9 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

9 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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9 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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

3
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
When in Rochester, make a side trip to see Letchworth State Park in Castile, approximately 1h 05 min away.

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Newark to Rochester is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Newark in July, with highs in Rochester at 81°F and lows at 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hammondsport.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Letchworth State Park
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Letchworth State Park ©
Letchworth 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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, learn about winemaking at McGregor Vineyard, then do a tasting at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): learn about winemaking at Keuka Lake Wine Trail, learn about winemaking at Keuka Spring Vineyards, do a tasting at Lime Berry Winery, then learn about winemaking at Weis Vineyards, then do a tasting at Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Ravines Wine Cellars - Keuka Lake.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hammondsport road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Rochester to Hammondsport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Hammondsport sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ithaca.

Things to do in Hammondsport

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Penn Yan, Dundee, Watkins Glen State Park
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McGregor Vineyard ©
McGregor Vineyard
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard ©
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard
Keuka Lake Wine Trail ©
Keuka Lake Wine Trail

3
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Take a break from the city and head to Cayuga Wine Trail and Taughannock Falls State Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Northeast Classic Car Museum and Seward House Museum. Step out of Ithaca to go to Burdett and see Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Lively Run Dairy, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Stewart Park, hike along Caygua Waterfront Trail, and admire the majestic nature at Robert Treman State Park.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ithaca road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hammondsport to Ithaca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Trumansburg, Northeast Classic Car Museum, Cayuga Wine Trail, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., Lively Run Dairy
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Seward House Museum ©
Seward House Museum
Northeast Classic Car Museum ©
Northeast Classic Car Museum
Cayuga Wine Trail ©
Cayuga Wine Trail

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