5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Rochester
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Syracuse
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  1​h 15​min
3
Ithaca
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Rochester

Rochester
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Chimney Bluffs State Park. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Smith Family Farm, steep yourself in history at Book of Mormon Publication Site, then contemplate the long history of National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, and finally take in the views from Pont de Rennes Bridge.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rochester sightseeing tool .

Toronto, Canada to Rochester is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can take a train to Syracuse.

Things to do in Rochester

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Palmyra, Chimney Bluffs State Park
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Chimney Bluffs State Park
Chimney Bluffs State Park
Book of Mormon Publication Site ©
Book of Mormon Publication Site
Smith Family Farm ©
Smith Family Farm

1
night
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Green Lakes State Park, admire the landmark architecture of Clinton Square, then contemplate the long history of Onondaga Lake Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Beaver Lake Nature Center.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Syracuse route planner.

You can take a train from Rochester to Syracuse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Syracuse, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ithaca.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Green Lakes State Park, Onondaga Lake Park, Beaver Lake Nature Center
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Green Lakes State Park ©
Green Lakes State Park
Onondaga Lake Park ©
Onondaga Lake Park
Beaver Lake Nature Center ©
Beaver Lake Nature Center

2
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. On the 24th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Johnson Museum of Art, then examine the collection at It's A Wonderful Life Museum, then contemplate the long history of Seward House Museum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Ithaca Waterfalls. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Shequaga Falls, then do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., and then explore the activities along Cayuga Lake.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ithaca road trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Syracuse to Ithaca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., Shequaga Falls, It's A Wonderful Life Museum, Seward House Museum
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Seward House Museum ©
Seward House Museum
Shequaga Falls ©
Shequaga Falls
Johnson Museum of Art ©
Johnson Museum of Art

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