6 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

6 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finger Lakes route planner

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Make it your trip
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Ithaca
— 2 nights
Drive
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Syracuse
— 1 night
Drive
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Rochester
— 2 nights
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Ithaca

— 2 nights
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Venture out of the city with trips to Corning (Vitrix Hot Glass Studio, Corning Museum of Glass, &more), Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. (in Burdett) and Watkins Glen State Park (in Watkins Glen). It doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Robert Treman State Park and fly down the slopes at Greek Peak Mountain Resort.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ithaca trip planner.

Washington DC to Ithaca is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in May: high temperatures in Ithaca hover around 69°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Syracuse.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Syracuse

— 1 night
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 (Sun): shop like a local with City Market, then get to know the fascinating history of Clinton Square, then get to know the resident critters at Rosamond Gifford Zoo, and finally contemplate the long history of Onondaga Lake Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Syracuse itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Ithaca to Syracuse takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Syracuse are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Rochester.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Rochester

— 2 nights

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 24th (Mon): walk around Highland Park, get engrossed in the history at The Strong National Museum of Play, and then try your luck at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): get some jogging in at Erie Canal Trail and then indulge your senses at Crush Beer & Wine Tours.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rochester day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Rochester takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Wineries · Parks

Side Trip

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.