8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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

3
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Explore Ithaca's surroundings by going to Seward House Museum (in Auburn), Greek Peak Mountain Resort (in Virgil) and Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. (in Burdett). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Robert Treman State Park, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, deepen your understanding at Cornell University, and learn about winemaking at Long Point Winery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ithaca online sightseeing planner .

Pittsburgh to Ithaca is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Ithaca when traveling from Pittsburgh in September, with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Hammondsport.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Taughannock Falls State Park, Seward House Museum, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., Long Point Winery
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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 26th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, admire all the interesting features of Seneca Lake Wine Trail, and then admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery, do a tasting at McGregor Vineyard, do a tasting at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, then do a tasting at Kemmeter Wines, and finally learn about winemaking at Three Brothers Wineries and Estates.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Hammondsport driving holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Ithaca to Hammondsport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hammondsport can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rochester.

Things to do in Hammondsport

Wineries Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Dundee, Watkins Glen, Three Brothers Wineries and Estates, Kemmeter Wines
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

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 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at George Eastman Museum, then have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play, and then stroll around Highland Park. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, try to win big at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Cemetery.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rochester trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hammondsport to Rochester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Rochester can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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