5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Syracuse
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Burdett
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Rochester
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
End: Ottawa

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Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. On the 6th (Sun), get a taste of the local shopping with Destiny USA.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Syracuse road trip planning website .

Ottawa, Canada to Syracuse is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Ottawa in October, expect nights in Syracuse to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Burdett.

Things to do in Syracuse

Shopping
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Destiny USA ©
Destiny USA

3
nights
Burdett

Burdett ©
Burdett is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Explore Burdett's surroundings by going to Glenn H. Curtiss Museum (in Hammondsport) and Greek Peak Mountain Resort (in Virgil). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park, do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., experience rural life at Lively Run Dairy, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lakewood Vineyards.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Burdett trip tool .

Getting from Syracuse to Burdett by car takes about 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rochester.

Things to do in Burdett

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Watkins Glen, Ithaca, Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, Taughannock Falls State Park
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. ©
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
Greek Peak Mountain Resort ©
Greek Peak Mountain Resort

1
night
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Cemetery, and then try your luck at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rochester trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Burdett to Rochester takes 2 hours. October in Rochester sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Fun & Games Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
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The Strong National Museum of Play ©
The Strong National Museum of Play
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack ©
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
Mount Hope Cemetery ©
Mount Hope Cemetery

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