4 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

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— 1 night
East Stroudsburg
— 2 nights


Wilkes-Barre — 1 night

Wilkes-Barre is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Luzerne County. On the 27th (Tue), make a splash at Split Rock Resort Indoor Waterpark, then take in the dramatic natural features at Seven Tubs Recreation Area, and then try to win big at Mohegan Pennsylvania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Hickory Run State Park, then steep yourself in history at Asa Packer Mansion, and then pause for some photo ops at Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Wilkes-Barre trip itinerary planner.

Washington to Wilkes-Barre is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Washington in December: highs in Wilkes-Barre hover around 41°F, while lows dip to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to East Stroudsburg.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): cool off at Kalahari Waterparks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): make a splash at Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark, hit the slopes at Camelback Mountain Ski Resort, then try your luck at Mount Airy Casino, and finally do a tasting at Rowan Asher Winery & Hard Cidery.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the East Stroudsburg road trip app.

Getting from Wilkes-Barre to East Stroudsburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Wilkes-Barre in December, East Stroudsburg is little chillier at night with lows of 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.
Theme Parks · Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos
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Pocono Mountains Region travel guide

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.