8 days in Watertown, Finger Lakes & Buffalo Itinerary

8 days in Watertown, Finger Lakes & Buffalo Itinerary

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Watertown
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Ithaca
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Hammondsport
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Buffalo
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Watertown

Watertown ©
Watertown is a city in the state of New York and the county seat of Jefferson County. Your day by day itinerary now includes Boldt Castle and Yacht House, Singer Castle on Dark Island and Wellesley Island State Park. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Singer Castle on Dark Island, take an in-depth tour of Boldt Castle and Yacht House, and then stroll around Wellesley Island State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., and then sample the tasty concoctions at Wagner Vineyards.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Watertown day trip planning site.

Eau Claire to Watertown is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Eau Claire to Watertown. In September, daily temperatures in Watertown can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ithaca.

Things to do in Watertown

Wineries · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

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Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. ©
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
Boldt Castle and Yacht House ©
Boldt Castle and Yacht House
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard ©
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard

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Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Your day by day itinerary now includes Skaneateles Lake, Buttermilk Falls State Park and Cayuga Lake. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the activities along Cayuga Lake, explore the activities along Skaneateles Lake, then immerse yourself in nature at Buttermilk Falls State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Taughannock Falls State Park, and finally admire the majestic nature at Robert Treman State Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ithaca online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Watertown to Ithaca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Ithaca, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Hammondsport.

Things to do in Ithaca

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Taughannock Falls State Park ©
Taughannock Falls State Park
Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park
Cayuga Lake ©
Cayuga Lake

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Hammondsport

Hammondsport ©
Hammondsport is a village at the south end of Keuka Lake, one of the Finger Lakes of, New York, United States. Corning Museum of Glass has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): examine the collection at Corning Museum of Glass, get engrossed in the history at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, then do a tasting at Bully Hill Vineyards Winery, then admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park, and finally learn about winemaking at Rock Stream Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery, do a tasting at Heron Hill Winery, then do a tasting at Ravines Wine Cellars - Keuka Lake, and finally learn about winemaking at Lime Berry Winery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hammondsport road trip planner.

Drive from Ithaca to Hammondsport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Hammondsport sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Buffalo.

Things to do in Hammondsport

Wineries · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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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

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Buffalo

Buffalo ©

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
On the 26th (Sat), admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, then take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and finally get a new perspective on things with Maid of the Mist.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Buffalo online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hammondsport to Buffalo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Buffalo sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buffalo

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House
Maid of the Mist
Maid of the Mist

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