7 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

7 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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7 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Syracuse
1
Syracuse
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Ithaca
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hammondsport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rochester
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
End: Syracuse

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night
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. On the 1st (Thu), view the masterpieces at Gallery 54, then identify plant and animal life at Montezuma Audubon Center, and then get outside with Skeanateales NY. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Salmon River Falls, then contemplate the long history of Seward House Museum, and then go for a walk through Cayuga-Seneca Canal.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Syracuse trip builder tool .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Syracuse. In August, daytime highs in Syracuse are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Ithaca.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Montezuma Audubon Center, Cayuga-Seneca Canal, Skeanateales NY, Seward House Museum, Gallery 54
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Montezuma Audubon Center ©
Montezuma Audubon Center
Salmon River Falls ©
Salmon River Falls
Seward House Museum ©
Seward House Museum

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Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. On the 3rd (Sat), hike along Caygua Waterfront Trail, then explore the striking landscape of Stewart Park, then stroll around Henry A. Smith Woods, and finally admire the majestic nature at Taughannock Falls State Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ithaca online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Syracuse to Ithaca in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Ithaca are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hammondsport.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Trumansburg
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Taughannock Falls State Park ©
Taughannock Falls State Park
Stewart Park ©
Stewart Park

2
nights
Hammondsport

Hammondsport ©
Hammondsport is a village at the south end of Keuka Lake, one of the Finger Lakes of, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, then learn about winemaking at Barnstormer Winery, then do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., and finally immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Lime Berry Winery, then trek along Parish Glen / Conklin Gully, and then stroll through Overland Morgan Horse Farm.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hammondsport itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Ithaca to Hammondsport by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Hammondsport sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rochester.

Things to do in Hammondsport

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Watkins Glen State Park, Barnstormer Winery, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., Overland Morgan Horse Farm, Parish Glen / Conklin Gully
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Overland Morgan Horse Farm ©
Overland Morgan Horse Farm
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

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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 6th (Tue): have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play, then trek along Shadow Hills Maple Syrup Farm, and then admire the majestic nature at Beechwood State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Huckleberry Swamp, then steep yourself in history at Book of Mormon Publication Site, and then let little ones run wild at Tree Creations in Geneseo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rochester route site .

Drive from Hammondsport to Rochester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Rochester, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Shadow Hills Maple Syrup Farm, Huckleberry Swamp, Tree Creations in Geneseo, Beechwood State Park, Book of Mormon Publication Site
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The Strong National Museum of Play ©
Tree Creations in Geneseo ©
Tree Creations in Geneseo
Book of Mormon Publication Site ©
Book of Mormon Publication Site

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