7 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

7 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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7 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Latrobe
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Watkins Glen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Syracuse
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Rochester
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Latrobe

1
night
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, explore the world behind art at The Rockwell Museum, then browse for treasures at Antique Revival, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park. Keep things going the next day: stop by Note Fragrances FLX and then take a memorable drive along Seneca Lake Wine Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Watkins Glen online day trip planner .

Latrobe to Watkins Glen is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Latrobe in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 50°F in Watkins Glen. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Museums Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

The Rockwell Museum, Note Fragrances FLX, Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, Antique Revival
Highlights from your plan
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
The Rockwell Museum ©
The Rockwell Museum

2
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. On the 23rd (Mon), contemplate the long history of Onondaga Lake Park. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Destiny USA, take an in-depth tour of Erie Canal Museum, and then hunt for treasures at City Market.

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You can drive from Watkins Glen to Syracuse in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Syracuse sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Rochester.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Shopping Winter Sports

Side Trips

Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Onondaga Lake Park
Highlights from your plan
Destiny USA ©
Destiny USA
Greek Peak Mountain Resort ©
Greek Peak Mountain Resort
Onondaga Lake Park ©
Onondaga Lake Park

2
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at George Eastman Museum, then explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Cemetery. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association and then immerse yourself in nature at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rochester trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Syracuse to Rochester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Rochester can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
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The Strong National Museum of Play ©
George Eastman Museum ©
George Eastman Museum

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