5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  3​h 15​min
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Virgil
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Watkins Glen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Rochester
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

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Virgil

Virgil ©
Virgil is a town in Cortland County, New York, United States. On the 17th (Mon), stroll through Greek Peak Mountain Resort.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Virgil trip builder app .

Philadelphia to Virgil is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. In June, Virgil is little chillier than Philadelphia - with highs of 74°F and lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Virgil

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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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. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Seneca Lake Wine Trail, then do a tasting at Barnstormer Winery, and then admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Watkins Glen tour itinerary maker .

Drive from Virgil to Watkins Glen in 1.5 hours. June in Watkins Glen sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Barnstormer Winery
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Seneca Lake Wine Trail ©
Seneca Lake Wine Trail
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Barnstormer Winery ©
Barnstormer Winery

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Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Take a break from the city and head to Letchworth State Park and Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association. Explore Rochester's surroundings by going to Deer Run Winery (in Geneseo) and Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery (in Hammondsport). There's much more to do: try your luck at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, and do a tasting at Casa Larga Vineyards.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rochester trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Watkins Glen to Rochester takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Letchworth State Park, Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery, Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, Deer Run Winery
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Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack ©
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
Letchworth State Park ©
Letchworth State Park