4 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

4 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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Rochester
— 1 day
Drive
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Ithaca
— 3 nights
Fly

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Rochester

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of The Strong National Museum of Play and then walk around Highland Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rochester online day trip planner.

Pittsburgh to Rochester is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ithaca.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

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nights
Ithaca

Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Your day by day itinerary now includes Experience! The Finger Lakes. Explore Ithaca's surroundings by going to Watkins Glen State Park (in Watkins Glen), Corning (Corning Museum of Glass & West End Gallery) and Greek Peak Mountain Resort (in Virgil). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Robert Treman State Park and gain insight at Cornell University.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ithaca tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Rochester to Ithaca by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Ithaca are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ithaca

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Nature

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.