5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Taxi:  2​h
1
Watkins Glen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Rochester
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Newark

2
nights
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Watkins Glen State Park and Taughannock Falls State Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Glenn H. Curtiss Museum and Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery. Explore Watkins Glen's surroundings by going to Seward House Museum (in Auburn) and Three Brothers Wineries and Estates (in Geneva). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C..

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Watkins Glen planning app .

Newark to Watkins Glen is an approximately 2-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, Watkins Glen is little chillier than Newark - with highs of 64°F and lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hammondsport, Dundee, Taughannock Falls State Park, Seward House Museum, Three Brothers Wineries and Estates
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Taughannock Falls State Park ©
Taughannock Falls State Park
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

2
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
On the 27th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Genesee Country Village & Museum and then steep yourself in history at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Cemetery, and then kick back and relax at Ontario Beach Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rochester trip planner .

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Rochester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Rochester, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, Genesee Country Village & Museum
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The Strong National Museum of Play ©
The Strong National Museum of Play
Genesee Country Village & Museum ©
Genesee Country Village & Museum

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