11 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

11 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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11 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Rochester
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hammondsport
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Ithaca
— 3 nights
taxi + bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rochester: Morgan-Manning House (in Brockport), Craft Ales and Lagers (in Phelps) and Book of Mormon Publication Site (in Palmyra). And it doesn't end there: have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play, trek along Shadow Hills Maple Syrup Farm, contemplate the long history of Valentown Museum, and cruise along Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rochester trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Toronto, Canada to Rochester is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Rochester can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hammondsport.

Things to do in Rochester

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Morgan-Manning House, Schutt's Apple Mill, Book of Mormon Publication Site, Craft Ales and Lagers, Valentown Museum
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3
nights
Hammondsport

Hammondsport ©
Hammondsport is a village at the south end of Keuka Lake, one of the Finger Lakes of, New York, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hammondsport: Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard (in Dundee), Monello Winery (in Penn Yan) and Watkins Glen (Lakewood Vineyards & Watkins Glen State Park). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, learn about winemaking at Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Krooked Tusker Distillery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Garrett Memorial Chapel.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hammondsport using our trip planner.

Getting from Rochester to Hammondsport by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hammondsport can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Ithaca.

Things to do in Hammondsport

Wineries Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Penn Yan, Watkins Glen, Dundee, Garrett Memorial Chapel, Parish Glen / Conklin Gully
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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. Step out of Ithaca with an excursion to Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. in Burdett--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Robert Treman State Park, trek along Caygua Waterfront Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Ithaca Waterfalls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascadilla Gorge Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Ithaca day trip planner .

Drive from Hammondsport to Ithaca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Ithaca are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Lively Run Dairy, Taughannock Falls State Park, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
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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. On the 24th (Thu), explore by horseback at Highland Forest, then steep yourself in history at Seward House Museum, and then stop by DROOZ And Company. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at CJS Vineyards, view the masterpieces at Gallery 54, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at 1911 Spirits, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cranx Indoor and Outdoor Bike & Sports Park.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Syracuse road trip planning site .

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Ithaca to Syracuse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Syracuse can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Syracuse

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Skaneateles, Auburn, 1911 Spirits
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Seward House Museum ©
Seward House Museum
Gallery 54 ©
Gallery 54
DROOZ And Company ©
DROOZ And Company

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