5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + taxi:  2​h
1
Watkins Glen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Auburn
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. and Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard. Visiting Watkins Glen State Park and Caygua Waterfront Trail will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Watkins Glen: Glenn H. Curtiss Museum (in Hammondsport) and Overland Morgan Horse Farm (in Dansville). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association, do a tasting at McGregor Vineyard, and delve into the lush surroundings at Henry A. Smith Woods.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Watkins Glen planning app .

Newark to Watkins Glen is an approximately 2-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Newark in August, expect little chillier with lows of 56°F in Watkins Glen. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Auburn.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Hammondsport, Dundee, Overland Morgan Horse Farm, Caygua Waterfront Trail, Henry A. Smith Woods
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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

2
nights
Auburn

Auburn ©
Auburn is a city in Cayuga County, New York, United States, located at the north end of Owasco Lake, one of the Finger Lakes, in Central New York. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): look for gifts at Muranda Cheese Company, then steep yourself in history at Smith Family Farm, then steep yourself in history at Book of Mormon Publication Site, and finally steep yourself in history at Erie Canal Heritage Park at Port Byron. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Seward House Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Hill Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Onondaga Lake Park, and finally kick back and relax at Jamesville Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Auburn travel planner.

Drive from Watkins Glen to Auburn in 1.5 hours. August in Auburn sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Auburn

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Palmyra, Onondaga Lake Park, Erie Canal Heritage Park at Port Byron, Muranda Cheese Company, Jamesville Beach
Highlights from your plan
Seward House Museum ©
Seward House Museum
Onondaga Lake Park ©
Onondaga Lake Park
Smith Family Farm ©
Smith Family Farm

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