10 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

10 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finger Lakes trip itinerary planner

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Hammondsport
— 1 night
Drive
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Ithaca
— 2 nights
Drive
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Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rochester
— 4 nights
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Hammondsport

— 1 night
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 12th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park, and then stroll the grounds of Bath National Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, then see the interesting displays at Corning Museum of Glass, and then take in the exciting artwork at West End Gallery.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hammondsport trip builder website.

Lexington to Hammondsport is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Hammondsport when traveling from Lexington in July, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ithaca.

Things to do in Hammondsport

Museums · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Ithaca

— 2 nights
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. On the 14th (Wed), deepen your understanding at Cornell University, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Greek Peak Mountain Resort, and then cool off at Cascades Indoor Waterpark. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Lively Run Dairy, then immerse yourself in nature at Taughannock Falls State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Robert Treman State Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Buttermilk Falls State Park.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Ithaca trip planner.

You can drive from Hammondsport to Ithaca in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Ithaca are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Syracuse

— 2 nights
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. On the 16th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Clinton Square, meet the residents at Rosamond Gifford Zoo, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Destiny USA. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Green Lakes State Park, explore the activities along Skaneateles Lake, then steep yourself in history at Seward House Museum, and finally stop by DROOZ And Company.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Syracuse day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ithaca to Syracuse takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Syracuse are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rochester.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Rochester

— 4 nights

Flower City

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Tree Creations in Geneseo (in Geneseo) and Palmyra (Book of Mormon Publication Site & Smith Family Farm). Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with Rochester Sport Fishing, get to know the resident critters at Seneca Park Zoo, stroll around Highland Park, and stop by Schutt's Apple Mill.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rochester planner.

Getting from Syracuse to Rochester by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or 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 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Finger Lakes travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · State Parks · Specialty Museums
New York's Wine Country
Defined by wine and water, the Finger Lakes region includes 11 elongated bodies of water spread over 130 km (80 mi) of rolling countryside in the northern section of the state of New York. In addition to the picturesque waterways, the Finger Lakes' main vacation attraction is its more than 100 wineries: the area is a top wine region, often referred to as the East Coast's answer to California's Napa Valley. Tour the wineries and recreational areas dotting the slopes above the lakes, but don't forget to include a trip or two to the region's vibrant towns, known for their lively culinary and nightlife scenes.