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
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Rochester
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Newark

3
nights
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Kids will enjoy Greek Peak Mountain Resort and Rosamond Gifford Zoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Watkins Glen: Ithaca (Buttermilk Falls State Park & Robert Treman State Park), Glenn H. Curtiss Museum (in Hammondsport) and Taughannock Falls State Park (in Trumansburg). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park, relax in the rural setting at Lively Run Dairy, do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., and delve into the lush surroundings at Henry A. Smith Woods.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Watkins Glen route planner .

Newark to Watkins Glen is an approximately 2-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Newark in August, expect little chillier with lows of 56°F in Watkins Glen. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Trumansburg, Ithaca, Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Lively Run Dairy, Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Greek Peak Mountain Resort ©
Greek Peak Mountain Resort
Taughannock Falls State Park ©
Taughannock Falls State Park

3
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Family-friendly places like The Strong National Museum of Play and Seneca Park Zoo will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rochester: Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park (in Canandaigua) and Smith Family Farm (in Palmyra). Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Seabreeze Amusement Park, engage your brain at Rochester Museum & Science Center, take an in-depth tour of George Eastman Museum, and get your game on at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rochester trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Watkins Glen to Rochester takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Rochester, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, Smith Family Farm, Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
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Seabreeze Amusement Park ©
Seabreeze Amusement Park
The Strong National Museum of Play ©

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