8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Rochester
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hammondsport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Ithaca
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Boston

2
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Explore Rochester's surroundings by going to Palmyra (Book of Mormon Publication Site & Smith Family Farm), Tree Creations in Geneseo (in Geneseo) and Craft Ales and Lagers (in Phelps). The adventure continues: explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, take a memorable drive along Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association, stop by Schutt's Apple Mill, and admire the landmark architecture of Morgan-Manning House.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rochester trip app .

Boston to Rochester is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Boston in August, Rochester is slightly colder at night with lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hammondsport.

Things to do in Rochester

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Palmyra, Schutt's Apple Mill, Lock 32 Brewing Company, Tree Creations in Geneseo, Craft Ales and Lagers
Highlights from your plan
Smith Family Farm ©
Smith Family Farm
The Strong National Museum of Play ©

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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Sperr Memorial Park, immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park, then do a tasting at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, and finally do a tasting at Ravines Wine Cellars - Keuka Lake. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, then experience rural life at Wohlschlegel's Naples Maple Farm, then hike along Parish Glen / Conklin Gully, and finally do a tasting at Lime Berry Winery.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Hammondsport trip website .

You can drive from Rochester to Hammondsport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hammondsport are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ithaca.

Things to do in Hammondsport

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Naples, Watkins Glen State Park, Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, Sperr Memorial Park
Highlights from your plan
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard ©
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard

3
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ithaca: Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. (in Burdett), Seward House Museum (in Auburn) and Skeanateales NY (in Cayuga). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Robert Treman State Park, go for a walk through Cayuga-Seneca Canal, trek along Caygua Waterfront Trail, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ithaca trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Hammondsport to Ithaca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Ithaca are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Henry A. Smith Woods, Skeanateales NY, Seward House Museum, Lively Run Dairy, Cayuga-Seneca Canal
Highlights from your plan
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. ©
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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