10 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

10 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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10 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
1
Hammondsport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ithaca
— 3 nights
taxi + bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Syracuse
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Rochester
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Cincinnati

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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Bath National Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, then cruise along Seneca Lake Wine Trail, and then immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hammondsport travel planning website .

Cincinnati to Hammondsport is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. While traveling from Cincinnati, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hammondsport, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ithaca.

Things to do in Hammondsport

Wineries Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Watkins Glen, Dundee, Three Brothers Wineries and Estates, Bath National Cemetery, Kemmeter Wines
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery ©
Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery

3
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Get out of town with these interesting Ithaca side-trips: Greek Peak Mountain Resort (in Virgil) and Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. (in Burdett). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Robert Treman State Park, experience rural life at Lively Run Dairy, take in nature's colorful creations at Cornell Botanic Gardens, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ithaca road trip planning site .

Drive from Hammondsport to Ithaca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Ithaca sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., Taughannock Falls State Park, Lively Run Dairy
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Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. ©
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park
Buttermilk Falls State Park ©
Buttermilk Falls State Park

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 16th (Mon): explore the activities along Skaneateles Lake and then shop like a local with Destiny USA. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Erie Canal Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rosamond Gifford Zoo, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 54, then steep yourself in history at Seward House Museum, and finally look for gifts at DROOZ And Company.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Syracuse road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Ithaca to Syracuse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Syracuse sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can take a train to Rochester.

Things to do in Syracuse

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Skaneateles, Seward House Museum
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Destiny USA ©
Destiny USA
Rosamond Gifford Zoo ©
Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Seward House Museum ©
Seward House Museum

2
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, then stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Cemetery, and then try to win big at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, then learn about winemaking at Casa Larga Vineyards, and then examine the collection at George Eastman Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rochester online route planner .

Getting from Syracuse to Rochester by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
The Strong National Museum of Play
George Eastman Museum ©
George Eastman Museum
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack ©
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack

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