8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Syracuse
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Ithaca
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Canandaigua
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
End: Newark

2
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Step out of the city life by going to Friends of Rogers and Jamesville Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Syracuse: Wolf Mountain Nature Center (in Smyrna), Villa Verona Vineyard & Bistro (in Verona) and Sterling Nature Center (in Sterling). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Beaver Lake Nature Center and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at 1911 Spirits.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Syracuse road trip planner.

Newark to Syracuse is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Syracuse when traveling from Newark in August, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ithaca.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Villa Verona Vineyard & Bistro, Wolf Mountain Nature Center, Friends of Rogers, Beaver Lake Nature Center, Jamesville Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wolf Mountain Nature Center ©
Wolf Mountain Nature Center
Beaver Lake Nature Center ©
Beaver Lake Nature Center
Sterling Nature Center ©
Sterling Nature Center

3
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Take a break from the city and head to Robert Treman State Park and Watkins Glen State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ithaca: Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. (in Burdett), Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association (in Rochester) and Greek Peak Mountain Resort (in Virgil). There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Havana Glen Park and admire the majestic nature at Taughannock Falls State Park.

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You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Syracuse to Ithaca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ithaca can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Canandaigua.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Havana Glen Park, Taughannock Falls State Park, Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Watkins Glen State Park, Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association
Highlights from your plan
Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Greek Peak Mountain Resort ©
Greek Peak Mountain Resort

2
nights
Canandaigua

Canandaigua ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, then explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lock 32 Brewing Company, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lazy Acre Alpacas. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Elizabeth Cady Stanton Home, look for all kinds of wild species at Montezuma Audubon Center, then hike along Huckleberry Swamp, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Craft Ales and Lagers.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Canandaigua online trip builder .

You can drive from Ithaca to Canandaigua in 1.5 hours. August in Canandaigua sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Canandaigua

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Craft Ales and Lagers, Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, Lock 32 Brewing Company, Huckleberry Swamp, The Strong National Museum of Play
Highlights from your plan
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack ©
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
Montezuma Audubon Center ©
Montezuma Audubon Center

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