3 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

3 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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3 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Syracuse
Drive:  1​h
1
Virgil
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Watkins Glen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Rochester
— 1 night
End: Syracuse

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Virgil

Virgil ©
Virgil is a town in Cortland County, New York, United States. On the 4th (Tue), stroll through Greek Peak Mountain Resort.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Virgil tour itinerary app .

Syracuse to Virgil is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. December in Virgil sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 24°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Virgil

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Greek Peak Mountain Resort ©
Greek Peak Mountain Resort

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Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park and then see the interesting displays at Corning Museum of Glass.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Watkins Glen travel tool .

Traveling by car from Virgil to Watkins Glen takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Watkins Glen are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rochester.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Classes Museums Shopping

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Corning Museum of Glass
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Corning Museum of Glass ©
Corning Museum of Glass

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Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play, get engrossed in the history at George Eastman Museum, and then try your luck at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rochester trip builder website .

Drive from Watkins Glen to Rochester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 39°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games

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Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
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The Strong National Museum of Play ©
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack ©
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
George Eastman Museum ©
George Eastman Museum