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

1
night
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 28th (Sat): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Craft Ales and Lagers and then have some family-friendly fun at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Genesee Country Village & Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lock 32 Brewing Company.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rochester journey builder app .

Philadelphia to Rochester is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Rochester when traveling from Philadelphia in September, with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ithaca.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Craft Ales and Lagers, Genesee Country Village & Museum, Lock 32 Brewing Company, Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
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Genesee Country Village & Museum ©
Genesee Country Village & Museum
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack ©
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack

2
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. On the 30th (Mon), do a tasting at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park, then do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., and finally experience rural life at Lively Run Dairy. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Taughannock Falls State Park and then stroll through Greek Peak Mountain Resort.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read our Ithaca holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Rochester to Ithaca takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Watkins Glen State Park, Lively Run Dairy, Taughannock Falls State Park, Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Greek Peak Mountain Resort ©
Greek Peak Mountain Resort
Taughannock Falls State Park ©
Taughannock Falls State Park

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