4 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

4 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finger Lakes trip planner

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Watkins Glen
— 2 nights
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Rochester
— 1 night
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Watkins Glen

— 2 nights
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Watkins Glen: Letchworth State Park (in Castile), Taughannock Falls State Park (in Trumansburg) and Glenn H. Curtiss Museum (in Hammondsport). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park, examine the collection at Corning Museum of Glass, and bet on your favorite at Watkins Glen International.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Watkins Glen travel route planner.

Newark to Watkins Glen is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Watkins Glen when traveling from Newark in August, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Rochester

— 1 night

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
On the 23rd (Mon), walk around Seabreeze Amusement Park and then take an in-depth tour of The Strong National Museum of Play.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Rochester attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Watkins Glen to Rochester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Childrens Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

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.