5 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

5 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

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Wilkes-Barre
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Delaware Water Gap
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Wilkes-Barre

Wilkes-Barre is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Luzerne County. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at Jim Thorpe Massage & Wellness Studio, contemplate the long history of Asa Packer Mansion, and then pause for some photo ops at Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hickory Run State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Seven Tubs Natural Area, and then try to win big at Mohegan Sun Pocono.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Wilkes-Barre route planner.

Philadelphia to Wilkes-Barre is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, Wilkes-Barre is slightly colder at night with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Delaware Water Gap.

Things to do in Wilkes-Barre

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Delaware Water Gap

Delaware Water Gap is a borough in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Delaware Water Gap: Dingmans Falls (in Dingmans Ferry) and Milford (Raymondskill Falls & Grey Towers National Historic Site). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Bushkill Falls, try your luck at Mount Airy Casino, look for gifts at House Of Candles, and get in on the family fun at Camelback Mountain Adventures.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Delaware Water Gap day trip site.

Traveling by car from Wilkes-Barre to Delaware Water Gap takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Wilkes-Barre in September, you will find days in Delaware Water Gap are slightly colder (71°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Delaware Water Gap

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Theme Parks

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.