9 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

9 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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9 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Watkins Glen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Canandaigua
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Syracuse
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Explore Watkins Glen's surroundings by going to Glenn H. Curtiss Museum (in Hammondsport), Long Point Winery (in Aurora) and Ithaca (Wine Tours & Tastings & Robert Treman State Park). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park, do a tasting at Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association, relax in the rural setting at Lively Run Dairy, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lakewood Vineyards.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Watkins Glen tour planner .

New York City to Watkins Glen is an approximately 4-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, Watkins Glen is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 64°F and lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Canandaigua.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Dundee, Ithaca, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., Taughannock Falls State Park, Lively Run Dairy
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. ©
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

2
nights
Canandaigua

Canandaigua ©
On the 16th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, then have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Book of Mormon Publication Site, hike along Shadow Hills Maple Syrup Farm, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Apple Country Spirits, and finally contemplate the long history of Valentown Museum.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Canandaigua trip planner .

Getting from Watkins Glen to Canandaigua by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Canandaigua can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Syracuse.

Things to do in Canandaigua

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Rochester, Book of Mormon Publication Site, Shadow Hills Maple Syrup Farm, Apple Country Spirits, Valentown Museum
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Book of Mormon Publication Site ©
Book of Mormon Publication Site
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
The Strong National Museum of Play
Mount Hope Cemetery ©
Mount Hope Cemetery

3
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Explore Syracuse's surroundings by going to Auburn (Seward House Museum, Fort Hill Cemetery, & more) and Skaneateles (Gallery 54, DROOZ And Company, & more). Next up on the itinerary: ride a horse along Highland Forest, sample the fine beverages at 1911 Spirits, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Cranx Indoor and Outdoor Bike & Sports Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Syracuse trip maker site .

You can drive from Canandaigua to Syracuse in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Auburn, Skaneateles, 1911 Spirits
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Skaneateles Lake ©
Skaneateles Lake
Seward House Museum ©
Seward House Museum
CJS Vineyards ©
CJS Vineyards

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