7 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

7 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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7 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + taxi:  2​h
1
Watkins Glen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Auburn
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Rochester
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Newark

2
nights
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Watkins Glen: Lively Run Dairy (in Interlaken), Glenn H. Curtiss Museum (in Hammondsport) and Sperr Memorial Park (in Big Flats). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park, learn about winemaking at Weis Vineyards, take a peaceful walk through Henry A. Smith Woods, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Watkins Glen trip itinerary builder site .

Newark to Watkins Glen is an approximately 2-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Newark in August since evenings lows in Watkins Glen dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Auburn.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Ithaca, Hammondsport, Henry A. Smith Woods, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., Sperr Memorial Park
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. ©
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.

2
nights
Auburn

Auburn ©
Auburn is a city in Cayuga County, New York, United States, located at the north end of Owasco Lake, one of the Finger Lakes, in Central New York. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Seward House Museum, get outside with Skeanateales NY, and then take in the waterfront activity at South Shore Marina on Owasco Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Oswego River, then steep yourself in history at Elizabeth Cady Stanton Home, and then take in the pleasant sights at Cayuga-Seneca Canal.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Auburn itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Auburn in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Auburn

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Seneca Falls, Oswego River, South Shore Marina on Owasco Lake, Skeanateales NY
Highlights from your plan
Oswego River ©
Oswego River
Seward House Museum ©
Seward House Museum
Cayuga-Seneca Canal ©
Cayuga-Seneca Canal

2
nights
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 19th (Mon): cruise along Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association, then don't miss a visit to Tree Creations in Geneseo, and then do a tasting at Deer Run Winery. Keep things going the next day: have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play, then contemplate the long history of Book of Mormon Publication Site, then steep yourself in history at Smith Family Farm, and finally look for gifts at Schutt's Apple Mill.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rochester holiday maker website .

Traveling by car from Auburn to Rochester takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Geneseo, Palmyra, Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association, Schutt's Apple Mill
Highlights from your plan
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
The Strong National Museum of Play
Smith Family Farm ©
Smith Family Farm

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