4 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

4 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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4 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Syracuse
— Few hours
bus + taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Ithaca
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Rochester
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
End: Ottawa

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Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get outside with Syracuse Chiefs and then identify plant and animal life at Beaver Lake Nature Center.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Syracuse sightseeing planner .

Ottawa, Canada to Syracuse is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In May in Syracuse, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Ithaca.

Things to do in Syracuse

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Beaver Lake Nature Center
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Beaver Lake Nature Center ©
Beaver Lake Nature Center

2
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. On the 22nd (Wed), take a stroll through Downtown Ithaca, trek along Cascadilla Gorge Trail, then admire the masterpieces at Johnson Museum of Art, and finally explore the striking landscape of Stewart Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Sciencenter, get a new perspective on nature at Museum of the Earth, then admire the masterpieces at Arnot Art Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Shequaga Falls.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ithaca day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Syracuse to Ithaca in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Ithaca

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes, Shequaga Falls, Arnot Art Museum
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Shequaga Falls ©
Shequaga Falls
Johnson Museum of Art ©
Johnson Museum of Art
Stewart Park ©
Stewart Park

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night
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 24th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, explore the landscape on two wheels at Erie Canal Trail, steep yourself in history at Valentown Museum, then steep yourself in history at Ganondagan State Historic Site, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Genesee Riverway Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rochester trip planning website .

Getting from Ithaca to Rochester by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. May in Rochester sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Trails Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Victor
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Ganondagan State Historic Site ©
Ganondagan State Historic Site
St. Stanislaus Kostka Church ©
St. Stanislaus Kostka Church

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