9 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

9 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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9 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Albany
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Syracuse
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Rochester
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hammondsport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Ithaca
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Albany

1
night
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Destiny USA. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Erie Canal Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 54, then contemplate the long history of Seward House Museum, and finally explore the activities along Skaneateles Lake.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Syracuse online travel planner .

Albany to Syracuse is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. September in Syracuse sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Rochester.

Things to do in Syracuse

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Skaneateles, Seward House Museum
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Destiny USA ©
Destiny USA
Seward House Museum ©
Seward House Museum
Skaneateles Lake ©
Skaneateles Lake

2
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Frederick Douglass Statue, then examine the collection at George Eastman Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, then stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Cemetery, and then try to win big at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rochester travel route planner .

You can take a train from Syracuse to Rochester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hammondsport.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
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The Strong National Museum of Play ©
George Eastman Museum ©
George Eastman Museum
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack ©
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack

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 10th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, then take a memorable drive along Seneca Lake Wine Trail, and then immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery, do a tasting at McGregor Vineyard, learn about winemaking at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, then do a tasting at Anthony Road Wine Company, and finally do a tasting at Three Brothers Wineries and Estates.

Plan my day in Hammondsport using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Rochester to Hammondsport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ithaca.

Things to do in Hammondsport

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dundee, Watkins Glen, Three Brothers Wineries and Estates, Anthony Road Wine Company
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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
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: Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. (in Burdett) and Greek Peak Mountain Resort (in Virgil). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Robert Treman State Park, relax in the rural setting at Lively Run Dairy, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and deepen your understanding at Cornell University.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ithaca attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Hammondsport to Ithaca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Ithaca, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Taughannock Falls State Park, Lively Run Dairy
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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

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