7 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

7 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

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— 1 night
East Stroudsburg
— 5 nights


Wilkes-Barre — 1 night

Wilkes-Barre is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Luzerne County. On the 6th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Seven Tubs Recreation Area and then try to win big at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Asa Packer Mansion and then cool off at Split Rock Resort Indoor Waterpark.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Wilkes-Barre day trip app.

Newark to Wilkes-Barre is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Newark in March, things will get slightly colder in Wilkes-Barre: highs are around 44°F and lows about 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to East Stroudsburg.
Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Nature
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East Stroudsburg — 5 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.
Go for a jaunt from East Stroudsburg to Palmerton to see Blue Mountain Resort about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Bushkill Falls, make a splash at Kalahari Waterparks, hit the slopes at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, and explore the activities along Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the East Stroudsburg online attractions planner.

You can drive from Wilkes-Barre to East Stroudsburg in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Wilkes-Barre, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in East Stroudsburg, ranging from highs of 39°F to lows of 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Pocono Mountains Region travel guide

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.