4 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

4 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pocono Mountains Region holiday planner

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Wilkes-Barre
— 2 nights
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Bushkill
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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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wilkes-Barre: Whitewater Challengers (in Weatherly), Jim Thorpe (Asa Packer Mansion, Old Jail Museum, &more) and Pocono Manor Riding Stables (in Pocono Manor). Next up on the itinerary: try your luck at Mohegan Sun Pocono, revel in the low prices at The Crossings Premium Outlets, and cool off at Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Wilkes-Barre travel planner.

New York City to Wilkes-Barre is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Traveling from New York City in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 60°F in Wilkes-Barre. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Bushkill.

Things to do in Wilkes-Barre

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

Side Trips

Bushkill

— 1 night
Bushkill is an unincorporated community in Pike County, Pennsylvania, United States.Portions of Bushkill were seized by the United States government during the controversial Tocks Island Dam project and are now part of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): walk around George W. Childs Park, then admire the sheer force of Dingmans Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bushkill Falls.

Plan my day in Bushkill using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Wilkes-Barre to Bushkill takes 1.5 hours. September in Bushkill sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bushkill

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.