, Green Lakes State Park
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Green Lakes State Park ©
Green Lakes State Park
Beaver Lake Nature Center ©
Beaver Lake Nature Center
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge ©

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