9 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

9 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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9 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Ithaca
— 3 nights
taxi + bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Syracuse
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Rochester
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Newark

3
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ithaca: Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. (in Burdett), Greek Peak Mountain Resort (in Virgil) and Watkins Glen State Park (in Watkins Glen). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Robert Treman State Park, learn about winemaking at Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery, admire the natural beauty at Cornell Botanic Gardens, and gain insight at Cornell University.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ithaca trip itinerary planning website .

Newark to Ithaca is an approximately 4-hour car ride. In July, Ithaca is little chillier than Newark - with highs of 80°F and lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Hammondsport, Taughannock Falls State Park, Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Watkins Glen State Park, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Greek Peak Mountain Resort ©
Greek Peak Mountain Resort
Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park

2
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. On the 30th (Tue), shop like a local with Gallery 54, steep yourself in history at Seward House Museum, then explore the activities along Skaneateles Lake, and finally contemplate the long history of Onondaga Lake Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Rosamond Gifford Zoo, then get a taste of the local shopping with Destiny USA, and then admire the striking features of Clinton Square.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Syracuse tour planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Ithaca to Syracuse in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Rochester.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Skaneateles, Onondaga Lake Park, Seward House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Rosamond Gifford Zoo ©
Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Destiny USA ©
Destiny USA
Seward House Museum ©
Seward House Museum

3
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Bring the kids along to The Strong National Museum of Play and Rochester Museum & Science Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rochester: Smith Family Farm (in Palmyra) and Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park (in Canandaigua). There's lots more to do: cool off at Seabreeze Amusement Park, examine the collection at George Eastman Museum, get your game on at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, and get to know the resident critters at Seneca Park Zoo.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rochester trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Syracuse to Rochester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, Smith Family Farm, Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
Seabreeze Amusement Park ©
Seabreeze Amusement Park
Seneca Park Zoo ©
Seneca Park Zoo

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