14 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

14 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

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Wilkes-Barre
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East Stroudsburg
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Wilkes-Barre

— 6 nights
Wilkes-Barre is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Luzerne County. Get outdoors at Hawks Falls and Frances Slocum State Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Episcopal Parish of St. Mark and St. John and Austin T Blakeslee Natural Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wilkes-Barre: Boulder Field (in Lake Harmony), Eckley Miners' Village (in Weatherly) and Jim Thorpe (Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, Big Creek Vineyard, &more). The adventure continues: experience rural life at The Lands at Hillside Farms, see the interesting displays at Wayne County Historical Society Museum, learn about winemaking at Antler Ridge Winery, and snap pictures at Market Street Bridge.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Wilkes-Barre visit planner.

Louisville to Wilkes-Barre is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Louisville in October, things will get little chillier in Wilkes-Barre: highs are around 65°F and lows about 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to East Stroudsburg.

Things to do in Wilkes-Barre

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

East Stroudsburg

— 7 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Skytop Lodge's Adventures and Adventure Sports. Escape the urban bustle at Big Pocono State Park and Tobyhanna State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from East Stroudsburg: Pocono Environmental Education Center (in Dingmans Ferry), Lacawac Sanctuary (in Lake Ariel) and Lackawaxen (Zane Grey Museum & Roebling Aqueduct Suspension Bridge). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Resica Falls, learn about winemaking at Rowan Asher Winery & Hard Cidery, examine the collection at Dorflinger Glass Museum, and surround yourself with nature on Paradise Riding Stables.

Plan trip to East Stroudsburg with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Wilkes-Barre to East Stroudsburg takes 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Wilkes-Barre in October: highs in East Stroudsburg hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in East Stroudsburg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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.