5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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Rochester
— 1 night
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Ithaca
— 3 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): make a splash at Seabreeze Amusement Park and then look for gifts at Schutt's Apple Mill. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at George Eastman Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Strong National Museum of Play, and then stroll around Highland Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rochester day trip tool.

Philadelphia to Rochester is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in June; daily highs in Rochester reach 77°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ithaca.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Ithaca

— 3 nights
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Kids will appreciate attractions like Greek Peak Mountain Resort and Buttermilk Falls State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ithaca: Corning (Vitrix Hot Glass Studio & Corning Museum of Glass), Rosamond Gifford Zoo (in Syracuse) and Watkins Glen State Park (in Watkins Glen). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Robert Treman State Park, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 54, and take some stellar pictures from Overlook at Taughannock Visitor Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Ithaca trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Rochester to Ithaca takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Ithaca are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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.