8 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

8 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

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Wilkes-Barre
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East Stroudsburg
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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. Explore Wilkes-Barre's surroundings by going to Ricketts Glen State Park (in Benton), Knoebels Amusement Resort (in Elysburg) and Jim Thorpe (Old Jail Museum & Asa Packer Mansion). It doesn't end there: try to win big at Mohegan Sun Pocono and explore the striking landscape at Seven Tubs Recreation Area.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Wilkes-Barre day trip planning app.

Newark to Wilkes-Barre is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Newark in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Wilkes-Barre, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to East Stroudsburg.

Things to do in Wilkes-Barre

Parks · Nature · Museums · Casinos

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East Stroudsburg

— 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Frazetta Art Museum. Get out of town with these interesting East Stroudsburg side-trips: Grey Towers National Historic Site (in Milford), The Museum at Bethel Woods (in Bethel) and Minnewaska State Park Preserve (in Kerhonkson). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Bushkill Falls, stroll through Duke Farms, explore the world behind art at Princeton University Art Museum, and look for gifts at Country Kettle.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our East Stroudsburg tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Wilkes-Barre to East Stroudsburg in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Wilkes-Barre in September: highs in East Stroudsburg hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in East Stroudsburg

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · 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.