8 days in Finger Lakes Wine Country Itinerary

8 days in Finger Lakes Wine Country Itinerary

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8 days in Finger Lakes Wine Country Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  2​h 45​min
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Philadelphia


Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Get a sense of the local culture at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards and Museum of the Earth. Head to Ithaca Farmers Market and Note Fragrances FLXfor some retail therapy. Take a break from Ithaca with a short trip to Skaneateles Lake in Skaneateles, about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Robert Treman State Park, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and admire all the interesting features of Cornell University.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ithaca trip itinerary 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 October; daily highs in Ithaca reach 61°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Hammondsport.

Things to do in Ithaca

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Hector, Skaneateles Lake
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Skaneateles Lake ©
Skaneateles Lake
Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards ©
Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings


Hammondsport ©
Hammondsport is a village at the south end of Keuka Lake, one of the Finger Lakes of, New York, United States. Head to The Windmill Farm & Craft Market and West End Galleryfor some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery and Glenn H. Curtiss Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hammondsport: Three Brothers Wineries and Estates (in Geneva), Penn Yan (Anthony Road Wine Company & Fox Run Vineyards) and Watkins Glen (Lakewood Vineyards, Seneca Lake Wine Trail, & more). It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Bully Hill Vineyards Winery and admire the masterpieces at The Rockwell Museum.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hammondsport trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Ithaca to Hammondsport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hammondsport are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hammondsport

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Penn Yan, Dundee, Watkins Glen, Corning, Three Brothers Wineries and Estates
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Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery ©
Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum