5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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Fly
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Ithaca
— 1 night
Drive
2
Watkins Glen
— 1 night
Drive
3
Geneseo
— 2 nights
Drive to Greater Rochester International Airport, Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

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Ithaca

Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. On the 13th (Wed), fly down the slopes at Greek Peak Mountain Resort. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Taughannock Falls State Park, admire the majestic nature at Robert Treman State Park, and then gain insight at Cornell University.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ithaca trip planner.

Washington DC to Ithaca is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in November: high temperatures in Ithaca hover around 47°F and lows are around 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

1
night
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park, cruise along Seneca Lake Wine Trail, and then do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C..

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Watkins Glen travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ithaca to Watkins Glen in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Watkins Glen can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Geneseo.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

2
nights
Geneseo

Geneseo is a town in Livingston County in the Finger Lakes region of New York, United States on the far south end of the five-county Rochester Metropolitan Area. On the 16th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of The Wadsworth Homestead, have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play, and then try your luck at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Cemetery and then admire the majestic nature at Letchworth State Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneseo trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Watkins Glen to Geneseo takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneseo

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

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.