10 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

10 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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10 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Rochester
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Oswego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Ithaca
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Hammondsport
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  4​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Explore Rochester's surroundings by going to Tree Creations in Geneseo (in Geneseo), Antique Wireless Museum (in Bloomfield) and Palmyra (Book of Mormon Publication Site & Smith Family Farm). And it doesn't end there: have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play, indulge your taste buds at Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association, look for gifts at Schutt's Apple Mill, and steep yourself in history at Valentown Museum.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rochester online trip itinerary maker .

New York City to Rochester is an approximately 4-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in August, Rochester is slightly colder at night with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Oswego.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Palmyra, Valentown Museum, Tree Creations in Geneseo, Schutt's Apple Mill, Antique Wireless Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
Smith Family Farm ©
Smith Family Farm

2
nights
Oswego

Oswego ©
Oswego is a city in Oswego County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Montezuma Audubon Center and then explore the activities along Oswego River. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Beechwood State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Sterling Nature Center, and then explore the galleries of Fort Ontario State Historic Site.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Oswego trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rochester to Oswego takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ithaca.

Things to do in Oswego

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sterling Nature Center, Montezuma Audubon Center, Beechwood State Park
Highlights from your plan
Oswego River ©
Oswego River
Fort Ontario State Historic Site ©
Sterling Nature Center ©
Sterling Nature Center

3
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ithaca: Skeanateales NY (in Cayuga), Cayuga-Seneca Canal (in Seneca Falls) and Seward House Museum (in Auburn). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Robert Treman State Park, get answers to all your questions at Overlook at Taughannock Visitor Center, take in the waterfront activity at South Shore Marina on Owasco Lake, and stroll through Henry A. Smith Woods.

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Traveling by car from Oswego to Ithaca takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ithaca are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hammondsport.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Trumansburg, Lively Run Dairy, Skeanateales NY, South Shore Marina on Owasco Lake, Seward House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. ©
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
nights
Hammondsport

Hammondsport ©
Hammondsport is a village at the south end of Keuka Lake, one of the Finger Lakes of, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Sperr Memorial Park, admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park, then learn about winemaking at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, and finally do a tasting at Ravines Wine Cellars - Keuka Lake. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, relax in the rural setting at Wohlschlegel's Naples Maple Farm, then stroll through Parish Glen / Conklin Gully, and finally do a tasting at Lime Berry Winery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hammondsport trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Ithaca to Hammondsport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hammondsport

Parks Trails Wineries

Side Trips

Naples, Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, Watkins Glen State Park, Sperr Memorial Park
Highlights from your plan
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard ©
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard

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