60 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

60 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finger Lakes tour itinerary planner

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Syracuse
— 15 nights
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Ithaca
— 13 nights
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Hammondsport
— 15 nights
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Rochester
— 16 nights
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Syracuse

— 15 nights
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Visit Seward House Museum and Onondaga Lake Park for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Women's Rights National Historical Park and Harriet Tubman Home. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Syracuse: Oswego River (in Oswego), Seneca Falls (Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Cayuga Wine Trail, &more) and Skaneateles (Gallery 54 & Skaneateles Lake). There's much more to do: stroll through Beaver Lake Nature Center, get to know the fascinating history of Clinton Square, shop like a local with Destiny USA, and head outdoors with Syracuse Chiefs.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Syracuse travel tool.

Newark to Syracuse is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Newark in July; daily highs in Syracuse reach 82°F and lows reach 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ithaca.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ithaca

— 13 nights
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Get some historical perspective at Namgyal Monastery and Mark Twain's Grave. Escape the urban bustle at Watkins Glen State Park and Taughannock Falls State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Burdett (Damiani Wine Cellars & Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.), Hector (Hector Falls, Red Newt Cellars, &more) and Greek Peak Mountain Resort (in Virgil). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Robert Treman State Park, explore the activities along Cayuga Lake, trek along Cascadilla Gorge Trail, and do a tasting at Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ithaca day trip planner.

Getting from Syracuse to Ithaca by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Ithaca are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hammondsport.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Hammondsport

— 15 nights
Hammondsport is a village at the south end of Keuka Lake, one of the Finger Lakes of, New York, United States. Get some cultural insight at Corning Museum of Glass and Glenn H. Curtiss Museum. Bath National Cemetery and Gaffer District will appeal to history buffs. Explore Hammondsport's surroundings by going to Geneva (Three Brothers Wineries and Estates, Rose Hill Mansion, &more), Corning (St Mary's Church, Iron Flamingo Brewery, &more) and Dundee (Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard & Glenora Wine Cellars). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Steuben Brewing Company.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hammondsport online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ithaca to Hammondsport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Hammondsport can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to Rochester.

Things to do in Hammondsport

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rochester

— 16 nights

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Step out of the city life by going to Genesee Country Village & Museum and Huckleberry Swamp. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Strong National Museum of Play and Memorial Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rochester: Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association (in Corning), Palmyra (Book of Mormon Publication Site & Smith Family Farm) and Geneseo (The Wadsworth Homestead & Tree Creations in Geneseo). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, kick back and relax at Ontario Beach Park, enjoy the sea views from Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse, and cool off at Seabreeze Amusement Park.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Rochester online trip builder.

You can drive from Hammondsport to Rochester in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Rochester sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Finger Lakes travel guide

4.5
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.