8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Ithaca
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hammondsport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rochester
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

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 Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. (in Burdett), Greek Peak Mountain Resort (in Virgil) and Seward House Museum (in Auburn). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Robert Treman State Park, gain insight at Cornell University, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and learn about winemaking at Long Point Winery.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ithaca trip builder app .

Fort Lauderdale to Ithaca is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Fort Lauderdale in October, with highs in Ithaca at 61°F and lows at 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hammondsport.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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 13th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, then 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. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery, then cruise along Seneca Lake Wine Trail, and then learn about winemaking at Three Brothers Wineries and Estates.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hammondsport trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Ithaca to Hammondsport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Hammondsport

Wineries Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Watkins Glen, Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, Three Brothers Wineries and Estates
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery ©
Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery

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 15th (Tue): examine the collection at George Eastman Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, and then stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park and then bet on a winner at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rochester trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Hammondsport to Rochester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Rochester can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Historic Sites Casinos

Side Trips

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
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The Strong National Museum of Play ©
George Eastman Museum ©
George Eastman Museum
Mount Hope Cemetery ©
Mount Hope Cemetery

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