36 days in Freehold & Finger Lakes Itinerary

36 days in Freehold & Finger Lakes Itinerary

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Freehold
— 10 nights
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Rochester
— 9 nights
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Hammondsport
— 5 nights
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Ithaca
— 6 nights
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Freehold

— 10 nights
Sri Guruvayoorappan Temple and Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Freehold: World War II Memorial (in Trenton), Grounds For Sculpture (in Hamilton) and Mercer County Park (in West Windsor Township). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Princeton University Chapel, visit a coastal fixture at sandy Hook Light house, stroll around Turkey Swamp Park, and take in the pleasant sights at Historic Walnford.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Freehold trip itinerary builder app.

New York City to Freehold is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rochester.

Things to do in Freehold

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Rochester

— 9 nights

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Popular historic sites such as Smith Family Farm and Stone-Tolan House Historic Site are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Rochester side-trips: Apple Country Spirits (in Williamson), Geneseo (National Warplane Museum & Tree Creations in Geneseo) and Canandaigua (Canandaigua City Pier & Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 16th (Mon) at Seabreeze Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, contemplate the long history of National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, examine the collection at George Eastman Museum, and enjoy the sea views from Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rochester attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Freehold to Rochester. Traveling from Freehold in August, Rochester is a bit cooler at night with lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hammondsport.

Things to do in Rochester

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Hammondsport

— 5 nights
Hammondsport is a village at the south end of Keuka Lake, one of the Finger Lakes of, New York, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hammondsport: Watkins Glen (Lakewood Vineyards, Watkins Glen State Park, &more), Corning (The Rockwell Museum, Corning Museum of Glass, &more) and Barnstormer Winery (in Rock Stream). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, do a tasting at Glenora Wine Cellars, trek along Keuka Lake Outlet Trail, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hammondsport planning tool.

Drive from Rochester to Hammondsport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Hammondsport sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ithaca.

Things to do in Hammondsport

Outdoors · Wineries · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Ithaca

— 6 nights
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Popular historic sites such as Woodlawn Cemetery of Elmira and Mark Twain's Grave are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ithaca: Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars (in Lodi), Woodlawn National Cemetery (in Elmira) and Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. (in Burdett). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Robert Treman State Park, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, deepen your understanding at Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and trek along Cascadilla Gorge Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ithaca road trip website.

Getting from Hammondsport to Ithaca by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Ithaca sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Syracuse

— 5 nights
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Visit Seward House Museum and Willard Chapel for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Syracuse: Erie Canal Heritage Park at Port Byron (in Port Byron), Skaneateles (DROOZ And Company, White Birch Vineyards Tasting Room, &more) and Women's Rights National Historical Park (in Seneca Falls). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Onondaga Lake Park, get engrossed in the history at Erie Canal Museum, admire the majestic nature at Green Lakes State Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Clinton Square.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Syracuse trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Ithaca to Syracuse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Syracuse can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Finger Lakes travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · State Parks · Specialty Museums
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.