8 days in Freehold & Finger Lakes Itinerary

8 days in Freehold & Finger Lakes Itinerary

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Freehold
— 2 nights
Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Rochester
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Rochester
— 1 night
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Hammondsport
— 2 nights
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Ithaca
— 2 nights
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Freehold

— 2 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Freehold: Grounds For Sculpture (in Hamilton), Mercer County Park (in West Windsor Township) and Princeton (Princeton University Art Museum & Princeton University). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Six Flags Great Adventure, stroll around Turkey Swamp Park, make a splash at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, and immerse yourself in nature at Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Freehold trip website.

New York City to Freehold is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In July in Freehold, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rochester.

Things to do in Freehold

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play, then take an in-depth tour of George Eastman Museum, and then explore the activities along Erie Canal.

Make your Rochester itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Freehold to Rochester. Traveling from Freehold in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rochester, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Hammondsport.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Hammondsport

— 2 nights
Hammondsport is a village at the south end of Keuka Lake, one of the Finger Lakes of, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, then examine the collection at Corning Museum of Glass, and then stop by Vitrix Hot Glass Studio. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery, then do a tasting at Lime Berry Winery, then admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hammondsport travel planner.

Traveling by car from Rochester to Hammondsport takes 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ithaca.

Things to do in Hammondsport

Museums · Nature · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Ithaca

— 2 nights
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. On the 6th (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Taughannock Falls State Park, get a new perspective on nature at Museum of the Earth, then immerse yourself in nature at Robert Treman State Park, and finally admire the majestic nature at Buttermilk Falls State Park. Keep things going the next day: deepen your understanding at Cornell University, then take in nature's colorful creations at Cornell Botanic Gardens, then hit the slopes at Greek Peak Mountain Resort, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Stewart Park.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ithaca road trip planning website.

Getting from Hammondsport to Ithaca by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Ithaca, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

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.