8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Rochester
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hammondsport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Ithaca
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Austin

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 8th (Thu): try your luck at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack and then get answers to all your questions at Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of 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.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rochester tour planner.

Austin to Rochester is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In August, Rochester is little chillier than Austin - with highs of 80°F and lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hammondsport.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Fun & Games Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association
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The Strong National Museum of Play ©
George Eastman Museum ©
George Eastman Museum
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack ©
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack

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 10th (Sat): examine the collection at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, learn about winemaking at Ravines Wine Cellars - Keuka Lake, do a tasting at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Kemmeter Wines, and finally learn about winemaking at Three Brothers Wineries and Estates. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery, then do a tasting at McGregor Vineyard, then immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Lakewood Vineyards.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hammondsport online itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Rochester to Hammondsport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Hammondsport, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ithaca.

Things to do in Hammondsport

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Watkins Glen, Dundee, Kemmeter Wines, Three Brothers Wineries and Estates
Highlights from your plan
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery ©
Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery

3
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Venture out of the city with trips to Greek Peak Mountain Resort (in Virgil), Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. (in Burdett) and Seward House Museum (in Auburn). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Robert Treman State Park, relax in the rural setting at Lively Run Dairy, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and deepen your understanding at Cornell University.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ithaca journey planner.

Traveling by car from Hammondsport to Ithaca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Taughannock Falls State Park, Seward House Museum, Lively Run Dairy, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., Greek Peak Mountain Resort
Highlights from your plan
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. ©
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park
Buttermilk Falls State Park ©
Buttermilk Falls State Park

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