8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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Syracuse
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Watkins Glen
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Rochester
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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 24th (Fri): explore the activities along Skaneateles Lake. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Rosamond Gifford Zoo and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Greek Peak Mountain Resort.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Syracuse trip itinerary builder app.

Boston to Syracuse is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Boston in July since evenings lows in Syracuse dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Skaneateles Lake
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Greek Peak Mountain Resort ©
Greek Peak Mountain Resort
Rosamond Gifford Zoo ©
Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Skaneateles Lake ©
Skaneateles Lake

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Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Family-friendly places like Robert Treman State Park and Buttermilk Falls State Park will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Watkins Glen: Trumansburg (Henry A. Smith Woods, Taughannock Falls State Park, &more), Glenn H. Curtiss Museum (in Hammondsport) and Cornell University (in Ithaca). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park, do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., and admire all the interesting features of Seneca Lake Wine Trail.

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Drive from Syracuse to Watkins Glen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Watkins Glen can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rochester.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Trumansburg, Ithaca, Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Taughannock Falls State Park ©
Taughannock Falls State Park
Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park

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Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Kids will enjoy The Strong National Museum of Play and Seabreeze Amusement Park. Explore Rochester's surroundings by going to Smith Family Farm (in Palmyra) and Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park (in Canandaigua). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at George Eastman Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Seneca Park Zoo, engage your brain at Rochester Museum & Science Center, and try your luck at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rochester travel app.

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Rochester in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Rochester are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Smith Family Farm, Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
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The Strong National Museum of Play ©
The Strong National Museum of Play
Seabreeze Amusement Park ©
Seabreeze Amusement Park
Smith Family Farm ©
Smith Family Farm

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