4 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

4 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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4 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Ithaca
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Rochester
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Change things up with these side-trips from Ithaca: Burdett (Two Goats Brewing & Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.), Glenn H. Curtiss Museum (in Hammondsport) and Greek Peak Mountain Resort (in Virgil). It doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ithaca road trip planning tool .

Philadelphia to Ithaca is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in September, with highs in Ithaca at 73°F and lows at 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rochester.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Burdett, Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Taughannock Falls State Park, Watkins Glen State Park, Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
Highlights from your plan
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park
Greek Peak Mountain Resort ©
Greek Peak Mountain Resort

1
night
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): catch the contagious excitement of Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, and then stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Cemetery.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rochester trip site .

Drive from Ithaca to Rochester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Rochester are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Casinos Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
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The Strong National Museum of Play ©
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack ©
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
Mount Hope Cemetery ©
Mount Hope Cemetery

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