5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Ithaca
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Watkins Glen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Farmington
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. On the 24th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Cornell Botanic Gardens and then hit the slopes at Greek Peak Mountain Resort. On your second day here, experience rural life at Lively Run Dairy, then admire the majestic nature at Taughannock Falls State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Robert Treman State Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Buttermilk Falls State Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Ithaca online trip itinerary builder .

Philadelphia to Ithaca is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in October, expect Ithaca to be slightly colder, temps between 61°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lively Run Dairy, Taughannock Falls State Park, Greek Peak Mountain Resort
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Greek Peak Mountain Resort ©
Greek Peak Mountain Resort
Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park
Buttermilk Falls State Park ©
Buttermilk Falls State Park

2
nights
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. On the 26th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park, then cruise along Seneca Lake Wine Trail, then learn about winemaking at Castel Grisch, and finally learn about winemaking at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, then learn about winemaking at Weis Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, and finally learn about winemaking at Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Watkins Glen trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Ithaca to Watkins Glen takes an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Watkins Glen can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Farmington.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Wineries Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Hammondsport, Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. ©
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

1
night
Farmington

Farmington ©
Farmington is a town located in the northern part of Ontario County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): try to win big at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, then explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, and then stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Cemetery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Farmington road trip planner .

Getting from Watkins Glen to Farmington by car takes about 1.5 hours. October in Farmington sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Farmington

Museums Childrens Museums Casinos

Side Trip

Rochester
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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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