5 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

5 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

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Wilkes-Barre
— 1 night
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Delaware Water Gap
— 3 nights
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Wilkes-Barre

Wilkes-Barre is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Luzerne County. On the 24th (Mon), indulge in some personalized pampering at Jim Thorpe Massage & Wellness Studio, then steep yourself in history at Asa Packer Mansion, and then appreciate the history behind Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Hickory Run State Park, explore the striking landscape at Seven Tubs Natural Area, and then try to win big at Mohegan Sun Pocono.

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Philadelphia to Wilkes-Barre is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Philadelphia in August since evenings lows in Wilkes-Barre dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Delaware Water Gap.

Things to do in Wilkes-Barre

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Delaware Water Gap

Delaware Water Gap is a borough in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kids will enjoy Bushkill Falls and The Crossings Premium Outlets. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Delaware Water Gap: Milford (Raymondskill Falls & Grey Towers National Historic Site) and Dingmans Falls (in Dingmans Ferry). There's lots more to do: cool off at Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark, try your luck at Mount Airy Casino, find something for the whole family at Camelback Mountain Adventures, and stop by House Of Candles.

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Traveling by car from Wilkes-Barre to Delaware Water Gap takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Wilkes-Barre, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Delaware Water Gap, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Delaware Water Gap

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Shopping

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.