12 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

12 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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12 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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

1
night
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 13th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Garrett Memorial Chapel, and then do a tasting at McGregor Vineyard. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Corning Museum of Glass and then admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hammondsport attractions planner .

Philadelphia to Hammondsport is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, things will get little chillier in Hammondsport: highs are around 77°F and lows about 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rochester.

Things to do in Hammondsport

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

McGregor Vineyard, Corning Museum of Glass, Watkins Glen State Park, Garrett Memorial Chapel
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Corning Museum of Glass ©
Corning Museum of Glass
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

5
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
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 Genesee Country Village & Museum. Explore Rochester's surroundings by going to Palmyra (Smith Family Farm & Book of Mormon Publication Site) and Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park (in Canandaigua). There's much more to do: cool off at Seabreeze Amusement Park, do a tasting at Casa Larga Vineyards, explore the world behind art at Memorial Art Gallery, and stop by Schutt's Apple Mill.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rochester sightseeing website .

You can drive from Hammondsport to Rochester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Syracuse.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Palmyra, Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, Schutt's Apple Mill, Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, Genesee Country Village & Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
Seabreeze Amusement Park ©
Seabreeze Amusement Park
Smith Family Farm ©
Smith Family Farm

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 20th (Thu): admire the striking features of Clinton Square, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rosamond Gifford Zoo, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Destiny USA. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Beaver Lake Nature Center, steep yourself in history at Seward House Museum, and then explore the activities along Skaneateles Lake.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Syracuse trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Rochester to Syracuse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Ithaca.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Skaneateles Lake, Beaver Lake Nature Center, Seward House Museum
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Rosamond Gifford Zoo ©
Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Destiny USA ©
Destiny USA
Seward House Museum ©
Seward House Museum

3
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Kids will appreciate attractions like Greek Peak Mountain Resort and Museum of the Earth. Go for a jaunt from Ithaca to Burdett to see Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Robert Treman State Park, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and explore and take pictures at Cornell University.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ithaca trip planning site .

Drive from Syracuse to Ithaca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In June in Ithaca, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Taughannock Falls State Park, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
Highlights from your plan
Greek Peak Mountain Resort ©
Greek Peak Mountain Resort
Museum of the Earth ©
Museum of the Earth
Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park

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