3 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

3 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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3 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Buffalo
train:  1​h 15​min
1
Rochester
— 1 day
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Syracuse
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Watkins Glen
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Buffalo

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Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
On the 11th (Fri), look for gifts at Schutt's Apple Mill, try to win big at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, and then have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rochester route planning tool .

Buffalo to Rochester is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October in Rochester, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can take a train to Syracuse.

Things to do in Rochester

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trips

Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, Schutt's Apple Mill
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The Strong National Museum of Play ©
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack ©
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
Schutt's Apple Mill ©
Schutt's Apple Mill

1
night
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): stop by DROOZ And Company, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 54, then identify plant and animal life at Beaver Lake Nature Center, and finally shop like a local with Destiny USA.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Syracuse route planner .

Getting from Rochester to Syracuse by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Syracuse sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Syracuse

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Skaneateles, Beaver Lake Nature Center
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Destiny USA ©
Destiny USA
Beaver Lake Nature Center ©
Beaver Lake Nature Center
Gallery 54 ©
Gallery 54

1
night
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): examine the collection at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, learn about winemaking at McGregor Vineyard, then immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park, and finally do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C..

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Watkins Glen online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Watkins Glen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Watkins Glen are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

McGregor Vineyard, Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
Highlights from your plan
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. ©
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

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