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:  1​h 45​min
2
Watkins Glen
— 3 nights
Drive:  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.
On the 8th (Mon), have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of George Eastman Museum, then try to win big at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, and then stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Cemetery.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rochester day trip planning site .

Toronto, Canada to Rochester is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rochester are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

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
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Explore Watkins Glen's surroundings by going to Ithaca (Wine Tours & Tastings, Robert Treman State Park, & more), Greek Peak Mountain Resort (in Virgil) and Lively Run Dairy (in Interlaken). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park, steep yourself in history at Brick Tavern Museum and Wickham Rural Life Center, examine the collection at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, and sample the tasty concoctions at Two Goats Brewing.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Watkins Glen day trip planner.

You can drive from Rochester to Watkins Glen in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Watkins Glen, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ithaca, Burdett, Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Lively Run Dairy
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

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