9 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

9 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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9 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Ithaca
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hammondsport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rochester
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Knoxville

3
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Change things up with these side-trips from Ithaca: Greek Peak Mountain Resort (in Virgil), Seward House Museum (in Auburn) and Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. (in Burdett). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Robert Treman State Park, deepen your understanding at Cornell University, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and admire the natural beauty at Cornell Botanic Gardens.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ithaca online visit planner .

Knoxville to Ithaca is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Knoxville in September, things will get a bit cooler in Ithaca: highs are around 73°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hammondsport.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., Taughannock Falls State Park, Lively Run Dairy, Seward House Museum
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Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. ©
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park
Buttermilk Falls State Park ©
Buttermilk Falls State Park

2
nights
Hammondsport

Hammondsport ©
Hammondsport is a village at the south end of Keuka Lake, one of the Finger Lakes of, New York, United States. On the 18th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, then cruise along Seneca Lake Wine Trail, and then immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery, learn about winemaking at McGregor Vineyard, learn about winemaking at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, then do a tasting at Kemmeter Wines, and finally learn about winemaking at Three Brothers Wineries and Estates.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hammondsport online trip builder .

Getting from Ithaca to Hammondsport by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rochester.

Things to do in Hammondsport

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rochester: Book of Mormon Publication Site (in Palmyra) and Canandaigua (Canandaigua Farmer's Market & Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park). There's still lots to do: explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, examine the collection at George Eastman Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, and take a memorable drive along Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rochester day trip website .

Traveling by car from Hammondsport to Rochester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Canandaigua, Book of Mormon Publication Site, Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
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The Strong National Museum of Play ©
George Eastman Museum ©
George Eastman Museum

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