8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Detroit
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:  3​h 30​min
End: Detroit

2
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Step out of Rochester with an excursion to Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park in Canandaigua--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play, try your luck at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Cemetery, and get engrossed in the history at George Eastman Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rochester route builder site .

Detroit to Rochester is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Rochester are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hammondsport.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, Schutt's Apple Mill
Highlights from your plan
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
George Eastman Museum ©
George Eastman Museum

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. On the 14th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park, then learn about winemaking at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, and finally learn about winemaking at Ravines Wine Cellars - Keuka Lake. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery, then take a memorable drive along Seneca Lake Wine Trail, and then learn about winemaking at Three Brothers Wineries and Estates.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hammondsport trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Rochester to Hammondsport by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ithaca.

Things to do in Hammondsport

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Watkins Glen, Three Brothers Wineries and Estates, Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Ithaca: Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. (in Burdett), Greek Peak Mountain Resort (in Virgil) and Seward House Museum (in Auburn). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Robert Treman State Park, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and gain insight at Cornell University.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ithaca road trip tool .

Getting from Hammondsport to Ithaca by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Ithaca can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., Taughannock Falls State Park, Seward House Museum
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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