8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  4​h
1
Syracuse
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Watkins Glen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Rochester
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Boston

1
night
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): contemplate the waterfront views at Skaneateles Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Rosamond Gifford Zoo and then hit the slopes at Greek Peak Mountain Resort.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Syracuse trip itinerary app .

Boston to Syracuse is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Syracuse when traveling from Boston in July, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

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

3
nights
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Trumansburg (Henry A. Smith Woods, Taughannock Falls State Park, & more), Ithaca (Robert Treman State Park, Buttermilk Falls State Park, & more) and Glenn H. Curtiss Museum (in Hammondsport). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park, cruise along Seneca Lake Wine Trail, and learn about winemaking at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C..

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Watkins Glen tour itinerary app .

You can drive from Syracuse to Watkins Glen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Watkins Glen sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rochester.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Nature Parks 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

3
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Strong National Museum of Play and Seneca Park Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rochester: Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park (in Canandaigua) and Smith Family Farm (in Palmyra). There's still lots to do: make a splash at Seabreeze Amusement Park, bet on a winner at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, get engrossed in the history at George Eastman Museum, and engage your brain at Rochester Museum & Science Center.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rochester sightseeing site .

Traveling by car from Watkins Glen to Rochester takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Rochester, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

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

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