5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finger Lakes holiday planner

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Make it your trip
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Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive
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Canandaigua
— 1 night
Drive
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Watkins Glen
— 1 night
Fly

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Syracuse

— 2 nights
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Jerry Rescue Monument, meet the residents at Rosamond Gifford Zoo, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Destiny USA. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: deepen your understanding at Hollenbeck Cider Mill, then fly down the slopes at Greek Peak Mountain Resort, and then cool off at Cascades Indoor Waterpark.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Syracuse trip itinerary planning tool.

Phoenix to Syracuse is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Phoenix to Syracuse, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in April, expect Syracuse to be colder, temps between 56°F and 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Canandaigua.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Canandaigua

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Canandaigua City Pier. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stroll around Erie Canal Park at Macedon, have some family-friendly fun at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, then stop by Sweet Expressions, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Canandaigua City Pier.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Canandaigua trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Syracuse to Canandaigua in 1.5 hours. In April in Canandaigua, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Canandaigua

Fun & Games · Casinos · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Watkins Glen

— 1 night
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): examine the collection at Corning Museum of Glass, sample the tasty concoctions at Two Goats Brewing, and then immerse yourself in nature at Taughannock Falls State Park.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Watkins Glen trip website.

Traveling by car from Canandaigua to Watkins Glen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in April, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Museums · Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

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.