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:  3​h 15​min
1
Rochester
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hammondsport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Ithaca
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park (in Canandaigua) and Smith Family Farm (in Palmyra). There's lots more to do: have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play, try to win big at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, cool off at Seabreeze Amusement Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rochester trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Rochester is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hammondsport.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, Smith Family Farm, Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
Highlights from your plan
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
Seabreeze Amusement Park ©
Seabreeze Amusement 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 5th (Mon), examine the collection at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, explore and take pictures at 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 6th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Stony Brook State Park, then learn about winemaking at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Lakewood Vineyards.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hammondsport trip planner .

Drive from Rochester to Hammondsport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Hammondsport, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ithaca.

Things to do in Hammondsport

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Watkins Glen, Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, Stony Brook State Park
Highlights from your plan
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Seneca Lake Wine Trail ©
Seneca Lake Wine Trail
Stony Brook State Park ©
Stony Brook State Park

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 Greek Peak Mountain Resort (in Virgil), Seward House Museum (in Auburn) and Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. (in Burdett). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Robert Treman State Park, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and contemplate the waterfront views at Skaneateles Lake.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ithaca attractions planning tool .

Traveling by car from Hammondsport to Ithaca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Ithaca are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Taughannock Falls State Park, Skaneateles Lake, Seward House Museum, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
Highlights from your plan
Greek Peak Mountain Resort ©
Greek Peak Mountain Resort
Taughannock Falls State Park ©
Taughannock Falls State Park
Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park

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