11 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

11 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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11 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Trumansburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Waterloo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Canandaigua
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Farmington
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  45​min
5
Rochester
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Trumansburg

Trumansburg ©
Trumansburg is a village in Tompkins County, New York, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Trumansburg side-trips: Watkins Glen (Castel Grisch & Watkins Glen State Park) and Glenn H. Curtiss Museum (in Hammondsport). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Taughannock Falls State Park, deepen your understanding at Cornell University, stroll around Henry A. Smith Woods, and learn about winemaking at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C..

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Trumansburg trip planner .

Washington DC to Trumansburg is an approximately 4-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Washington DC in September, things will get a bit cooler in Trumansburg: highs are around 73°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Waterloo.

Things to do in Trumansburg

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Ithaca, Watkins Glen, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
Highlights from your plan
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Taughannock Falls State Park ©
Taughannock Falls State Park
Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park

2
nights
Waterloo

Waterloo ©
Waterloo is a town in Seneca County, New York, United States. del Lago Resort & Casino has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Three Brothers Wineries and Estates, then look for gifts at Muranda Cheese Company, and then try your luck at del Lago Resort & Casino. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Destiny USA and then revel in the low prices at Waterloo Premium Outlets.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Waterloo trip maker app .

Getting from Trumansburg to Waterloo by car takes about an hour. In September, daytime highs in Waterloo are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Canandaigua.

Things to do in Waterloo

Shopping Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Destiny USA, Three Brothers Wineries and Estates
Highlights from your plan
Muranda Cheese Company ©
Muranda Cheese Company
Destiny USA ©
Destiny USA
del Lago Resort & Casino ©
del Lago Resort & Casino

2
nights
Canandaigua

Canandaigua ©
Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): do a tasting at Stever Hill Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery, then learn about winemaking at Heron Hill Winery, and finally do a tasting at Bully Hill Vineyards Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, stop by Sweet Expressions, then take a leisurely stroll along Canandaigua City Pier, and finally walk around Kershaw Park.

Before you visit Canandaigua, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Waterloo to Canandaigua takes an hour. In September in Canandaigua, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Farmington.

Things to do in Canandaigua

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hammondsport, Stever Hill Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery ©
Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery
Canandaigua City Pier ©
Canandaigua City Pier

1
night
Farmington

Farmington ©
Farmington is a town located in the northern part of Ontario County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play and then try to win big at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Farmington day trip planning website .

Farmington is very close to Canandaigua. September in Farmington sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Farmington

Museums Fun & Games Childrens Museums

Side Trip

The Strong National Museum of Play
Highlights from your plan
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
The Strong National Museum of Play
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack ©
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack

3
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Saint Michael's Church. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the striking features of Saint Michael's Church, see the interesting displays at George Eastman Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, and finally stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Seneca Park Zoo and then take a memorable drive along Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association.

You can plan Rochester trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Farmington to Rochester takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Rochester, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
The Strong National Museum of Play
George Eastman Museum ©
George Eastman Museum

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