8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + taxi:  2​h
1
Watkins Glen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Seneca Falls
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Rochester
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Newark

1
night
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Corning Museum of Glass and then stroll the grounds of Mark Twain's Grave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bath National Cemetery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Garrett Memorial Chapel, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Watkins Glen trip planner .

Newark to Watkins Glen is an approximately 2-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Newark in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 56°F in Watkins Glen. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Seneca Falls.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Museums Classes Shopping

Side Trips

Garrett Memorial Chapel, Corning Museum of Glass, Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, Mark Twain's Grave, Bath National Cemetery
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Corning Museum of Glass ©
Corning Museum of Glass
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

3
nights
Seneca Falls

Seneca Falls ©
Seward House Museum and Women's Rights National Historical Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Harriet Tubman Home and Fort Hill Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Seneca Falls with an excursion to Sterling Nature Center in Sterling--about 54 minutes away.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seneca Falls road trip website .

Traveling by car from Watkins Glen to Seneca Falls takes an hour. August in Seneca Falls sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rochester.

Things to do in Seneca Falls

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Auburn, Montezuma Audubon Center, Sterling Nature Center, Erie Canal Heritage Park at Port Byron
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Seward House Museum ©
Seward House Museum
Harriet Tubman Home ©
Harriet Tubman Home

3
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Popular historic sites such as Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park and Smith Family Farm are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Genesee Country Village & Museum and Mount Hope Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Palmyra (Phelps General Store & Book of Mormon Publication Site). Next up on the itinerary: have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play and do a tasting at Casa Larga Vineyards.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rochester trip maker website .

You can drive from Seneca Falls to Rochester in an hour. In August in Rochester, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Palmyra, Genesee Country Village & Museum, Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
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