5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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Watkins Glen
— 2 nights
— 2 nights


Watkins Glen — 2 nights

Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Finger Lakes Distilling and Glenn H. Curtiss Museum. Explore Watkins Glen's surroundings by going to The Rockwell Museum (in Corning) and Ithaca (Cornell University & Rasa Spa). There's lots more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lakewood Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Wagner Vineyards, get all the information you need at Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association, and see the interesting displays at Corning Museum of Glass.

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New York City to Watkins Glen is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in November; daily highs in Watkins Glen reach 50°F and lows reach 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Syracuse.
Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Spas
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Syracuse — 2 nights

Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): shop like a local with Destiny USA and then fly down the slopes at Labrador Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Erie Canal Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Middle Ages Brewing Company, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Skana, the Spa at Turning Stone.

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Traveling by car from Watkins Glen to Syracuse takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Syracuse sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 32°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Spas · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks
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Finger Lakes travel guide

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.