Sterling trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Sterling

Trip Planner USA  /  New York State  /  Finger Lakes  /  Sterling
Sterling is a town in Cayuga County, New York, United States. The population was 3,040 at the 2010 census. Located on the shore of Lake Ontario, the town is named after William Alexander, Lord Stirling, an American general of the Revolutionary War. Sterling is the most northerly town in the county and lies northwest of Syracuse.HistoryThe region was formerly part of the territory of the Onondaga, one of the original five nations of the Iroquois Confederacy. However, as allies of the defeated British, they were forced to cede most of their lands in New York to the state after the Revolutionary War. This land was part of the Central New York Military Tract, which was divided and granted as pay to veteran soldiers of the Revolution. The first European-American settler, Pierre Dumas (also recorded as Peter DeMass), arrived in 1805.Sterling was formed in 1812 from the town of Cato.Improvements made to Little Sodus Bay of Lake Ontario in the early 19th century enabled the town to have port facilities and take part in the Great Lakes trade. Since commercial use of the port declined in the late 19th century with changes in transportation and development of western cities, the town has developed as a destination for vacations and recreation. The Sterling Renaissance Festival, held annually during the summer for almost forty years, also attracts tourists to the town.
When using our United States trip itinerary planner to make an itinerary online, Sterling holidays come together around your tastes, interests, and requirements, with us taking care of the logistics.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Sterling

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Sterling

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Finger Lakes

17 days in New York State, Massachusetts & Pennsylvania BY A USER FROM GERMANY May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in New York State, Massachusetts & Pennsylvania BY A USER FROM GERMANY May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in North India & New York State BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Romulus BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Finger Lakes BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Finger Lakes BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Finger Lakes BY A USER FROM CANADA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Finger Lakes BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Finger Lakes BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 2 days in Fairport BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: October, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Ithaca BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Watkins Glen BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans