5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finger Lakes trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Rochester
— 1 night
Drive
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Ithaca
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 1 night
Drive to Greater Rochester International Airport, Fly to Kalamazoo

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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 30th (Sat), see where the action happens at Frontier Field.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rochester route tool.

Kalamazoo to Rochester is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In April, daytime highs in Rochester are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ithaca.
Highlights from your trip

Ithaca

— 2 nights
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Cornell Botanic Gardens and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On your second day here, bet on your favorite at Watkins Glen International, do a tasting at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, and then explore the activities along Cayuga Lake.

Before you visit Ithaca, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Rochester to Ithaca in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Ithaca sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Ithaca

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Geneva

— 1 night
Geneva is a city in Ontario and Seneca counties in the U.S. state of New York. On the 3rd (Tue), steep yourself in history at Seward House Museum, then contemplate the long history of Women's Rights National Historical Park, and then do a tasting at Fox Run Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, do a tasting at Glenora Wine Cellars, and then learn about winemaking at Bully Hill Vineyards Winery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Ithaca to Geneva takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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.