5 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

5 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

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Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to East Stroudsburg
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East Stroudsburg
— 2 nights
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Wilkes-Barre
— 2 nights
Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Cincinnati

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East Stroudsburg

— 2 nights
Named after one of the area's prominent original settlers, East Stroudsburg is a lively college town located in the Poconos region of Pennsylvania.
Get out of town with these interesting East Stroudsburg side-trips: Dingmans Ferry (George W. Childs Park & Dingmans Falls) and Milford (Raymondskill Falls & Grey Towers National Historic Site). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Bushkill Falls, try to win big at Mount Airy Casino, cool off at Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark, and get some fabulous bargains at The Crossings Premium Outlets.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read East Stroudsburg vacation builder tool.

Cincinnati to East Stroudsburg is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Cincinnati in October, you will find days in East Stroudsburg are slightly colder (60°F), and nights are about the same (42°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Wilkes-Barre.

Things to do in East Stroudsburg

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Theme Parks

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Wilkes-Barre

— 2 nights
Wilkes-Barre is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Luzerne County. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall, take an in-depth tour of Asa Packer Mansion, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Episcopal Parish of St. Mark and St. John. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Seven Tubs Natural Area, try your luck at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and then experience rural life at The Lands at Hillside Farms.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Wilkes-Barre online trip builder.

Traveling by car from East Stroudsburg to Wilkes-Barre takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Wilkes-Barre can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilkes-Barre

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Pocono Mountains Region travel guide

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Water Parks · Waterfalls · Casinos
Taking up the better part of northeastern Pennsylvania, the Pocono Mountains Region contains more than 6,200 sq km (2,400 sq mi) of rolling mountains, waterfalls, lakes, forests, and streams. A year-round vacation getaway, the region once attracted mostly honeymooners. Today, the Poconos draw adventure-seekers from around the globe, arriving in throngs to explore one of the southernmost ski areas in the United States. Famous for its pristine nature teeming with native wildlife, the region is a quick car ride from New England or New York. The Pocono Mountains do not encompass any major cities--the wilderness area dotted with small towns and natural attractions makes this one of the least polluted portions of the region.