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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cayuga Lake and Cascadilla Gorge Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Ithaca Waterfalls and Shequaga Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards (in Hector), Two Goats Brewing (in Burdett) and Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars (in Lodi). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Lucas Vineyards, relax in the rural setting at Lively Run Dairy, and engage your brain at Museum of the Earth.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ithaca trip itinerary maker tool .

Charlotte to Ithaca is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Charlotte in September: high temperatures in Ithaca hover around 73°F and lows are around 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

Interlaken, Two Goats Brewing, Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars, Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, Shequaga Falls
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Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars ©
Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars
Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards ©
Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
Shequaga Falls ©
Shequaga Falls

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 Fox Run Vineyards and Stony Brook State Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Heron Hill Winery and Gaffer District. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hammondsport: Lakewood Vineyards (in Watkins Glen), Vitrix Hot Glass Studio (in Corning) and Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard (in Dundee). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Ravines Wine Cellars - Keuka Lake.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hammondsport tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Ithaca to Hammondsport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hammondsport can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Hammondsport

Wineries Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Dundee, Penn Yan, Corning, Stony Brook State Park, Lakewood Vineyards
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Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard ©
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard
Keuka Spring Vineyards ©
Keuka Spring Vineyards
Stony Brook State Park ©
Stony Brook State Park

2
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Green Lakes State Park, then 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 find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Syracuse trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hammondsport to Syracuse takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

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