8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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8 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + taxi:  2​h
1
Watkins Glen
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Penn Yan
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Canandaigua
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Syracuse
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
night
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lakewood Vineyards, do a tasting at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, and then admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., cruise along Seneca Lake Wine Trail, then explore the world behind art at The Rockwell Museum, and finally shop like a local with West End Gallery.

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Newark to Watkins Glen is an approximately 2-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Newark in September, Watkins Glen is a bit cooler at night with lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Penn Yan.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Corning, Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. ©
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard ©
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard

2
nights
Penn Yan

Penn Yan ©
Penn Yan is an incorporated village in Yates County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): do a tasting at Fox Run Vineyards, trek along Keuka Lake Outlet Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Grimes Glen. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Yates County History Center, learn about winemaking at Keuka Lake Wine Trail, learn about winemaking at Keuka Spring Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at McGregor Vineyard, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Garrett Memorial Chapel.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Penn Yan tour planner .

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Penn Yan in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Canandaigua.

Things to do in Penn Yan

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Grimes Glen, Garrett Memorial Chapel, McGregor Vineyard
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Keuka Spring Vineyards ©
Keuka Spring Vineyards
Fox Run Vineyards ©
Fox Run Vineyards
Keuka Lake Wine Trail ©
Keuka Lake Wine Trail

3
nights
Canandaigua

Canandaigua ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park and George Eastman Museum. Shop till you drop at Eastview Mall and Waterloo Premium Outlets. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Canandaigua: Schutt's Apple Mill (in Webster) and Letchworth State Park (in Castile).

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Drive from Penn Yan to Canandaigua in an hour. September in Canandaigua sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Canandaigua

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, Letchworth State Park, Schutt's Apple Mill, Eastview Mall, George Eastman Museum
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Letchworth State Park ©
Letchworth State Park
George Eastman Museum ©
George Eastman Museum

1
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Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. On the 15th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Erie Canal Museum, shop like a local with Destiny USA, and then contemplate the long history of Onondaga Lake Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Syracuse day trip tool .

You can drive from Canandaigua to Syracuse in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Syracuse

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Onondaga Lake Park
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Destiny USA ©
Destiny USA
Onondaga Lake Park ©
Onondaga Lake Park
Erie Canal Museum ©
Erie Canal Museum

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