8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Ithaca
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Watkins Glen
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Hammondsport
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Philadelphia

3
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ithaca Waterfalls, Cornell University and Cayuga Lake. There's more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Buttermilk Falls State Park and admire the natural beauty at Cornell Botanic Gardens.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ithaca route planner.

Philadelphia to Ithaca is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in September; daily highs in Ithaca reach 73°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature
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Buttermilk Falls State Park ©
Buttermilk Falls State Park
Cornell University ©
Cornell University
Cayuga Lake ©
Cayuga Lake

2
nights
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Seneca Lake Wine Trail and then learn about winemaking at Lakewood Vineyards. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park, learn about winemaking at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., then join the crowd at Watkins Glen International, and finally learn about winemaking at Castel Grisch.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Watkins Glen online holiday planner .

You can drive from Ithaca to Watkins Glen in an hour. September in Watkins Glen sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 50°F at night. You will leave for Hammondsport on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Wineries Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. ©
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
Seneca Lake Wine Trail ©
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Letchworth State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Hammondsport side-trips: Stony Brook State Park (in Dansville) and Anthony Road Wine Company (in Penn Yan). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum and learn about winemaking at Lime Berry Winery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Hammondsport trip itinerary website .

Hammondsport is just a short distance from Watkins Glen. In September in Hammondsport, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hammondsport

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

McGregor Vineyard, Anthony Road Wine Company, Stony Brook State Park, Letchworth State Park
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Letchworth State Park ©
Letchworth State Park
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery ©
Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery