7 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

7 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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7 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Syracuse
— Few hours
bus + taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Ithaca
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hammondsport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rochester
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Ottawa

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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 11th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Onondaga Lake Park and then sample the fine beverages at 1911 Spirits.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Syracuse online vacation planner .

Ottawa, Canada to Syracuse is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. August in Syracuse sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ithaca.

Things to do in Syracuse

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Onondaga Lake Park, 1911 Spirits
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Onondaga Lake Park ©
Onondaga Lake Park

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Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): stroll through Caygua Waterfront Trail, admire the natural beauty at Cornell Botanic Gardens, then do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Henry A. Smith Woods. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Skeanateales NY, contemplate the long history of Seward House Museum, and then take in the pleasant sights at Cayuga-Seneca Canal.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ithaca day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Syracuse to Ithaca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hammondsport.

Things to do in Ithaca

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Seward House Museum, Cayuga-Seneca Canal, Skeanateales NY, Henry A. Smith Woods, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
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Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. ©
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
Cornell Botanic Gardens ©
Cornell Botanic Gardens
Seward House Museum ©
Seward House Museum

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Hammondsport

Hammondsport ©
Hammondsport is a village at the south end of Keuka Lake, one of the Finger Lakes of, New York, United States. On the 14th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Sperr Memorial Park, then admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park, then do a tasting at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, and finally do a tasting at Ravines Wine Cellars - Keuka Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, relax in the rural setting at Wohlschlegel's Naples Maple Farm, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parish Glen / Conklin Gully, and finally do a tasting at Lime Berry Winery.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hammondsport vacation website .

Traveling by car from Ithaca to Hammondsport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Hammondsport

Parks Wineries Trails

Side Trips

Naples, Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, Sperr Memorial Park, Watkins Glen State Park
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard ©
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard

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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 16th (Fri): get answers to all your questions at Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association and then explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play. Keep things going the next day: let little ones run wild at Tree Creations in Geneseo, steep yourself in history at Book of Mormon Publication Site, then steep yourself in history at Smith Family Farm, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Craft Ales and Lagers.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rochester trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Hammondsport to Rochester by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Rochester sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trips

Palmyra, Tree Creations in Geneseo, Craft Ales and Lagers
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The Strong National Museum of Play ©
Smith Family Farm ©
Smith Family Farm

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