6 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

6 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

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East Stroudsburg
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Wilkes-Barre
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East Stroudsburg — 2 nights

Named after one of the area's prominent original settlers, East Stroudsburg is a lively college town located in the Poconos region of Pennsylvania.
Get outdoors at Ski Big Bear and Lacawac Sanctuary. You'll explore and learn at Dorflinger Factory Museum and Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm. Change things up with a short trip to Skytop Lodge's Adventure Center in Skytop (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Camelback Mountain Ski Resort and browse the different shops at American Candle.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our East Stroudsburg trip planner.

Philadelphia to East Stroudsburg is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in January, with highs in East Stroudsburg at 31°F and lows at 15°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Wilkes-Barre.
Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Shopping
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Wilkes-Barre — 3 nights

Wilkes-Barre is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Luzerne County. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Boulder Field. Escape the urban bustle at Austin T Blakeslee Natural Area and Hawks Falls. Change things up with a short trip to Hickory Run State Park in White Haven (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: try to win big at Mohegan Sun Pocono.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Wilkes-Barre holiday planning site.

Drive from East Stroudsburg to Wilkes-Barre in 1.5 hours. January in Wilkes-Barre sees daily highs of 34°F and lows of 19°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive back home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Casinos
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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.