8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Watkins Glen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Canandaigua
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ithaca Waterfalls and Cascadilla Gorge Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Watkins Glen State Park and Shequaga Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Watkins Glen: Lively Run Dairy (in Interlaken) and Ithaca (Robert Treman State Park & Cayuga Lake). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Two Goats Brewing.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Watkins Glen travel planner.

Toronto, Canada to Watkins Glen is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Toronto in August, Watkins Glen is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Canandaigua.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Ithaca, Two Goats Brewing, Shequaga Falls, Lively Run Dairy
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Shequaga Falls ©
Shequaga Falls
Cayuga Lake ©
Cayuga Lake

3
nights
Canandaigua

Canandaigua ©
Take a break from the city and head to Chimney Bluffs State Park and Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. Attractions like Stony Brook State Park and The Strong National Museum of Play make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Rochester Museum & Science Center (in Rochester), It's A Wonderful Life Museum (in Seneca Falls) and Deer Run Winery (in Geneseo).

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Canandaigua travel planning tool .

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Canandaigua in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Syracuse.

Things to do in Canandaigua

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Rochester, Seneca Falls, Chimney Bluffs State Park, Smith Family Farm, Grimes Glen
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Stony Brook State Park ©
Stony Brook State Park
Chimney Bluffs State Park
Chimney Bluffs State Park
Smith Family Farm ©
Smith Family Farm

2
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Green Lakes State Park, engage your brain at Museum of Science & Technology (MOST), and then look for all kinds of wild species at Beaver Lake Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Seward House Museum and then hit the slopes at Greek Peak Mountain Resort.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Syracuse trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Canandaigua to Syracuse by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Syracuse can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Green Lakes State Park, Beaver Lake Nature Center, Seward House Museum, Greek Peak Mountain Resort
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Museum of Science & Technology (MOST) ©
Beaver Lake Nature Center ©
Beaver Lake Nature Center
Green Lakes State Park ©
Green Lakes State Park

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