6 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

6 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

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Wilkes-Barre
— 2 nights
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East Stroudsburg
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Wilkes-Barre

Wilkes-Barre is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Luzerne County. Explore Wilkes-Barre's surroundings by going to No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum (in Lansford), Jim Thorpe (Old Jail Museum & Asa Packer Mansion) and Pocono Bike Rental (in White Haven). There's still lots to do: try to win big at Mohegan Sun Pocono, let the river carry you with Whitewater Challengers, and snap pictures at Market Street Bridge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Wilkes-Barre travel planner.

Washington DC to Wilkes-Barre is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Traveling from Washington DC in August, things will get little chillier in Wilkes-Barre: highs are around 82°F and lows about 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to East Stroudsburg.

Things to do in Wilkes-Barre

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Adventure

Side Trips

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East Stroudsburg

Named after one of the area's prominent original settlers, East Stroudsburg is a lively college town located in the Poconos region of Pennsylvania.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near East Stroudsburg: Dingmans Falls (in Dingmans Ferry) and Raymondskill Falls (in Milford). Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Bushkill Falls, get in on the family fun at Camelback Mountain Adventures, get some fabulous bargains at The Crossings Premium Outlets, and make a splash at Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the East Stroudsburg online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Wilkes-Barre to East Stroudsburg in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Wilkes-Barre in August, plan for a bit cooler days in East Stroudsburg, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in East Stroudsburg

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.