36 days in Rochester & Clearwater Itinerary

36 days in Rochester & Clearwater Itinerary

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36 days in Rochester & Clearwater Itinerary

Start: Rochester
1
Rochester
— 10 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h
2
Clearwater
— 24 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  7​h
End: Rochester

10
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Popular historic sites such as Smith Family Farm and Book of Mormon Publication Site are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lucas Vineyards and Keuka Spring Vineyards. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rochester: Lodi (Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars & Boundary Breaks Winery), Auburn (Harriet Tubman Home & Willard Chapel) and Seneca Falls (Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Cayuga Wine Trail, & more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Genesee Country Village & Museum, do a tasting at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, visit a coastal fixture at Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, and sample the tasty concoctions at Lakewood Vineyards.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rochester route maker app .

In June, daytime highs in Rochester are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Penn Yan, Interlaken, Seneca Falls, Ovid, Dundee
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Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars ©
Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard ©
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard
Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards ©
Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards

24
nights
Clearwater

Clearwater ©
Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Robinson Nature Preserve and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like De Soto National Memorial and Eisenhower Regional Recreation Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Clearwater: St. Petersburg (Jungle Prada de Navarez Park, Florida Holocaust Museum, & more), St. Pete Beach (Saint Pete Beach, Parasailing & Paragliding, & more) and Nokomis Beach (in Nokomis). Have a day of magic on the 20th (Sat) at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 28th (Sun) at Legoland Florida Resort. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Circle B Bar Reserve, kick back and relax at Venice Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Beach, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Sarasota National Cemetery.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Clearwater vacation maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rochester to Clearwater takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, Clearwater is somewhat warmer than Rochester - with highs of 90°F and lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St. Petersburg, Tampa, Sarasota, Bradenton, St. Pete Beach
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Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Robinson Nature Preserve ©
Robinson Nature Preserve
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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