8 days in Watkins Glen & Canandaigua Itinerary

8 days in Watkins Glen & Canandaigua Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finger Lakes tour planner

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Watkins Glen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Canandaigua
— 4 nights
Drive to Greater Rochester International Airport, Fly to John Glenn Columbus International Airport

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Watkins Glen

— 3 nights
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lakewood Vineyards and Knapp Winery & The Vineyard Restaurant. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sheldrake Point Cayuga Lake Winery and Ravines Wine Cellars - Keuka Lake. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Watkins Glen: Ovid (Hosmer Winery & Toro Run Winery), Lively Run Dairy (in Interlaken) and Boundary Breaks Winery (in Lodi). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Bagley's Poplar Ridge Vineyards, stop by Hickory Hollow Wine Cellars, and take in the dramatic scenery at Aunt Sarah's Falls.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Watkins Glen trip maker website.

Columbus to Watkins Glen is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Columbus in June, with highs in Watkins Glen at 78°F and lows at 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Canandaigua.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Canandaigua

— 4 nights
Finger Lakes Food Tours Tours In The Finger Lakes has been added to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge and Naked Dove Brewing Company. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ravines Wine Cellars - Seneca Lake and Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum. Explore Canandaigua's surroundings by going to Geneva (Belhurst Castle Winery & billsboro winery), Seneca Falls (National Women's Hall of Fame & It's A Wonderful Life Museum) and Penn Yan (Anthony Road Wine Company, Monello Winery, &more).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Canandaigua trip planner.

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Canandaigua in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Canandaigua

Parks · Wineries · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips