5 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

5 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

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Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Bushkill
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Bushkill
— 1 night
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Jim Thorpe
— 3 nights
Bus to Times Sq-42 St, Fly to Houston

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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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): walk around George W. Childs Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Dingmans Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bushkill Falls.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bushkill trip tool.

Houston to Bushkill is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to Bushkill due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Houston in October, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Bushkill: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jim Thorpe.

Things to do in Bushkill

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Jim Thorpe

— 3 nights
Jim Thorpe is a borough and the county seat of Carbon County in the U.S. Explore Jim Thorpe's surroundings by going to Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark (in Tannersville), Hickory Run State Park (in White Haven) and Mount Airy Casino (in Mount Pocono). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Asa Packer Mansion, pause for some serene contemplation at Episcopal Parish of St. Mark and St. John, stop by Sellers Books & Fine Art, and pause for some photo ops at Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jim Thorpe day trip planning tool.

Drive from Bushkill to Jim Thorpe in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Jim Thorpe can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jim Thorpe

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Wildlife

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.