8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Watkins Glen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Canandaigua
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Get some cultural insight at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. and Glenn H. Curtiss Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Watkins Glen State Park and Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Watkins Glen: Robert Treman State Park (in Ithaca) and Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery (in Hammondsport). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Watkins Glen online trip itinerary maker .

Toronto, Canada to Watkins Glen is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Toronto in July, Watkins Glen is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Canandaigua.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

Dundee, Hammondsport, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association, Robert Treman State Park
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. ©
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park

3
nights
Canandaigua

Canandaigua ©
Popular historic sites such as Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park and Smith Family Farm are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Genesee Country Village & Museum and Montezuma Audubon Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Canandaigua: Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (in Seneca Falls), Kemmeter Wines (in Penn Yan) and The Strong National Museum of Play (in Rochester).

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Canandaigua driving holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Watkins Glen to Canandaigua takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Syracuse.

Things to do in Canandaigua

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Smith Family Farm, The Strong National Museum of Play, Genesee Country Village & Museum, Kemmeter Wines
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2
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Erie Canal Museum, shop like a local with Destiny USA, and then hunt for treasures at City Market. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Seward House Museum, steep yourself in history at Harriet Tubman Home, then stop by DROOZ And Company, then get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery 54, and finally identify plant and animal life at Beaver Lake Nature Center.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Syracuse vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Canandaigua to Syracuse takes 1.5 hours. July in Syracuse sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Syracuse

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Auburn, Skaneateles, Beaver Lake Nature Center
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Destiny USA ©
Destiny USA
Seward House Museum ©
Seward House Museum
Beaver Lake Nature Center ©
Beaver Lake Nature Center

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