5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Rochester
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Ithaca
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Toronto

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 3rd (Sat): have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of George Eastman Museum, and then try to win big at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rochester holiday planner.

Toronto, Canada to Rochester is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Ithaca.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
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The Strong National Museum of Play ©
George Eastman Museum ©
George Eastman Museum
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack ©
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack

3
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Get out of town with these interesting Ithaca side-trips: Watkins Glen State Park (in Watkins Glen), Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. (in Burdett) and Greek Peak Mountain Resort (in Virgil). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Robert Treman State Park, do a tasting at Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery, and take an in-depth tour of Glenn H. Curtiss Museum.

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Drive from Rochester to Ithaca in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Ithaca, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hammondsport, Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., Watkins Glen State Park, Taughannock Falls State Park
Highlights from your plan
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park
Buttermilk Falls State Park ©
Buttermilk Falls State Park

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