5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Watkins Glen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Canandaigua
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Ithaca (Caygua Waterfront Trail & Robert Treman State Park) and Glenn H. Curtiss Museum (in Hammondsport). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park, do a tasting at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, get advice or help at Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association, and sample the tasty concoctions at Two Goats Brewing.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Watkins Glen trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Watkins Glen is an approximately 4-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Watkins Glen, with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Canandaigua.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ithaca, Burdett, Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, Henry A. Smith Woods
Highlights from your plan
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

2
nights
Canandaigua

Canandaigua ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play, then contemplate the long history of Seward House Museum, then appreciate the history behind American Civil War Memorial, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Craft Ales and Lagers. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Smith Family Farm, let little ones run wild at Tree Creations in Geneseo, and then hike along Parish Glen / Conklin Gully.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Canandaigua holiday maker tool .

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Canandaigua in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Canandaigua are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Canandaigua

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Craft Ales and Lagers, American Civil War Memorial, The Strong National Museum of Play, Smith Family Farm, Tree Creations in Geneseo
Highlights from your plan
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
The Strong National Museum of Play
Seward House Museum ©
Seward House Museum
Smith Family Farm ©
Smith Family Farm

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