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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ithaca: Watkins Glen State Park (in Watkins Glen), Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. (in Burdett) and Greek Peak Mountain Resort (in Virgil). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Robert Treman State Park and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Stewart Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ithaca trip planning website .

Philadelphia to Ithaca is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in August; daily highs in Ithaca reach 78°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Taughannock Falls State Park, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., Watkins Glen State Park, Greek Peak Mountain Resort
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Greek Peak Mountain Resort ©
Greek Peak Mountain Resort
Taughannock Falls State Park ©
Taughannock Falls State Park

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 14th (Wed): have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play and then walk around Seabreeze Amusement Park.

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Getting from Ithaca to Rochester by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks Theme Parks Museums
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The Strong National Museum of Play ©
The Strong National Museum of Play
Seabreeze Amusement Park ©
Seabreeze Amusement Park

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