5 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

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Delaware Water Gap
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Wilkes-Barre
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Delaware Water Gap — 2 nights

Delaware Water Gap is a borough in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Delaware Water Gap side-trips: Blue Mountain Resort (in Palmerton) and Blue Ridge Estate Winery (in Saylorsburg). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Camelback Mountain Ski Resort, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Silverback Distillery, make a splash at Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark, and get to know the resident critters at Pocono Snake & Animal Farm.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Delaware Water Gap trip itinerary planning site.

Newark to Delaware Water Gap is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Newark in January; daily highs in Delaware Water Gap reach 31°F and lows reach 15°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Wilkes-Barre.
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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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): try your luck at Mohegan Pennsylvania, hit the slopes at Jack Frost Mountain Resort, and then cool off at Split Rock Resort Indoor Waterpark. On your second day here, stroll through Big Boulder, contemplate the long history of Asa Packer Mansion, and then take an in-depth tour of Old Jail Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Wilkes-Barre online trip builder.

You can drive from Delaware Water Gap to Wilkes-Barre in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Wilkes-Barre can reach 34°F, while at night they dip to 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.
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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.
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