5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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Fly
1
Watkins Glen
— Few hours
Drive
2
Seneca Falls
— 1 night
Drive
3
Cayuga
— 1 night
Drive
4
Skaneateles
— 1 night
Drive
5
Canandaigua
— 1 night
Drive to Greater Rochester International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport

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Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Watkins Glen route planning app.

New York City to Watkins Glen is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in September since evenings lows in Watkins Glen dip to 50°F. You will leave for Seneca Falls on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

1
night
Seneca Falls

On the 27th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Elizabeth Cady Stanton Home, get a new perspective on nature at Women's Rights National Historical Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Muranda Cheese Company, then get to know the fascinating history of South Main Street, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at GAEL Brewing Company.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Seneca Falls route builder app.

Getting from Watkins Glen to Seneca Falls by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In September, daytime highs in Seneca Falls are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cayuga.

Things to do in Seneca Falls

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

1
night
Cayuga

Cayuga is a village in Cayuga County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Erie Canal Heritage Park at Port Byron.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cayuga online trip maker.

Cayuga is very close to Seneca Falls. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Skaneateles.

Things to do in Cayuga

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:
Highlights from your trip

1
night
Skaneateles

Overlooking the sparkling blue-green waters of the eponymous lake, Skaneateles remains a picturesque and serene village.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Charlie Major Nature Trail, get a new perspective on things with Mid-Lakes Navigation, then contemplate the waterfront views at Skaneateles Lake, and finally look for gifts at DROOZ And Company.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Skaneateles road trip planning app.

Skaneateles is just a short distance from Cayuga. In September, daily temperatures in Skaneateles can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Canandaigua.

Things to do in Skaneateles

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

1
night
Canandaigua

Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): stop by Sweet Expressions, then take a leisurely stroll along Canandaigua City Pier, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Craft Ales and Lagers.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Canandaigua day trip planner.

Drive from Skaneateles to Canandaigua in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Canandaigua are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Canandaigua

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

Finger Lakes travel guide

4.5
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.