33 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

33 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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33 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Ithaca
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hammondsport
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rochester
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Oswego
— 10 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

7
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Muranda Cheese Company and Ithaca Farmers Market. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Heart & Hands Wine Company and Cayuga Wine Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (in Cooperstown), Buttonwood Grove Winery (in Romulus) and Lodi (Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars & Boundary Breaks Winery). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., trek along Caygua Waterfront Trail, steep yourself in history at Harriet Tubman Home, and relax in the rural setting at Lively Run Dairy.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Ithaca online trip builder .

Washington DC to Ithaca is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: high temperatures in Ithaca hover around 80°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hammondsport.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Auburn, Seneca Falls, Trumansburg, Lodi, Interlaken
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Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park
Seward House Museum ©
Seward House Museum
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. ©
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.

5
nights
Hammondsport

Hammondsport ©
Hammondsport is a village at the south end of Keuka Lake, one of the Finger Lakes of, New York, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Heron Hill Tasting Room on Seneca Lake and Weis Vineyards. Visiting Watkins Glen State Park and Cumming Nature Center will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Lakewood Vineyards (in Watkins Glen), Overland Morgan Horse Farm (in Dansville) and Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard (in Dundee). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Ravines Wine Cellars - Seneca Lake and see the interesting displays at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum.

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

Getting from Ithaca to Hammondsport by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Hammondsport sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Hammondsport

Wineries Parks Trails

Side Trips

Penn Yan, Watkins Glen, Dundee, Keuka Park, Naples
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Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard ©
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard
Keuka Lake Wine Trail ©
Keuka Lake Wine Trail

10
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Popular historic sites such as Book of Mormon Publication Site and National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Corbett's Glen Nature Park and Genesee Country Village & Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rochester: Tillman Road Wildlife Management Area (in Clarence), Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls & Cave of the Winds) and Buffalo (Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory Basilica, admire the striking features of The Wadsworth Homestead, admire the majestic nature at Letchworth State Park, and contemplate the long history of Smith Family Farm.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rochester driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Hammondsport to Rochester in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Rochester sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Oswego.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Buffalo, Victor, Niagara Falls, Palmyra, Letchworth State Park
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Genesee Country Village & Museum ©
Genesee Country Village & Museum

10
nights
Oswego

Oswego ©
Oswego is a city in Oswego County, New York, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beaver Lake Nature Center and Singer Castle on Dark Island. Visit Westcott Beach State Park and Sandy Island Beach State Park for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oswego: Alexandria Bay (Boldt Castle and Yacht House & Boldt Yacht House), Chimney Bluffs State Park (in Wolcott) and Antique Boat Museum (in Clayton). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, contemplate the long history of Fort Stanwix National Monument, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Ontario State Historic Site, and hike along Ager Falls.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Oswego itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Rochester to Oswego takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oswego

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Henderson, Alexandria Bay, Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site, Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, Meyda Tiffany Lighting
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Boldt Castle and Yacht House ©
Boldt Castle and Yacht House
Onondaga Lake Park ©
Onondaga Lake Park
Beaver Lake Nature Center ©
Beaver Lake Nature Center

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