3 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

3 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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3 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Watkins Glen
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Rochester
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Glenn H. Curtiss Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., then immerse yourself in nature at Taughannock Falls State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Robert Treman State Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Watkins Glen itinerary website .

Philadelphia to Watkins Glen is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Philadelphia in July: high temperatures in Watkins Glen hover around 83°F and lows are around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Robert Treman State Park, Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, Taughannock Falls State Park, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park

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Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Frontier Field, get engrossed in the history at George Eastman Museum, and then explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rochester online itinerary planner .

Drive from Watkins Glen to Rochester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Childrens Museums
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The Strong National Museum of Play ©
George Eastman Museum ©
George Eastman Museum
Frontier Field ©
Frontier Field

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