8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
Watkins Glen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Farmington
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Virgil
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: New York City

3
nights
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Watkins Glen International and Lakewood Vineyards. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Watkins Glen: Lively Run Dairy (in Interlaken) and Hammondsport (Bully Hill Vineyards Winery & Heron Hill Winery). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park, do a tasting at McGregor Vineyard, see the interesting displays at Corning Museum of Glass, and stop by The Windmill Farm & Craft Market.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Watkins Glen trip planner .

New York City to Watkins Glen is an approximately 4-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New York City in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 50°F in Watkins Glen. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Farmington.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Wineries Shopping Classes

Side Trips

Dundee, Penn Yan, Hammondsport, Corning Museum of Glass, Lively Run Dairy
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Lakewood Vineyards ©
Lakewood Vineyards
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Watkins Glen International ©
Watkins Glen International

2
nights
Farmington

Farmington ©
Farmington is a town located in the northern part of Ontario County, New York, United States. On the 9th (Mon), learn more about the world around you at Women's Rights National Historical Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, and then try your luck at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Farmington trip planner.

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Farmington in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Farmington can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Virgil.

Things to do in Farmington

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Seneca Falls, Rochester
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Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack ©
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
The Strong National Museum of Play
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge ©

2
nights
Virgil

Virgil ©
Virgil is a town in Cortland County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Cornell Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Johnson Museum of Art, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ithaca Waterfalls, and finally learn about winemaking at Ports of New York Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Harriet Tubman Home, then contemplate the long history of Seward House Museum, and then explore the activities along Cayuga Lake.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Virgil online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Farmington to Virgil by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Virgil, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Virgil

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ithaca, Auburn
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Cayuga Lake ©
Cayuga Lake
Seward House Museum ©
Seward House Museum
Cornell Botanic Gardens ©
Cornell Botanic Gardens

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