5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finger Lakes trip itinerary builder

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Rochester
— 1 night
Drive
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Ithaca
— 3 nights
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Rochester

— 1 night

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
On the 19th (Wed), sample some tasty brews at Crush Beer & Wine Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): walk around Highland Park, then explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, and then try your luck at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rochester trip itinerary planning website.

New York City to Rochester is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in May, Rochester is little chillier at night with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ithaca.

Things to do in Rochester

Tours · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Ithaca

— 3 nights
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Venture out of the city with trips to Watkins Glen State Park (in Watkins Glen), Vietnam Veterans War Memorial Museum (in Elmira) and Corning Museum of Glass (in Corning). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Robert Treman State Park, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, stroll through Greek Peak Mountain Resort, and take some stellar pictures from Overlook at Taughannock Visitor Center.

Plan my day in Ithaca using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Rochester to Ithaca takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wineries

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.