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
Canandaigua
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Watkins Glen: Glenn H. Curtiss Museum (in Hammondsport), Robert Treman State Park (in Ithaca) and Lively Run Dairy (in Interlaken). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Lakewood Vineyards, do a tasting at McGregor Vineyard, and take a memorable drive along Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Watkins Glen trip itinerary planning 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 little chillier temperatures traveling from Newark in October, with highs in Watkins Glen at 64°F and lows at 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Canandaigua.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Dundee, Lively Run Dairy, Robert Treman State Park, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. ©
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

2
nights
Canandaigua

Canandaigua ©
On the 9th (Wed), walk around Erie Canal Park at Macedon, have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play, then hike along Shadow Hills Maple Syrup Farm, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Craft Ales and Lagers. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Smith Family Farm, then contemplate the long history of Book of Mormon Publication Site, then steep yourself in history at Valentown Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Cemetery.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Canandaigua trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Watkins Glen to Canandaigua by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Canandaigua can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Canandaigua

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Palmyra, Rochester, Erie Canal Park at Macedon, Shadow Hills Maple Syrup Farm, Craft Ales and Lagers
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Book of Mormon Publication Site ©
Book of Mormon Publication Site
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
Mount Hope Cemetery ©
Mount Hope Cemetery

2
nights
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 (Fri): explore by horseback at Highland Forest, then steep yourself in history at Seward House Museum, and then stop by DROOZ And Company. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at CJS Vineyards, view the masterpieces at Gallery 54, then sample the fine beverages at 1911 Spirits, and finally stroll around Cranx Indoor and Outdoor Bike & Sports Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Syracuse trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Canandaigua to Syracuse by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Syracuse are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Auburn, Skaneateles, 1911 Spirits
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CJS Vineyards ©
CJS Vineyards
Seward House Museum ©
Seward House Museum
Gallery 54 ©
Gallery 54

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