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 30th (Thu), have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play and then look for gifts at Schutt's Apple Mill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seneca Park Zoo, then get engrossed in the history at George Eastman Museum, and then try your luck at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rochester trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Rochester is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Rochester can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, Schutt's Apple Mill
Highlights from your plan
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 Taughannock Falls State Park (in Trumansburg), Ithaca (Robert Treman State Park, Cornell Botanic Gardens, & more) and Glenn H. Curtiss Museum (in Hammondsport). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park, experience rural life at Sunset View Creamery, hit the slopes at Greek Peak Mountain Resort, and do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C..

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Watkins Glen online tour planner .

Getting from Rochester to Watkins Glen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ithaca, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, Sunset View Creamery, Greek Peak Mountain Resort
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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