3 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

3 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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3 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + taxi:  2​h
1
Watkins Glen
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Rochester
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Newark

1
day
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. On the 25th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Taughannock Falls State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Watkins Glen journey planner .

Newark to Watkins Glen is an approximately 2-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Newark in October; daily highs in Watkins Glen reach 64°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Taughannock Falls State Park
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Taughannock Falls State Park ©
Taughannock Falls State Park

2
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): examine the collection at It's A Wonderful Life Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, and then identify plant and animal life at Montezuma Audubon Center. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Genesee Country Village & Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Corbett's Glen Nature Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rochester online journey planner .

Drive from Watkins Glen to Rochester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Rochester can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Seneca Falls, Montezuma Audubon Center, Corbett's Glen Nature Park, Genesee Country Village & Museum
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Genesee Country Village & Museum ©
Genesee Country Village & Museum
Montezuma Audubon Center ©
Montezuma Audubon Center
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge ©
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

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