3 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

3 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finger Lakes visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rochester
— 1 day
Drive
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Ithaca
— 2 nights
Drive

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Rochester

— 1 day

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of The Strong National Museum of Play and then see what you can catch with Rochester Sport Fishing.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rochester trip builder.

Philadelphia to Rochester is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 54°F in Rochester. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ithaca.

Things to do in Rochester

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Childrens Museums
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Ithaca

— 2 nights
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Taughannock Falls State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Robert Treman State Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lime Hollow Nature Center, then stroll through Greek Peak Mountain Resort, and then admire the majestic nature at Buttermilk Falls State Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ithaca tour planner.

Traveling by car from Rochester to Ithaca takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Finger Lakes travel guide

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New York's Wine Country
Defined by wine and water, the Finger Lakes region includes 11 elongated bodies of water spread over 130 km (80 mi) of rolling countryside in the northern section of the state of New York. In addition to the picturesque waterways, the Finger Lakes' main vacation attraction is its more than 100 wineries: the area is a top wine region, often referred to as the East Coast's answer to California's Napa Valley. Tour the wineries and recreational areas dotting the slopes above the lakes, but don't forget to include a trip or two to the region's vibrant towns, known for their lively culinary and nightlife scenes.