3 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

3 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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Rochester
— 1 day
Drive
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Ithaca
— 2 nights
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Rochester

— 1 day

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
On the 21st (Wed), explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play and then see what you can catch with Rochester Sport Fishing.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rochester sightseeing app.

Philadelphia to Rochester is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, Rochester is little chillier than Philadelphia - with highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Ithaca.

Things to do in Rochester

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Ithaca

— 2 nights
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Taughannock Falls State Park, admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Robert Treman State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Lime Hollow Nature Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Greek Peak Mountain Resort, and then admire the majestic nature at Buttermilk Falls State Park.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ithaca trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Rochester to Ithaca by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Winter Sports

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.